John Goodwin, JD

Vice Chair & Chief Legacy Strategist & Employee Owner

Board Member

John is a member of the executive leadership team, an owner and board member of LNW. As Chief Legacy Strategist, he leads the firm’s efforts to help clients express their deepest values and intentions and align those with life, family wealth transfer, and philanthropy goals. He also serves as a key strategy advisor to LNW clients.

John’s advisory practice integrates lessons from a career that has spanned the public and private sectors and has included leadership positions in estate planning, philanthropy, and wealth management.  Prior to joining LNW, John co-founded Filament LLC, a boutique family-office styled wealth advisory firm that merged with Laird Norton Wealth Management to create LNW.

By understanding our clients’ deep motivations, we’re able to help them achieve success on multiple levels.
Designations and Education

• Juris Doctorate, Order of the Coif, University of Washington
• B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame 

Community and Industry Affiliations

• Schwab Charitable Advisory Board
• Founding Member, Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network (SPAN)
• Member, Washington State Bar Association
• Member, Seattle Estate Planning Council

Personal Passion

Live music in intimate venues, fly fishing, cycling vacations, Sunday family dinner.