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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|America's Leading Lawyers for Business||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2011|
|Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Washington Super Lawyers||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|America's Leading Lawyers for Business||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2009|
|Washington Super Lawyers||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|America's Leading Lawyers for Business||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2008|
|90 Best Business Lawyers||N/A||2007|
|155 Top Lawyers||N/A||2007|
|Top Lawyers 2003||N/A||2003|
|AV rating||Martindale Hubbell||2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Idaho State Bar||Member||2005 - Present|
|Bar of the United States Supreme Court||Member||2000 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Inside Litigation||Prejudgment Remedies in Arbitration: The Courthouse Door is Not Necessarily Closed||1990|
|Connecticut Law Review||International Arbitration and the Comity of Error: Mitsubishi Motor Corp. v. Soler Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc.||1987|
|University of Connecticut School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Hampshire College||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|No-Dig||Legal Implications of Geotechnical Baseline Reports||2011|
|Spring Conference Tacoma, Wash||Legal Impact of Geotechnical Reports||2010|
|No-Dig||Legal Impact of Geotechnical Baseline Reports||2010|
|Design-Build||Emerging Legal Issues on Design/Build||2009|
|Bidder Responsibility Workshop, Tacoma, Wash.||Bid Protests and Bidder Responsibility Criteria||2009|
|Spring Conference||Use of Dispute Review Boards by Public Owners||2008|
|PNW Chapter Annual||Differing Site Condition Boot Camp||2008|
|Fall Conference||Recent Developments and Lessons Learned: Practical Tips for Minimizing Construction Risk under Washington Law||2008|
|Annual Conference||Managing Mayhem in the Market||2007|
|Building Owners and Managers Association||Selected Construction Law Issues for Commercial Lease Practitioners||2006|
Posted by Pamm
I have worked with John on many occasions. I would (and have) recommended him to several of my clients. Not only is he very personable, his knowledge of the issues facing the construction industry is second to none.
Posted by anonymous
John is very knowledgeable and responsive. He has assisted our firm through a number of construction contracts and provides excellent advice.
Posted by Ron
Mr. Parnass worked with me on a significant litigation involving claims made against a public agency by a large multinational construction firm. He went toe to toe with an aggressive set of lawyers for the contractor, and found ways to 'cut to the heart of the matter' in a manner than maximized efficiency of cost and meaningful discovery.
Smart lawyer, confident presenter, with a "hands-on" work ethic and an enjoyable personality.
Michael Hanis, Construction and development Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have been working with John on a complex construction project (tunneling) for a common client for a couple of years now. In my 30+ years as a lawyer, I have never met a more knowedgeable, practical and competent construction lawyer. He knows his stuff. Highly recommended.
Heather Pearce, Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
John's record and skill speaks for itself - he is top in his field. However, I wanted to briefly add that I had the very good fortune of working with John Parnass on a piece of highly litigious construction litigation several years ago. I was working for Peter Buck, (now of The Buck Law Group, formerly with Buck & Gordon) who asked John to associate in as counsel - we needed his construction defect expertise in the arbitration proceedings. We worked with John for over a year on that case. The highlight of that difficult dispute was watching John present our clients' case before the 3-attorney arbitration panel in a week-long proceeding. His handling of the testimony, the exhibits, the cross-examination of experts and hostile witnesses and his presentation as a whole was flawless and resulted in an outstanding victory for our client. I can't say enough good things about John as a skilled litigator and top-notch attorney.