When you hire Steve, it means working with him directly. All of his clients have his cell phone number, and can contact him directly whenever they need to. His legal assistant, office manager, and business manager are also available to help when he can’t. Steve will explain what he is doing, and why, so you will understand the decisions he makes in your case. And clients will always have the last word when it comes to settling their claims.
Steve is a native of North Carolina and California, but he’s lived in the Puget Sound area since 1999. His desire to become a lawyer started at age 7, when he would watch re-runs of the Perry Mason TV program. “Watching Perry Mason control the courtroom, find the ‘smoking gun’ in every episode, get witness-stand confessions every week – I was hooked.”
Later, in high school, Steve participated in the Mock Trial program – a chance for students to prepare a fictional case, and present the case to real judges against other high schools. Once again, Steve was fascinated by the process and the drama of trial.
Finally, after getting his bachelor’s and getting married, he made the decision to attend law school. He attended Seattle University’s School of Law in Seattle, and while there he competed in law school mock trial competitions and became a member of the Moot Court Board, guiding other students with their own mock trials.
Since graduating from law school, Steve has represented hundreds of individuals and tried many cases in the district and superior courts of Washington State. He has argued before the Washington State Court of Appeals, creating precedent setting law. He has served in leadership positions and committees with the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. But what Steve loves the most is getting to know and work with great people.