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John Thomas Fetters

Aviation Attorney at Seattle, WA

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also known as John Fetters

  • State Years
    Alaska - AK 4 years
    Oregon - OR 9 years
    Washington - WA 15 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

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John serves as a trusted advisor for individuals and businesses in high stakes, complex civil litigation, including aviation law, commercial and intellectual property litigation, product liability, and torts.

John has extensive experience defending airlines, aviation operators, and aircraft and component manufacturers in litigation stemming from aviation accidents. John’s commercial and intellectual property experience includes representing businesses involved in contract disputes, business torts, consumer protection act and unfair business practice claims, and trademark disputes. John represents several automotive manufacturers in product liability matters, and he has extensive experience defending high-value wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims.

Clients turn to John for his ability to accurately and quickly assess cases to formulate effective and cost-efficient resolution strategies. John has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and is among the most experienced trial attorneys at Stokes Lawrence. Although most cases resolve through private settlement, John's depth of experience and skill at trial help to leverage optimal outcomes through alternative dispute resolution.

John is a past President of the Asian Bar Association of Washington and past President of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington. He serves in leadership with the National Filipino American Lawyers Association and is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. In 2016, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association selected John for its “Best Under 40” award. In 2017, the American Bar Association recognized John among the nation’s Top 40 Young Lawyers.

Location

Stokes Lawrence
1420 5th Ave.
Ste. 3000
Seattle, WA, 98101

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Stokes Lawrence
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Mills Meyers Swartling
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney Shareholder
  • Mills Meyers Swartling P.S.
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Williams Kastner
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Extern to the Honorable James L. Robart
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD, summa cum laude
  • 2008
  • Washington State University
  • BA, magna cum laude
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Judgment of $1.2 million in favor of client
  • Unfair Business Practices Claim
  • Obtained full defense verdict at trial
  • Defended Private Weather Service
  • Prevailed on summary judgment
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Associations

  • Asian Bar Association of Washington
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Awards & Endorsements Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW)
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Northwest Aviation Insurance Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy
  • Graduate
  • N/A
  • Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW)
  • President Elect
  • N/A
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NABABA)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Aid Clinic (International District)
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • N/A
  • ABA TIPS Leadership Academy
  • Graduate
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Selected to Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Selected to Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Selected to Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Selected to Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Selected to Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Young Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Selected to Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • King County Bar Foundation Scholar
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Tausend Moot Court Competition, 1st Place
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2007
  • Cheney & Metzger Legal Writing Scholarships, Finalist
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2007
  • Associate Editor, Seattle University Law Review
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • N/A
  • National Moot Court Team
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI Award: Legal Writing (Top Honors in Course)
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI Award: Evidence (Top Honors in Course)
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • N/A
  • Academic Achievement Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • USLAW Network
  • Co-Author, "State of Washington Construction Law Compendium"
  • 2009
  • The Voice, DRI
  • Regular-Contributing Author, "Legislative Tracking
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • King County Bar Association Aviation and Space Law Section’s Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Author and Co-presenter, "Goodbye 'Sweetheart.' The Ethics of Eliminating Discrimination and Promoting Diversity in Legal Practice"
  • 2017
  • Pacific NW Aviation Law & Insurance Seminar
  • Is the Common Carrier Doctrine Still Relevant in Modern Aviation?
  • 2011
  • Pacific NW Aviation Law & Insurance Seminar
  • Aviation Case Law Update
  • 2010
  • Tribal Self-Insurance: Opportunity & Related Medicare Law Changes
  • Tribal Economic Development
  • 2009
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Seattle Aviation Lawyer John Thomas Fetters
John Thomas Fetters
Aviation Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 15 years