John T. Bender


  • location icon Seattle, WA
    1111 Third Avenue
    Suite 2700
    Seattle, WA 98101

John Bender is an associate in the Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois. His practice focuses on resolving complex civil cases on behalf of businesses and individuals in both state and federal court. He has successfully represented clients in cases involving breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, joint venture and partnership disputes, construction defects, consumer protection and unfair business practices, trade secret misappropriation, products and professional liability, and in regulatory matters brought by state and federal agencies.

John is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® Magazine in 2017. He has been published by the National Business Institute, the American Bar Association’s Franchise Law Journal, Today’s General Counsel, Law360, The Seattle Times and the ABA’s Commercial and Business Litigation Committee.




U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington


  • Washington State Bar Association – Business Law Section
  • King County Bar Association – Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising, Commercial and Business Litigation Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Compliance and Legal Society of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Edward Wood Dunham Rising Scholar Award, American Bar Association, Franchise Law Forum
  • Super Lawyers® Magazine Rising Star 2017


University of Washington School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2015

Seattle University School of Law


Seattle University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2012

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