John Ray Nelson

Foster Pepper PLLC

Working as a trial lawyer from Spokane, Washington, John Ray Nelson has represented clients in state and federal courts in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Utah, as lead counsel in litigation, including intellectual property, contract, real estate, employment defense, environmental and trespass and nuisance. John has represented clients in a wide variety of cases, including:

  • Intellectual Property Litigation, including defense and prosecution of patent, trademark and copyright infringement claims
  • Contract Litigation, including commercial sales, construction, professional malpractice and partnership dissolution disputes
  • Real Estate Litigation, including sales contract, misrepresentation/ failure to disclose, boundary, easement and water rights disputes
  • Employment Defense Litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge and competition disputes

John has been admitted to practice in Washington, Utah and Idaho. He has also served as a federal law clerk for the Eastern District of Washington, and as Chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s Litigation Section. Click on the links to the right for further information about individual topics.


  • J.D., University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 1986
  • M.A., University of Washington, 1983
  • B.S., Utah State University (cum laude), 1981


  • Washington (all state and federal courts)
  • Utah (all state and federal courts)
  • Idaho (all state and federal courts)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals


  • Foster Pepper PLLC
  • Preston Gates & Ellis LLP (now K&L Gates LLP)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the Hon. Alan A. McDonald and the Hon. Justin L. Quackenbush, Law Clerk


  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington
  • Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2005-2008
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


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Foster Pepper PLLC is located at 1111 3rd Ave #3000, Seattle, WA 98101, USA. You can reach out to Foster Pepper PLLC using their phone line 509.777.1604. You can also check their website
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