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John D. Webber

Managing Shareholder

Seattle Office
2601 4th Ave., Suite 6
Seattle, WA 98121



John D. Webber is the Managing Shareholder of GLP Attorneys and works in the Seattle office.

Professional Overview

John D. Webber is the Managing Shareholder for GLP Attorneys based in the firm’s Seattle office. In his role as Managing Shareholder, he leads GLP Attorneys Human Resources and Operations Committee, Finance Committee, and Marketing and Business Development Committee. He is Co-Chair for the GLP Attorneys Diversity Committee, and of note, completed the University of Washington Foster School of Business DEI Certificate Program in 2022.

John began his practice of personal injury law in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1995. In 2000, he moved to Seattle, and joined the personal injury attorney Seattle team at GLP Attorneys.

John is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and has served the organization in various leadership roles. He currently holds the role of Vice President Legislative Affairs as a member of the 2023-2024 Board of Governors. John has also served as the 2022- 2023 Second Vice President Legislative Affairs and Member of the Board of Governors, 2020-2022 Vice President Public Affairs, 2019-2020 Board of Governors At-Large member, and as the 2018 Co-Chair for the WSAJ Annual Convention. He earned the honor of being named a 2015-2023 Super Lawyer, and a 2007-2008 Washington Rising Star. He has earned a 10.0 rating on 

John is a regular speaker to healthcare providers throughout Washington State on topics related to working with personal injury patients, insurance carriers, and their attorneys. He has authored articles that include Working for the Common Good, Washington State Chiropractic Association Plexus, Oct/Nov 2013; and Balancing Your Practice: Personal Injury Patients & Getting Paid In Full, Washington State Chiropratic Association Plexus, 2012.

John focuses his law practice on significant personal injury cases from truck or car collisions, wrongful death, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, logging accidents, traumatic brain injuries and premise liability cases. 

John’s passion lies in helping others overcome hardships and his service is devoted to improving access to justice and the protection of the laws for our diverse communities in the Pacific Northwest. 

More Information

  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Washington Super Lawyers, 2015 – 2023
  • Highest rating by - 10.0
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013, 2022
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics, 2007 – 2008
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2022
  • Harry S. Truman Scholar, 1990
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • University of New Mexico, B.A., Political Science, with distinction, 1992
  • University of Washington, Foster School of Business Executive Education; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate, 2022
  • Washington State Bar, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2000
  • New Mexico State Bar, 1995 (currently inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 1995 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1995
  • American Association for Justice, 2017 – 2022
  • Benton Franklin Counties Bar Association, 2017 – 2021
  • Washington State Association for Justice
    • Eagle Member, 2006 – Present
    • 2nd Vice President Legislative Affairs and Member of the Board of Governors  2022 – 2023
    • Vice President of Public Affairs, 2020 - 2022
    • Board of Governors At-Large, Member, 2019 – 2020
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 – 2006
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - Civil Plaintiff
  • WSAJ 2023 2nd Vice President Legislative Affairs and Member of the Board of Governors
  • "Why Medical Liens Are an Important Tool for Your Clinic's Personal Injury Practice", Plexus (Washington State Chiropractic Association publication), February/March 2023
  • “Working for the Common Good”, Plexus (Washington State Chiropractic Association publication), October/November 2013
  • “Balancing Your Practice: Personal Injury Patients & Getting Paid in Full”, Washington State Chiropractic Association Plexus, 2012

Successful Cases

$7 Million

$7 million policy limit settlement against a property owner, plus an undisclosed seven figure amount from additional defendants, for a playground incident that left a young girl permanently brain damaged.

$5 Million

$5 million recovery for the wife and children of an employee who died after falling down a belt manlift shaft at the Avis parking garage in Seattle.

$3 Million

$3 million settlement for two construction workers who were injured when a two-story prefabricated wall fell on them.

$2 Million

$2 million policy limit for a 42-year-old logger permanently injured when a co-worker cut a tree that fell and crushed him.

$1.1 Million

$1.1 million for a construction worker struck by a concrete pump hose, sustaining a permanent head injury.


$575,000 for an airline mechanic injured on the job when a driver ran a red light, striking her work vehicle, leading to a cervical fusion.


$500,000 for a young man struck by a car in a bar parking lot where bar security failed to break up a disturbance, sustaining a brachial plexus injury.


$500,000 for a man who slipped on grease while on the job as a sanitation worker, falling into a hole in a poorly maintained parking lot, requiring shoulder surgery.