John J. Polito

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  • 9 Lake Bellevue Drive, Suite 200, Bellevue, WA 98005
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John Polito is the owner of Polito Law Offices, providing leadership and advocacy in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury. A graduate of Gonzaga Law School, he received his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude and has been practicing in the Seattle area and the Eastside for 30 years. Through this depth of experience John has keenly mastered the legal nuances that hone his clients' cases. Highly esteemed by his peers, John holds the honor of receiving an AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an honor that less than 8% of lawyers are

Mr. Polito and I are members of Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have had the pleasure of dealing with Mr. Polito through this organization and I can recommend him without reservation as an excellent and principled attorney who not only zealously advocates for his clients but who also supports his colleagues in the ultimate pursuit of justice. - L. Baumgarten, fellow criminal defense attorney

A native to the area and having practiced in the same fields of law for three decades, John has a strong familiarity with the unique and varied cultural and political demographics of the greater Puget Sound region. More specifically, John has built strong and respected professional relationships with numerous judges, prosecutors, mediators, experts, treatment providers and investigators. John has a reputation for his tenacity, professionalism and history of successful verdicts and settlements. This long-established reputation, knowledge, and experience translates to John's clients directly. John knows the law and the people involved in the decisions of your case. You will see and feel it the minute John walks into the courtroom with

I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community. - M. Waddington, military law attorney

Most importantly, John is dedicated to his clients. He understands the uniqueness of each situation and cares about the difficulties his clients are facing. He is passionate about being an excellent advocate on his clients' behalf and receiving an outcome that will help them transition into receiving peace of mind. John is inspired by educating and mentoring others in the area of law and applying it to real people and situations. He has been a guest speaker at Skyline High School for several years, inspiring and educating youth in the career of legal advocacy and he is currently tutoring/mentoring his oldest son through APR Rule 6 Law Clerk Program.

Who am I?

I am a 57-year young Italian, born in California. I moved to the Pacific Northwest with my parents and three siblings when I was 5 and grew up in the Kingsgate area of Kirkland during the 60's and 70's. I graduated from Juanita High School and then took a couple “gap years” working in the real world before it was trending. I went on to receive my BA from Central Washington University and then received my law degree from Gonzaga Law School in Spokane.

I love what I do and always have. It just came naturally to me. My friends always said “you should become a lawyer,” which I think meant I liked to argue. It's true. I am energized when I get to be the information wrangler and tell my clients' side of a story.

My style is direct and upfront. This approach has earned me the trust of thousands of clients and a reputation of results and respect.

I live in the Snoqualmie Valley with my wife and together we share four great kids and two dogs.

• On my Spotify right now? The Who, Nothing But Thieves, and Darenots.

• Last book I read? Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen

• My spirit animal? Honey Badger, so says my wife

• Favorite sitcom? Curb Your Enthusiasm (pretty, pretty, pretty good)

• Favorite quote/saying? "Your upside is your downside."

• Dream Occupation? Other than law, I would be a professional race car driver in a second.

• What I enjoy most about being a lawyer? Intellectual strategy. Providing emotional support. Winning.

Areas of Practice (20)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Assault and Violent Crimes
  • Boating Offenses
  • Criminal Traffic Offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI Charges
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Under Investigation
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Car Accident Insurance Claims
  • Dog Bites
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Central Washington University, B.A., 1985
Law School Attended:
Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Year of First Admission:
1988, Washington
Seattle-King County, East King County, Washington State and American Bar Associations; Washington State Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Birth Information:
Whittier, California, December 18, 1960

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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