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Steven Gary Toole

About Steven Toole

About me

Accomplished and Experienced Seattle Area Attorney

Steven G. Toole has built his reputation by fighting for his clients throughout western Washington, and doing it with dignity and respect and with the utmost professionalism. He has been recognized for his efforts and earned the respect of his peers. In over 35 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:


  • AV®-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.*
  • 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)
  • Vice-President of Board of Trustees of The Washington State Bar Foundation (currently)
  •  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


*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. AV is their highest rating.


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 and, in appropriate cases, he also conducts telephone mediations.  Steve mediates throughout most of Western Washington and does not charge for his travel time.


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. 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.