Jan Peterson was a founding partner at PWRFL.
Jan was a graduate of Pasco High School and was inducted in their Hall of Fame in 2003. He received his undergraduate education at Stanford University and his law degree from the University of Washington in 1969.
He served as president of the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) (formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA). He was a fellow at the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was a Washington State delegate to the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Jan was a president of the Washington Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, president and charter member of the Damage Attorneys Round Table of Washington, board member of the Legal Foundation of Washington and Board of Judicial Administration, and a member of the Supreme Court’s Joint Task Force on Attorney Discipline. He received the 1999 Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and in Outstanding Lawyers of America.
He was a committed plaintiffs' advocate in personal injury, products liability and medical negligence cases. Born and raised in Washington, he enjoyed playing basketball, listening to jazz and traveling the world with his beloved wife Margy. Jan will always be remembered for his landmark verdicts and his leadership in the legal community.
Download the obituary that ran in the Seattle Times.
Read the article written for Trial News by Jan's law partner Mike Wampold.