John Layman

Layman Law Firm
601 S Division St
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 877-9309

John has been a partner in the firm since 1983. His practice involves serious personal injury complex litigation, with an emphasis on traumatic brain injuries and spinal/aquatic injuries.

John is active within the Washington State Brain Injury Association and has served as past executive director for the local chapter. John is currently the president of the Foundation Board for Inland Northwest Hospital Service and is past president of the St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Advisory Board of Directors.  He also is a member of the executive committee and Vice-Chairman of Banner Bank.  He has received his Aquatic Specialty Certification.

Because of his extensive and diverse experience with brain injuries and his extremely successful representation of its victims, John garners the highest level of respect within the medical community, and has been honored by his peers as one of the State of Washington’s “Super Lawyers”. John also was named one of Washington’s top 100 trial lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Feel free to review the testimonials of several of John’s peers in the medical community.

"When something terrible happens in a person's life, I want to help put things back together."
Honors and Awards
Annual Guide to Commercial Litigation Top Lawyer 2011

Spokane and Coeur D’Alene Living Top Lawyer, Top 100 Legal Eagles. 2011

Best Lawyers Best Attorneys in WA 2012

American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2010, 2011, 2013

The Best Lawyers in America The Best Lawyer in America 1995-2006

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court — Western District of Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals — 9th Circuit

Professional Associations
American Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

Spokane County Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of American

Washington State Trial Lawyers Association

Banner Bank — Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

INHS Foundation — President

Brain Injury Association of Eastern Washington — Former President

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital — Former President, Advisory Board

Valley Hospital Foundation — Former, Board of Directors

Washington State Chiropractic Association — Member

Life Chiropractic College West — Board of Regents

J.D. — Gonzaga University School of Law — 1983 — Cum Laude

B.A. — Washington State University — 1980 — Cum Laude