Steve actually enjoys going to trial. Immersing himself in each client’s life, he learns all the different pieces of the puzzle that makes up their lives. He will speak with their doctors, neighbors, friends, family members, co-workers, even former spouses — in order to build the narrative that becomes the client’s case. By dotting his “i’s” and crossing his “t’s”, he has gained a reputation among insurance adjusters and defense lawyers that his word is his bond, and if he cannot settle the case for a fair amount, he will try the case in court.
Steve has lectured to other attorneys on the preparation and presentation of personal injury trials as well as on the unique issues present when representing children. He is a member of the King County Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and is an Eagle member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been given the highest rating possible — “AV” by Martindale Hubble, as determined by his fellow lawyers. Steve does not participate in attorney ratings that charge a fee to the attorney for maintaining a rating such as the “Superlawyer”© designation, nor those that solicit information directly from the lawyer, such as AVVO©.