John Coletti

John Coletti brings years of experience and extensive legal knowledge to the firm. He has handled multiple million dollar cases, receiving large sum verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has won cases such as a $12.1 Million verdict for a young man who died because of a defective lathe and a $5.475 Million verdict for a man whose shoulder cartilage was destroyed due to a faulty pain medication pump. With the latter case, it was the first time that the defective pain medication pump manufacturers were held accountable for their risky products.

John is also part of The Inner Circle of Advocates, a group that recognizes 100 of the best trial lawyers in America. Attorneys are invited to join the circle based on their experience, characters, and success in the courtroom. The Inner Circle of Advocates is dedicated to celebrating the nation’s premier trial attorneys. An exclusive group, the circle allows the country’s top attorneys to share experience, knowledge, and collaborate and commiserate about the legal system.

Among his other accolades, John is also one of the Best Lawyers in America. Oregon Super Lawyers rated his as one of their Top 10 Oregon Lawyers, while Portland Monthly Magazine placed him in their Top 10 of Portland’s Best Lawyers. For his service in the product liability sector, John was also named Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year in 2012 and 2014-2015 in Portland, OR.

Not just a premier lawyer in his field, John likes to be involved. He is a member of the following organizations:

  • The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Information Exchange Group
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Oregon and Washington State Bar Associations
  • Fellow in the International Society of Barristers

A native of Hillsboro, Oregon, John is licensed in both Oregon and Washington. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington in English in 1991. He then when on to pursue his law degree at Wilmette University School of Law, where he served as an associate editor for the Willamette Law Review. John focuses primarily on defending victims of serious injuries in cases involving faulty products, medical malpractice, and negligence.

When not in the courtroom, John teaches Advanced Trial Advocacy at Lewis and Clark Law School. In his free time, he spends time with his two children or is participating in triathlons, having completed several Ironman Triathlons and marathons.