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Born in Cle Elum, Washington.  Grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington.  Attended undergrad at Central Washington University and Law School at Gonzaga University.  Worked at Spokane County Public Defender's Office for nearly 15 years, private practice since 2009.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    20 years, 5 thousand cases



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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  • Sean M Downs

    John has been a great defense attorney in the Spokane community for many, many years. He has an incredible amount of experience in everything criminal. He handles the most difficult of cases masterfully and always does an outstanding job for his clients. I highly recommend him.


    Sean Downs Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

1020 N Washington St
Spokane, WA, 99201-2237


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellence in the study of evidenceGonzaga University1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerStine Law Office2009 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderSpokane County Public Defender1994 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Washington Defender AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. BosioReversed on appeal in published decision, reduced to misdemeanor on remand
State v. RadkaAll 3 cases dismissed at trial in the same week, State appealed and I prevailed on appeal in a published decision
State v. CampbellNot guilty at trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLEUse of expert witnesses in criminal cases2014
Taught class of gifted studentsHow the criminal courts process a case2011