1 Title by John “Jack” R. Connelly, Jr.

JOHN R. “JACK” CONNELLY, JR. has been practicing in Tacoma and Seattle for 28 years, entirely in representation of plaintiffs. Mr. Connelly earned his B.A. Degree in Human Biology and Psychology, from Stanford University in 1978, and his J.D. from University of California Hastings College of Law, in 1981. He is a past President of the Washington State Trial Lawyer’s Association (WSAJ), and was WSTLA's Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2000. He was selected for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and Best Lawyers in America. In 2007 he was selected as Trial Lawyer of the Year for the Washington State Chapter of ABOTA. Washington Law and Politics Magazine has listed him as one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of Washington and Top 40 Personal Injury lawyers. He is a member of the Damages Advocates Roundtable (D.A.R.T.), a charter member of the National Crime Victims Bar Association, and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates.

Mr. Connelly has handled numerous cases representing victims of crimes and involving governmental liability, products liability, medical and wrongful death. He served as lead counsel in the OK Boys Ranch cases which resulted in over $60 million in settlements and which have compelled national scrutiny of group home care for children, was lead counsel in Thomas v. Puyallup School District, a racial discrimination lawsuit which achieved significant damages ($7.5 million) and injunctive relief implementing changes to recognize and prevent discrimination against students and which is being used as a model for Districts throughout the area and country.

 
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