JOHN J. DURKIN is a 1980 cum laude graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law. John served as an associate editor of the Gonzaga Law Review and qualified for the National Moot Court Competition after winning the Northwest Regional Competition.
Upon graduation from law school, John was selected by United States Magistrate, Smithmoore P. Meyers, to serve as his judicial law clerk for the Eastern District of the United States District Court for the State of Washington.
In September of 1981, John entered private practice with the firm of Troup, Christnacht, Ladenburg & McKasy in Tacoma, Washington. John's practice focuses primarily on personal injury, including motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, construction site accidents, pedestrian accidents, product liability, and insurance disputes.
John is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only. John has served on the board of the Washington State Association for Justice (formerly known as WSTLA) for over 7 years. John serves on Gonzaga University School of Law School Board of Advisers.
For the last several years, Washington Law & Politics has designated John as a Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyer designation is limited to 5% of the attorneys practicing in the state of Washington and is awarded based upon peer review by practicing attorneys within the state.
John and his wife Allison have five grown children.
John's legal assistant is Roxanne Mueller.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Professionalism Award||Washington State Association for Justice||2011|
|Law Review - Associate Editor||Gonzaga University School of Law||1979|
|Attorney||Troup Christnacht Ladenburg McKasy Durkin & Speir||1981 - Present|
|Law Clerk to Honorable Smithmoore P. Myers||United States Courts||1980 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||2006 - Present|
|Gonzaga University School of Law, Dean's Board of Advisors||Member||2000 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||1981 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Board Member||2001 - 2011|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Gonzaga University||Accounting||Bachelor in Business Administration||1976|
|Washington State Superior Court Judges' & Administrator's Spring Conference||Civil Discovery Sanctions||2013|