Jeremy Johnston received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2003 from Seattle University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and among the top ten in his class. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Pacific Lutheran University, where he also was the captain of the 1999 National Championship football team.
During his time in law school, Jeremy was an associate editor for the Seattle University Law Review and worked as an extern for United States District Court Judge Franklin D. Burgess. Jeremy is highly involved in the legal community, as a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He has acted as co-chair of the Washington Association for Justice Pierce County Roundtable and is a former committee member of both the Washington Association for Justice Membership Committee and the Pierce County Bar Association Judicial Qualifications Committee. Jeremy has chaired and presented seminars for the National Business Institute and the Washington State Association for Justice.
Jeremy has successfully represented seriously injured victims against negligent drivers, product manufacturers, medical providers, property owners, and others. He is passionate about achieving justice for his clients and holding accountable those who are responsible for their injuries.
Outside of his legal practice, Jeremy enjoys being active in the community. He serves on the board of directors for the Lions Youth Football Club, along with coaching youth baseball, basketball and football. A native of Tacoma, Jeremy is married to Whitney (Martin) and has three boys: Drake, Cole and Birk.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Washington Law and Politics Magazine, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
CURRENT ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS
Washington State Bar Association, Member, 2003 – Present
Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member, 2003-Present
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Member, 2003 – Present
$11 million recovered for six children that the Department of Social & Health Services failed to remove from an abusive home despite several concerning reports.
$4.6 million recovered for a child severely injured in a car accident caused by a driver losing control on an icy on ramp that was neglected to be de-iced by the Department of Transportation.
$2.2 million recovered for the death of a husband and father who was brutally beat to death by a violent felon who was inadequately supervised by the Department of Corrections.
$2.1 million recovered for the death of a husband and father caused by a reckless driver who was mistakenly released from custody with time still remaining on a drunk driving conviction and then inadequately supervised by the Department of Corrections.
$2 million recovered for the death of a husband and father killed when he was struck by a work vehicle while walking to work in a parking lot.
$2 million recovered for a woman rendered paraplegic after a collision involving a motorcycle and care at an at-grade highway crossing at a poorly controlled road construction site.
$1.8 million recovered for a young child who suffered severe neck injuries while jumping into a poorly designed inflatable backyard pool.
$1.5 million recovered for the death of single adult male with no children caused by the negligence of a King County Bus driver.
$975,000 recovered for the death of a mother killed by a drunk driver who had been over served at a bar.
$850,000 recovered for baby who suffered a shoulder injury when a midwife used unsafe methods during the delivery.
$650,000 recovered for construction worker suffering severe spin injuries due to the failure of the general contractor to require safe working conditions.
$550,000 recovered for worker who suffered severe hand injuries while working on wood cutting machine that lacked sufficient guarding.
$550,000 recovered for a man training to become a journeyman cable lineman who was injured when he fell from a structure during a training exercise without proper fall protection.
$500,000 recovered for death of 74 year old woman caused by her surgeon mistakenly nicking her aorta during a surgery to address acid reflux.