John C. Riseborough

A fresh approach with creative, innovative ideas and a tenacious attention to service.
John C. Riseborough

John C. Riseborough



Licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho

Idaho Attorney

Practice Summary

Trial practice focuses on the representation of insurance companies and/or their insureds. Principal interest is the defense of professional liability, commercial trucking/motor coach losses and catastrophic injury. Insurance law practice includes coverage opinions and litigation, bad faith litigation, and fraudulent claims. Mediation practice emphasizes high exposure injury, employment, and construction disputes.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar, 1977
  • Idaho State Bar, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Claims, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1977


  • Gonzaga University, J.D., cum laude, 1977
  • Washington State University, B.A., Political Science, with distinction, 1971
  • United States Army Judge Advocate General School, 1997
  • Judge Advocate General’s Military Judges School, 1981
  • Washington Arbitration & Mediation Services:
    • Mediator Basic Training, 1988
    • Advanced Training, 1994
  • University of Idaho
    • Advanced Mediation Training, 2007, 2008


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • ADR Section – WSBA
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association