John Eason

Professor of Law


Sullivan Hall 454
(206) 398-4163


B.S., cum laude, highest distinction, 1989, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D., summa cum laude, 1992, Duke University
LL.M. in Taxation, 1999, University of Florida


Trusts and Estates
Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy


Elder Law (ESTA-310-A)
Trusts and Estates (ESTA-300-A)


Professor John Eason joined Seattle University from Tulane University Law School, where he had taught since 2000. Before that, he was in private practice for six years at a firm in Greensboro, North Carolina. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of federal taxation, trusts and estates, nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, asset protection, elder law and property. He graduated summa cum laude from Duke University School of Law and graduated first in his LL.M. in taxation program at the University of Florida College of Law, where he also taught.




"The Restricted Gift Life Cycle, or What Comes Around Goes Around", 76 Fordham L. Rev. 693 (2007).

"Policy, Logic, and Persuasion in the Evolving Realm of Trust Asset Protection", 27 Cardozo L. Rev. 2621 (2006).

"Private Motive and Perpetual Conditions in Charitable Naming Gifts: When Good Names Go Bad", 38 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 375 (2005).

"Retirement Security Through Asset Protection: An Evolution of Wealth, Privilege, and Policy", 61 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 159 (Winter 2004).

"Developing the Asset Protection Dynamic: A Legacy of Federal Concern", 31 Hofstra L. Rev. 23 (2002).

"Home From the Islands: Domestic Asset Protection Trust Alternatives Impact Traditional Estate and Gift Planning Considerations", 52 Fla. L. Rev. 41 (2000)