Mr. Sinclair has been a lawyer since 1979 and started this law firm 1983. He retired and moved to San Francisco in June of 2012. Paull Strophy is now the senior partner of the firm. Mr. Sinclair remains as a conultant.
Before 1983, Mr. Sinclair was an administrator with the State Department of Corrections. He has extensive criminal and business litigation experience, and has also argued several cases before the State Supreme Court. Mr. Sinclair is rated high to very high by Martindale & Hubbell, a national independent rating publication.
As part of his private practice, he was regularly involved in teaching various legal related classes. Mr. Sinclair was an adjunct professor at Centralia College in 1983-1984 and a trainer for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission since 1981. Mr. Sinclair has also presented continuing education classes for the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.Mr. Sinclair graduated from San Francisco State University in 1976 and from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington in 1979.
He is admitted to practice before the following courts: United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, State of Washington Supreme Court, and State of California Supreme Court. He is licensed to practice in all courts in Washington and California.
Mr. Sinclair is a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) and was elected to the Board of Directors for that organization for the two year term 2006â€‘2008 and re-elected 2008-2010. Mr. Sinclair is also a member of the National Association of Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and a member of the Criminal Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association.
Languages Spoken: French, English
Licensed since 1980
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I endorse this lawyer. John is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I have worked opposite him and along side him and always found him to be well prepared, articulate, and capable. He has a great deal of experience and is highly respected in the legal community.
Rodney Franzen Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Appreciation||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2008|
|President/Owner||Law Offices of John J. Sinclair, P.S.||1983 - 2012|
|Public Defender||City Of Lacey||1983 - 1986|
|Attorney||Washington State Department Of Corrections||1981 - 1983|
|Contract Specialist||Washington State Department Of Social & Health Services||1980 - 1981|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Board of Directors||2006 - Present|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|San Francisco State Unv||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|