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John Matthew Ennis

John Matthew Ennis

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business, Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Family, Child Support, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Lawsuits & Disputes, Uncontested Divorce

About Me

John Ennis has been helping clients in the Puget Sound region for over 30 years. He is an AV® Preeminent™ 5/5 rated lawyer for 2013. This rating means his legal abilities are of the highest tier and he comes highly recommended by his peers as a practitioner of the highest standard of professionalism and ethics.

A native of Walla Walla, Washington, John Ennis is the second of three generations of attorneys practicing in Washington. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Washington, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Real Estate: 35%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Probate: 10%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Terrence F. McCarthy

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Terrence McCarthy Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hager & Ennis

College Park, Suite 12
6314 19th Street West
Fircrest, WA, 98466




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV® PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV® PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV® PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV® PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV® PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV® PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV® PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV® PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV® PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHager & Ennis1977 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralWashington State Attorney General's Office1976 - 1977


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees1985 - 1987
American Bar Association, House of DelegatesMember1984 - 1986
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPresident1979 - 1980
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Gonzaga UniversityN/AB.B.A.1972