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Joshua Saul Schaer

Litigation Attorney at Bellevue, WA

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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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Joshua Schaer is a Principal Attorney at Oseran Hahn P.S.  Referrals welcome!  Joshua focuses on real property, corporate, and general civil litigation matters. During the past 20 years, Joshua has represented clients in a wide range of cases, including criminal defense, mortgage foreclosure, lien priority, boundary disputes, residential property receiverships, and business contracts. In addition to significant trial and motions practice experience, he has successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Washington State Supreme Court, Idaho Supreme Court, and each division of the Washington Court of Appeals.

An Eastside resident since 1988, Joshua attended the University of Washington to obtain both his Political Science and Juris Doctorate degrees. While in law school, he founded the Technology Law Society and was named to the Moot Court Honor Board. From 2008 through 2015, Joshua served on the Issaquah City Council, where he chaired the city’s Infrastructure Committee and the regional Eastside Transportation Partnership.


Oseran Hahn Spring Straight & Watts, PS
929 108th Ave. N.E.
Suite 1200
Bellevue, WA, 98004

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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Oseran Hahn P.S.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wright Finlay & Zak LLP
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Routh Crabtree Olsen, P.S.
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Council Member
  • City of Issaquah
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of James Egan
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Stein, Lotzkar and Starr PS
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Public Defender
  • Northwest Defenders Association
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Intern
  • Nintendo of America
  • 1999 - 1999
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • J.D., concentrations in Health Care and IP
  • 2001
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • B.A., with Honors
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Seattle v. Hon. Holifield et al., 170 Wn.2d 230 (2010)
  • Prevailed and reversed Court of Appeals decision.
  • Seattle v. Clark-Munoz et al., 152 Wn.2d 39 (2004)
  • Prevailed unanimously in State Supreme Court.
  • Bellevue v. Lee, 166 Wn.2d 581 (2009)
  • Did not prevail on due process challenge.
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  • King County District Court
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • 2007 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Joshua Schaer is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about DUI and criminal defense. He has a tireless focus on the rights of clients in our firm. Mr. Schaer is an excellent writer and has excellent court presence. He has an inherent ability to connect with the judges and juries with his argument and persona. My firm is honored to be working with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is tireless, tenacious, and tough in the courtroom. He's also very personable, listens to and cares deeply about his clients. Whether a case starts in a district court or ends up in the WA Supreme Court, Josh works hard all the way to the end. I endorse and recommend Josh."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an exceptionally bright attorney. He is also a tireless advocate for his clients. He works hard and he definitely knows the ropes in criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is very bright, tireless worker, and a strong voice in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh is a creative and tenacious lawyer who cares deeply about the outcomes he gets for his clients. Any client lucky enough to get Josh's representation is well assured of a vigorous advocate."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Schaer is a superb attorney. He is dedicated, hard working, a zealous advocate and he obtains excellent results for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field, having sucesfully litigated matters in the appellate courts of Washington, as well as coming up with new and innovative legal arguments."
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Bellevue Litigation Lawyer Joshua Saul Schaer
Joshua Saul Schaer
Litigation Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 22 years