Representative Cases

 

 

Steve has represented clients whose lives have been altered through incredibly varied circumstances. In each of these cases, his clients were positively impacted as a result of his legal work. Please feel free to contact Steve for more details on these and other cases.

 

American Laser Centers – Lawsuit seeking class action status for customers against a national chain of “medical spas” whose business model was based on the unauthorized practice of medicine by estheticians.

 

Rory E. — Rory was electrocuted when his pitch fork struck a high powered transmission line while clam digging with his family at a waterfront Kitsap County park. Case settled during jury deliberations.

 

Gary and Sharon B. — Gary was gravely injured when a pickup truck struck his logging truck head on in rural Thurston County. He spent more than four months at Harborview Medical Center. Litigation was commenced against two insurance companies, the driver, his employer and a product supplier.

 

Chicago Pneumatic Tool litigation — local trial counsel for more then 100 auto glass installers injured as result of using a CP tool. First personal injury case ever certified as a class action in Washington. Litigation lasted 5 ½ years. The trial lasted four weeks. The verdict was in favor of the workers.

 

Estate of Arlene W. – Arlene was a vibrant 70 year old grandmother working full-time when she went to the emergency room complaining of chest pain.  Two days later she died.  We contend the radiologist negligently read her CT scan, mistakenly concluding Arlene had a cancerous mass.  It was not cancer.  It was blood from her adrenal glands, which if correctly interpreted, would have been managed appropriately, allowing Arlene to return to her job, watch her granddaughter play softball and work in her garden.

 

Estate of Brian L. — Brian was two years old when he wandered out of his house where he was struck and killed by a turning vehicle.

 

Estate of Erma H. — Erma, an 85 year old single mother of four, grandmother of six and great grandmother of ten, was killed when her car was struck by another car while coming home from church on a beautiful summer Sunday.

 

Estate of Kelly S. — Kelly was twenty years old when a driver fell asleep and crossed the median on I-5. With co-counsel, suit was initiated against the insurance company.

 

JSH — JSH was repeatedly sexually assaulted by his swimming coach as an adolescent. Case was settled after numerous depositions.

 

Bruce S. — Bruce was pushed down a flight of stairs by a bouncer, fracturing his ankle. His first lawyer recommended he accept the insurance company’s offer of $20,000. Bruce was referred to Steve, who promptly began a lawsuit. At trial, the jury awarded Bruce $279,000 — almost 14 times what his first lawyer urged him to accept.

 

Josh, Chris, Harry and Trevor U. — four young brothers, all injured when their car was T-boned.

 

Irene S. — Irene had just delivered her first child and was experiencing an episode of low blood pressure. The nurse mistakenly gave her ten times prescribed dose of medication, causing her to have a heart attack.