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Jonathan A Baner

Personal injury Attorney at University Place, WA

5.0   39 reviews

also known as Jonny Baner

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%
    We help victims of car accidents, slip and fall, injuries on others property, and sport injuries recover the compensation they need to continuing living their best lives.

  2. Debt collection
    20%
    My debt collection practice includes business to business, business to consumer, consumer to consumer, and consumer to business. I've represented many clients on both sides of these types of disputes and am familiar with every stage.

    13 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Appeals
    10%
    Practicing in the Courts of Appeal and Washington State Supreme Court for civil matters only.

    13 years

  4. Business
    10%
    Assist business owners in internal corporate governance and litigation disputes with other organizations or individuals.

    13 years

Jonathan "Jonny" Baner focuses his practice on personal injury, debt collection, and appeals.

Jonny's personal injury practice is devoted to getting the right funds to the right people. Personal injury victims have been physically and emotionally injured by the fault of a negligent person or company. Personal injury encompasses motor vehicle wrecks, slip and falls, assaults, bicycle injuries, and even injuries from defective equipment at the gym or elsewhere.

In his appellate practice with an emphasis on civil appeals, Jonny has appeared before the Washington Supreme Court and the lower appellate courts, representing clients in both civil (to include family law appeals) and criminal appeals.

Jonny's civil litigation practice focuses on small to medium sized businesses with an emphasis on litigation. He represents businesses in meeting their regulatory and litigation needs including resolving disputes between co-owners of businesses.

In his collection work, he represents creditors that are individuals, businesses, and collection companies. The bulk of his practice involves discovering and garnishing or otherwise seizing assets of debtors for sale to the benefit of creditor clients.

In addition to his legal work, Jonny can often be found hunched over a computer creating custom software solutions for the firm or colleagues. His primary software development and utilization involves automating tasks to allow humans to act like humans and let the machines do the machine work.

Jonny was born and raised in St. Louis. Jonny was raised in a blue collar home, and that background remains important to him. His father was a union autoworker and his mother worked hospitality jobs. He attended undergraduate college at Missouri State in Springfield, Missouri. There he earned two bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Criminology with the intention of going to law school. He graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school he married his wife/college sweetheart/law partner, Miranda Baner.

​Jonny is in Tacoma by choice. He and his wife knew that they wanted to live in Tacoma, where there is year-round motorcycling and every outdoor adventure is within driving distance. His joys include motorcycle riding, bodybuilding, and doing the bidding of his young children and wife.

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Location

Baner and Baner Law Firm
4007 Bridgeport Way W
Suite D
University Place, WA, 98466

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, Professional, Reliable!
Jonathan Baner is an amazing attorney! I was going through a DVPO case. He was informative and communicative the entire time. I was very nervous about how my case was going to go. He reassured me that we did build a strong case, but he was also realistic as to what to expect. He presented my evidence professionally during court. Turns out.. My results were better than we expected! I can’t express how thankful I am for all the hard work him and his legal team put into my case. They are all very professional and reliable! I highly recommend.
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Posted by John | October 4, 2022
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Efficient, fair, and a known quantity
Despite my best efforts we have unfortunately been placed into a position requiring legal representation for our family due to friction in co-parenting relationship. We are a complex blended family that has many special traits that often seem to fall through the legal cracks especially when it comes to equal co-parenting and the challenges that presents. In our most recent engagement we struggled with the state appointed agency disregarding our shared custody and despite the claim of "representing neither party" it felt clear that we needed an advocate in the room. While we had hoped we could simply be transparent and just cooperate and ideally collaborate with the state agency it became clear that all the challenges a family like ours faces are unlikely to be heard or considered. We reached out to Baner and Baner and while Miranda was otherwise scheduled for court Jon agreed to not just take the case on short notice but appear in court on his literal birthday. Jon presented our case strongly and made it clear in all of the paperwork that there was more to this case than what the state agency had presented and was able to move the needle. The outcome will likely never be ideal (to either party in such a matter) but Jon absolutely created an outcome that I simply do not believe would have been possible without the expertise of his firm both in the documentation and preparation but in presenting those particulars in court. I can't make it up, while we waited for our case to be heard another attorney asked for 30 days extension on a case because his firm was busy, Jon could have easily tried the same thing but instead he coordinated with his team and put us as a client first. I would never ask someone to do so (appear in court on their birthday!) but I think it speaks volumes to the character of Baner as a family and as a law firm. They absolutely choose who they work with and they will value you as a client as much as you value them as an attorney. You feel like you are on a team that actually cares about your family, not just how many hours they can bill. I always say I hope to never need them again but I feel better knowing that when I do (because let's be honest, we probably will) they will be ready to stand next to us again. We don't go into these things to "beat anyone" or "defeat", we simply go in wishing to be considered and heard as a family and one that has many challenges that don't always fit into a traditional form.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2022
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Great lawyer
Had some debt I was dealing with and turned into a lawsuit and Jonathan did a great job and help me get things settled. With almost no effort from my side.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Positive feedback
Mr Baner, was very helpful and professional. He is always available every time I need his help and question to ask. I have several cases that he help me resolves. I will recommend him to my friends or relatives if they need a lawyer.
Posted by Dennis | January 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient !!!!!
Very professional and very effective!!! Thanks, you are very good at what you do.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Z
Thankful for all that they did to not only expedite the process but also make it in favor to me as needed. They went above and beyond.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great people to work with
Very nice to have worked with this man. I answered some very simple questions as honestly as I could and the next thing I new the problem was settled and I didn’t have to miss work over it. Thank you very much.
Posted by Kou | January 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Non
Help me settle my account with city bank thank you for your hard work, hopefully you will be able to help me again next time.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2021
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Finally a good one
I was in deep trouble because I owed a lot of money to the bank. Today, I can smile because Jon Baner was assigned to my case and negotiated a settlement that help reimburse the bank with no hassle. Thank you again Jon
Posted by SHARON | October 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Debt Consolidation
I was exceptionally pleased with the settlement and timely service. Not having to deal with going to court for settlements was a blessing. This was my first experience with this law firm and they requested information from me that I provided, and moved forward with the process. The entire process was expeditious and expertly squared away. I was notified about the settlement amount before replying to the credit card company thereby putting the call in my court to accept or ask for renegotiations. After a short conversation with the reason that the offer was the best and thoroughly explained to me, and why I should settle, I then gave my consent to settle.
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Posted by Cynthia | September 23, 2021
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National Debt Relief
Settled my debt fast. Was a fair settlement, but of course, wished it could have been for less. Thanks for your assistance, it was painless.
Posted by Jeff | September 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Lawsuits with city bank
Jonathan did a excellent job handling my lawsuit with City Bank. I would recommend him to anybody.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome job representing me!
I want to just say how professional and seamless my representation and handling was of my case with Jonathan and his team! He was very informative and kept me abreast every step of the way, from the point of contact thru the proceeding up until the arrangement was made. I would just like to commend him on his job well done and thank him and his team and also inform anyone else out there that needs their help to please…. Do it!
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Posted by dawn | September 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful
He was very informative & helpful in resolving my issues quickly. I would definitely use his services again if needed.
Posted by Crystal | September 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My hero!!
He Did amazing got my case solved and am very happy with all he did took all his time and got everything settled I will definitely use him again! Thank you Jonathan again for all your help
Posted by Andre | September 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing, Talented, Gets the job done
We had a lawsuit with American Express. Jonathan and his team were able to help us get out of the situation and give us the best advice possible to make what was a bad situation a good experience. Thank you Jonathan and your team for helping us in this matter. You are truly amazing, gifted, and talented and know what you are doing.
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Posted by Christina | September 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Law Office of Robert S. Gitmeid and Assoc. PLLC (LORG) represented me
Law Office of Robert S. Gitmeid and Assoc. PLLC (LORG) /Baner and Baner Law Firm represented me against a big big bank. I am a cancer survivor with very little income. The BIG BIG bank decided to sue me for neglecting to pay my bill. This Wonderful group saved me lots of money and time. The settlement was super fast. I thank you for your time and help you did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2021
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Settlement
The staff in this law firm office has good customer ethics service. They lawyer in this firm was able to lower the money I owe to my credit card.
Posted by Dale | September 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome experience thank you.
I never even knew citibank had decided to pay me until contacted by you all.
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Wells Fargo Case
Mr. Baner assisted me with a case in regards to a settlement. Wells Fargo was consistently down my neck, harassing me. Trying to sue me. Mr. Baner and his team did an excellent job. They were very professional and handled the whole thing with a sense of urgency. I would highly recommend Mr. Baner!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Baner & Baner
  • 2011 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices of Robert S. Gitmeid and Assoc. PLLC
  • 2016 - 2022

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Missouri State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 48075-1-II

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Cum Laude
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2010
  • Dean's list
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2010
  • Dean's list
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • NALS of Washington Super Saturday CLE
  • Collections practice primer
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
Endorse Jonathan
Litigation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent creditors' rights attorney. Very high quality work."
Business Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have hired Jonny to assist me with certain business clients, and he did a fine job. For business, creditor representation, and civil litigation, Jonny is the young lawyer in Tacoma to watch."
Child abuse Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've watched Jonny in court many times. He's a zealous, ethical advocate. He's always prepared and effective."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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