Mr. Hayne has practiced criminal law for over 30 years and for over 20 years has limited his practice to defense of DUI's and serious traffic offenses. He offers personal attention, sincere compassion, and extraordinary experience to clients facing the devastating impact of a DUI charge.
In 2003, Mr. Hayne was awarded the highest honor accorded by the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; The William O. Douglas Award "For extraordinary courage and dedication to the practice of criminal law." He has been named of of "Seattle's Best Lawyers" by Seattle Magazine, one of the state's "Ten Best Trial Lawyers" by the Washington Law Journal, and a "Super Lawyer" every year since inception by Washington Law & Politics. His cases of significance include lead counsel/of counsel in State v. Straka, State v. Brayman, State v. Scott, State v. Ford, State v. Granco, Seattle v. Box and Seattle v. Allison.
Mr. Hayne is a past President of WACDL and has chaired the Criminal Law Sections of WSBA, WSTLA and KCBA. He has taught triap practice at the University of Washington and Seattle University Schools of Law, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Trial Masters Program. He has been a feautred speaker at over 80 Continuing LegalEducation programs in the U.S. and Canada and has published articles in the Bar News, Trial News, Defense and Overruled magazines. Mr. Hayne is also a founding member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College of DUI Defense, and the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice.*
*From the Washington State Bar Association "Best of the Best" continuing legal education seminar
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I endorse this superb lawyer. The best in the business. If you or a family member need wise and effective representation on a DUI/DWI case, Steve is someone you can trust from day one, with a high level of knowledge and effectiveness. He's also one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.
Michael Sanders Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. Steve Hayne, is without question, a true giant of the Washington State Bar Association. His dedication, commitment and zeal for his clients is second to none. He has literally helped hundreds of younger lawyers become better. He has counseled, mentored and assisted lawyers throughout the state, asking for nothing in return, other than they strive to be the most competent and best lawyers possible. Working with Steve is an absolute enrichment to my life and I am humbled to be his friend and colleague. There is no better lawyer in this state and he wold be the first person I would call if I needed legal help.
Garth Dano Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognized every year since inception||Super Lawyers||2009|
|William O Douglas Award||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2003|
|Rated one of Washington's Top Ten Trial Lawyers||Washington Law Journal||N/A|
|Named one of Seattle's Best Lawyers||Seattle Magazine||N/A|
|N/A||Stephen Hayne Law Firm||2008 - Present|
|Partner||The Hayne & Wolff Law Firm||2007 - 2008|
|N/A||The Law Firm of Stephen Hayne||2003 - 2007|
|N/A||Hayne Fox Bowman & Duarte||1993 - 2003|
|N/A||Cowan, Hayne and Fox||1984 - 1993|
|N/A||The Law Firm of Stephen Hayne||1978 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Chair||N/A|
|King County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section||Former Chair||N/A|
|King County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Former Chair||N/A|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|University of Washington||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|