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John-Paul (J-P) Gustad has represented more than 3,500 people in their claims for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits from the Social Security Administration.  Additionally, J-P is accredited by the Veterans Administration (VA) and represents Veterans in their claims for Service Connected Disability Compensation claims from the VA.  J-P also sues abusive debt collectors in Federal District Court under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).


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J-P is admitted to practice in the State of Washington, the United States District Court, Western District of Washington and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.


J-P is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives, the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, the American Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, as well as the King and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Associations. J-P graduated from the University of North Dakota, School of Law in 1999, obtained his Masters of Fine Arts in 2000 and obtained his BFA from the University of Minnesota in 1991. J-P is committed to representing individuals against institutional injustice.  


Please call me today at (855)533-4242


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 70%
    14 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 15%
    4 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    4 years



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Benjamin T Gichner

    I have worked closely with Mr. Gustad. He cares about his clients and always has their best interests at heart. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal counsel


    Benjamin Gichner Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Anne Kysar

    Mr. Gustad cares about his clients and is willing to stand up to Administrative Law Judges who are not following the law. I think that Mr. Gustad is a very good attorney and I endorse him.


    Anne Kysar Social security Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Gustad Law Group

13510 Aurora Ave. N.
Suite C-1
Seattle, WA, 98133


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Alice Tweed Tuohy ScholarshipAlice Tweed Tuohy1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalGustad Law Group2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization of Veterans' AdvocatesAttorney Member2011 - Present
National Consumer Law CenterAttorney Member2010 - Present
Seattle King County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral CommitteeAttorney Member2006 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesSustaining Member2003 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2001 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawN/AN/A1999
University of Minnesota, DuluthStudio ArtBFA1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Washington State ConventionNavigating the World of Public Benefits Programs SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and Medicare2015
Stroke Survivor's Rehabilitation ForumMedical Listings for Social Security Disability and Satisfying Disability After a CVA2012
Pike Market Clinic Staff MeetingPerfecting Chart Notes; The Practitioner’s Objective Observations vs. the Patient’s Subjective Reports2011
WMCMA Monthly MeetingNavigating the Social Security Labyrinth; A How to Guide to Assist Your PatientsN/A