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John Peterson

Personal injury Attorney at Vancouver, WA

5.0   98 reviews

also known as Jack

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2006
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About John

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FORMER PROSECUTOR & INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEY NOW ON YOUR SIDE!

I  have been a resident of the Pacific Northwest since 2004 when I moved to Portland, Oregon to attend Lewis & Clark Law School.  During law school, I worked for the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office in Portland, Oregon.

 

After law school, I worked for Safeco Insurance Company in defending personal injury claims.  In 2007, I was hired at the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office where I prosecuted cases ranging from DUI and Domestic Violence to Class A Sex Offenses.  During my four years there, I tried over 50 jury trials and appeared in court almost every day.

 

Before attending law school, I taught high school English in the South Pacific, The Bahamas and South Korea.  I am married and have two children.

 

My practice focuses on criminal defense, personal injury, and medical malpractice cases.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
2024

Location

Jack Peterson, Attorney at Law, P.C.
1014 Franklin St Ste 220
Vancouver, WA, 98660-3040

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Rebecca | June 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney Who Gets Results!
Jack was fantastic! They got me a fair settlement after my car accident and kept me updated every step of the way. Super responsive and genuinely caring, I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Highly recommend!
Posted by Rob | May 29, 2024
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Jack Peterson Attorney
My son was in a car accident that had greatly impacted his progress towards his career with over 100 medical visits in the last 16 months. I was very reluctant to hire a lawyer, which may have been very apparent to Jack when we met to consult the case. Jack is very personable and made me feel way more comfortable with hiring him. In the end, Jack was able to negotiate with multiple insurance companies beyond what I was going to be able to do myself, and was of great benefit to my son. I don't like that an attorney is necessary for certain aspects of dealing with insurance, but I was very glad in the end to have Jack as my son's attorney. He was right. We did need him. If me or my family ever needs an attorney in the future, I will definitely pick Jack to represent us. I would highly recommend him to others as well. I like Jack and would be surprised if anyone who hired him didn't feel the same. He is a good guy and from our experience, a very good attorney.
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Posted by Kurt | May 22, 2024
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Jack Peterson Attorney
Jack went above and beyond in our expectations. Jack was able to get all medical taken care of or waved. Jack was also able to obtain a substantial settlement and get a traffic infraction dismissed. I would recommend Jack Peterson to anyone. Thank you Jack
Posted by Peter Krochmal | March 20, 2024
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Highly recommend
Professional in his field. Never felt like I was questioning his practice ever. Great at communication from start to finish. Always on time for meetings. Over all fantastic experience.
Posted by Ta’shia | February 19, 2024
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The best lawyer
John was awesome , he very thorough detail with my case ,in compassionate with my case I recommend him 100% . He consistent with communication with keep you updated with n you case . My family appreciated Jhon one of the greatest attorneys of in Washington .
Posted by Jen | January 26, 2024
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I wish there were more than 5 stars…
I would absolutely recommend John to anyone who is looking for an attorney that is professional, empathetic to your situation, and someone who is going to dive in and get your case handled as swiftly and painlessly as possible. He listened to our concerns and quickly put them to rest. He fought for us and made sure we were compensated appropriately. Thank you very much!
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Posted by Melody | January 26, 2024
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Great Attorney
My husband and I hired Jack after we were involved in a multi- car accident. After 2 and a half years of frustration with the claim, Jack was able to negotiate with several Insurance Companies and Attorneys to get a settlement that exceeded our expectations. Jacks demonstrated outstanding patience, persistence and professionalism representing us and resolving our case, we highly recommend him.
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Posted by Kelly | January 10, 2024
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Mind blown.
Jack was my attorney for a car accident involving a very rare closed head injury that required a lot of research. Our initial consult was informal and informative and straight to the point. I had to get two brain surgeries. After the insurance company initially too,d me that they wouldn’t even pay for the medical costs, Jack was able to get them to pay for them and he got the full settlement available. He made himself available for any questions or concerns 7 days a week. He’s patient, thorough, kind, gets the job done and goes above and beyond. He explained each detail to me along the way and was aware enough to understand how to do it so that I could understand since things don’t always click like they did before. He took that extra time to learn how to be accommodating for my injury and the resulting disabilities. He’s positive and driven and I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Mark | January 9, 2024
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Good Attorney, Good Guy
Jack Peterson is both very professional and personable, but he is also willing to work long hours to pursue your injury claim to get you the most he can for your settlement. He was highly recommended to me, and you will be impressed with his diligence and proficiency, but most of all, it's personal for Jack. My particular injury case and circumstances were not going to net a large sum of money (if any) but he took my case anyway. I did receive a settlement, but Jack forwent his fee because he wanted me to be pleased with the outcome, and in his own words (paraphrasing), it was the right thing to do. He is uniquely special and a specialist in what he does. Give him a call. You won't regret it.
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Posted by Inna | January 5, 2024
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Highly recommend
Mr. Peterson helped us in a couple of different cases, personal injury and citation dismissal. Very kind, patient, empathetic, straightforward throughout all process with great outcome. It was a pleasure to work with him. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.
Posted by Nick | September 6, 2023
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I was hit by a car and didn't call the police
Jack was incredibly polite and patient, even with my English. Despite the late hour for my case, he handled everything smoothly. He concluded this case with a favorable outcome for me. Without a doubt he saved my time, money, and my health as well, for which I am sincerely grateful to him. I'm genuinely satisfied and would highly recommend him to all of my friends.
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Posted by Gayla | June 6, 2022
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Gayla
Jack was great in helping me after a car accident in 2020, got a good settlement, He is very personable and very well qualified to help you come to a successful conclusion.
Posted by Dianne | April 5, 2021
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Great attorney
Jack helped me when I fell in a Home Goods store. There were three offers and I took the third. This was a Personal Injury case and it took a while to make sure I was ok, but Jack knew what he was doing and I ended up settling. He took care of everything! Jack is smart, has experience, and very kind!
Posted by Scott | May 4, 2020
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Great Service and Straightforward
Jack was very straightforward and I appreciated his honesty throughout the whole process. He definitely cares about his clients and I highly recommend him. He helped me reach a very good outcome.
Posted by Tina | March 4, 2020
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Excellent
Jack helped represent me for my small personal injury claim. He was so easy to work with and always answered my calls and texts right away. I highly recommend Jack.
Posted by Mark | February 24, 2020
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Excellent!
Mr Peterson came highly recommended to me. He is very friendly, personable, and on initial interaction seemed genuine and empathetic to my case details. Mr Peterson worked quickly and diligently with great communication to settle my case. I knew I was in good hands from start to finish. Recommend highly!
Posted by Jesse | January 28, 2020
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Review
I was hit by a vehicle while walking across the street. I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and was not sure what steps to take regarding the insurance company. We hired Mr. Peterson and he was very helpful and caring about my families situation. I am thankful that we happened to find him and for all the work he put in to see that my family was well taken care of and compensated. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Jani | December 18, 2019
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Improper lane usage ticket
Highly recommend this law firm. Jack was very prompt to respond personally to my emails and texts. I definitely would use Jack Peterson again and will recommend his firm to friends and family
Posted by Mariya | November 18, 2019
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Rear end accident
I was hit in an accident and was just hoping to cover my medical costs, but Jack exceeded my expectations by getting a very good settlement. I was very impressed with his work.
Posted by Patricia | November 6, 2019
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Personal injury legal representation
Jack Peterson is experienced in Personal Injury Law. He negotiated a fair settlement on our behalf with a large Vancouver, WA company. We are extremely pleased with his litigation of our case. I highly recommend his services without reservation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jack Peterson, Attorney at Law, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Clark County Superior Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Safeco Insurance Company
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006

Associations

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Lewis and Clark Law Review
  • Exceptions to Employment Division v. Smith: A Need for Change
  • 2006
  • Environment Law
  • CERCLA Choice-of-Law: Insurers' Attempts to Escape Their Own Quagmires
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (44)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When Jack sinks his teeth into a case watch out, he will really do a great job for his clients. Jack also has good relationships with other lawyers and people in the justice system. If you need a PI or defense attorney, don't hesitate to call Jack."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack is an incredibly effective attorney as well as being good man with a good heart. You can trust him to do great job for you."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Jack work in court, and often come to him with questions and seeking advice, and have recommended him to folks seeking legal representation in the past."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jack since he was a deputy prosecuting attorney. Jack has an innate ability to explain complex legal or evidentiary issues in a clear commonsense way, making him an effective communicator with clients and helping those clients receive quality representation. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Mr. Peterson when we were prosecutors together. I know him to be a zealous advocate for his clients and a proven trial attorney. I happily endorse Mr. Jack Peterson."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a strong advocate for his clients and works hard to achieve great results for them. I would recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack works diligently on behalf of his clients to obtain favorable results. Good guy, good lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jack Peterson for approximately six years and as someone who has seen him in action as opposing counsel and as an attorney in the Vancouver community, there is no doubt that he is an excellent attorney. Jack is well-versed on the law and is a phenomenal advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Jack Peterson is an extremely solid and reliable attorney. He keeps his word and gets things done quickly and efficiently. He does not get distracted; his eyes are always on the ball. As a former prosecutor, he has tons of trial experience, and he is very good at what he does. I recommend Jack without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer; I have discussed issues pertinent to our cases with Jack, primarily personal injury issues, for a number of years now. He is diligent and works hard to get the best results possible for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has extensive criminal law experience as a former prosecutor and prides himself in obtaining outstanding results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jack from his days at the Prosecutor's Office. While we didn't always agree, Jack always listened to my concerns and provided a solid basis for his decisions. Jack has done appellate work and I have referred a number of clients to him. I know that Jack is a great researcher and will assist my referrals and provide sound, honest, legal advice."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jack for a number of years. He's a great attorney, and I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I previously worked with Jack on a number of cases when he was a prosecutor and also knew him as a law school classmate. Jack is a strong advocate who is intelligent, well spoken, and highly regarded in the legal community. He is also a decent and caring human being and I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I also endorse Jack Peterson in personal injury cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jack as an attorney for a number of years and have found him to be an excellent lawyer who always goes the extra mile for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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