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Legal Experience:  Law Clerk for Justice Robert T. Hunder, Washington State Supreme Court, one year 1963-64.  Joined current firm 1964.


Martindale Hubbell rating "AV".


Bar Activites:

Benton Franklin Bar: Secretary (65-66), Vice President (87-88), President (88-89).


W.S.B.A.: Young Lawyers Committee (BOG appointee) (66-69); Board of Bar Examiners (70-72); Court Rules and Procedures (75-77); Disciplinary Board (85-88); Computerization of the Law Committee (89-92); Board of Governors (89-92); Resolutions Committee (92-05).


Law Council Gonzaga University School of Law (80-88); Board of Advisors Gonzaga University School of Law (88-05 currently emeritus).


Statute Law Committee (93-05) (Chairman 99-05) (Bill drafting arm of the state legislature).


Adjunct faculty - Gonzaga University - Gonzaga-in-Florence  - Fall semester 2000.


Personal:  Licensed Private Pilot - instrument rated.  PADI - open water diver (SCUBA). 


Community Affairs:  Pasco Chamber of Commerce - President 1974; Pasco Kiwanis Club (68-present).





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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Insurance: 25%
  3. Car Accident: 25%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 5%
  5. Wrongful Death: 5%



Hourly ($240-250/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Timothy Donald Anderson

    John is the most successful, experienced, litigator in the area. His results speak for themselves.


    Timothy Anderson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Diana Nicole Ruff

    John is a rarity: a jack of all trades and master of all. When it comes to litigation, there is nothing he has not seen or had experience with and been successful at. If ever someone has a question about what to do on a case, John is the person to turn to. His years of experience with cases and clients make him a great asset to our community. I endorse John fully for any legal needs.


    Diana Ruff
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Leavy, Schultz, Davis , Clare & Ruff, P.S.;

2415 West Falls Avenue
Kennewick, WA, 99336-3068


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
45 year- Legion of HonorKiwanis2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
50-year award of honorWSBA2013
Benton Franklin Legal Aid SocietyRecognition Award2009
Appreciation AwardStatute Law Committee2005
Recognition AwardBenton-Franklin Legal Aid Society2002
Board of GovernorsWSBA1992
PresidentBenton-Franklin Bar Association1989
Disciplinary BoardWSBA1988
AV Rated continuously since 1981Martindale-Hubbell1981
PresidentPasco Chamber of Commerce1975
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLeavy, Schultz, Davis, Clare & Ruff, P.S.1964 - Present
ClerkSupreme Court, Washington State1963 - 1964
Association namePosition nameDuration
Benton-Franklin Counties Bar AssociationMember1964 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1964 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Anthis v. CopelandFor plaintiff
Dewitt v. La ClinicaSettlement for plaintiff
Ray v. BankoSubstantial verdict for plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Columbia Basin CollegeComputerized Legal Research1992
Gonzaga Law ReviewComputerization of the Law - The Future is Now1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1963
Gonzaga UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1962
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Trial or DomesticOrganize Seminars for BFLA2013
Kiwanis Club of PascoDeath in the Afternoon2012
Pasco Kennewick RotaryMysteries2011
Young LawyersHistory of the Benton Franklin Bar2010
Benton Franklin County Bar AssociationTips onTrial and Appellate Practice2004
Kiwanis Club of PascoGonzaga in Florence2003
Personal Injury SeminarLitigation - jury selection2002
Benton Franklin County Bar AssociationComputers Research1992