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Stephen John Muhonen

Personal injury Attorney at Pocatello, ID

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Steve Muhonen


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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%

  2. Car accident
    25%
    Former State Trooper and former Advanced Crash Investigator.

    4 years

  3. Government
    25%
    Prosecuting Attorney for two local municipalities. Special Deputy Attorney General

    4 years

  4. Administrative law
    10%
    Special Deputy Attorney General Approved counsel for Fraternal Order of Police. Approved counsel for Professional Law Enforcement Association.

    4 years

  5. Slip and fall accident
    10%

I love being a dad, husband, mentor and friend!  I believe there is great value in learning how to work and working hard.  I believe that integrity defines a person.  I strive each day to be better than the day before. 

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The driveway leading to our family homestead located in Orofino, Idaho.  My mother's last name was Grasser.  The Grassers have been on Upper Fords Creek in Orofino for over 100 years.  I love this place!
I love the San Francisco Giants!  Huner Pence is the epitome of enthusiasm, encouragement, and a team leader.
Buser Posey and Pablo Sandoval.  Buster Posey has the talent and character that makes him a star and a great role model to by boys.
Chinook fishing on the South Fork of the Salmon River; every July!
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Licensed for 19 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 01/07/2023
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 01/19/2023

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

Contact Stephen

Racine Olson, PLLP
201 E. Center St.
Pocatello, ID, 83204
Racine Olson, PLLP
600 East Riverpark Lane #210
Boise, ID, 83706
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Posted by Germaine | October 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Germaine Patchett
Stephen John Muhonen is a lawyer you can have full confidence in. I conferred with multiple lawyers before him about issues I needed help with and never had success - only disappointment and frustration. I met with Steve on a consultation and within minutes he had a plan that brought me to full resolution. I hired him and Steve has followed through on everything I needed and then some. He was kind, understanding, thorough and smart! Brilliant in my opinion. He answered every call and email I sent and promptly. I simply could not ask for a better lawyer and I recommend him without any doubt that you will be as glad you found him as I was.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
Setphen Muhoned was not only a great attorney he became a great friend. He did an excellent job on our case and was very good to keep us informed at all times. The outcome was better than I had expected and although it was stressful, Stephen was very good to be with us every step of the way. Stephen was very professional and handled the case with the utmost respect for us and I loved the fact that he was very honest about the whole process. That is a rare quality. I would recommend Stephen Muhonen to anyone looking for an honest, hardworking, knowledgeable attorney. Thanks Steve for all you did!!!
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Posted by LINDA | March 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
How Steve Muhonen helped me in my car accident case.
Steve Muhonen helped me out of a stressful situation. He represented me in a car accident case. Steve always kept me informed of what was going on with my case and where I stood in the negotiation stage. Steve would call me and get my opinion on every step and help me make decisions to benefit my cause. Steve treats you like a good friend instead of just a client. He was able to get me the maximum amount possible in my particular case, unlike my insurance company who did not have my back and caved in when push came to shove. I was not at fault, the other driver ran a red light and totaled my car, but Steve fought for me and helped me recover some of the out of pocket cost to replace my car. He will never give up and settle until you, the client, are ready. He is never in a rush to judgment. I highly recommend Steve to anyone who needs a good attorney to fight for their cause. He will always be there for you!! He will be your Knight in Shining Armor.
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Posted by Kelly | April 28, 2015
If you are looking for a fair, good and aggressive attorney, I recommend Attorney Stephen Muhonen.
In 2010 I was involved in a car crash. A young man texting and driving, did not see my police car with lights and siren, broadsided me. Due to my injuries from the accident I lost my career. I remember meeting with Attorney Stephen Muhonen when he came with another attorney that I hired for another matter. After we talked Attorney Stephen Muhonen took my case and told me that he would examine the case and see if we can do something. Though my case was weak, due to my police agency not providing the right equipment and certification, Attorney Stephen Muhonen did a phenomenal job in working the case and I was awarded a settlement that allowed me to start again in a deferent profession. If it was not for the work Attorney Stephen Muhonen did for me, it would have been much more difficult to try to start again. Another thing that I really respected about Attorney Stephen Muhonen is that he always kept me informed and if I call and he was not available, he will get to me fast. If you are looking for a fair, good and aggressive attorney, I recommend Attorney Stephen Muhonen.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of Chubbuck
  • 2006 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of American Falls
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Racine Olson Nye Budge & Bailey, Chartered
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2002
  • Idaho State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Idaho State University
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Wanner v. IDOT, 150 Idaho 164, 244 P.3d 1250 (2011)
  • Supreme Court decision in favor of client Idaho Department of Transportation
  • American Pension Services, Inc. v. Cornerstone Home Builders, 147 Idaho 638, 213 P.3d 1038 (2009)
  • Trial court and Supreme Court decisions both in favor client American Pension Services, Inc.

Associations

  • 6th District Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Preeminent AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Attorney of the Year
  • CASA
  • 2008
  • Idaho State Police Officer of the Year
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • 1999
  • District 5 Officer of the Year
  • Idaho Department of Law Enforcement
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • FOP Lodge #35 mtg.
  • Brady v. Maryland
  • 2016
  • ISU Law Enforcement
  • Garrity v. New Jersey
  • 2016
  • Police Officer Standards and Training
  • Publc Employment Law
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Negotiating resolution to misdemeanor and infraction offenses
  • 2015
  • 6th District Bar Association-CLE
  • Criminal Law Update
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (15)
Endorse Stephen
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steve is a thorough and competent attorney. His experience as an Idaho State Police Officer provide him with unique perspective and abilities. Steve is fair and practical and helps his clients obtain the best results possible."
Government Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Steve as opposing counsel for a number of years. I have always found Steve to be thoughtful and fair. I have observed that he has a congenial relationship with many other attorney's. I always enjoy working with Steve, I know I can trust him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked as opposing counsel with Mr. Muhonen for years. His professionalism, knowledge and ethics are above par. He has a friendly disposition while still being a zealous advocate for his clients. I do not hesitate to recommend Mr. Muhonen to anyone in search of an attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Mr. Muhonen on many different types of cases over the past several years. He is always professional and knowledgeable. He is one of the first attorney's I recommend when asked."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is very intelligent and hard working. I definitely endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Mr. Muhonen. He is personable, empathetic and thoughtful. With a wide range of career experience, Steve brings a unique perspective to each case to try and find the most direct and reasonable solution to client's problems."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an intelligent, diligent, and experienced attorney. Steve is professional and dedicated, his ethics are above reproach. It is without hesitation that I endorse Steve."
Government Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a great lawyer. He is fair, promote and does a great job representing his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Steve on personal injury matters and seen how committed he is to providing the best representation possible to his client. His experience as an former Idaho State Patrol Officer has been very helpful."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Steve. He is a former Idaho State Police officer. He has investigated hundreds motor vehicle accidents. He is a great car and trucking accident lawyer. He does a thorough job."
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Pocatello Personal injury Lawyer Stephen John Muhonen
Stephen John Muhonen
Personal injury Attorney
Pocatello, ID
Licensed for 19 years
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