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Steven D. Robinson graduated  magna cum laude from Gonzaga University in 1978 and from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1982. While in law school, he served as the executive editor of the Idaho Law Review  from 1981 to 1982. Before entering private practice, Mr. Robinson served as an aide to Speaker of the House Thomas S. Foley. Mr. Robinson’s practice emphasis is civil disputes, with a focus on tort, insurance, and commercial litigation. Admitted to practice law in 1982, he has been a member of the firm since 1986 and was a member of the firm’s board of directors and management committee from 1995 to 1997.

Mr. Robinson has handled a broad range of litigation in federal and state courts in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. He has tried numerous jury cases, mandatory and uninsured motorist arbitrations, and labor grievance proceedings. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Idaho State Bar, and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Robinson is the former editor of De Novo, a publication of the Washington State Bar Association, and served on the editorial board of the ABA’s Barrister magazine. He has been a speaker on litigation matters at numerous legal education seminars. Among his published appellate cases are: Weber v. Budget Truck Rental, LLC, 162 Wn. App. 5 (2011), Walker v. State of Washington, 121 Wn.2d 214, 848 P.2d 721 (1993), and Birchler v. Castello Land Co., 133 Wn.2d 106, 942 P.2d 968 (1997). Mr. Robinson serves as a volunteer at the Seattle Emergency Housing Service and is a Boy Scout leader. He is currently the Judge Advocate of the Seattle Yacht Club and is a member of the Gonzaga University Board of Regents.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 80%
  2. Mediation: 20%



Hourly ($435-480/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Karr Tuttle Campbell

701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 3300
Seattle, WA, 94104


IDAuthorized to practice law198508/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Top Lawyers in Washington--General LitigationSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Top Business LawyersSeattle Business Monthly2008
155 Top LawyersSeattle Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Outstanding Student Legal PresentatonLatah County Bar Association1982
Langroise Academic ScholarshipUniversity of Idaho College of Law1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKarr Tuttle Campbell1986 - Present
AssociateRandall & Danskin, P.S.1982 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gonzaga UniversityBoard of Regents2010 - Present
Seattle Yacht ClubStaff Captain2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice SectionMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Idaho State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Gonzaga University Alumni Association--Seattle ChapterPresident2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Weber v. Budget Truck Rental, LLC, 162 Wn. App. 5 (2011)Summary judgment granted by trial court, affirmed on appeal, review denied by the Washington Supreme Court
Perry v. Valrey, Harrison Hospital and DoudsSettlement
Banegas v. City of Ocean ShoresSettlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinDivision One Decision Fundamentally Changes Workers' Compensation Third-Party Recovery Law2008
King County Bar BulletinWashington’s Boating Safety Education Law2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwest Institute for Dispute ResolutionMediator CertificationN/A2013
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Gonzaga UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Paralegal Panel NightIssues in Paralegal Practice--Panelist2011
Legal Ethics: Hot Topics and Current EventsAttorney Speech: What Lawyers Can and Cannot Say...2010
Handling the Auto Injury ClaimSettle the Claim Without Going to Court2009
Washington Personal Injury Practice for ParalegalsWorking With Subrogation, Workers' Compensation Reimbursement and Lien Claims2008
Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury ClientsObtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients2008
Guest Lecturer--Paralegal ProgramLitigation Issues for Legal Assistants2007
SkimenderMedia in High Profile Cases1994
Insurance Defense Tactics SeminarMaking Your Release Stick1994