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John B Lainhart

Personal injury Attorney at Kent, WA

4.6   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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About John

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury

    21 years

  2. Insurance
    General Practice

    21 years


DDN Interior Supply Inc
STE 301
Kent, WA, 98198

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Posted by jmyersv1 | January 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life-saver Lawyer!
I got pulled over for speeding and all of a sudden the police were asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. Then they told me that I had a warrant for theft, and went in the car and took my weapon. The cops too me to jail and wrote me up on 2 traffic tickets and 2 felonies. John got in touch though because I still had my cell phone and I was able to get out in 1 hour. Then he followed up in court and had everything for speeding, he got it reduced to "Inattentive Driving". I couldnt be more lucky or have a better attorney. !
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Posted by Ken | January 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest ethical and cares about your welfare
I have a lot of experience with attorneys and as most of us know, all to many just go through the motions , take your money and tell you what you got is good, Most don't care about your outcome, John has passion for his clients, you don't hear promises that can't be kept just to get your business, does what is best for you and not his pocket book. One of the most ethical, caring and honest attorneys I know.
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Posted by Will | January 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Lainhart
John is an exceptional lawyer. My wife and I hire him in a personal injury case. He did the preliminary work on the case. The law firm that he was working at reassigned the case to a different lawyer and then set of lawyers who were not diligent. After the judgement, John was kind enough to review the decision. He was very professional in his comments and provide some very helpful advice non gratis. It was unfortunate that we did not have him as our lawyer through the whole process. I believe that the decision would have turned out differently.
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Posted by Sean | January 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you John
John has been my "Go to guy" on several matters over the past 7 years. He has always been there to answer any questions I had, and has always done it with a smile. John clearly cares about people and has always been willing to stand up for what is right. Unlike attorneys I've dealt with in the past, John has shown that he became an attorney for what I feel are the right reasons, To help people. Outside of his work, John is an active member of an organization dedicated to helping women and children. Although I hope I dont, I know that if I ever need John, he will always be there to help. Thank you John for everything you've done for me.
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Posted by Jeremy | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
John Lainhart has been my council of choice for almost a decade now, he is always thorough and honest with every situation I have ever brought to him, he is effective and efficient at his profession and I will continue to use his services for years to come!
Posted by Peter | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Lainhart won me a dismissal on a traffic violation
I engaged Mr. Lainhart represent me in a case where I had been cited speeding, when I had not been speeding. His thorough research determined that the radar gun calibration records that are required to be filed with the court, had not been filed, which caused my case to be dismissed. Mr. Lainhart's handling of my case was very professional. His advice prior to and during the court hearing was excellent. I would hire Mr. Lainhart again.
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Posted by Christopher Carlson | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Down to Earth and Compassionate
John has gone out of his way to help me with a multitude of cases ranging from Traffic, Firearms Rights Restoration, and Personal Injury. Very flexible and has shown that he cares.
Posted by Barbara | November 12, 2013
After 2 cases I would still refer the office
I'm very happy to be associated with the law offices of Steven Weier. Most satisfied with the process and outcome of 2 cases. Yes, I would refer the office to someone needing representation.
Posted by Steven | December 28, 2010
I have used John Lainhart on numerous occasions to perform legal work for me. He has always been professional and honest. I have recommened him to others on numerous occasions and have always received good feedback. He is an honest, hardworking guy.
Posted by Peter | May 10, 2010
Defense Attorney in a traffic law case
Mr. Lainhart represented me in a speeding ticket that was not valid. His use of the rule of law caused the judge to dismiss the ticket.
Posted by Tylor | November 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DO NOT Recommend!!! Be careful.
I am very very upset and displeased with the professionalism of John Lainhart. I had 2 different cases that he was "supposed" to be working. Neither car accident was my fault. He promised me he could easily win both cases. I am in the military and he knew I was going to Korea. After 3 years of waiting to see where my cases were he dropped both of them and did not give me reasons. Instead I found out from the chiropractor that he told me to use. Every time me or my wife tryed to contact him to get reasons he wouldn't answer his personal phone and when I called his office the people who worked with him would always say he is unavailable. So now I am stuck having to pay for these bills that he had arranged to be priced up. He used this chiropractor before and wanted the bill to be ran up to at least 10,000 dollars so that he could make money from winning the cases. He also did not give my contact information or mailing address to the defendant's lawyer so by the time I get back to the United States I received information that I had 5 days to find a new lawyer or my case would be completely dropped. The problem was John had all of my case information and did not release them or send them to me. My wife also called him to release the information to another lawyer and he would not. So basically the whole time I was in korea the defendant's lawyer was in court trying to find me and didn't find me because of John didn't give the information. The first case I was hit in the side and I had really good pictures of the scene. The second case I was rear ended by a 14 year old that didn't have her license and also wasn't on her dad's insurance and shouldn't have been driving. I had to take my wife to the hospital because she was pregnant and felt weird and I had my other kid in the vehicle. The first case he dropped and I had 5 days to receive the case information from him. The second case was supposedly dropped because the family would have claim bankruptcy. So now I have 1 accident on my record and I owe this money that I believe John should have to pay. The second accident definitely shouldn't have been dropped the girl wasn't even old enough to drive and she rear ended me. I would NOT recommend this lawyer to anybody especially military. He is a nice guy but that should not be a reason to hire him. For him to promise me and my wife that he would win these cases and then treat us the way he did I still can't believe it. Words can't describe the way he has affected me, my wife and 3 kids.
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Response from John Lainhart January 1, 2016
I completely understand where this client is coming from. If I was him, I would be upset too. However, the decision to drop his cases was not mine. In fact, I fought hard not to drop those cases. At the time, however, I was working for someone else and I had a boss who made the final determinations on cases and there was nothing I could do. This client's anger is pointed at the wrong direction. I am truly sorry for what happened to he and his wife, but I wish they didn't blame me personally for something that was not my fault.
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  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)


  • Penn State
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Radford University
  • Master of Arts
  • 1997
  • Radford University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1995


  • WSAJ
  • Eagle
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Norwegian

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • WSBA
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • WSBA
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bradford is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"John has a great legal mind and is always willing to use it to stand up for a small guy!"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an intelligent attorney; I know him to be especially successful arguing before the court."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. John and I have worked on numerous cases as co-counsel. I find him to be an exceptional attorney - particularly in motions-practice. He has an excellent rapport with his clients and an exceptional grasp on the law. If you have John Lainhart on your side, you are well represented."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"John worked for me years ago and we've remained friends as well as colleagues. He has honed and refined his skills and experience in personal injury law. Most importantly, I have complete confidence in John's integrity."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Kent Personal injury Lawyer John B Lainhart
John B Lainhart
Personal injury Attorney
Kent, WA
Licensed for 20 years