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John E. Gagliardi

John Gagliardi joined Luvera Law Firm in 2010, to focus on litigation for medical malpractice and other significant personal injury cases.

Gagliardi began his legal career as an associate at Williams, Kastner & Gibbs in 1994. He then became an associate and a partner at Fain Sheldon Anderson & VanDerhoef, PLLC, representing health care providers in medical malpractice litigation. In 2002, he was recognized as the “Outstanding Litigation Associate” of the year by the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers organization. Gagliardi was also selected as a “Rising Star” by the Washington Law and Politics Journal multiple times. He was listed among U.S.News‘ Best Lawyers in America in 2024.

Born and raised in Spokane, Wash., Gagliardi attended Gonzaga Preparatory School, graduating as a National Merit Finalist and one of the valedictorians of his class. In 1991, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington, as a Phi Beta Kappa member and magna cum laude graduate. He then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1994. He was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Washington Law Review, and published “Back to the Future: Federal Mail and Wire Fraud Under 18 U.S.C. § 1345” in the Washington Law Review.

Gagliardi is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Washington State Association for Justice. He currently lives in Bothell, Wash., with his wife and three children.


  • B.A. in Business Administration, Phi Betta Kappa and magna cum laude, University of Washington
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Washington School of Law

Professional Involvement

  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Washington State Bar Association

Featured cases

Corporate negligence

Veterans deserve better

The U.S. government and Cerner’s negligence delayed Charlie Bourg’s cancer diagnosis – essentially costing him his life. Now he’s fighting to keep it from happening to other veterans.  U.S. Army...
Charlie Bourg standing in front of the engraved wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC

Insurance misconduct

Holding Nationwide accountable for egregious bad faith

In a win for insurance consumers, a Spokane County judge and jury leveled more than $103 million in judgments against Nationwide Insurance, holding the insurance company accountable for egregious misconduct...
Nationwide headquarters: a gray concrete building against blue sky, with the blue N and white bird Nationwide logo.

Construction injuries

Crane collapse: Standing up for safety and accountability

In March 2022, a King County jury returned a $150 million verdict that included two families who lost loved ones in the deadly 2019 crane collapse in Seattle’s South Lake...
A large yellow rooftop crane over a city skyline

Railroad injuries

Pursuing justice for victims of the 2017 Amtrak derailment

In December 2017, an Amtrak train plunged off a railroad overpass onto Interstate 5, killing three people and injuring dozens more. The train was on its first paid passenger run...
An Amtrak train in the station.