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John J. Ryan

Real estate Attorney at Tumwater, WA

5.0   10 reviews

Licensed for 38 years

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    22%
    I review and advise on the purchase and sale of homes, landlord tenant matters, land use, eviction and foreclosure, banking/lending, condominiums and homeowners' associations.

    29 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    There are very few types of contracts that I can say that I haven't negotiated or drafted in my career. This is one of my most well developed areas of expertise.

    38 years

  3. Commercial real estate
    18%
    I've handled the development and construction of more than 600,000 sq ft of office/warehouse buildings. I've advised on buying, selling, leasing, financing, raw land development, and regulatory challenges.

    24 years

  4. Business
    15%
    My practice has involved buying and selling businesses, franchises, re-branding, technology and product licensing, software agreements, corporate and LLC formation and dissolutions.

    19 years

  5. Land use and zoning
    10%
    My practice involves land use matters such as adverse possession, borderline adjustments, variances, and many other land use legal challenges.

    22 years

  6. Administrative law
    5%
    Served as a government lawyer for more than 15 years. Understanding how government works, whether it's contracts, regulatory enforcement, bidding, or countless other areas where state or local government acts, you need someone who understands it.

    29 years

  7. Intellectual property
    5%
    Having worked in a patent law firm, defended copyright and trademark infringement suits, successfully prosecuted trademarks and advised on many copyright matters, I have the knowledge and expertise to assist you.

    19 years

  8. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Give your family and yourself peace of mind, quickly and affordably by putting your affairs in order with an estate plan.

    14 years

COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF LEGAL SERVICES FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE OR BUSINESS TRANSACTION. CALL (206) 339-8230
Licensed for 38 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact John

John J. Ryan, Attorney At Law
915 Trosper Rd SW Ste 101
Tumwater, WA, 98512-6972

Reviews

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Posted by Sara | March 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing person!
John helped with a land dispute. He is not only extremely professional but cares about his clients.
Posted by Cynthia | November 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
All around excellent attorney
I hired John as a personal injury attorney because of his strong knowledge and expertise of insurance and contractual law. I have found during the entire process his legal expertise and thorough ability to review and consider all aspects of my case and settlement has been invaluable. John truly cares about his clients specific needs and situations.
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Posted by Tesa | April 6, 2022
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Awesome Attorney and Human!
John Ryan is dedicated and smart. He knows what hes talking about and won't steer you wrong. He is also a great person, kind and understanding and willing to sacrifice his own time for his clients. We Highly Recommend him!
Posted by Judy | November 21, 2021
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Outstanding Attorney, person, compassioette and not afraid to go to bat for our clients.
It is with great pleasure that I write an outstanding review for Attorney John Ryan. As a non profit preschool that serves the needs of children with several different learning styles and abilities, it goes with out saying we have been severely affected due to the pandemic. Through determination, grit and for lack of a better word, blood sweet and tears, we are still standing and serving families of the community as it was very evident our unique learning school is much needed in the community. At the end of the day, we are viewed as just another business with our debtors, and landlords and beyond. We have encountered and come across some of the most vile and unethical people through out this process, as a volunteer board president who started this organization in 2014 to ensure there was a place for my child who is a non traditional learner, and many of her peers the toll this was taking was becoming too much. When we hired Attorney Ryan, it was to handle a fraction of what we were dealing with. We persevered to move forward and keep what we started going, when disparaging emails, harassment, and phone calls became too much to cary, Attorney Ryan Stepped in on several different occasions to take some of this stress off our plate, and handled the unethical treatment and “threats” with out skipping a beat. He was able to reassure us we were not in need of meeting unrealistic demands, and took over on our behalf and was very attentive and not bothered by the grotesque scare tactics used by misc companies, and people. Knowing that Attorney Ryan was handling this, while fully keeping us in the loop, and assuring us of our rights, helped relieve a huge amount of stress, anxiety and harassment, so we could focus on what really matters, carrying our mission forward and ensuring a place like this will exist in our community for years and beyond. Respectfully, Judy Pagni Gig Harbor Board President
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Posted by Vickie | February 21, 2021
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Amazing! Proficient, loyal, caring...yes, caring!
John stuck with me through a year long house sale horror. First, was the deed in lieu. I changed my mind (for which he was very gratuitous and only seemed to care that I chose the best option for myself). Next came the short sale from hell. If something could go wrong, it did. This lasted over 8 months. All along the way, he advised me on the best options. He checked on me quite a bit, was very professional but caring. I felt like I really had someone who had my back. This was especially wonderful as I was a recent widow. I highly recommend him and would give an outstanding reference to anyone who asked! Thanks John:)
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Posted by brian | April 20, 2019
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real estate contract
professional and timely.will probably need his services again in the near future
Posted by Blair | March 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank John
John is extremely knowledgeable and made my very stressful situation much easier. He was always quick to respond, easy to communicate with, and kept me informed and updated every step of my case. Not only was I pleased with the outcome, but also how quickly and efficiently he worked to achieve the result I had hoped for. I will definitely be recommending John to friends and clients.
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Posted by Dan | January 31, 2019
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Helpful and efficient
I worked with John a couple of times and I will call on him again when the need arises. He is always thorough, efficient, helps lead me through the process and makes you at ease while he uses his expertise to help you.
Posted by Jim | January 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, Fast, and Comprehensive
Hired John for a nonprofit business problem, primarily evaluating corporate documents. I got far more with a very fast evaluation of the documents and the broader implications for the organization. I'd recommend John for a wide variety of legal assistance.
Posted by Ron Rydell | December 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you, John Ryan
He was exactly what we needed for our situation. He was available, kept us in the loop and was quick to respond.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 220-220 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Attorney General
  • State Of Washington Office Of The Attorney General
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • State Of Washington Office Of The Attorney General
  • 1986 - 1997

Legal Cases

  • Guimont v Clarke, In Guimont v. Clarke, 121 Wn.2d 586, 595, 854 P.2d 1 (1993)
  • The State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Plaintiffs, affirming the Superior Court and declared the MHRA unconstitutional as a violation of the "takings clause".
  • WEDFA v Grimm,
  • Municipal Finance statutory scheme deemed Constitutional. Issuance of bonds authorized.

Associations

  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • President
  • Kent WA Chamber of Commerce
  • 2002
  • Kent Chamber Member of the Year.
  • Kent Chamber of Commerce
  • 1999
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