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Harry Shipley Steinmetz

Sex crime Attorney at Kent, WA

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About Harry

Learn Harry’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Sex crime
    60%
    Rape, Child Sex Crimes, Possession of Pictures, Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes and Voyeurism.

    34 years, 500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Drugs and Assaults.

    34 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    Assaults, Threats and Violation of No Contact Orders.

    34 years, 500 cases

Mr. Steinmetz represents people who are accused by the government of a crime or violating their licensing standards. The government makes mistakes, sometimes they accuse the wrong person or don't do a complete investigation. Mr. Steinmetz is a strong advocate who will assure that the truth comes out and help the court to understand the whole circumstances surrounding the accusations and to see the whole person. Because sometimes good people have bad days.

Licensed for 33 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 01/31/2023
State CA
Status Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled)
Acquired 1989
Updated 12/07/2022

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

Contact Harry

Newton & Hall, Attorneys at Law, PLLC
610 Central Ave.
Kent, WA, 98032

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2012
Couldn't have asked for more.
"I recently contacted Harry to handle a matter for the child of an acquaintance. Having known Harry six years, in a professional capacity, I have a great respect for his knowledge, professionalism and innate decency. Harry's competence and calm demeanor are bolstering to folks in crisis. Should the need arise, I would refer friends to Harry again, without reservation.
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Posted by Eric W. | December 19, 2011
The best I've ever had! Awesome lawyer
The best I've had and I've had my fair share! Works hard on defense and I would recomend him to anyone especially if you need a good lawyer!

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Felony Trial Attorney
  • Newton and Hall, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The J&S Law Group, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Harry S. Steinmetz
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Director of Government Relations
  • Washington Association of Housing and Services for the Aging
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Investigative Officer
  • Washington State Judicial Conduct Commission
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Staff Attorney - Judiciary Committee
  • Washington State Senate Committe Services
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Sacramento County District Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office
  • 1990 - 1992
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • California State University, San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Associations

  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair Criminal Law Section
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (27)
Endorse Harry
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry is a hard-working and well respected attorney. He is an aggressive advocate for each of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Harry. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Violent crime Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry Steinmetz is one of a handful of lawyers in Washington state equipped to defend against the most serious felony charges. Harry is a friendly person one on one, but he is a formidable advocate on behalf of his clients. He is one of the attorneys I want to co-chair a trial with in the future. I am honored to endorse Harry Steinmetz."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Harry for a number of years, and have worked with him on cases a number of times. He is highly intelligent, tremendously aggressive, and stands firm for his clients under even the most difficult circumstances. I consider him to true friend, and a trusted colleague. I would not hesitate to contact him for advice and assistance on any matter related to criminal defense. He's truly one of the best, on every level."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are few lawyers I would want standing beside me as we fight for our clients. Harry is one of those lawyers. Intelligent, articulate, and tenacious."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Steinmetz is very highly regarded among judges and the legal community. He is a tenacious advocate for his clients and consistently achieves great results. In addition, he is very generous in offering advice and help to fellow lawyers. I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry is an exceptional criminal defense attorney who is respected by Judges and fellow advocates. I strongly endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry is a well respected and hard working attorney who cares about his clients and provides them with exceptional representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry is incredibly well versed in criminal law and litigation. He is highly regarded by many in the legal profession and particularly stands out because he genuinely cares about his clients, colleagues, and the community. I have great respect for Harry and I proudly endorse him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry is a fierce advocate for his clients rights. He is well respected by the bench and bar. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thoughtful, quick, caring, effective. I have worked several cases with Harry. He is an a zealous advocate and an enjoyable person. I strongly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry loves the law. What a fantastic colleague! Give him a problem, he will solve it. For what else can a sane person ask?"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harry is a lawyer who brings a wealth of experience to the practice of law. We all have education and training in the law but Harry brings other life experiences to enhance his practice. Harry is knowledgeable, caring and effective. He is well respected by both bench and bar alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard working, smart and creative. Harry has all the attributes you would want in an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Steinmetz has earned his reputation in the legal community as a skilled trial attorney and tireless advocate on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Harry since he was a young, aggressive prosecutor. His knowledge of the law was impeccable but his professionalism was what always stood out to me about Harry. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney that gets results for his attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Steinmetz is a very skilled attoney. He is always well prepared, an aggressive advocate and very successful in his representation of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
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Kent Sex crime Lawyer Harry Shipley Steinmetz
Harry Shipley Steinmetz
Sex crime Attorney
Kent, WA
Licensed for 33 years
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