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Posted by Brian, a Divorce client, Flag
Steve was attentive and responsive to my needs from the very first point of contact. I was referred to Steve from a friend that had been represented by Steve in a past divorce. Steve helped me with an urgent need and then proceeded to guide me through a divorce and custody situation that was very difficult for me to go through. As my attorney, he clearly explained my options and recommended a course to follow throughout the litigation process. What was important to me was to have someone who I could trust, tell me the truth of the situation and then let me decide which path to take. As a result, Steve was able to provide me excellent results. He never lost a motion in my case and I was even awarded attorney's fees in response to one part of the divorce proceedings.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
“You Rock, Steven Fields!!” That’s what I told my attorney just after he completely changed the nature of my divorce in the very first court appearance he had. I was a victim of domestic violence, had a cheating husband with sexual addictions, and was very much concerned about the safety of my two year old daughter being in my husband’s care alone. When my divorce was first filed, I had another attorney with less experience than Steven who brought my initial motion for restraining orders and request for supervised visitation to the court. My attorney failed miserably at the initial court hearing and the court commissioner completely disregarded my concerns about domestic violence and concerns about the safety of my daughter. My husband was granted unrestricted and significant residential time with my daughter. I could not believe what was happening. How could it be that my situation could not be presented to the court in a way for the court to understand what had happened in our marriage? That was when a search for a new attorney took place and I found Steven Fields. He brought my case to a Superior Court Judge on a revision motion and when the hearing was done, the judge had restrained all contact between my husband and our daughter until he had enrolled in a one-year batterer’s domestic violence treatment program. Once he was enrolled in his treatment program, and only then, would he then be allowed only supervised visitation. Steven was a Master in the courtroom. I brought along a friend of mine to that revision hearing and she was so impressed as well. Throughout the remainder of my case, Steven did an incredible job. I was always kept informed on my case, his office was very professional, and I felt like I had hired a law firm that really cared about my case and my situation.
I recommend Steven Fields without reservation.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Divorce is an emotional roller-coaster, especially when kids are involved. Steve Fields was referred to me when mediation failed in my divorce and I could not be happier with his work. He knows the law, he is a strong advocate, he is comfortable in court, he is familiar with most of the other family lawyers in the area, and he understands that the outcome affects peoples' lives so he takes his work very seriously. I had a very high conflict divorce and there were times that I would panic and Steve was always reassuring and calm.
Steve encourages conflict resolution, yet prepares you for the long-haul and very much looks out for his client's best interests. He is courteous, professional, and very reasonable in his fees. Litigation can be very expensive, and I always felt that Steve was being fair with the billings.
I would recommend Steve in a minute to anyone who needs a skilled lawyer, a caring professional, and a strong ally in the long road of divorce or child custody. He also has a really nice and quick-witted paralegal who can talk anyone off the ledge. I always felt better after our meetings at his office, and I always felt like I was in good hands.
I think Steve is top-notch, one of the best lawyers in Seattle, and I'd choose him again (but I hope I never need him again)!
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
In 2003 I was in desperate need of good advice pertaining to child support and custody. Through a mutual friend I asked the wellknown Seattle trial lawyer Chuck Sandell (who no longer handles custody issues) whom he would recommend. Chuck said the toughest, best prepared lawyer he had ever been up against in a child custody case was Steven Fields, and boy, was he right. Steven has worked miracles for me.
His quick and incisive mind figures out the nature of the problem and its potential solutions in a matter of minutes, not hours; his knowledge of the legal details of divorce/alimony/child custody/childsupport is so great that in court I have several times been present when judges (who obviously respect him) have asked him to explain to them the details of some obscure section of family law; he himself treats everyone, including his clients and opposing lawyers and their clients, with respect, but he runs circles around the opposition. One example: he studied my existing child support document, noticed that a good part of my monthly obligation over the previous 5 years was supposed to be for paid childcare; without telling the opposing party the reason he subpoena'd their financial documents, then got them to admit they had only used unpaid childcare - bingo! We recovered over $15,000 with that simple manoevre.
Simple, that is, if you know your stuff and are on the ball, and Steven is. Feel free to call me to verify this: Jim at 425-605-0916