John W. Rankin, Jr.



Mr. Rankin has 41 years of litigation experience. During that period, his practice has emphasized defense of liability claims, including product liability, construction site accident, construction defect, and general liability claims. Mr. Rankin has also defended a wide variety of professionals against malpractice lawsuits, including architects and engineers, attorneys, physicians, insurance and securities brokers.

In addition, Mr. Rankin has had substantial involvement in insurance coverage analysis and coverage litigation, particularly in the areas of construction defects and failures, construction site injuries, and general liability.

Mr. Rankin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. This background assists him immeasurably in litigation of construction and product liability claims. His experience in this field includes structural failures, air pollution, electrical and electronic systems, wastewater plants, utility construction and design, work site injury claims and many others.


University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1975

University of Washington, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1969


Mr. Rankin was born in Ayer, Massachusetts. He served in the United States Navy from 1969-1972.

Mr. Rankin has been admitted to practice in the State of Washington, the United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Honors and Awards

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Washington Super Lawyer: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020, and 2021

Best Lawyers for the Pacific Northwest: 2016

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