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Stewart Andrew Estes

Stewart Andrew Estes

also known as Stew Estes

Practice areas:

Police Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Employment & Labor

About Me

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.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Police Misconduct: 50%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
  3. Sexual Assault: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • S Edmond ElDabe

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Very knowledgeable.


    S ElDabe Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronald David Allen

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Stew is a great guy and a great lawyer.


    Ronald Allen Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Keating, Bucklin and McCormack, Inc.

800 5th Avenue Suite 4141

Seattle, WA, 98104-3189




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerN/AN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of Attorney General1987 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Amicus CommitteeChairman1998 - Present
Washington Appellate Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Logan/Arnold v. City of Pullman, Wash.Defense Verdict

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Publication NameTitleDate
21 Seattle Univ. Law Review. 101 (1997)The Short Happy Life of Litigation Between Tortfeasors: Contribution, Indemnification and Subrogation After Washingtons Tort Reform Acts1997


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of New Mexico School of LawN/AN/A1985
University of ArizonaN/AN/A1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Police Liabilty SeminarThe Qualified Immunity Doctrine2006