Steve received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Computer Applications and Systems Analysis from California State University Fresno. He received his law degree from the San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno, California, graduating in the top ten of his class. Steve has practiced law since 1994. He is licensed to practice law in Washington and California. Steve was named a Washington Rising Star (only 2.5% of Washington lawyers) by Washington Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013. Steve is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Administration).
Steve is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Whatcom County Council on Aging which oversees the Meals on Wheels program for seniors in Whatcom County, among other things. His practice includes estate planning, trusts (emphasizing special needs trusts for disabled individuals), planning for incapacity/disability, guardianships, probate, long-term care planning (Medicaid), and mediations.
He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the California State Bar Association. Steve is the founder of the Bellingham Bay Marathon, and served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Race Director of its inaugural race in 2007.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Attorney||Avery Elder Law, PS||2013 - Present|
|Owner||Elder Law offices of Meyers & Avery||2007 - 2014|
|Attorney||Zender Thurson, PS||2004 - 2007|
|County Counsel||County of Fresno||1999 - 2004|
|Associate||Marderosian, Swanson, Oren & Paboojian||1994 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Whatcom Counsel on Aging||Secretary||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Attorney||1994 - Present|
|San Joaquin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|California State University, Fresno||Computer Systems||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|Caregivers conference||Estate planning, guardianship, Medicaid||2014|