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John Roston Alexander

Personal injury Attorney at Everett, WA

5.0   15 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 44 years
    California - CA 46 years
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1979
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1977
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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John exclusively represents injured persons and is committed to the task of “leveling the playing field” for his clients in the difficult process of obtaining fair compensation from insurance companies. Knowledge, accessibility, and compassion are important values in his service to his clients.

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The John Alexander Law Firm pllc
1511 26th St
Everett, WA, 98201-2907


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Posted by Leesa | April 21, 2015
Best Lawyer Ever!
We just finished our car accident case and have spent the last few years working with John Alexander. He is friendly, smart, funny and a wonderful lawyer and now we are proud to call him our friend. We highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer - He did a fantastic job for us. We love him.
Posted by Beau | March 19, 2015
My Highest Recommendation
John was with me every step of the way. I was rear ended and was being poorly treated by my own insurance company. John helped me get my car professionally inspected, and he handled the whole settlement from start to finish. I honestly cannot say enough good things about John and his staff. I would recommend him to friends and family. He is responsive, clear, straightforward, and caring.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2015
Hand Down Best Attorney
John is hands down a top notch attorney. After I was rear-ended by a large truck and pushed into another vehicle which was also totaled, I underwent immediate back surgery and several months of therapy, treatments and pain management. With two toddlers at home, a husband in law enforcement and myself with a full time medial career our lives were quickly changed in an instant. With a long road to recovery I had no time or energy for legal matters. I had met with a few attorneys that wanted my case but when I met John, I was confident that I had made the right choice. John genuinely cared about me as a person. He had a very positive way about him. John’s Law Firm was excellent at communicating with me and answering all of my questions thoroughly. I was in the loop on every e-mail, letter, conversation, etc. that had to do with my case. In addition, John's experience became evident during trial preparation when he took great measures (month in advance) to protect me from what he knew the defense's tactics would be. John was able to win me a settlement that we are very pleased with allowing us to move on with our lives. If you want a highly experienced trial lawyer that puts you at the top of his priority list, John is the right choice.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2015
John Alexander is an excellent Attorney!
I was involved in an accident in 2010, I was rear-ended. After months of treatment from Doctors it was evident that I would need an Attorney to take care of my legal case against the insurance company. A little over two years later, I was involved in a 2nd accident, rear-ended from someone else not paying attention. John took care of all my legal concerns, constantly updating me either over the phone or by e-mail. He even answered my questions on the weekend when he could. John's professionalism and courtesy was top of the line. I appreciate that he worked with a mediator so we didn't have to go to court. He helped me get a settlement that I felt was very good for me. I highly recommend The John Alexander Law Firm. If I ever get into another accident, I will undoubtedly go to John Alexander to help me with my case.
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Posted by Wendy | December 27, 2014
An excellent lawyer
I was injured in an auto accident and John was my lawyer. I was never in doubt on any issue about the lawsuit. John kept me up to date on all issues pertaining to the case. John sent me copies of all the e-mail correspondence between him and everyone else involved in the lawsuit. He was very responsive to all my questions I asked of him. He was very personable and knowledgeable about all the issues surrounding the case. John got me a settlement that I was happy with and I didn't have to appear in court. I highly recommend John to anybody that may need a lawyer.
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Posted by Peter | December 18, 2014
Great attorney!!
I was injured by a drunk driver, and John represented me. I couldn't have asked for a better Attorney! He answered all my questions promptly, and kept me informed of everything that was happening with my case. In the end, we settled out of court, for the amount I asked for, and I am very happy with the outcome. I recommended him to a friend, that was also injured due to the negligence of another.
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Posted by Bill | September 26, 2012
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr. Alexander was very helpful in directing me to the doctors that could help me attain the best possible treatment for my injury! The doctors that treated me took outstanding care of me and John really knew the medical treatment that I needed. I have never been fond of lawyers but John has really changed my mind. He was always hoping that I would get better and it was such a comfort knowing that John was always there with his support. I cannot express how truly greatful I am for all of Mr. Alexander's help with my medical treatment and handling my lawsuit. The outcome of the lawsuit was better than I ever anticipated and both John and the mediator were impressed with the amount of my settlement. I would recommend Mr Alexander to anyone that has been involved in an automobile accident or that needs a personal injury lawyer.
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Posted by Cathy | April 28, 2012
Values my time and is very personable
John was my personal injury attorney for two accidents within 2 years and we worked together for 3.5 years to settle both. I could not have asked for better. I was always well informed. My needs were always taken into account. I felt well prepared for the deposition. There were many hurdles in my case and John was always able to take care of them and keep my anxiety about them at a low level. Thank you John!
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Posted by Flo | April 2, 2012
Excellent Attorney
After an auto accident, two of the doctors primarily involved in my treatment, recommended I hire an attorney and both independently referred me to John Alexander. I was hesitant, but because I respected and trusted both of them, I eventually took their advice and found it to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. John works tirelessly for his clients, always keeps them informed regarding all aspects of their case, puts their best interest in the forefront, gives advice and options, explains things very clearly and in detail, displays honesty and integrity and on top of those wonderful qualities, he is compassionate and caring. John has all the experience and expertise that a client would desire from a legal professional and he brings all that and then some to every case he represents. Having John as my attorney gave me a great deal of confidence and peace. It can be very worrisome to try and navigate through legal channels and feel that in the end you received the justice you were due. I believe that because John is such a good attorney, I was spared any further trauma and yes, in the end, I received justice. I was very satified with the results and owe it to John and his diligence. In the event that I have any further need of an attorney in the future, I would not hesitate to hire John once again and I recommend him to anyone who is in need of representation in his areas of expertise.
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Posted by Kathleen | July 22, 2011
A Truly Honest Attorney
I was rear-ended twice within 6 months, so my injuries were severe and compounded. John recommended expert doctors who were a pivotal part of my recovery. He answered all my questions well and thoroughly, paying close attention to my issues and needs. John is extremely knowledgeable about the workings of the law and the insurance industry, and kept me well informed at regular intervals, securing both settlements with great satisfaction. I am deeply indebted to John for his expertise, honesty and trustworthiness. He is a remarkable person and an excellent attorney.
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Posted by NORMA | March 4, 2010
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Posted by Jackie | February 21, 2010
Above and Beyond
When I first met John, he drove two hours from his office to meet me in my home because it was more convenient for me and my family. He then listened to my story and heard me out while I explained my hesitations regarding getting involved in a personal injury case, and promised me that if I were to work with him, he would never force my hand in any aspect of the case and that he would respect whatever decisions I made. I found this particularly kind of John to promise considering I was only eighteen years old when he represented me. I decided to hire John because of his obvious expertise, genuine care for my wellbeing, and especially his respect for me and my decisions. Once the case got rolling, John did exactly what he promised he would do. A situation that could have resulted in ruined relationships and bitterness between me and the other invlved parties ended up being resolved unbelievably peacefully, and I know for sure that no other lawyer could have possibly accomplished what John accomplished for me. John Alexander is truly an exceptional lawyer and man, and I am so glad to have met and worked with him.
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Posted by Maria | November 19, 2009
Personal injury case
My experience with John was very positive from our first telephone conversation and all throughout the 3 years we had client-attorney contact. in my opinion he is a highly intelligent, knowledgeable, skilled and elocuent attorney. When I decided to hire him to handle my case he was upfront when explaining the fees to be collected by his firm at the time of settlement. He answer throughlyl all the "how", "what" and "why" questions I had (which were many) about my case, clarified patiently and with clarity the meaning of all the legal jargon I was unfamiliar with and explained to me the pros and cons of every different case scenario when a decision had to be made on my part. I have to say that I was not looking forward to dealing with an attorney but then a neighboor in Anacortes recommended Adler Giersh to me and I found John; he made my attorney experience not only pain, annoyance and frustration-free but a good one. I very much appreciate having met such a warm, polite and friendly person and excellent attorney all in one. THANK YOU John!
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Posted by Lynette | September 28, 2009
Excellent Lawyer
John Alexander gave me wise, informative counsel. He went the extra mile as my advocate. He negotiated a settlement that will help me now and in the future recieve treatment for pain and limitations due to injuries incurred by an auto accident. I appreciate his caring manner and sense of humor throughout the process.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2009
Excellent lawyer that went the extra mile for me
I have only good things to say about John. I have never been involved with an injury case before, but John took me through the process smoothly, with excellent results. I will never be able to express the gratitude I have for John and his staff for all of their thoughtful concern, and their excellent skills in handling this case. If you have never gone through the process of looking for an attorney, and having to file a case , then I suggest you have John handle your case. You will be in great hands!
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-295 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The John Alexander Law Firm pllc
  • 2010 - Present
  • Principal
  • Adler Giersch PS
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Adler Giersch PS
  • 1993 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Groshong, Lehet and Thornton
  • 1988 - 1993
  • Partner
  • Shiers, Kamps, Chrey and Alexander
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Associate Attorney
  • Shiers, Kamps, Chrey and Love
  • 1982 - 1986
  • Staff Attorney
  • The Public Defender--Felony Division
  • 1979 - 1982
  • Staff Attorney
  • The Public Defender--Juvenile Division
  • 1978 - 1979
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  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA History
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • Alexander v. Food Services of America, Inc. (no relationship to attorney John R. Alexander)
  • Plaintiff's case dismissed
  • State of Washington v. Bird
  • Suspended sentence upheld


  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Double Eagle Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Admitted
  • 1979 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted
  • 1978 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Judicial Relations Committee
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Peoples Law School--Kitsap County
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Roundtable Chairman Kitsap County
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Commitment of Defending the Civil Justice System Award
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Commitment to Civil Justice
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1995
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Contribution to Legal Education
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1994
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Chair of Peoples Law School
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1989
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  • The Advocate
  • “Hearsay” Evidence Rules Concerning Medical Records and Medical Reports
  • 2006
  • The Advocate
  • Whiplash Injury: Vehicle, Seat, Occupant and Tissue Responses
  • 2005
  • Adler Giersch PS
  • Clarifying Terms: Your Musculoskeletal Dictionary
  • 2004
  • The Advocate
  • "Tort Reform" 2004
  • 2004
  • The Advocate
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Traumatic Personal Injury
  • 2003
  • The Advocate
  • Facts You Never Knew About Blood and Trauma
  • 2003
  • The Advocate
  • Traumatic Head Injury and Long Term Risk of Depression
  • 2002
  • The Advocate
  • Acupuncture: Ancient Art and Modern Science
  • 2001
  • The Advocate
  • Wrongful Death: Traps for the Surviving Family Members
  • 2001
  • The Advocate
  • Blood Shortage, Trauma and a Chance to Make a Difference
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • "Quarterbacking the Non-Surgical Injury Case"
  • How Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctors and Interventional Medicine Help Maximize Patient and Plaintiff Outcomes.
  • 2009
  • Contemporary Forums: Brain Injury Conference
  • Common Mistakes by Experts and How to Avoid Them
  • 2005
  • Voir Dire-The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly--WSTLA
  • Seminar Chair and Moderator
  • 2002
  • Nuts and Bolts of Trial--WSTLA
  • Direct Examination of Clients
  • 2002
  • First Annual WALI Conference
  • The Attorney as Client: What They Need and Want
  • 1998
  • New Developments in Auto Litigation--WSTLA
  • Liability of Commerical Alcohol Servers
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It's not often a wicked-smart lawyer also is fun to hang with. But John is one of those rare birds."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure and honor to meet John when we did a course for a few weeks. During that time, I learned a lot from and about him. John is not only a very charismatic individual, but a compassionate attorney. He truly wants to help and cares about each and every one of his clients. If you are looking for someone who fights and never back down, but how listens and cares at the same time, that's John Alexander. I recommend him without reservations."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Other
"I had the pleasure of getting to know John at Trial Lawyers College. John is charismatic about his work and will represent his clients to the fullest extent. He is not afraid to try a case and will do so if it is necessary to get his client what they deserve. I cannot recommend John enough."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse attorney John Alexander. I have had the opportunity to work with John, both in and out of trial. And in all of my years of practice, I have rarely had the pleasure to know an attorney like John that always puts 110% into representing his clients. He has true passion for representing people who were injured by the negligence of another person or corporation. John is very experienced and has excellent trial skills. He is very comfortable in a courtroom and trial, knows the rules of evidence inside and out and most importantly, easily connects with the members of the jury."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is the kind of lawyer I would hire for myself or a family member. He is bright, energetic, and a tireless advocate for his clients. It is hard to imagine a more dedicated attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My colleague and friend John Alexander is an experienced and aggressive advocate, willing and able to fight even the toughest battles for his deserving clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John to be a very strong advocate for his clients. His reputation in the legal community is stellar."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John is a fine attorney who has served his clients and his community exceptionally well. I had the recent pleasure of working with John on a seminar that was well received by health care professionals, fellow attorneys and others. He is certainly an attorney that gets the job done right the first time, and every time. Robert M. Carter Bonney Lake, WA 98391"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent attorney who cares deeply about his clients and their cases. He serves as a mentor to other lawyers, participates regularly in professional and community organizations, and keeps himself abreast of the latest developments in personal injury law."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse John Alexander's work. I have known John for a number of years now thru the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, and because we work in the same community and practice largely the same kind of law. John has a wealth of trial experience, is well versed in the law of automobile accident liability and insurance law and is a wonderful "people person" to top it all off. John deserves a "10" in my book! Brad Fulton Carter & Fulton, P.S. Everett, WA"
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Everett Personal injury Lawyer John Roston Alexander
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