Jo-Hanna Read- education and experience


an AV Preeminent lawyer


2005-present: Law Office of Jo-Hanna Read. Representing clients in personal injury claims. Emphasis in recent years has been on representation of victims of sexual and/or physical abuse, therapy malpractice, sexual harassment, and related areas, as well as extensive service as a litigation guardian ad litem and settlement guardian ad litem.

2001-2005: Endriss & Read, PLLC. Partner.
1988-2001: Law Office of Jo-Hanna Read. Solo practice. Plaintiffs’ personal injury.
1983-1988: partner in the firm of Adler, Giersch, and Read.
1976-1982: staff attorney, Seattle/King County Public Defenders Office.


recipient, Washington State Association for Justice Public Justice Award, 2010

recipient, Washington Women Lawyers Passing the Torch Award, 2008

member, Active Voice (formerly Northwest Women’s Law Center);

Eagle member, Washington State Association for Justice (formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)

and chair of the WSAJ Interpersonal Violence Litigation Group Eagle2016BadgeSmall

TLC       graduate, Trial Lawyer’s College (founded by Gerry Spence), 2006

formerly on board of directors, Sexual Violence Law Center

presentations at numerous continuing education seminars for attorneys, 1976-present

Contributing Author, Beyond the Criminal Justice System: Transforming Our Nation’s Response to Rape

Chief Author, Washington Lawyers Practice Manual Chapter 5, Part One: “Personal Injury: A Plaintiff’s Perspective”, 1998 to 2000.

designated a Washington state Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics, 1999 through 2006, 2010 through the present

Undergraduate: Bachelors of Arts, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa, with honors in Anthropology, University of Washington, 1972.

Law: J.D., with honors, University of Maryland, 1976.

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