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John R. (Jack) Connelly, Jr. has been practicing in Tacoma and Seattle since 1981. A graduate of Stanford University and Hastings Law School, Connelly, has been selected to membership in Best Lawyers in America, was honored as Washington's Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2000, is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and selected as Superlawyer and one of Washington's top 40 personal injury lawyer's by Washington Law and Politics Magazine. He is a past President of WSTLA.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Government: 20%
  3. Civil Rights: 20%

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  • Beverly Grant

    Jack is a phenomenal trial litigator who has been a long time advocate for victims, He is tenacious and relentless in seeking justice for those who often are overlooked in the system. A real trailblazer. Thank You Jack for making this world a better place! Bev Grant


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    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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The Law Offices of John R. Connelly, Jr.

2301 North 30th Street
Tacoma, WA, 98403


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer's in AmericaN/A2007
Top 40 Personal Injury LawyersN/A2007
Top 100 SuperlawyersN/A2006
Top 100 SuperlawyersN/A2005
Top 100 Super LawyersN/A2004
American Board of Trial Adovcates - Election to MembershipN/A2001
Trial Lawyer of the YearN/A2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of John R. Connelly, Jr.2006 - Present
N/AGordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
WSTLA FoundationPresident2003 - 2004
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMember2002 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees1998 - 2000
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1995 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees1991 - 1992
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aba Sheikh vs. Choe, et al., 156 Wn.2d 441 (2006)4.8 million dollar settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersEternal Vigilance - The Price of Liberty2006
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersThe Threat is Real and It Is Here2006
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersThe WSTLA Communications Plan2006
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersProud To Be A Trial Lawyer2006
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersI Am An Immigrant2006
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersThanksgiving 2005; From Yard Signs to Tracking Polls2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Stanford UniversityHuman Biology/PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Stars 2006Opening Statement2006
Not Above the Law - The Government as a DefendantDealing with Tegman2006
Washington State Young Trial Advocacy ProgramClosing Argument and Damages2005
Handling Death CasesHandling Wrongful Death Cases2005
Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills TrainingMediation - What Does It Take To Be A Good Mediator?2005
Tort Law UpdateGovernmental Liability2004
Superior Court Judge's Conference - SemiahmooAdvanced Trial Management - Panel Member2004
Washington State Bar - Young Lawyer's Trial Advocacy ProgramClosing Argument and Damages2003