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Steven Eugene Knapp

Car accident Attorney at Lynnwood, WA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Steve Knapp

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    I have handled all types of vehicle accidents including crashes involving cars, trucks, motor cycles, bicycles, scooters and even wheelchairs.

    37 years, 325 cases

  2. Personal injury
    I have 31+ years experience prosecuting and defending personal injury claims, including 3 years as a Prosecutor. I have conducted more than 20 jury trials and more than 150 arbitrations and mediations & handled seven figure wrongful death and serious injury cases, all types of motor vehicle accidents (including car, truck, motorcycle and bicycle accidents), dog bites and slip and fall cases. I am innovative and creative in litigation. I am also a tough negotiator in settlement.

    37 years, 300 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    I have handled many cases involving deaths occurring as the result of multiple types of accidents.

    37 years, 50 cases


I have been practicing law in Washington for more than 30 years, including three years prosecuting criminal cases as a Deputy Prosecutor in Whatcom County.  I have been a solo and/or lead attorney on more than 40 jury and bench (Judge) trials and more than 150 arbitrations and mediations.   I have served as an MAR Arbitrator and Settlement Guardian Ad Litem on King County’s Approved SGAL List.  I have handled seven figure wrongful death and serious injury claims, premises and products liability cases, all types of motor vehicle accidents, dog bites and construction site injury cases.

I am innovative and creative in litigation and discovery.  I am also a tough negotiator in settlement and have obtained numerous favorable results in mediation and directly with opposing counsel.  My preferred approach to litigation is to try to work cooperatively with opposing counsel during pre-trial discovery and all other aspects, whenever possible.  However, I have the experience to take a case from inception all the way through a jury trial and to the Court of Appeals, if necessary. 

My office is conveniently located at 19105 36th Ave West, Suite 206, in Lynnwood, WA, 98036.   See my website for a map.  Easy access from Lynnwood and from I-5 and I-405. 



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Law Office of Steven E. Knapp
19105 36th Ave. West Suite 206
Lynnwood, WA, 98036

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Posted by Cheryl | April 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Steve took my personal injury case. I never thought I could, nor would compliment any attorney. However, Steve is an honest, kind, caring and very professional attorney. He promptly answers every call. He is very genuine with his responses. His detailed ability helps to see satisfactory results. Look no further for a personal injury attorney. Steve will not disappoint.
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Posted by Caren | March 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Personal injury settlement
Steve took on my personal injury case and was successful in getting me, what I feel was, a fair settlement. I also believe he went the extra mile in working with our insurance company and medical providers. Steve made it clear that the most important aspect of my case was my personal health and welfare, everything else was secondary.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2014
Knapp did a great job on my case.
I’m writing to highly endorse attorney Steve Knapp for you or your loved ones who may be seriously injured or killed by the acts of another person. Steve spent 3 ½ years helping me through a very stressful and difficult process of settling my serious and permanent injury claims with the State Department of Transportation and its contractor after I crashed my motorcycle in a construction zone one night on I-5. I’m very lucky that Steve got involved in my case early on. Steve immediately began gathering evidence to support my claim that the onramp had been left in a negligent condition which caused me to crash that night. Steve kept telling me that the facts of my case were like “spokes in a wheel” and his goal was to build me a wheel full of spokes, which he did do. The State and its contractor denied any responsibility to me for more than three years after my accident. They claimed the accident was entirely my fault or someone else’s fault other than theirs. But Steve was relentless and left no stone unturned in working up my case. He went to the DOT archives and found great records for my case; he investigated the accident scene; and he located and met with several witnesses and got written statements from them in support of my case. I was able to sit in on a few depositions of witnesses, and watching Steve was great. He was very prepared for each one, and he seemed to almost know what each witness would say, even before they said it. He was able to use the witnesses testimony to build lots of spokes in my wheel. Steve used to do defense work and he knows how the defense looks at a case, which I think gives him an edge because he can anticipate where the defense witnesses will attack his clients’ cases and he can prepare for it. Steve had me fully prepared for my own deposition by the defense attorney and for my examination by the defense doctor. Steve finally overwhelmed the DOT and its contractor with evidence that their negligence caused my accident, and we were ultimately able to reach a settlement of very high six figures. Steve is a down to earth kind of guy who is very easy to talk to. He kept in regular contact with me so I always knew what was going on with my case. I’m extremely happy with the work Steve did for me on my case and I give him my highest recommendation to anyone who has been seriously hurt or even killed by someone else’s negligence. J.
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Posted by Lisa | March 23, 2012
Steve Knapp is honest, reliable and hard working.
Steve was absolutely amazing. I would recommend Steve to anyone who was looking for a personal injury lawyer. He was so incredibly trustworthy and diligent. Once I found him I did not have to worry about a thing. I knew I could trust his advice and to get everything taken care of.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2010
Mr Knapp is an experienced attorney who did a great job for us.
My son was bitten on the face by a pit bull dog. My husband was serving in the Military in Iraq at the time, and we needed help with our claim. The first attorney I hired was nice, but was not aggressive in representing my son’s interests. Later, Steve Knapp took charge of my son’s case and he was able to double the “final” offer obtained by our previous attorney to settle my son’s claims. Steve Knapp did a great job on my son’s case and I strongly recommend him as an attorney. Steve is very experienced and knowledgeable about the law and was a champion for my son’s claims. But Steve is also a very nice guy, who was easy to talk to and he contacted me regularly to keep me updated with the status of my son’s case. I am happy to give Steve my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2009
A excellent attorney who inspires confidence
Steve Knapp did a great job representing me after I was involved in a car accident on I-5. I called him soon after my accident and I am very happy that I did. He explained the process of how I could make a recovery for all of my damages in clear and easy to understand language. Steve checked in with me regularly to see how my medical treatment was going and I felt like he was with me throughout the entire case. After about 1 ½ years I finished my medical treatment and was ready to settle my claims. Steve took care of all the negotiations with the insurance company adjuster and after several letters and telephone calls, he was able to reach a settlement for all of my claims. I was very happy with the settlement offer he was able to obtain from the insurance company. I highly recommend Steve Knapp as your attorney if you are injured. I also strongly suggest that you call him as soon as possible after your accident to relieve your stress and peace of mind.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brett Murphy Knapp McCandlis & Brown PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Steven E. Knapp
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Floyd, Pflueger & Ringer, PS
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Steven Knapp
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Murray, Dunham and Murray
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Julin, Fosso, Sage, McBride & Mason
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Whatcom County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Eric Friese
  • 1987 - 1990
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  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Client dodging a car
  • Settled for $100,000 policy limits plus $30,00 underinsured motorist insurance.
  • Pedestrian hit in crosswalk
  • Settled for $126,017.
  • Car accident
  • Settled for $120,605.
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  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Mentor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington Association of Justice (formerly WSTLA)
  • Eagle Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • US District Court, Eastern District
  • Admitted
  • 2002 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • US District Court, Western District
  • Admitted
  • 1988 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Washington
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Washington
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2012
  • Appreciation For Years of Public Service
  • Whatcom County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Requirements for Minor Settlements for various counties
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (12)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having opposed Steve on a case, I can attest he is an excellent lawyer. Ethical, hardworking, and endowed with a keen intellect, he inspires fear in opposing counsel just as he engenders respect for his meticulous professionalism. He exemplifies the best of what a good advocate should be."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. After watching Steve defend personal injury cases for years, I decided that we needed him on our side and asked him to become a partner at Brett Murphy."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve's approach to problem solving is practicle and reasonable. Having fair minded and reasonble attorney who not only has the ability to get good results, but explain the process in a clear understandable way is crucial, not only for your outcome but your satisfaction with the legal process. Steve meets all of those goals."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"In personal injury, Steve's years of knowledge and experience make him an excellent attorney and a valued resource. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is a terrific lawyer with experience on both sides of personal injury matters. This gives him a unique perspective when helping clients obtain the best possible results after an accident changes their lives. I would not hesitate to recommend Steve."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I consider Steve both a mentor and friend. Steve is one of the most patient, thoughtful and kind lawyers I have known. While these types of descriptors may seldom be used when describing lawyers, such qualities can make a world of difference in the outcome of any given case. I frequently call on Steve when I have a question that needs answering, or when I have a case strategy question I want to bounce off another attorney. Perhaps the best endorsement of all is that I would refer my family members to Steve without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is well-known in the community as a tough but compassionate advocate with a superb record of obtaining justice for his clients. I endorse Steve without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know and trust Steve Knapp's legal abilities. I have consulted with Steve on several matters including personal injury, insurance coverage, and employment cases and found his insights to be immensely helpful."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I consulted with Steve on matters outside my own expertise, and found him to be extremely helpful. He was personable, knowledgeable, and thorough in providing the information I needed. He has continued to be a great resource to me and I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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