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John Polito

Who is John Polito?

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 given.click

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 you.click

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.

Meet John and his team

Polito Law Offices is conveniently located in Bellevue, just North of NE 8th with free parking for his clients. Call today 24/7 for a free case evaluation or an appointment.  (425) 646-7111 or John's cell phone (206) 371-9870.

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  • C.N. Recommends John Polito

    "I was seriously injured in a collision which required me to have surgery on my previously injured shoulder. My first lawyer tried to pressure me to accept a low ball offer from the insurance company and would not take my case to trial when I wouldn't accept it. John took over my case and got a s...
  • S.T. Recommends John Polito

    "I was wrongfully accused of a felony assault and have no criminal history whatsoever. My first lawyer tried to talk me into taking a felony guilty plea with some jail time and told me I could go to prison for four years if I lost. I had John take over my case and the jury found me not guilty of ...
  • M.L. Recommends John Polito

    "My ex-wife tried to use the legal system as a sword against me by filing unfounded criminal allegations which wreaked havoc on my life. Through his tenacity and determination, John was able to get all of the criminal charges against me dismissed. I can't thank John enough for being there and hel...
  • J.Z. Recommends John Polito

    "John has represented me and other family members who have all had the unfortunate circumstance of having been in car accidents which upended our lives in too many ways to count. John and his excellent, supportive staff were able to navigate us through all of the difficulties and blame shifting b...
  • A.W. Recommends John Polito

    "I was in a serious motorcycle accident which the insurance company tried to blame me for. John's experience as a motorcycle rider and knowledge of the law allowed him to rebut the insurance company's biased conclusions. We settled my claim for far more than I was initially offered as a direct re...
  • Y.N. Recommends John Polito

    "My ex wife falsely charged me with assaulting her. Because of her charges, I couldn't see my son for over four months. I was eventually found not guilty of all charges and reunited with my son. The state was also required to reimburse me for my legal fees. I am forever thankful to John for all h...
  • J.P. Recommends John Polito

    "I was falsely accused of a sexual assault and had to face the horror of potentially having a protection order entered against me based on false accusations. I had heard horror stories about how easy it is for someone to get a civil protection order in a hearing. In a difficult "he said/she said"...
  • J.O. Recommends John Polito

    "I was arrested for DUI on a second offense which I knew was the result of a trooper being very biased against me. I interviewed a lot of lawyers before choosing John to represent me. In a very hotly contested DUI trial, John was able to successfully cross examine the trooper to draw out his bias...
  • R.B. Recommends John Polito

    "Our son has had a difficult time managing his anger and mental health issues which resulted in him fighting with us and numerous arrests. John was able to convince the court and prosecutor that warehousing our son in jail would be a mistake. John has been a valuable mentor to our son and he has ...
  • T.M. Recommends John Polito

    "My son was tragically involved in an accidental shooting and was charged with serious crimes that could have landed him in prison for most of the rest of his life. I thoroughly researched who to choose as his lawyer and found that John had the highest rating available from his peers and once we ...
  • J.H. Recommends John Polito

    John is a great attorney and a great person takes his cases seriously and conduct some self in a professional manner. Regardless if you have a major issue or a small problem John is a great resource and I would recommend him to anyone. I've personally hired John in the past and so have other peop...
  • M.M. Recommends John Polito

    I highly recommend John Polito. I was referred to Mr. Polito by a trusted friend after being injured in a car accident. From our first consultation I was treated with respect, kindness and professionalism. Mr. Polito and his associates worked diligently to get my case settled. Throughout the proc...
  • S.G. Recommends John Polito

    John Polito is a very professional personal injury attorney. He helped me to navigate the very difficult process of recovering costs from the insurance company of a driver who recklessly rear ended my car. Without John's help and expertise, I would not have had a settlement that would allow me to...
  • E.N. Recommends John Polito

    I have been a client of John's several times in the past 2 decades. John and his team are the best lawyers that money can buy at any price. He is an excellent trial lawyer. His research his attention to detail and his persistence Win's cases. There is no better defence and or representation that ...

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John Polito has been serving the residents of the greater Puget Sound for 30 years. Practicing in ALL counties of Washington, he is here to help.
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