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John M. Macdonald

Family Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1995
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My office provides legal services in domestic relations, personal injury and employment law. If you are in need of legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact me to schedule a free consultation.

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Law Office of John M. Macdonald
506 2nd Ave Ste 1400
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Posted by Jeremy | April 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Steady and thorough, with character
I utilized Mr. Macdonald’s services from 2015-2018 for divorce. Despite the often chaotic and emotional nature of the process, John was a steady hand and mind and a trustworthy advocate. His arguments were well made and with precedent. He practiced with integrity and had the necessary patience when dealing with an adversary lacking these character traits. For context, this is the 5th positive review I’ve made online and for anyone facing a similar situation, I would highly recommend considering him as your legal representation.
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Posted by Pete | October 23, 2009
United Airlines Dispute
I recently used Johns services in a dispute I had with United Airlines. John was very knowlegable and easy to work with. He worked tirelessly to drive home my issues and resolve them The end result was better than I had expected. John was very professional and kept me informed with any changes with my case. I would highly recommend his services!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M
  • 1994
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD
  • 1993
  • Northwestern University
  • BS
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • United States v. Locke, 148 F.3d 1053, reversed and remanded, 529 U.S. 89 (2000).


  • United States Supreme Court
  • 1999 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 1998 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • 1997 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • 1995 - Present
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  • 26 Ocean Development and International Law 255
  • Appreciating the Precautionary Principle as an Ethical Evolution in Ocean Management
  • 1997
  • 25 Ocean Development and International Law 87
  • Artificial Reef Debate: Habitat Enhancement or Waste Disposal?
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • Symposium; University of Washington
  • Panel member, Intertanko v. Lowry, et al.
  • 1997

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Litigation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I think John is a hard-working, ethical attorney that distinguishes himself by the level of sincere care he shows for his clients, and for his community."

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Seattle Family Lawyer John M. Macdonald
John M. Macdonald
Family Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 28 years