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John Wesley Kilpatrick III

Criminal defense Attorney at Kennewick, WA

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 8 years
    Washington - WA 5 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2015
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2019
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

About John

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John grew up in St. Pete Beach, Florida where his family has owned a greasy spoon diner since the early 1950s. He also played baseball at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Law & Justice.  John went on to graduate from Stetson University College of Law. During law school John was on the dean's list and was also a competitor on the Moot Court team.

After law school, John began work as a Staff Attorney at Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. in St. Petersburg, FL. He spent most of his time here handling advanced directives, landlord-tenant, and consumer issues. After a couple of years at Gulfcoast, John began work as an Assistant Public Defender for the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida. This allowed John to gain a lot of experience in criminal law and had him in the courtroom almost every day of the week, whether it be advocating for clients at their pre-trial hearings or fighting for his clients at trial. 

In 2017 John and his wife moved from Florida to Washington to escape the hot weather and be closer to the mountains. John is licensed to practice law both in Washington and Florida. 


Clearwater Law Group
5205 W Clearwater Avenue
Kennewick, WA, 99336

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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Infraction - Dismissed
I hired John for a traffic infraction, and he was able to get the ticket dismissed. He was available for any questions I had and took charge of the whole process as soon as I hired him. He and/or his office also made sure to update me as progress was made, e.g., when a hearing date was set.


  • Hourly Rates $ 195-260 per hour


AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Clearwater Law Group
  • 2019 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office for the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Staff Attorney
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2014 - 2016


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Florida v. J.F.
  • Charges dropped by State.
  • State of Florida v. J.K.
  • Charges reduced.
  • Redacted v. Redacted
  • Individual ejected from client's home


  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Pinellas County Bar Association
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Kilpatrick is an excellent attorney who has a strong understanding of the law and a tenacious attitude when fighting for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an effective attorney who fights hard for his clients. He puts the time and effort into the law to come up with knowledgeable and actionable guidance for his clients. I endorse this attorney."
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Kennewick Criminal defense Lawyer John Wesley Kilpatrick III
John Wesley Kilpatrick III
Criminal defense Attorney
Kennewick, WA
Licensed for 8 years