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     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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  1. DUI & DWI: 100%



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  • Michael Thomas Sanders

    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
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Garth Louis Dano

    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

Contact info

Stephen Hayne Law Firm

11225 SE 6th St Ste 230
Bellevue, WA, 98004-6472


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognized every year since inceptionSuper Lawyers2009
William O Douglas AwardWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2003
Rated one of Washington's Top Ten Trial LawyersWashington Law JournalN/A
Named one of Seattle's Best LawyersSeattle MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AStephen Hayne Law Firm2008 - Present
PartnerThe Hayne & Wolff Law Firm2007 - 2008
N/AThe Law Firm of Stephen Hayne2003 - 2007
N/AHayne Fox Bowman & Duarte1993 - 2003
N/ACowan, Hayne and Fox1984 - 1993
N/AThe Law Firm of Stephen Hayne1978 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresidentN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionChairN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law SectionFormer ChairN/A
King County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionFormer ChairN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. StrakaN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar NewsDemystifying Jury Selection2006
Personal ArticleThe 10 Commandments of Defending a DUIN/A
DefenseThe DWI Case Cross Examination ChecklistN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Defending DUI'sEthics2008