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Stephen Wesley Hayne

About Stephen Hayne

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     Mr. Hayne has practiced criminal law for over 30 years and for over 20 years has limited his practice to defense of DUI's and serious traffic offenses.  He offers personal attention, sincere compassion, and extraordinary experience to clients facing the devastating impact of a DUI charge.


     In 2003, Mr. Hayne was awarded the highest honor accorded by the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; The William O. Douglas Award "For extraordinary courage and dedication to the practice of criminal law."  He has been named of of "Seattle's Best Lawyers" by Seattle Magazine, one of the state's "Ten Best Trial Lawyers" by the Washington Law Journal, and a "Super Lawyer" every year since inception by Washington Law & Politics.  His cases of significance include lead counsel/of counsel in State v. Straka, State v. Brayman, State v. Scott, State v. Ford, State v. Granco, Seattle v. Box and Seattle v. Allison.


     Mr. Hayne is a past President of WACDL and has chaired the Criminal Law Sections of WSBA, WSTLA and KCBA.  He has taught triap practice at the University of Washington and Seattle University Schools of Law, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Trial Masters Program.   He has been a feautred speaker at over 80 Continuing LegalEducation programs in the U.S. and Canada and has published articles in the Bar News, Trial News, Defense and Overruled magazines.  Mr. Hayne is also a founding member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College of DUI Defense, and the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice.*


*From the Washington State Bar Association "Best of the Best" continuing legal education seminar

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