Professional Biography

John Dillow Of Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8476

    F +1.206.359.9000


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




John Dillow focuses his practice on litigation in the areas of product liability, toxic torts, aviation and class actions. His representative clients include The Boeing Company and Raytheon in the aviation and satellite industries, Genie and TEREX in the construction equipment industry, and Isuzu and The Boeing Company in class actions.

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Ranked by Chambers USA 16 Years in a Row

Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "America's Leading Lawyers: Transportation Regulation & Litigation," 2006 - 2015; "America's Leading Lawyers: Product Liability & Mass Torts," 2015, "America's Leading Lawyers: Transportation: Aviation: Litigation," 2016 - 2021
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as a "Senior Statespeople," 2021
  • Listed as a “Leading Lawyer” in The Legal 500, Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Aerospace/Aviation, 2013, 2015
  • Recognized in The Legal 500, Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Aerospace / Aviation, 2014 - 2015
  • Listed in Expert Guides, "World's Leading Aviation Lawyer," 2013
  • Listed in Expert Guides, "World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers," 2013
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington's Super Lawyers"
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defense, 2009

Related Employment

  • O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, CA, Associate, 1971 - 1975




Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1971, Editor, Duke Law Journal
  • University of Washington, B.S., magna cum laude, 1968