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John Peterson

John Peterson

also known as Jack

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

About Me

I  have been a resident of the Pacific Northwest since 2004 when I moved to Portland, Oregon to attend Lewis & Clark Law School.  During law school, I worked for the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office in Portland, Oregon.


After law school, I worked for Safeco Insurance Company in defending personal injury claims.  In 2007, I was hired at the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office where I prosecuted cases ranging from DUI and Domestic Violence to Class A Sex Offenses.  During my four years there, I tried over 50 jury trials and appeared in court almost every day.


Before attending law school, I taught high school English in the South Pacific, The Bahamas and South Korea.  I am married and have two children.


My practice focuses on criminal defense, personal injury, and medical malpractice cases.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Shon William Bogar

    I have seen Jack work in court, and often come to him with questions and seeking advice, and have recommended him to folks seeking legal representation in the past.


    Shon Bogar Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dustin Douglas Richardson

    I have known Jack since he was a deputy prosecuting attorney. Jack has an innate ability to explain complex legal or evidentiary issues in a clear commonsense way, making him an effective communicator with clients and helping those clients receive quality representation. I endorse this attorney.


    Dustin Richardson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jack Peterson, Attorney at Law, P.C.

1014 Franklin St Ste 102
Vancouver, WA, 98660-3040




Professional Misconduct

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

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyJack Peterson, Attorney at Law, P.C.2011 - Present
Public DefenderClark County Superior Court2010 - 2010
Prosecuting AttorneyClark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2007 - 2011
AttorneySafeco Insurance Company2006 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember2006 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Lewis and Clark Law ReviewExceptions to Employment Division v. Smith: A Need for Change2006
Environment LawCERCLA Choice-of-Law: Insurers' Attempts to Escape Their Own Quagmires2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006