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John M Forsythe

Car accident Attorney at Puyallup, WA

5.0   52 reviews
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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
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About John

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Areas of Practice

John focuses on personal injury and wrongful death. Before joining Campbell Barnett PLLC, John worked with Lane Powell PC in Seattle, WA. While there, John focused on personal injury defense. John’s experience as a personal injury defense attorney has given him a unique perspective to plaintiff-side personal injury work. John understands the defense perspective and knows how to position a case to achieve an advantageous settlement or successful trial.

Education

John received his law degree from the University Of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas International Law Journal and the Texas Young Lawyers Interscholastic Mock Trial Team. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College in 2007, where he graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Economics and Ancient Studies. He is licensed to practice in the State of Washington, and the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts.

Professional Memberships/Civic Activities

John is a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice. John is also a former board member and Vice President of the Puyallup Main Street Association.

Personal

John Forsythe is a third-generation attorney who resides in Lakewood with his wife, Sarah. Originally from Billings, Montana, John relocated to the Pacific Northwest after receiving his law degree. John’s hobbies and interests include dog training, competitive powerlifting, and historic stone lifting. In June of 2019 he became the 118th person to lift the Dinnie Stones in Potarch, Scotland.

Location

Campbell Barnett PLLC
317 S Meridian
Po Box 488
Puyallup, WA, 98371-5913

Reviews

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Posted by Vicki | July 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
I recently had the pleasure of working with Mr. Forsythe and his team when I suffered injuries from a rear end collision. I could not have been more pleased with their service. My case was settle very quickly and I was very happy with the settlement, which exceeded what I had hoped it would be. That said, the stand out for me was the level of professionalism, communication, and compassion I received from Mr. Forsythe and his assistants. From the beginning, Mr. Forsythe was very thorough about explaining the process and educating me on what to expect. I received routine updates on how my case was progressing; in fact, I can’t recall a time when I had to call them for an update, as he or his assistant always called me, first. Throughout the entire process, I never felt like I was just another case. He always asked how I was feeling and it was out of genuine caring. Going through something like this is never easy. Between the physical and emotional pain, it is incredibly challenging, but Mr. Forsythe made the experience easier to get through, because I knew my case was in good hands, and not having that worry made it possible for me to focus on healing. I cannot recommend John Forsythe highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
John helped my case move through very quickly. He made sure I approved every next step and consulted with me every step of the way. He's very understanding and really wants the best for his clients. I could tell he works hard and made sure I was happy with the results. Thank you John.
Posted by Daniel | September 5, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney and attention to detail!!!
John Forsythe is the epitome of professionalism in his field. His unwavering dedication to his clients is evident in every interaction, making him not only a remarkable professional but also a trusted advocate for those he serves.
Posted by Bobbie | June 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
John was always professional, prompt, took the time to answer my questions and concerns - explaining everything in detail, setting my mind was at ease. His communication and follow-up through phone calls and emails was top notch. He kept me up-to-date every step of the way. I highly recommend John and will be referring to him to friends if they are ever in need of a great attorney.
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Posted by Rita | April 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Attorney
I was represented by John Forsythe from Campbell/Barnett Law Offices in Puyallup, Washington. I had been involved in a car accident in which I suffered some injuries from a non-insured motorist. I was recommended to John Forsythe as an Injury Related Attorney to representing me in a loss suit because of the injuries I sustained from my accident. Mr. Forsythe did an exceptional job in representing my case to the fullest extent. He not only took care of all correspondence between the different medical coverages but also brought such ease to my own life in reassuring me of the outcome of my case. He was very forthright in all he did for representing me. All aspects of my case were covered from the injuries to car repairs, and everything else that involved my confidence in him as my representative from this law office. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs assistance in following up after being involved in an accident and receiving bodily injuries. He has many gifts and talents but especially the gift of caring for his client. I felt very taken care of by him with his expertise. Thank you, Mr. Forsythe, for your thoroughness in every aspect of my case and your expertise in this area of law. You did an exceptional job of representing me and I so appreciate your kindness throughout my total case. Sincerely, Rita
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Posted by Eric | March 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very thorough and detailed with my case
John handled my case very professionally, was timely and courteous throughout every aspect of my personal injury claim. 5 out of 5 stars!
Posted by Hubert | November 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great people
I hired John to handle two cases for me and he worked hard to get the responsible parties honor their responsibilities. Mr. Foresythe will fight for you to get a fair outcome.
Posted by Tracy Knowles | April 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
Great attorney, he never promised anything but worked hard and showed me how to get information from L&I.
Posted by Lorett | December 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
John went above and beyond to make sure I knew what was happening with my case every step of the way. The amount of communication and explanation of the process made me feel comfortable and help me understand the process. . He did everything he could to make sure I received the maximum reward in this case. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs and accident attorney.
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Posted by Colleen | October 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Injury settlement
John is very knowledgeable and secured a very reasonable injury settlement. Thank you
Posted by Danielle | August 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
John and his team were truly fantastic to work with. I chose this law firm and John after seeing another happy client on a social media post. They were on top of every detail of my case, responded quickly, answered any questions and were completely transparent every step of the way. I will happily recommend John to anyone.
Posted by Lorinda | May 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very good communication
John was very thorough in reviewing my case and asking me questions that I would not have thought to mention. He kept me updated regularly through the entire process. The end results of my case were much better than I expected. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Briana | December 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t ask for a better attorney
John helped us through an auto accident case, and the entire time we worked with him we felt very taken care of. He was in constant communication, explained everything in detail, we were able to reach him anytime we had questions. And even during the pandemic he was able to get our case settled as quickly and painlessly as possible.
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Posted by DANIEL | September 4, 2020
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John Fordythe
Excellent knowledgeable and very helpful, would recommend him under these circumstances
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
John Forsythe
John Forsythe was recommended to me by two individuals who had previously been in vehicle accidents. John was friendly, professional, thorough, and showed concern for my well being. He explained each step of what was happening in my case thoroughly, patiently, kindly, and at my level of understanding.
Posted by Marty and Carl | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rear ender
We were completely lost unti we were given Johns name. From the moment we met him I knew things would get done and we were through being “screwed “ by G——. As others have said, we were never in the dark as far as how things were going. We knew every step of the way what was being done. We got a very nice settlement without having to go to court. Thank you John from the bottom of our hearts. You are on our speed dial, hopefully never having to use you again, lol, but just in case anyone we know needs a GREAT attorney.
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Posted by Rob | December 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
John is an outstanding attorney. Not only is he professional he is easy to work with. He answers any and all questions almost immediately. He is completely honest and forthcoming as well. I would hire John again and recommend his services in a heartbeat. He got an amazing settlement for me. I can't say enough good things about him.
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Posted by Kathy | October 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Automobile accident
I used John Forsythe for my auto accident with a major entity. It lasted almost 4 years. John was attentive to my medical needs and I always felt he had my best interest in mind. He kept me abreast of what was going on with the case on a regular basis. If I ever had a question, I was able to contact him and I would always receive a response in a timely manner. Both John and his assistant were great to work with and I appreciated them very much. I would highly recommend John Forsythe.
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Posted by Maria | May 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Working with attorney John F. Was the best decision I could have made, as we reached a settlement and I felt in good hands through the whole process.
Posted by Zach gallmeyer | January 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great outcome
My wife and I hired John when she was rear ended on I-5. John was very knowlageable, cumunicativ and empathetic to our situation which put our minds at ease very early in the process. Although it was not a quick process we were able to settle out of court and we were very pleased with the overall outcome. I hope to never need John for anything else but he would be my first call I make if I did. Thank you John for all your hard work and help.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Campbell Barnett PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Campbell Barnett PLLC
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lane Powell PC
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Saint Olaf College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude)
  • 2007

Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle)
  • Eagle Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Litigating Slip, Trip, and Fall Cases in Washington
  • Slip, Trip, and Fall Fundamentals
  • 2014
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Issues in Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses
  • Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees
  • 2012
  • 27th Annual Lane Powell Labor and Employment Law Seminar
  • Employment Law Update
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Litigating Slip, Trip, and Fall Cases in Washington
  • Slip, Trip, and Fall Fundamentals
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (30)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I completed a trial litigation course with John and endorse him without hesitation. His passion for continuous improvement coupled with his strong advocacy skills cement his presence in the personal injury arena."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is very hard working, responsible and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to hire him on any personal injury matter."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Forsythe for a number of years and have been consistently impressed with his dedication to his clients and intellect. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Forsythe."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse John because he is intelligent, thoughtful and hardworking. Having known him for nearly 20 years, he has always been successful and strove to be the best at what he does. While we practice in different areas of the country, I refer clients and friends to John if they require assistance with personal injury or employment matters in the Northwest."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is a top-rate personal injury attorney who really cares about his clients. He is a consummate professional."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Forsythe manages to be a great advocate for his client, while maintaining excellent professionalism toward other involved attorneys. Both provide numerous benefits to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a passionate advocate and I gladly endorse him as an attorney. I would not hesitate to call him if I needed an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Other
"I previously worked with Mr. Forsythe and have always been impressed by his intellect, drive, and character. Although we now practice in different counties, I regularly tap into Mr. Forsythe's expertise and knowledge. I would recommend Mr. Forsythe without hesitation to my closest friends and family."
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Puyallup Car accident Lawyer John M Forsythe
John M Forsythe
Car accident Attorney
Puyallup, WA
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation
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