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John Groseclose

About me

Our firm is a general practice.  I am involved in civil litigation.  The majority of the work is in the area of family law and personal injury work.  In family law, I assist people in divorce, parenting plans, and child support.  These can be semi routine or can be the nastiest of nasty.  I represent both victims of domestic violence and perpetrators.  The process is adversarial and I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to have their voice heard and assert their rights.  


In personal injury work I usually represent the injured party.  The two most common types of cases involve motor vehicle accidents and slip/trip and fall cases.  If you are injured, you are almost always going to come out of the situation better with the help of an attorney.  Attorneys tend to make little decisions over a period of time that has a big cumulative effect. 


The skill set from those two types of cases play into boundary line disputes, contract disputes, and other disputes.  I will help litigate those disputes.  Our office has a number of attorneys.  We practice in multiple areas and we frequently discuss case strategy.  One thing our office does extremely well is handle URGENT family law matters in which it is necessary to get to court quickly for relief.  This is in part due to the two partners that practice family law, however, a number of the other attorneys at the office are also capable.  Our office has the ability to work as a team on a case.  Some of the very best family law attorneys in the county are sole practitioners.    Sometimes, they have such a busy schedule that they happen to be precluded from helping.  Not because they do not know how – but, rather because their plate is full.  Our firm resources allow us to act and shift resources when there is a true emergency.  


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    17 years
  2. Child Custody: 50%
    14 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (4%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Christine E Newbry

    John is a caring and hardworking attorney who goes above and beyond. He's a great GAL who honestly wants to help the families he is involved with. (I've also been opposite him in a family law case, and I can tell you first hand that he's no pushover in that arena either!)


    Christine Newbry Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Sean Cleary

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community.


    Sean Cleary Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


1155 Bethel Avenue
Port Orchard, WA, 98366-3125


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of CommendationKitsap Legal Services2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Settlement Guardian ad LitemGSJONES Law Group, PS2014 - Present
Volunteer AttorneyKitsap Legal Services2013 - Present
Title 26 Guardian ad LitemMason County Superior Court2013 - Present
PartnerGSJONES Law Group, PS2004 - Present
Mandatory Arbitration ArbitratorKitsap County Title 26 Registry2008 - 2015
Guardian ad LitemKitsap County Title 26 Registry2006 - 2015
AssociateHENDERSON, JONES, & SHORT, PS2002 - 2004
PartnerRundle and Groseclose, PLLC2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Equal Justice For All, KLSPresident2014 - Present
Unites States Court of Federal Claimsmember2014 - Present
Kitsap Legal Services Housing Justice ProjectVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
Equal Justice For All, KLSBoard Member2011 - Present
Kitsap County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle Member2002 - Present
Uniteds State District Court for Western WashingtonMember2002 - Present
Uniteds State Bankruptcy Court for Western WashingtonMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of WashingtonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Wenatchee High SchoolN/AN/A1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2016 Guardian ad Litem Training - Title 26Guardian ad Litem Training - Title 262016
Landlord Tenant CLSLandlord Tenant2015
Kitsap County Title 26 TrainingGuardian ad Litem Training2015
GAL - Title 26 Update TrainingHow to Avoid a GAL Grievance2009
Continuing Legal EducationEvictions - Unlawful Detainer Presentation2008