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Kim D. Stephens

Class action Attorney at Seattle, WA

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Practice focus: commercial and class action litigation, i.e., condemnation, environmental, construction, products liability, insurance coverage, and securities matters. Appointed special attorney general for Washington State; lead counsel to manage state and federal class actions; profiled in Who's Who in American Law; recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in Washington Law & Politics magazine; in the Best Lawyers in America; and Fellow of the American Academy of Trial Counsel.

Licensed for 41 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/09/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 11/25/2022

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Kim D. Stephens
1700 7th Ave Ste 2200
Seattle, WA, 98101-4416

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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC
  • 1981 - Present
  • Clerk
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • 1980 - 1981
  • Clerk
  • Allen & Hansen
  • 1979 - 1981

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor with honors
  • 1981
  • University of Washington Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1978
  • Seattle University
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • In Re Behr Sealant Class Action Litigation
  • The case settled on a claims-made basis
  • Anderson et al. v. Cedar Grove Composting, Inc.
  • Successful court certified settlement and approved settlement
  • Diamond Parking, Inc. v. Washington State Trade & Convention Center et al.
  • Washington State prevailed on appeal in an unpublished opinion
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Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Litigation, Securities and Business Law Sections
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Trial Practice and Real Property Sections
  • N/A
  • FINRA
  • Member and Board of Arbitrators
  • N/A
  • King County Superior Court
  • Arbitrator
  • N/A
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Campaign for Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • Gerson Lehman Group Legal Council, International Consulting Group
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2013 Real Estate Litigation Lawyer of the Year
  • US News - Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in the Puget Sound Region
  • Puget Sound Business Journal
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer: Commercial Litigation
  • US News - Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer: Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law
  • US News - Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer: Securities & Real Estate Law
  • US News - Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer: Litigation - Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer: Litigation - Securities and Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer: Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer: Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Business and Management
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • UW School of Business Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program
  • Associate Professor: Real Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • 2013
  • Law Seminars International
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the Obama Administration's Second Term: The Potential Impact on Securities and Financial Industry Class Actions
  • 2013
  • Law Seminars International
  • Litigating Class Actions, Preparing to File Class Actions: Case investigation; selection of class representatives; conflicts; solicitation; pre-filing investigation and strategies.
  • 2012
  • UW School of Business Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program
  • Associate Professor: Real Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • 2012
  • UW School of Business Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program
  • Associate Professor: Real Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • 2011
  • The Seminar Group
  • Issues in Condemnation, Valuing Contaminated Property
  • 2010
  • UW School of Business Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program
  • Associate Professor: Real Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • 2010
  • Law Seminars International
  • Special Issues from Condemnation Disputes in a Weak Market: Evidentiary and Valuation Issues, Commercial Real State Workouts and Remedies
  • 2009
  • UW School of Business Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program
  • Associate Professor: Real Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • 2009
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Seattle Class action Lawyer Kim D. Stephens
Kim D. Stephens
Class action Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 41 years