Santa Clara University (B.S. 1988).
Willamette University College of Law (J.D. 1991).  
Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution (Certificate in Dispute Resolution 1991).


Washington State Bar Association

American Bar Association

International Right of Way Association


John is routinely asked to participate and chair seminars regarding Eminent Domain in Washington State and has also chaired a Mock Trial Seminar for local attorneys, appraisers, and real estate professionals.  In 2000, John was elected President of the International Right of Way Association's Puget Sound chapter and in 2006, John was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics Magazine. Since 2021, John has been chosen annually as a Super Lawyer in the practice of Condemnation and Eminent Domain Law. Please call John if you have questions regarding a condemnation legal issue.

John is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest and enjoys skiing, fishing and golf with any free time he can get his hands on. 

John’s condemnation practice has involved nearly every governmental jurisdiction in Washington State and range in size from small acquisitions to cases where just compensation and damages are substantial.  Over the past 25 years, John has successfully concluded over 750 separate condemnation cases including a $14 million dollar food manufacturing and processing facility against King County; a $22 million dollar commercial assemblage against the Port of Seattle; and a combined $34 million of real estate for the Brightwater Treatment Project.  John was the lead attorney in successfully representing NW Center in the $16.5 million acquisition of their Interbay Campus in downtown Seattle and has successfully concluded over 100 cases against Sound Transit in excess of $150 million dollars. 

Ph: 425.455.1110

​​​John Paul Turner 

John represents property owners in condemnation matters and for the past 33 years has limited his practice to the areas of condemnation and complex real estate litigation. The majority of John’s clients are individual private property owners and corporations facing the threat of losing their real estate through condemnation in Washington State.