John B. McDonald, Attorney

John B. McDonald

John is an experienced litigator in Harris Bricken’s Seattle and New York offices. He represents clients in complex commercial, insurance, and partnership matters. John practices in both state and federal courts and advises his clients from the inception of a matter through arbitration and trial. He has successfully drafted and argued many motions, he has extensive deposition experience, and he has experience in a variety of alternative-dispute resolution fora.

John is highly responsive and attentive to his clients’ litigation and business needs. He provides an effective and individualized approach to each case. He has been recommended by Legal500 as an outstanding lawyer, a recommendation based on client feedback to that publication.

Prior to joining Harris Bricken, John spent two years in Seattle with the Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (a component agency of the Department of Homeland Security), and five years in New York City at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he managed several cases. John graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was an editorial member of the University of Miami Law Review. He also served as a research assistant for Professor Charlton Copeland on civil procedure and constitutional issues.

Outside the office, John enjoys all things sports, but most especially basketball. He is an avid fan of the NBA. He also enjoys reading, he endeavors never to miss an episode of Jeopardy, and he enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest.


  • Vanderbilt University, (B.A., 2007)
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 2010)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Spanish