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Jan is an experienced trial lawyer with numerous verdicts in both state and federal courts. He is a graduate of Pasco High School and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2003. He received his undergraduate degree at Stanford University in 1966 and his law degree from the University of Washington in 1969. Jan is a past president of the Washington State Bar Association, past president of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and a fellow at the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Washington State delegate to the American Association for Justice (AAJ). In addition, Jan is a past president of the Washington Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, past president and a charter member of the Damages Attorneys Round Table of Washington (DART), past president and board member of the Legal Foundation of Washington and Board of Judicial Administration, and a past member of the Supreme Courts Joint Task Force on Attorney Discipline. He received the 1999 Trial Lawyer of the Year award from WSAJ and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and in Outstanding Lawyers of America. Jan is a dedicated plaintiffs’ advocate in personal injury, products liability, and medical negligence cases. Jan is consistently ranked as one of Washington’s “Super Lawyers®” and “Top 100 Super Lawyers®,” as well as one of the “Top 10 Super Lawyers®” by Washington Law & Politics magazine. He has also been honored as the “Top Vote-Getter for Personal Injury Super Lawyers®” in the WL&P survey.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 34%
  2. Defective Products: 33%
  3. Personal Injury: 33%

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Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp

1501 4th Avenue Suite 2800
Seattle, WA, 98101


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Vote-Getter for Personal Injury Super Lawyers®WL&P Survey2004
Oustanding LawyerOutstanding Lawyers of America2003
Top 100 Super Lawyers®Washington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Trial Lawyer of the YearN/A1999
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A1997
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1993
Washington Super Lawyers®Washington Law & Politics MagazineN/A
One of Top 10 Super Lawyers®Washington Law & Politics MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderPeterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp2012 - Present
ShareholderPeterson Young Putra, P.S.1973 - 2011
AssociateLaw Offices of Daniel F. Sullivan1972 - 1973
Assistant General CounselACLU of Washington1970 - 1971
Neighborhood Staff AttorneyOEO Legal Services1969 - 1970
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Washington Citizens Commission on Salaries for Elected OfficialsMember2002 - 2004
Washington State Bar Association FoundationBoard Member2001 - 2005
Washington State Bar AssociationPresident2000 - 2001
Legal Foundation of WashingtonBoard Member1998 - 2000
Damage Attorney's Round TablePresident1997 - 1998
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1992 - 1995
American Board of Trial AdvocatesPresident1990 - 1991
American Board of Trial AdvocatesPresident, Washington Chapter1990 - 1991
American Association for JusticeN/A1984 - 1985
Washington State Association for JusticePresident1982 - 1983
Washington State Association for Justice, Trial NewsEditor1977 - 1979
Washington State Association for JusticeN/A1973 - 1984
Publication nameTitleDate
Automobile Accident Litigation DeskbookClosing Argument2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Stanford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1966
Pasco High SchoolN/AH.S. Diploma1962
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DART SeminarVoir Dire2004
WSTLA SeminarImaginative Use of Experts2003
WSBA SeminarLaw of Lawyering2003
DART SeminarEthics in the Practice of Law2002
ABOTA SeminarDirect Examination of Plaintiff2001
WSTLA SeminarPremises Liability1999
National Institute of Trial AdvocacyDepositions1990
WSBA ConventionTort Aspects of Sexually Transmitted Diseases1986
WSBA SeminarMedical Negligence: A Plaintiff's Perspective1984