John Groseclose: Family Law & Personal Injury

20 years fighting for the rights of the injured and representing spouses and children

John Groseclose has represented clients like you for 18 years as a litigator. As a litigator, he has successfully obtained settlements and verdicts in many family law and personal injury cases. In addition, he has extensive experience in the courtroom. As a family law attorney, he assists people in divorce, parenting plans, and child support.  These include both straightforward and very complex cases, both amicable or hotly contested.  As a guardian ad litem, he represents the interests of minors and has been appointed in that capacity by the courts. He also trains other attorneys in Continuing Legal Education classes through the bar association. 

John Groseclose: broad legal knowledge, successful results

John represents the injured party in civil litigation.  The most common types of cases involve motor vehicle accidents and slip/trip and fall cases.  John says, “If you are injured, you are almost always going to come out of the situation better with the help of an attorney.  Attorneys usually make little decisions over a period of time that has a big cumulative effect.” He is an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice, an organization that connects lawyers who focus on holding powerful wrongdoers accountable. Through this organization, John Groseclose has resources and a network of other attorneys around the state who support one another in achieving justice for you and others in the courtroom.

John’s strength lies in his ability to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a case and plan accordingly. As a result, his broad knowledge of the law and years of experience mean he regularly achieves successful results for his clients.

 John received his history degree from UW in 1984, and his Juris Doctor from Seattle University in 1998.

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1999

U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2002


Seattle University of Law, Tacoma, Washington
J.D. – 1998

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
B.A. – 1988
Major: History

Legal Appointments and Volunteer Service

Kitsap County Superior Court, Settlement Guardian ad Litem, 2014 – present

Mason County Superior Court, Title 26 Guardian ad Litem, 2013 – present

Kitsap County Title 26 Registry, Mandatory Arbitration Arbitrator, 2008 – 2015

Kitsap County Title 26 Registry, Guardian ad Litem, 2006-2015

Equal Justice for All, KLS, President, 2014-present

Kitsap Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney, 2013 – present

Housing Justice Project, KLS, Volunteer Attorney, 2013 – present

Equal Justice for all, KLS, Board Member, 2011 – present


Certificate of Commendation, Kitsap Legal Services, 2013

Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 201

Past Employment Positions

Rundle & Groseclose, PLLC, Partner, 2002

Greene & Lloyd, PLLC, Associate, 2000 – 2002

Speaking Engagements

Guardian ad Litem Training, 2017

Guardian ad Litem Training, 2016

Landlord Tenant CLS, 2015

Guardian ad Litem Training, Kitsap County, 2015

Guardian ad Litem Training, How To Avoid a GAL Grievance, 2009

CLE, Evictions – Unlawful Detainer, 2008

Work Experience

Settlement Guardian ad Litem, GSJONES Law Group, PS, 2014-present

Partner, GSJones Law Group, PS, 2004-present

Associate, Henderson,  Jones & Short, 2002-2004

Partner, Rundle and Groseclose, PLLC, 2001

Make an appointment with John for a consultation on any family law, injury or probate matter.

Family law, personal injury and probate appointments are available at our Port Orchard and Bainbridge Island offices.