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John Russel Shultz

Car accident Attorney at Burlington, WA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1982
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

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John R. Shultz has been practicing law for 33 years. John has an extensive practice in personal injury, auto accidents, insurance claims, construction law, corporate and business law, governmental and municipal law, family law, insurance law, real estate and land use law, and wills and probate.


John graduated from the Gonzaga University School of Law in 1982, where he served on the Gonzaga Law Review. Prior to law school John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1972, and was in Vietnam from 1972 to 1973. He attended Western Washington University from 1973 to 1974, University of California at Berkeley in 1975, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington in 1977, where he received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Design and Architecture. John practiced in architecture while completing his education.


After law school Mr. Shultz was employed by Winston & Cashett, Lawyers in Spokane, Washington from 1979-1982; Dolack, Hansler, Hulscher & Barline in Tacoma, Washington from 1982-1983; was Staff Attorney for the U.S. Veterans Administration in Seattle, Washington from 1983; Bannister, Bruhn & Clark, in Mount Vernon, Washington from 1984-1987; Law Offices of John R. Shultz in Mount Vernon, Washington from 1987-1999; Law Office of John R. Shultz in Burlington, Washington from 1999-2010; and Shultz Law Offices in Burlington from 2010-present. Mr. Shultz has resided in Mount Vernon since 1983.

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Shultz Law Offices
127 E. Fairhaven Avenue
Burlington, WA, 98233


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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Personal Injury Attorneys
Shultz Law Offices helped me through a very difficult time after my car accident. My car was rear-ended while I was waiting at a stop light and I sustained a serious injury to my neck, that resulted in pain and headaches for over a year. Mr. Shultz was very professional and knowledgeable, and that was reassuring to me during a stressful time. He guided me through the process with my doctor appointments, and communicated with the insurance agents on my behalf. He settled my case for much more than I expected. I am very grateful for the help of Shultz Law Offices and highly recommend them if you need a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2017
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Highly Recommend
John R. Shultz and John A. Shultz pulled off a miracle in my eyes. I would recommend them to any friends or family.
Posted by Aristotle | August 30, 2017
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Best decision of my life
Hiring John R. Shultz and John A. Shultz was the best decision of my life. When I was injured in a hit and run accident, these guys took care of me better than I could have imagined. Absolutely amazing!
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2015
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Very pleased...
I’ve had the occasion to use the services of Shultz Law firm a few different times and have been very pleased. But they really came through for me on my personal injury case.
Posted by Dan | August 3, 2013
Review of John R. Shultz , personal injury representation
John represented me in a strong but fair manner in a case against an insurance company. He helped reach a settlement that I felt compensated me for my losses. Without his knowledge and past experiences I would have more than likely been fortunate to receive 50% of what I did. Even though the process took much longer than I thought it would, it was worth the the extra time to reach an equitable result. His research of guidelines for caterers and chaffing dishes had a major influence in the settlement. Ultimately I was able to pay my medical bills, my lost wages were covered and even my pain and suffering from my burned leg. I would hire John in the future if I need legal assistance.
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Posted by Jasan | July 31, 2013
If you want taken care of you should come here
I worked with John for over a year and he is very knowledgeable and took all the worry and frustration out of my situation. I was very skeptical of using a lawyer because of the whole lawyer stereotype but John was upfront, honest and followed through with everything he said. Any questions or concerns I had were always answered quickly, professionally and easy to understand. I would personally recommend anyone needing an attorney to come here, you won't be disappointed.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Shultz Law Offices
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of John R. Shultz
  • 1999 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Bannister, Bruhn & Clark
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Staff Attorney
  • U.S. Veterans Administration
  • 1983 - 1983
  • Associate Attorney
  • Dolack, Hansler, Hulscher & Barline
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Law Clerk
  • Winston & Cashett
  • 1979 - 1982
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977
  • Western Washington University
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • N/A
  • N/A
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Skagit County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Skagit County Commissioners
  • 2012


  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • Cooper's Mobile Homes v. Simmons, Volume 16:947
  • 1981

Speaking Engagements

  • Skagit County Legal Support Professionals
  • Homeowner's Litigation Legal Seminar
  • 1996
  • Daughters of American Revolution
  • Fourth of July Speech
  • 1990

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When I think of class, humble and quality lawyering - John's name rises first. John is an unsung star in Skagit Valley and has been doing wonderful quality work for several decades. Very experienced I recommend him highly. John is also a very nice person and I am sure you will enjoy have him represent you."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John R. Shultz is a very well respected attorney in Skagit County. I endorse him to anyone who needs an attorney to handle a complex civil matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John is an aggressive advocate and has effectively represented many clients in personal injury cases, especially auto accidents. John is knowledgeable about both the scientific and human aspects of personal injury, always focusing on how to maximize the insurance recovery to the client."
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Burlington Car accident Lawyer John Russel Shultz
John Russel Shultz
Car accident Attorney
Burlington, WA
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