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John A Kesler III

Personal injury Attorney at Olympia, WA

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Business, Real Property & Personal Injury

John knows the key to being a successful lawyer is meticulous preparation at all stages of litigation. John has represented individuals and businesses in a variety of matters in his legal career and has achieved successful results in jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, and on motions. John applies the same focus and intensity to all of his cases whether the case is a wrongful death jury trial or a relatively simple transactional matter. “The most important case to each of my clients is their own case,” John says.

Licensed for 15 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/10/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 02/01/2023

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Bean, Gentry, Wheeler & Peternell, PLLC
910 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA, 98502


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Posted by Sara | June 25, 2014
Excellent counsel for real estate law
Mr. Kesler came highly recommended by another attorney to help me resolve a boundary line resolution stemming from an adverse possession matter on a property I purchased in 2012, not discovering the defect until May 2013. I hired Mr Kesler in November 2013 when I realized I could not resolve this matter effectively without legal representation. Mr. Kesler was patient, highly knowledgeable, and intelligent- explaining things in terms I could understand and always communicating updates. Mr Kesler even won over the opposing party and resolved the matter in a mutually satisfying manner, all while working tirelessly to protect my interests.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2011
Ambrose Property Group Formation
John handled the formation of my commercial real estate firm in 2008. John developed organizational documents, reviewed bank loan documents, considered the various strucutures, and worked with accountants to form the ideal company structure. Throughout this process, John had a vested interest in the long term success of Ambrose.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bean, Gentry, Wheeler & Peternell, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present


  • Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2007
  • Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
  • B.S.
  • 2004


  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Rotary Club of West Olympia
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • March CLE Luncheon - Litigation Tool Box Part 3
  • Taking Depositions of Experts
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (17)
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Litigation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has a great reputation in the legal community and is an experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for nearly his entire career and I find him to be a highly effective litigator. He is diligent and dedicated to his clients. He is pragmatic and takes a common sense approach to litigation so as to avoid creating unrealistic expectations for his clients. I would highly recommend John to represent any of my clients if that need were to arise."
Unknown Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a very dedicated and highly ethical attorney. It is a pleasure to work with(and against) him on cases. He is a true asset to the Thurston County Legal Community."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kesler is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. Mr. Kesler is also involved in his community and the local bar association. As a leader in his areas of practice, Mr. Kesler was asked to present a continuing legal education seminar on depositions of expert witnesses which was informative and well-attended. In my opinion, Mr. Kesler is a superb attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is an effective and reliable attorney, with a great deal of practical litigation experience. He is a great advocate for his clients, while maintaining a personable manner with clients and opposing counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kesler is a fabulous attorney. He has years of litigation experience, and works diligently and tirelessly for all of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. I have known John for a number of years and he is the consummate professional. John is also a great guy and an active member of his community. I would be happy to recommend him to anyone in need of representation."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"John was born to be a lawyer. He is exceptionally smart and knows whether to settle or to take a case to trial. Either way, he is a strong advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Kesler on a variety of cases. He has the measured judgment to know when his clients should settle and the wherewithal to persuade them. Where settlement is not possible or not in his client's best interests, he has the skills to successfully try the case. He is not one to back down from a fight. Mr. Kesler is a class act and I would hire him as my own attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Native peoples law

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Olympia Personal injury Lawyer John A Kesler III
John A Kesler III
Personal injury Attorney
Olympia, WA
Licensed for 15 years