Stew Estes is a shareholder with Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S., and has been with the firm since August 1992. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Arizona, and a 1985 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.
He began working in Spokane for Winston and Cashatt, and Spokane Legal Services. In 1987 he joined the Office of the Attorney General in Olympia, where he worked for five years before reentering private practice.
Since 1987, he has defended and counseled government officials and agencies, and private parties. His practice focuses primarily on the defense of damage suits containing allegations of police misconduct, civil rights act violations, sexual assault, and employment discrimination. He also handles issues such as training, risk management, and government-specific matters such as Public Disclosure, and coroners inquests. He is a frequent lecturer at CLE seminars and police training events. He has also served on several WSBA committees.