Mr. Cummings began his career as a prosecutor at the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, handling the most complex and difficult criminal matters and taking over 100 cases to trial. He practices in the areas of Employment Law – representing employees and employers and conducting independent investigations – Real Estate, Personal Injury, and LGBTQ rights. John particularly enjoys helping transgender clients update the name and gender markers on official documents. An Eagle Scout from Montana, John loves hiking and camping the Pacific Northwest.


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Trustee 2019-2021
  • The Hon. Robert J. Bryan Inns of Court 2019-present, Executive Board 2021-22
  • American Leadership Forum Class XXV 2018-2019.
  • Seattle University Law Alumni Board 2018-present.
  • Washington Leadership Institute Fellow 2013.
  • Tacoma Rainbow Center Board of Directors 2012-2018 (President).
  • Mock Trial Coach at Seattle University 2008-2016.



  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    J.D. – 2008
    Honors: magna cum laude
  • Gonzaga University
    B.A. – 2001
    Honors: magna cum laude


Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Employment Law & Labor Law
  • Independent Investigations
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Transgender Rights


Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2019


Awards and Distinctions

  • Excellence in Diversity Award, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association 2021
  • Prosecutor of the Year 2017 by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
  • South Sound Business Journal Forty Under Forty 2012.