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About Me

Stephen Haskell has been a litigation specialist for 30 years, taking over 200 cases to verdict throughout the state of Washington and elsewhere. His practice is limited to cases of castatrophic injury and major damage claims. Included in recent results is an 8.1 million dollar settlement for a quadriplegic victim, believed to be one of the highest publicized settlements of a single case in Spokane County. Focus areas include extensive experience in medical malpractice.


Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    38 years, 75 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    38 years, 20 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    38 years, 50 cases
  4. Car Accidents: 10%
    38 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($175-275/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

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    Our firm has associated with Steve on several litigation matters and I find him to be hard-working, knowledgable and reliable. Steve is an excellent attorney and I would definitely recommend him.


    Mary Palmer Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Keller W. Allen

    Steve is an excellent trial lawyer who professionally and aggressively represents his clients. He is widely recognized amongst his peers, and has been noted as such in respected publications, as the premier plaintiff's medical malpractice and personal injury lawyer in Eastern Washington and North idaho.


    Keller Allen Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Stephen Haskell Law Offices

1901 E Westminster Ln
Spokane, WA, 99223



Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in WA, 1998


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in SpokaneSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
Best LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2010
Best LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2009
Best LawyersSpokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine2008
Best LawyersSpokane Living Magazine2007
certificate of pro bono serviceWashington State Bar Association2006
President's CircleGonzaga University2006
Stephen Haskell EndowmentN/A2006
BenefactorGonzaga University School of Law Clinical Program2005
certificate of pro bono serviceWashington State Bar Association2004
PresidentWashington State University Cougar Club1996
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerStephen Haskell Law Offices1993 - Present
PartnerChase, Haskell, Hayes & Kalamon1989 - 1993
AttorneyMacGillivray & Jones, PS1977 - 1989
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gonzaga University School of LawBoard of Directors, Clinical Program2010 - Present
Gonzaga University School of Lawmember, Law School Clinical Program2010 - Present
Cougar Stadium Development CommitteeBoard Member2005 - 2007
Spokane County Bar AssociationSuperior Court Laison Committee2004 - 2006
Federal District Court -- Eastern Districtmember1989 - 2007
Washington State Bar Associationmember1977 - 2007
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle MemberN/A
Spokane County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Fergen v. Four Square Church, et. al$8.3 Million
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Publication NameTitleDate
www. Haskellaw.comMedical Malpractice -- A Primer2011
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersBillable Hours -- Book Review2006
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersQuadriplegic Receives Record Spokane County Settlement2004
UnknownHospital responsiblility for physician negligence1980
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1977
Washington State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law of Lawyering SeminarEthics2008
Changes in Medical Privacy ActHIPPA Overview2005
Nursing & Risk ManagementNursing & Malpractice1993
AIDS in the WorkplaceLegal Issues Regarding AIDS1993
Risk ManagementOverview of dental malpractice law1992