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John M Coletti

Personal injury Attorney at Portland, OR

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JOHN COLETTI

 

John has received several million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients including a verdict of $12.1 Million against the manufacturer of a defective lathe which caused the death of a young man, and a verdict of $5.475 Million against the manufacturer of a defective pain medication pump which destroyed the cartilage in a man’s shoulder. John’s verdict against the pain pump manufacturer was the first in the country holding the manufacturers of defective pain pumps responsible for their dangerous products.

 

John is a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates (www.innercircle.org). Founded in 1972, The Inner Circle of Advocates is an invitation‑only group of 100 of the best trial lawyers in America who are selected for their character, experience and success in the courtroom.  The Inner Circle of Advocates was described by The Washington Post as, “A select group of 100 of the nation’s most celebrated trial lawyers” and is recognized as one of the most exclusive groups of attorneys in the nation. Although spread across the country, members work collectively to share experience, skills and knowledge in pursuit of justice.

 

John is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He was ranked in the Top 10 Oregon Lawyers by Oregon Super Lawyers and in the Top 10 of Portland’s Best Lawyers by Portland Monthly magazine. John was also named Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year 2012 for plaintiff product liability litigation.

 

John is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; American Association for Justice; Attorney Information Exchange Group; Oregon Trial Lawyers Association; Washington State Association for Justice; and Oregon and Washington State Bar Associations. John has also served as an adjunct professor of Advanced Trial Advocacy at Lewis and Clark Law School.

 

John grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in English. John graduated from Willamette University School of Law in 1994 where he served as the associate editor of the Willamette Law Review. John is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington and his practice is limited to representing seriously injured people in cases involving defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice and negligence.

 

John enjoys spending time with his 2 children and is also an avid triathlete who has completed several Ironman Triathlons and marathons. John also enjoys fishing and skiing.

 

John is actively involved in the community as a volunteer wish granter with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Licensed for 28 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/25/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 10/09/2022

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

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Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC
1022 NW Marshall St Ste 450
Portland, OR, 97209

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Posted by Wendy | October 26, 2018
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Fantastic Man
I cannot say enough good things about John Coletti. I would give 10 stars if I could. It's not often that you meet a lawyer who looks to do the right thing. My husband was in a terrible car accident and we needed legal advice, but were not sure if we needed to retain an attorney. Mr. Coletti took time out of his busy schedule to give us very helpful and clear advice. Other attorneys only wanted us to sign on the dotted line. Instead, with Mr. Coletti's advice, with no pressure to do anything. we were able to work out a fair settlement on our own. I'll never forget this man and how he helped us in our time of need. Also, his assistant was always helpful and supportive. I highly recommend them!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2012
extremely satisfied client
John is everything you would want in a personal injury attorney. He is thoughtful, intuitive and very smart. He cares deeply about his clients, takes great care to understand your situation, and is incredibly fair. In the courtroom, none compare to John.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Groth V. Hyundai
  • 12.1 Million Dollar Jury Verdict
  • Confidential
  • 5.475 Million Jury Verdict
  • Estate of Ray Whitney v. Champion Road Grader
  • $3 Million - Jury Verdict
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Associations

  • International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Associate Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney Information Exchange Group
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Lawyer of the Year 2012 - Product Liability
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 10 Attorney in Oregon
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Portland's Best Lawyers
  • Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Contingent Fees
  • 2008
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Damages Handbook Supplement
  • 2002
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Damages Handbook Supplement
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Litigating Auto Accident Cases
  • Preparation and use of experts at trial.
  • 2012
  • Trial Practice
  • Closing Arguments
  • 2011
  • Trial Practice
  • Learning the Ropes
  • 2010
  • Oregon Trial Advocacy College
  • Opening Statement
  • 2010
  • Trial Practice
  • Tips and Traps for the Civil Litigator
  • 2009
  • Trial Practice
  • Make or Break Medical Issues in Litigation
  • 2008
  • Trial Practice
  • Preparing Your Witness for Trial
  • 2006
  • Trial Practice
  • New Takes on Depositions
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a top notch lawyer and one of the best advocates in Oregon"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has a great reputation as a medical malpractice lawyer and is an active member of Oregon Trial Lawyers. His father is a very well respected surgeon as well. I endorse this lawyer."
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Portland Personal injury Lawyer John M Coletti
John M Coletti
Personal injury Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 28 years