John  Connelly

Connelly Law Offices
Connelly Law Offices
2301 N 30Th St
TacomaWA 98403
(253) 593-5100

John R. (Jack) Connelly


All aspects of Plaintiffs Litigation; Wrongful Death; Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries; Civil Rights; Personal Injury; Products Liability; Highway Design; Professional Negligence; Governmental Liability; Commercial Litigation; Employment litigation


All Washington Trial and Appellate Courts (Jack handles cases throughout Washington State. He has been invited to appear and handle cases in other states on behalf of Plaintiffs as well.)

Federal Court: US District Courts for Western and Eastern Districts of Washington

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Stanford University; B.A., Human Biology / Psychology, Palo Alto, CA. 1978

Univ. of California, Hastings College of the Law, JD 1981

Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 1980-1981

Extern Law Clerk, Honorable William H. Orrick, U.S. District Court, San Francisco, 1981

Lecturer and Instructor – Over 100 CLE and Trial Practice Courses over the past 31 years.


Sovereign Order of Malta

President, Washington State Ass’n for Justice – 2005-06

President, WSAJ Foundation – 2003-05

Board of Governors – Washington State Ass’n for Justice (formerly WSTLA – 1995 – 2007)

City of Tacoma Libraries – Board of Trustees

Ownership Group – Tacoma Rainiers Professional Baseball Team

Tacoma City Club – Board of Directors

Tacoma/Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame – Board of Directors

Martin Luther King Housing Development Ass’n (Board Member / Chair 2013)

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Society

Tacoma Baseball Foundation Board (Keeping AAA Baseball in Tacoma)

Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Trustees (’91-92; ’98-’00)

Former Board Member:

Catholic Community Services SW

Lakewood Communities in Schools

Clover Park Vocational School Foundation

Candidate: Washington State Senate 27th District – 2012

Past Grand Knight – Council 809; Knights of Columbus

Parish Council – St. Patrick’s Church

Water Polo Coach – Lakes and Wilson High Schools


Best Lawyers in America

Washington Law & Politics – Top 100 Lawyers – Washington State

Seattle Magazine’s Best Lawyers; Seattle Area

Puget Sound Business Journal – Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers – Seattle Trial Lawyer of the Year 2015

American Board of Trial Advocates (Plaintiff and Defense Bar)

ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year 2007

Washington State Trial Lawyer of the Year (2000)

Washington Damage Attorneys Round Table (DART)

Fellow – American Bar Foundation

Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America

Platinum Member – The Verdict Club

Washington Law & Politics Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyers in Washington State

Washington Law & Politics, Super Lawyers 2003 – 2015

National Trial Lawyer’s Ass’n – Top 100 Lawyers


Washington State Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Ass’n for Justice

Washington State Ass’n for Justice

Damages Attorneys Roundtable

American Board of Trial Advocates

National Trial Lawyer’s Ass’n.

Fellow – American Bar Foundation

Best Lawyers in America

National Crime Victim’s Bar Ass’n – Charter Member

Connelly Law Offices; Principal – 2006 – Present

Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Associate 1981-86; Partner 1981 – 2006; Board Chair 2001-02;

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