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Stephen Spence Hornbuckle

Litigation Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 16 years
    Texas - TX 28 years
    Tennessee - TN 20 years
    Florida - FL 25 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2004
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Litigation

    29 years, 100 cases

Stephen Hornbuckle has 20 years of experience litigating complex personal injury and commercial cases in Washington and Tennessee. He combines a deep understanding of medical and legal issues with a strong ability to grasp and explain complex facts. He has successfully handled both trial and appellate matters and works to understand and appreciate his clients’ point of view and how their lives have been affected by the damage caused them.

Stephen attended Washington & Lee University, graduating magna cum laude, with a BA in German and Philosophy. After graduating from college, Stephen received a grant to study as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Essen in Germany. He attended the University of Texas School of Law, graduating with honors in 1995. 

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Spokane WA local news piece about a lawsuit I filed against a local nursing home.


The Hornbuckle Firm
1408 – 140th Place NE
Suite 250
Bellevue, WA, 98007

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Posted by Gera | January 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate Professional Respresentation
I would not have been able to endure the case regarding my mother's death without the caring and compassionate expertise of Stephen Hornbuckle and The Hornbuckle Law Firm. Every concern my family has had has been addressed in a timely and professional manor, even during times of great emotion. I highly recommend this Attorney and this Law Firm. They put themselves in your shoes.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Hornbuckle Firm
  • 1995 - Present


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hair v Manor Care - Gig Harbor LLC
  • Case is on appeal.
  • Woodall v. Avalon
  • Affirmed trial court rulings on an arbitration agreement.


  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Chair, Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • 2014 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Articles Editor
  • Texas Law Review
  • 1994
  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • United States
  • 1992


  • Texas Law Review
  • Note, Capital Sentencing Procedure: A Lethal Oddity in the Supreme Court's Case Law
  • 1994
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Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jun 16
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"Stephen is a skilled advocate for his clients. I respect his great abilities to make complex issues easy to understand and to persuasively communicate to both judges and juries."