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As a lawyer, my singular goal is to serve our clients. I strive to help each client resolve unique legal issues, as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Silk, John M.

John M. Silk has investigated, litigated, and arbitrated state and federal insurance coverage, extra-contractual, and employment practices cases for 30 years.

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  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D. 1982
  • Fairfield University, B.S., Biology 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, and District of Oregon
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Notable Results

Defended insurer in federal bad faith and coverage action. Obtained summary judgment.

Defended equipment supplier in federal age and disability discrimination case. Defense verdict.

Defended Eastern Washington vehicle retailer in sexual harassment arbitration and trial. Defense award and defense verdict.

Defended Fortune 100 company in federal disability and age discrimination and retaliatory discharge action. Case dismissed on successive summary judgments.

Defended former employee and competitor of hardware distributor in suit alleging violation of covenant not to compete and confidentiality agreement. Defense verdict. 

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute 

Personal Interests and Activities

Motorsports is one of my long-time passions. It demands an unwavering focus on preparation, vision, analysis and execution - and constant dedication to improvement—in short, to excellence. And, yes, it's fun.