John Barton - Senior Associate Attorney

John Barton


John is a senior associate attorney working in the Seattle office of Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP. John focuses his practice on defending individuals in vehicle accidents and property disputes across Washington State. Additionally, John works as defense counsel in uninsured and under-insured vehicle accidents.

John has defended individuals and companies at both trial and arbitration in District Court, Superior Court, Federal Court and the Court of Appeals. His practice involves defending actions ranging from minor injuries, timber trespass, adverse possession, up to wrongful death claims. He has prepared defense motions regarding sudden medical emergency, insufficient service of process and lack of negligence. John has also successfully negotiated cases involving boundary disputes, property damage and personal injury actions. John did not envision becoming a trial attorney; however, he could not imagine doing anything different now.

John likes to take a matter-of-fact approach with his clients and prides himself on being open with his clients regarding all aspects of their litigation. While each case may be a different set of facts, the approach is the same – his clients deserve a vigorous defense.



THE NATIONAL LAW REVIEW ONLINE, Winner Fall 2010 Student Legal Writing Contest John Barton, Charles Hinnant, How the Supreme Court Skirted ADEA Issues During Reduction in Force and What Must be Done to Fix It. Published online Dec. 1, 2010 at


John is able to work collaboratively with opposing counsel as he feels that having open communication can lend towards reaching favorable results for his clients. When a hard line is necessary, however, John is willing to stand his ground and fight for his clients.

John has recently presented Continuing Legal Education programs for the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association regarding CR 35 Stipulations and UIM matters based upon his experience dealing with these matters in his practice.


In his free time John likes to spend time with his wife and two dogs. They enjoy traveling to places near and far and taking their dogs to the park on sunny days. John also enjoys baking and can occasionally be found jogging on our many trails in the Seattle area.



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