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Stephen Gregory Smith

Criminal defense Attorney at Issaquah, WA

2.9   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2003

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Stephen Gregory Smith
22525 SE 64th Pl
Ste 260
Issaquah, WA, 98027-5387

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2.9 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by bill | November 19, 2012
Great lawyer for legal advise and reasonable.
Very knowledgeable and helpful in the Bankruptcy. Genuinely compassionate and never made us feel embarrassed. His fee was very fair and we didn't feel pressured. I would recommend him and his office highly.
Posted by Eric | January 9, 2012
definitely worth consulting with
Hiring Stephen was the best Investment have ever made. My family had used his services before with good results, & recommended him to me. I was arrested for first degree felony assault, and he was able to negotiate a plea to a fourth degree misdemeanor, & no jail time. I even got in to a jam 6 months later, & he spoke to the prosecuting attorney at no charge. As a result only had to pay a fine for traffic ticket. attorney for me at no charge, & was able to get off with just a traffic in
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Posted by Sarah | March 29, 2011
Very Highly Recommended!!
I attained Stephen Smith for a dui that I was being charged with at first. Before we made it to trial for that hearing I obtained a second DUI. He was extremely helpful and informative throughout the entire process and was able to get the first DUI Dismissed. Based on no probable cause for the stop. Had I not obtained his services this case clearly would not have been dismissed as I am not law savvy. He was very thorough. Otherwise I am sure the outcome would've have been very different. The second DUI we decided to go with deferred prosecution. This included a hit and run attended. This motion was granted and again he was extremely helpful and informative throughout the entire process. I would recommend him to family and friends. Without his knowledge of prior cases as well we never would have gotten the first case dismissed.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2015
Criminal defense client
Would not recommend Stephen Smith. He is a personable man but there is an under current of seething anger which can easily become activated if one says something in a way that he doesn't like. He seemed excessively avaricious re: Money. Didnt seem knowledgeable about simple legal questions i ásked. He was there for me in some manner during darkest days, but then didn't always keep me informed bout what was going on & wouldnt answer my calls at times, or show up at court for me and not notify me or court of it till last minute, very disappointing. Charged way too much for what he did do. Can be very hostile. Maybe he's good for traffic violations, dui's & such, but less so for criminal matters. He didn't seem to fight for me, he seemed too apathetic.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2015
Criminal defense client
Would not recommend Stephen Smith. He is a personable man but there is an under current of seething anger which can easily become activated if one says something in a way that he doesn't like. He seemed excessively avaricious re: Money. Didnt seem knowledgeable about simple legal questions i ásked. He was there for me in some manner during darkest days, but then didn't always keep me informed bout what was going on & wouldnt answer my calls at times, or show up at court for me and not notify me or court of it till last minute, very disappointing. Charged way too much for what he did do. Can be very hostile. Maybe he's good for traffic violations, dui's & such, but less so for criminal matters. He didn't seem to fight for me, he seemed too apathetic.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2014
Average
Steve added no value in my (minor) DUI and negotiated zero with the DA (who he was way too friendly with.) Small time lawyer in a small town. Didn't finish paperwork, my deferral almost was revoked even though I was in compliance. Bottom line: use someone else.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2017
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Disappearing Lawyer
Stephen was great in the beginning of my case, when he got paid. Initially he made me confident it was a open and shut case. He seemed to have things together in court. But throughout the case it seemed apparent that proper communication was not happening between him and the prosecutor. He told me not to worry about going to court when we ended up needing to be there. I now have my 2nd bench warrant out with no bail because he never changed my court date like he said he would. he did not turn in my community service, he has stopped communicating all together and i am now stuck with the remainder of my case and likely going to jail because my lawyer did not communicate. he was paid in full and has not seen the case through the finish.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2007
Misleading
Lawyer consistently gave me incorrect information just to keep the case going and not settle. He did not inform me that his primary expertise was with DUI's, but sold himself as an expert in other areas, which he was not. He did not argue the case with the judge, and delayed getting information so that it was not admissable.
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2003.

Reprimand issued in WA, 2003
updated on 01/13/2010

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Stephen Gregory Smith
Criminal defense Attorney
Issaquah, WA
Licensed for 43 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2003. See details