John Hardie was born in Montana but grew up just south of Seattle. From an early age he was taught the value of hard work, dedication, and compassion from his parents and public-school teachers. John’s practice consists entirely of helping individuals and families with personal injury and wrongful death claims. Some notable cases include the following:
- Confidential settlement for client’s family member who died of severe blood loss while he was supposed to be supervised by medical staff
- Six-figure legal malpractice recovery against a lawyer who ignored a client’s personal injury case and tried to cover it up
- Settlement for a woman who was injured on a faulty temporary walkway that was in place during a construction project at an apartment building
- Settlement in a case of a man who was struck by a car at a street crossing
John went to law school at Seattle University School of Law, where he graduated with honors, including being named to the Dean’s List two years in a row—an honor reserved for students in the top ten percent of the class. He competed in trial and appellate competitions locally and on the west coast. For these activities, John was admitted to the national trial advocacy honor society, Order of the Barristers. John was a summer extern for The Honorable Stephen J. Dwyer at the Washington State Court of Appeals. Before his final year of law school, John interned at a highly-regarded litigation firm that represents injured individuals and families.
After law school, John co-founded a personal injury law firm to return to his passion of helping individuals and families overcome the devastation of injury and wrongful death. In 2019, John was a recipient of the “Ready to Soar” new lawyer award by the Washington State Association for Justice. John came to Palace Law in February 2020 to join the personal injury team to continue his calling of advocating for individuals and families confronted with the trauma of injury and wrongful death.
In his free time, John can be found with his wife, Evelyn, and their miniature dachshunds, Bella and Sophie, enjoying the beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.