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Steven Eugene Knapp

also known as Steve Knapp

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

About Me

 


I have been practicing law in Washington for more than 25 years, including three years prosecuting criminal cases as a Deputy Prosecutor in Whatcom County.  I have been a solo and/or lead attorney on more than 40 jury and bench (Judge) trials and more than 150 arbitrations and mediations.   I have served as an MAR Arbitrator and Settlement Guardian Ad Litem on King County’s Approved SGAL List.  I have handled seven figure wrongful death and serious injury claims, premises and products liability cases, all types of motor vehicle accidents, dog bites and construction site injury cases.


I am innovative and creative in litigation and discovery.  I am also a tough negotiator in settlement and have obtained numerous favorable results in mediation and directly with opposing counsel.  My preferred approach to litigation is to try to work cooperatively with opposing counsel during pre-trial discovery and all other aspects, whenever possible.  However, I have the experience to take a case from inception all the way through a jury trial and to the Court of Appeals, if necessary. 


I am pleased to announce that I have recently joined an exceptional personal injury law firm, Brett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis and Brown. together with my colleagues, we offer the highest quality and most experienced legal assistance available in Washington State.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    28 years, 300 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    28 years, 50 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

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    Frank Steinmark Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Amy Jeannette Goertz

    I consulted with Steve on matters outside my own expertise, and found him to be extremely helpful. He was personable, knowledgeable, and thorough in providing the information I needed. He has continued to be a great resource to me and I highly recommend him.

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    Amy Goertz Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Steven E. Knapp

19105 36th Ave. West Suite 206
Lynwood, WA, 98036

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198705/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in WashingtonAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in WashingtonAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2012
Appreciation For Years of Public ServiceWhatcom County Prosecutor's Office1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBrett Murphy Knapp McCandlis & Brown PLLC2011 - Present
PartnerLaw Offices of Steven E. Knapp2009 - 2011
PartnerFloyd, Pflueger & Ringer, PS2002 - 2009
PartnerLaw Offices of Steven Knapp1998 - 2002
AttorneyMurray, Dunham and Murray1995 - 1998
AttorneyJulin, Fosso, Sage, McBride & Mason1993 - 1995
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyWhatcom County Prosecutor's Office1990 - 1993
AttorneyLaw Office of Eric Friese1987 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
The American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMentor2013 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington Association of Justice (formerly WSTLA)Eagle Member2009 - Present
US District Court, Eastern DistrictAdmitted2002 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
US District Court, Western DistrictAdmitted1988 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. SmithExpanded Laws of Evidence in Washington
$175,000 settlement for shoddy home repair$175,000 settlement
$100,000 for motorcycle accident$100,000 settlement

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of WashingtonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLE REGARDING MINOR SETTLEMENTSRequirements for Minor Settlements for various counties2009