Posted by Kitty
Unfortunately, I had to hire a DUI attorney and I'm glad I was referred to Steve. He made the experience less horrifying. He knows what he's doing and really cared about his clients. He took the time to make sure I understood what I was going and made sure my family felt at ease. When I went back for another offense, he brought on other colleagues to help me due to his workload. He was still very hands on with my case even though he referred me out to another firm. He'll still show up in court while I was being represented by someone else. His partner at the time also showed up. As much success as he's had, I honestly was surprised at how much personal attention my cases received.
Posted by Kevin
Steve represented me during one of the most difficult 16 month period in my entire life - when I was charged with a DUI on New Years Eve.
When I first met with Steve, I had no idea what to expect - from him, or from the circumstances that I was facing, and he almost immediately made me feel more comfortable (comfortable as possible considering the situation...) about what I was about to go through.
He was totally upfront and honest about the possible consequences, and the steps that I would have to go through during the entire process - which although the reality of it made me feel very apprehensive, his honesty was reassuring.
He laid out the possible avenues which my case might go down, and was very helpful in advising me of my options and what the expectations may be for each one.
As things moved forward, many different questions crossed my mind every hour of every day about what might happen - Steve either answered my call, or quickly called me back without fail no matter the time of day, or day of the week.
This type of personal service made me feel much more confident in not only Steve as a person, but as my attorney advising and representing me.
He always had his door open for me to meet with him as the case progressed to answer my questions and advise me of my best options, and this always made me feel more at ease even though my personal stress levels were at times "going through the roof".
I also was very impressed with Steve's knowledge of not only how the "system" worked, but his personal knowledge and experience in dealing with the people involved with running the "system" - this proved to be very beneficial in the outcome of my case.
Overall, I must say that hiring Steve was the absolute smartest thing I could have ever done for a person in my situation - and I have absolutely no regrets, and will always be grateful for his representation.
Posted by Ravi
It was a privilege to be represented by Stephen who has earned the respect of the Bench, Bar and the clients he represents .His honest counseling gave me the confidence that I will receive best possible verdict within the available provisions in the Law.Yea he dilivered and I would recommend him to as the best available .
Posted by a DUI client
Mr. Hayne was an incredible attorney. Not only was he very profficient in his field of practice but also he was very helpful, supportive and made sure that I was comfortable with how things were proceeding. Not all lawyers have that skill. His staff was also very responsive and helpful.
Posted by Dave
Steve Hayne exceeded my expectations on every level. After contacting and meeting with Steve, I was immediately put at ease with a very difficult situation I was facing. Steve’s expertise and domain proved itself world class very early in the process and consistently throughout the ordeal. Steve is not only of the highest caliber as an attorney but also, as importantly as a person. His integrity and trustworthiness made what should have been a very painful experience, one that was manageable, with a bright light at the end of the tunnel. I walked away from my experience with a great deal of respect for Steve.
Posted by a DUI client
Stephen's knowledge of law really came into play to obtain a negligent driving plea for me instead of the DWI. Fantastic responsiveness.
Posted by a DUI client
I researched attorneys and found Stephen who had all the right background for my case. What I found most helpful was his ability to calm me down from my utter horror at getting a DUI charge; as well as his knowledge and many years of experience and connections, which resulted with a complete dismissal of my charge. He is the best at what he does and was worth every penny.
Posted by a DUI client
We can't say enough about Steve Hayne and the way he resolved our son's college MIP issue. He is extremely competent, persistent, and thorough. His "get the job done" attitude resulted in a complete dismissal. We found Steve to be very accessible, responsive to our inquiries and questions, and always graciously accommodating. He was also very supportive to our son, and turned a bad experience into a learning experience. We highly recommend Steve Hayne, and will be eternally grateful for all his efforts on our behalf.
Posted by a DUI client
When I was first arrested for DUI, I went and spoke with about five or so of the top lawyers in the Seattle, WA area. What made me choose Stephen was he made me feel hopeful about the outcome of the case as well as comfortable in that he would take the stress off of my shoulders and make the process as easy as possible. His credentials are there with the other top lawyers, and he has years and years of experience. He stood out above the rest because he simply sounded passionate about representing me. He told me the things the officer did which he didn't agree with, and told me he would push to have my conviction lowered to reckless driving at the least, or negligent driving in the first degree at best (which is what I ended up being convicted for in the end). Along with that, he was very fairly priced. I knew going into DUI arrest that I didn't want to find a cheap lawyer, but didn't want to spend too much on the attorney knowing I would have fees and other payments waiting for me in the future.
As I said earlier, my particular charge was dropped to negligent driving in the first degree. He was able to get my breath test thrown out, which was something I never thought possible. I ended up with no SR22 insurance and no license suspension, which is also more than I ever thought possible when I was first arrested. He made it clear that every case is different and every judge and prosecutor may disagree with things that work in other cases, but still told me he felt comfortable representing me and was extremely hopeful that my charge would be lowered from a DUI. He as well as everyone in his office, from his associates to his secretary, were all extremely responsive, calm, and knowledgeable with everything that I was going through and took a huge amount of stress off of my shoulders.
Overall, the price was fair, the response was quick, he is passionate about defending cases, and the overall outcome was better than I had ever imagined. When first getting arrested for DUI, things seem pretty hopeless, but Stephen helped me keep my head on straight and made me feel comfortable throughout my case. Not going with a cheap, inexperienced lawyer was the best decision I have ever made, and I have absolutely no negative words to say about my decision to go with Stephen Hayne.
Posted by Todd
To those of you that have reached this web site searching for the best DUI defense for yourself or loved one look no further!
Following a family member's early Saturday morning arrest for DUI with the mandatory court appearance the following Monday, we began searching the Internet for local representation. We do not reside in the Seattle area and the task was intimidating. Fortunately our search led us to this website where we reviewed Mr. Hayne's biography and posted reviews. We also found several published papers which he had submitted at another source. Confident that we had found the legal representation we desired, an e-mail was sent to his office on Sunday detailing the circumstances; Mr. Hayne responded by telephone early Monday morning where he scheduled an office interview several hours later. We were impressed with his professionalism, legal expertise and sincerity. Because of schedule conflicts he could not appear at the arraignment, however sent his very capable assistant, Mr. Derek Dixon. Following the arraignment we met again in his office where he took considerable time advising as to what must be done to be in full compliance with the Court and what to expect as his defense moved forward.
The dreaded driver’s license suspension letter came from The Department of Licensing several weeks later. Mr. Hayne filed the necessary papers and provided representation before the Hearing Officer.
Throughout the lengthy court process Mr. Hayne maintained a close mentoring relationship, providing much needed personal and professional support. He responded immediately to e-mails and telephone calls which we found extremely important to allay anxieties brought on by the judicial process.
Early on, Mr. Hayne detected a serious error in law enforcement arrest procedure which aided him in negotiating a lesser charge; His motions to the Court were well prepared and successful.
Observing Mr. Hayne’s interaction with the Prosecuting Attorneys, Judge, and fellow attorneys at the court house it became quickly evident that he is both respected and liked by fellow members of the legal profession.
We found Mr. Hayne’s office staff to be extremely competent, efficient and accommodating. Many thanks to Ms. Laurie Roffman for her fast responses and dedicated attitude.
Mr. Hayne and his law firm has our deepest gratitude for getting us through a most difficult experience and salvaging a professional career!