John B. McDonald

Counsel

Seattle

(206) 808-7810

(206) 926-9395

John is an experienced litigator, representing clients in complex insurance matters in a variety of forums from inception of a case through arbitration and trial. John is responsive and attentive to his clients’ litigation and business needs and takes pride in providing an effective and individualized approach to each case.

Prior to joining the firm, John was an attorney with a boutique international firm based in Seattle. There, he advised on all coverage issues presented by the firm’s international and cannabis clients. Before that, John spent two years in Seattle with the Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. After law school, he spent five years as an associate with an AmLaw 100 and Global 100 firm in New York, where he counseled primary and excess insurers in coverage actions.

John earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was an editorial member of the University of Miami Law Review. He also served as a research assistant for Professor Charlton Copeland on civil procedure and constitutional issues. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

Outside the office, John enjoys sports (especially basketball) and is an avid fan of the NBA. He also enjoys reading, he endeavors never to miss an episode of Jeopardy, and he enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family.

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2007
  • Washington
  • New York