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John Robert Bonin

Car accident Attorney at Shelton, WA

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Bonin Law, John R. Bonin, P.S.

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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I am a small town attorney with a desire to help people in need and serve justice.  I am known as a skilled, aggressive and ethical advocate.  I am the attorney to call if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident.    You can find more information about me on my website . 


Bonin Law
PO Box 783 (mailing)
424 N. 4th Street
Shelton, WA, 98584

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Posted by Alex | March 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Bonin - best attorney around
Last year my son found himself in an unexpected real estate litigation with his neighbor. It was a very complex case affecting all our family. My son was fortunate to be represented by Mr John Bonin who conducted the case with great professionalism and integrity. He reached the most positive outcome for my son. We all can move on with our lives now. Mr Bonin pays great attention to details and always listens to his client. His staff is also exceptional providing great communication and professional support. I'd highly recommend John Bonin to anyone who is looking for a great attorney.
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Posted by Darin | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Bonin Team is #1
John and his staff are exceptional! I was facing a very tough battle and John jumped at the challenge and was able to take care of my legal issues quick and efficiently. If your looking for an attorney I would recommend you give John and his staff a call 1st.
Posted by Cristal | November 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney around
After feeling extremely defeated after our first court appearance I knew right away I needed to find legal representation. I made a desperate phone call to Bonin law. John Bonin called me back right away on his day off and we met up that day. John agreed to take my daughter's case and helped give my child a voice. John and his staff worked very diligently on our case. His staff was very warm and welcoming. John is vey easy to work with and is very easy to communicate with. We could not have gotten through this with out John and his amazing team. I am for ever thankful for what they did for my family. Amazing team and fair prices. I will only recommend Bonin Law.
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Posted by Jamie | October 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer around
My daughter and I were involved in a car accident where we were struck by 2 cars, both us had minor injuries and after going to get a Dr's exam a friend referred me to Mr. Bonin and the one thing I really liked about John is he's a no BS guy, kept his word and in my opinion and unlike other lawyers in our area he really cares about who he represents
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Posted by Pat | March 27, 2015
Great Lawyer!
John provided outstanding legal representation for me in a very difficult civil action. He kept me fully informed and provided balanced assessments of my situation before recommending a course of action. His work resulted in a settlement that I am sure I could not have gotten without his hard work. I highly recommend him and will call him again in the future when I am in need of expert legal advice. Great lawyer!
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Response from John Bonin June 30, 2017
thank you Pat. Glad you appreciated the help.
Posted by Pat | October 2, 2013
Critique as Former Co-Worker
I worked for Mr. Bonin for approximately 2.5 to 3 years in Wenatchee, while he was an associate with Foreman & Arch, PLLC. 1999 - 2001. His energy toward his work made me want to work harder. His knowledge of the law and continuous training helped me thrive in my job. We worked together as a team, even though we were the "associate and his secretary." Mr. Bonin would not only inform me of his needs regarding the case, but included the client history and reasoning behind his needs to allow me to think ahead and help trouble-shoot the needs of our clients. He never belittled me, but instead explained if I made a mistake. Together, we conquered civil cases, family law, real estate, and estate planning. Mr. Bonin was a very intellectual and intelligent counsel. It has been over 10 years since I have worked for Mr. Bonin, but we continue to keep in touch. I wish I could remember more of our work history, but I was quite green, (Very new to the legal field) and everything I do today in my legal career is because of what I learned from Mr. Bonin years ago. He was patient and shaped me into the secretary that I have become.
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Response from John Bonin June 30, 2017
Thanks Patricia A! you are welcome back to work with me anytime!
Posted by natural_womyn | January 31, 2013
Brilliant and Very Responsive to Concerns
I am low-income (disabled) and utilize the Avvo website. I posted a question on Avvo and Mr. Bonin posted a reply. I then contacted him by email and he was of such tremendous help. He responded timely and offered legal counsel by providing recommendations and resources! I am so grateful!!
Response from John Bonin June 30, 2017
I appreciate the statement. Always nice to lend a hand.
Posted by Gregory | January 30, 2013
The finest, most capable and highly ethical attorney I have ever known.
John Bonin is the most highly skilled, capable and ethical attorney I have ever known. He recently represented me and my private investigations agency in a complex and extremely challenging business matter. I firmly believe that absent Mr. Bonin's superior representation and sage legal counsel, I would not have enjoyed the VERY favorable outcome I achieved. I have also worked with John on civil rights cases, and he is superior in this arena as well. My wife and I recently entrusted and empowered Mr. Bonin and his law firm to handle ALL of our legal affairs. I trust him implicitly.
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Posted by Sherrie | January 20, 2013
Great lawyer
My husband and I have been clients of John Bonin for about 7 years. He's handled several varied issues for us that required in depth research and trial skills. His attention to the details of a case made a huge difference which resulted in positive outcomes on every issue he's handled for us. Along with his partner, Julie Cook, they are a formidable force and fought hard on our behalf, winning a case set before the state supreme court. We recommend John Bonin & Julie Cook without reserve.
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Posted by Lynn Phillipi | January 20, 2013
Attorney Bonin Quality of Work Review
Mr. Bonin is very professional. He has a unique ability to decipher what I was trying to get across, reiterate my needs, and present a gameplan tailored to me specifically. He always kept me in the loop, emailed me with current updates and responded to my phone calls and emails immediately, in less than 24 hours. His fees are very reasonable and he saved me money on fees charging me incrementally which I so dearly appreciated. I will continue to have him as my attorney on any subsequent legal needs our familiy might have in the future. His staff is also very professional and courteous.
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Posted by Melissa | January 19, 2013
I came to John desperate with no idea what to do for my situation. He was responsive, quick, and very knowledgeable, putting me at ease immediately. He's extremely professional, experienced, and knows what he's doing and I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by JOE | January 19, 2013
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  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bonin Law
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Foreman Arch Dodge Volyn & Zimmerman
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Lacey and Kane, PS
  • 1996 - 1997


  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Northern Arizona University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989


  • Mason County Hospital Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Mason County Housing Authority
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (15)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse John! John works tirelessly for his clients and is an advocate from the get-go for all that they're going through. He fights for their rights and is clearly an effective advocate for those in his community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Bonin for decades and would describe him as an honest, genuine, caring person who strives to help people, both in his personal life and professionally. He is extremely knowledgeable in his area law and is not afraid to send clients to another attorney if they would be better served. He is a great choice, and worthy of receiving your call to discuss your legal issues."
Civil rights Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Defining him as a civil rights lawyer is short-sighted. He is accomplished in many areas of civil practice, including landlord-tenant and personal injury. A self-confident and extremely caring attorney who will fight every inch for you. i have personally hired this attorney, and will anytime I need one. He will take on cases of excessive use of force when police and jails go too far. His wife Julie is an attorney in the firm, and is one of the brightest lawyers i have met. the personal attention i have recieved from them would take pages to endorse. They treat every client with the same compassion."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John knows his area of expertise very well and has handled a large number of very important cases."
Criminal defense
Car accident
Intellectual property
Speeding and traffic ticket
Real estate
Speeding and traffic ticket
Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Speeding and traffic ticket
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Personal injury