I have been fortunate to have served as a lawyer on many different cases in many different places. Starting out as a military attorney with the US Navy I worked on matters ranging from landlord tenant issues to prosecution and defense of serious criminal matters. After leaving active duty I've practiced exclusively in the field of personal injury law. I enjoy the practice of law and commit myself to my clients irrespective of which side of a case they happen to be on.
It is important to me that my clients are as fully informed as they want to be about the legal aspects of their cases and that we jointly identify their goals and obtain them. I always make myself available for my clients when they need to talk. I am very troubled by stories I hear of clients who are unable to communicate with their attorneys.
I place a priority on providing value for my clients. I consider it a privilege to be your attorney, and it is important that my clients are truly better off because of my representation.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for a free consultation and case review. I am happy to talk about whatever questions and concerns you may have.Please don't hesitate to contact me for a free consultation and case review.
My physical office is in Tacoma, but I meet my clients wherever it is most convenient. I've even represented clients who live out of Washington State or out of the country, and am available to discuss your case over the phone or Skype!
Languages spoken: Japanese, English
Free consultation (60 minutes)
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Steve is a great personal injury with years of experience and successful results. We have a mutual client and they raved about Steve's handling of their personal injury case. I can wholeheartedly endorse Steve as a personal injury attorney.
Donald Kenney Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I first met Steve when he and I represented different parties in a personal injury case. We have been counsel for other parties in several cases since then. Based on that experience, I can say without hesitation that Steve is a highly skilled and committed personal injury attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is also a great people person who relates well to everyone. He is well liked and respected not only by his clients, but also by his adversary attorneys and by their clients as well. Steve’s friendly demeanor, strong legal skills, and tenacious commitment to his mission as an attorney is a winning combination that produces great results! I would recommend Steve without hesitation to anyone looking for a highly skilled and effective attorney to represent them in their personal injury claim or any other legal matter.
Matthew Kiffin Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Navy Commendation Medal||United States Navy||2012|
|Pro Bono Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2010|
|Navy Commendation Medal||United States Navy||2010|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2009|
|Navy Achievement Medal||United States Navy||2002|
|Partner||Lockner & Crowley, Inc.||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Graham Lundberg & Peschel||2010 - 2012|
|Attorney||Kitsap Legal Services||2007 - 2009|
|Attorney||United States Navy (Reserve Duty)||2005 - 2014|
|Article 32 Officer||United States Navy (Reserve Duty)||2005 - 2014|
|Attorney||Law Offices of J.Michael Koch & Associates||2005 - 2010|
|Staff Judge Advocate||United States Navy Jag||2002 - 2004|
|Legal Assistance Attorney||United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps.||2000 - 2002|
|Attorney||United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps.||2000 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Character and Fitness Board||Member||2015 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||2006 - 2012|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Dupuy v. Petsmart||Appellate Victory|
|Granville Condominium Association v. Kuehner||Issue of first impression|
|Ruiz v. Zimmerman||Successful Trial Defense|
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|Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Business Network of Gig Harbor||Settlement of Personal Injury Claims||2013|
|Kitsap Conference Center||Payment in Full||2012|
|Bremerton Health Care Provider Seminar||Medical Liens||2012|
|The Inn at Port Ludlow||Hot Topics in Personal Injury||2011|
|Bremerton Convention Center||Battling Insurance Company Tactics||2011|