Stephen M. ("Steve") Hansen is a Tacoma-based business, real estate and litigation attorney. For almost 30 years, he has represented clients in minor and complex business and real estate matters. He is also recognized as a leading attorney in representing individuals who have been injured in automobile collisions and has been named as class co-counsel in class action cases which have resulted in settlements totaling over $100 million for tens of thousands of class members.
Steve has practiced in the state and federal courts in Western Washington and other jurisdictions in the United States. He is recognized for his experience, preparedness, loyalty, and compassionate approach to representing clients. He strives to resolve disputes creatively through negotiations, arbitration, mediation or trial, when necessary, and his track record is evidence of his commitment to creative problem solving and fairness.
Although he tries to resolve disputes outside of the tensions of litigation, when necessary, Steve possesses the skills and experience from almost three decades of practice to fully represent the rights and interests of his clients in the courtroom.
Along with his strong commitment to his clients, Steve is also committed to the Tacoma community in which he lives and works. He has served on local boards of directors and has been actively involved in civic, professional and legal associations and groups.
Licensed since 1986
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I co-counseled a very contentious and complex real estate and civil claim case with Steve. He is a top notch trial lawyer and extremely professional. He is a devoted advocate for his client. I have also used Steve as an expert for the standard of care in a legal malpractice matter, and he was extremely well prepared and persuasive. I would strongly endorse Steve to anyone.
Brian Krikorian Ethics & Professional Responsibility Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I have referred a number of business clients to Steve and their feedback is immensely positive. Whether it is business formation, development, sale of a business, or even an employee-related issue, Steve provides expert and first-rate legal representation. He listens closely to what clients tell him, discusses all options with clients, and then together with the client, determines the best course of conduct and effectively and efficiently moves forward. Steve is a consummate professional with Grade A ethics and integrity. i cannot recommend him highly enough.
Kenneth Levey Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Mediator of the Year||Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution||2004|
|American Jurisprudence Book Award, Constitutional Law||University of Puget Sound, School of Law||1983|
|Owner||Law Offices of Stephen M. Hansen||2011 - Present|
|Arbitrator||Pierce County Superior Court Panel Of Arbitrators||1993 - Present|
|Partner||Lowenberg Lopez & Hansen||1992 - 2010|
|Associate||Schweinler & Lowenberg||1986 - 1992|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2013 - Present|
|American Inns of Court, Hon. Robert H. Bryan Chapter||Member||2011 - Present|
|Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club||Member & Board of Directors||2008 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section||Member||1990 - Present|
|Child Guidance Association||Past Member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Children’s Home Society||Past Member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Seattle’s Table||Past Member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Tacoma Children’s Museum||Past member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Busani v. USAA, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 99 2 08217 1||Settlement of $5,637,369.00 paid to 17,371 class members|
|Moeller v. Farmers Insurance et al., Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 99 2 07850 6; 155 Wn.App. 133 (2010);||Settlement of up to $48,500.00 made available to 52,000 + class members.|
|Laughlin v. Allstate et al., Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 02-2-10380-0||Settlement of up to $23,000,000.00 made available to class members.|
|Rental Housing Association Newsletter||Regular Contributor||N/A|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Washington||Business Administration||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|CLE||Insurance Law Basics||2014|
|TRENDS Trade Show||Construction Lien law and Unlawful Detainer law||2008|