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

John Groseclose has represented clients like you for more than 20 years. As a litigator, he has successfully obtained settlements and verdicts in many family law and personal injury cases. 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 but motorcycle accidents may present among the most challenging cases for an attorney. John has the experience to overcome the impediments presented. 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 have 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.

John welcomes clients who prefer Tagalog or Pampango

Paralegal Jean Kaio is fluent in both Tagalog and Pampango. She is happy to translate to ensure that your communications with John Groseclose are accurate. Please let us know when you make your appointment so that she can be available. 

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2002


  • Seattle University School 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, 2013

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 office.