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Steven Gary Toole

Mediation Attorney at Bellevue, WA

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also known as Steven G. Toole Mediation and Arbitration Services, Steven G. Toole, P.S.

  • Licensed for 48 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    96%
    I mediate primarily personal injury cases, but also other tort litigation cases. In addition to 16 years of hands on mediation experience, I have extensive formal education/training.

    19 years

  2. Arbitration
    4%
    I serve as both a court appointed arbitrator in MAR cases and as a single and panel arbitrator in uninsured motorist cases

    38 years

Accomplished and Experienced Seattle Area Attorney

Steven G. Toole had built his reputation by fighting for his clients throughout western Washington, and doing it with dignity, respect and with the utmost professionalism.  He has utilized these attributes to now develop a very successful mediation practice--creating excellent rapport and trust with both plaintiff and defense attorneys.  Steve has been recognized for his efforts and earned the respect of his peers.  In over 45 years of practice, he has been appointed/elected to various Boards, Committees and lawyer related Task Forces, and has received numerous awards and accolades from legal associations and other attorneys, including:

 

  • Selected numerous times as a Washington SuperLawyer, by Washington Law and Politics magazine
  • Past President of the East King County Bar Association
  • Past President of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (now known as the Washington State Association for Justice)
  • Elected as the Eighth Congressional District Representative to the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors
  • Past President of Washington State Bar Association (2010-2011)
  • Former Vice-President of Board of Trustees of The Washington State Bar Foundation
  • Elected to Executive Council of National Conference of Bar Presidents (2011-2014)
  • President's Award Recipient by the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Alvin A. Anderson Award Recipient by the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association recognizing extraordinary effort to promote and preserve the civil justice system

 

In the mediation field, Steve has completed formal mediation training through the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law and has attended numerous other ADR CLE seminars and conferences.  He conducts the typical half day and full day mediations, but will also tailor the length and format of the mediation to suit the needs of the parties, including conducting telephone and, of course, Zoom or other videoconference mediations.  Steve mediates throughout the State of Washington.

 Steve is regularly asked to mediate by all the major insurance carriers and can provide references on both the plaintiff and defense side.  He mediates all types of tort cases, including automobile, premises liability, professional negligence, employment discrimination and timber trespass.  He has also mediated cases involving boundary disputes, breach of contracts and partnership dissolutions,and other general civil matters.  If Steve is not familiar with a particular area of law, he will do the necessary research on his own time so that he can best be prepared to assist the parties in resolving their dispute.  If the case does not settle at the mediation session, he will continue working the case for days, weeks and at times, even months.

 

Location

Steven Gary Toole
PO Box 50008
Bellevue, WA, 98015

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Office of Steven G. Toole, PS
  • 1983 - Present

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors (1991-1994, 1996-2009), President (2002-2003)
  • 1977 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Governors (1993-1996), President (2010-2011)
  • 1976 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Alvin Anderson Award
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2006
  • President's Award
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2001

Publications

  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • 50 Years and Counting
  • 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The 24 Hour Rule
  • 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Tragedy in Arizona: Who'S Accountable??
  • 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • What Makes a Leader?
  • 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Does it Take a Natural Disaster?
  • 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Wisdom
  • 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The WSBA Leadership Institute
  • 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The Unending Journey
  • 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Taking the High Road
  • 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Serving with Soul
  • 2010
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • My Six-Year High School Career
  • 2010
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The Monkey and the Moldy Peanuts
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • WSAJ Mediation Webinar
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO MEDIATE, DO IT RIGHT
  • 2022
  • Solo/Small Firm Success Strategies
  • Why I Love Being in a Solo Practice
  • 2012
  • WSBA Annual Awards Dinner
  • Emcee and Awards Presenter
  • 2011
  • Solo and Small Firm Section Annual Convention
  • Keynote Address: Why I Love Being a Sole Practitioner
  • 2011
  • Dist & Muni Courts Judges Ass. Judicial Conference
  • State of the WSBA
  • 2011
  • Annual Goldmark Award Luncheon
  • Presentation of Goldmark Award
  • 2011
  • Access to Justice /Bar Leaders Annual Conference
  • Awards Presentation
  • 2011
  • Annual WSBA 50 Year Member Celebratory Luncheon
  • 50 Years and Counting
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Steven
Mediation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have mediated dozens of cases with Steve. Some were hard to resolve, others even harder where the parties are at polar opposite ends. For some reason, Steve always manages to find a way to settle them. Perhaps it comes from his intuition and skills. I think that it is simply because he is a brilliant mediator who has the wisdom and perseverance to pierce through the core of raw emotions and dogmatic thinking that often plague both parties in litigation and simply find a practical middle ground where all parties benefit."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Mediation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very effective mediator and arbitrator."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is a very good mediator. He works hard to get the case settled, often staying at it once the day is over and getting it done soon thereafter. I have used him many times and will continue to do so in the future."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to being an excellent attorney, Mr. Toole is an excellent and cost effective mediator."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Toole gets my endorsement because of his experience and track record for getting cases resolved. He is an excellent mediator and I highly recommend him. His 25+ years of experience are invaluable. He always seems to be in a great mood and is genuine, qualities that make him my first choice for mediation. Over years he has settled just about every case he has mediated for me."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is respected by both Plaintiff's and defense attorneys alike. He is a great lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steve. I have known him for several years. We served together on the Washington State Bar Board of Governors and he went on to be the President of the WSBA. He also served as President of the Washington State Association of Justice. He is serious about and committed to the tasks that he takes on."
Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had an opportunity to get to know Steven quite well over the past 10 years. Steven is not only an excellent lawyer, but a wonderful person who gives back to his profession. He has served in every capacity, most notably President, of the all-volunteer Washington State Trial Lawyers Board of Governors. Steven is a credit to our profession. If you are a potential client looking for trustworthy and competent legal counsel for a personal injury matter, Steven Toole is one of the very best in Washington. He also runs a very successful and effective arbitration/mediation practice. Steven G. Lingenbrink - Fellow Trial Lawyer"
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Bellevue Mediation Lawyer Steven Gary Toole
Steven Gary Toole
Mediation Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 48 years