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Steven L Shaw

also known as Steve Shaw

About me

I have practiced personal injury law in the Puget Sound area since 2002. I handle all types of personal injury claims for things like motor vehicle collisions, defective products, nursing home injury and abuse, slips and falls, and many other types of claims involving serious injury. I also represent individuals with claims against their insurance companies for misconduct and/or failure to pay for losses which the policy should cover.

My wife and I have four children, and we make Bothell our home.  Born in North Carolina and raised in Northern California, I have come to consider the Puget Sound the 'place that I am from.'


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 60%
    13 years
  2. Slip and Fall: 15%
    13 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    13 years
  4. Insurance: 10%
    13 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Edward Cranston Harper

    I have worked with Steve in the past on a variety of legal matters. He always has a top notch answer when we are discussing certain issues. Finally, I also have consulted with him on Medicare reimbursement. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.


    Edward Harper Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Max Jeffrey Meyers

    I endorse this lawyer. Steve has a great understanding of how Medicare effects car accidents claims, which he shares with the legal community. Thank you Steve!


    Max Meyers Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

4711 Aurora Avenue North
Seattle, WA, 98103


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerShaw Legal Solutions2015 - Present
AssociateThe Pearson Law Firm2012 - 2015
OwnerShaw Law Firm2010 - 2012
Associate AttorneyLePley Law Firm2002 - 2010
InternLePley & Koehler, PLLC2000 - 2002
Law ClerkWashington State Attorney General's Office - Labor and Industries Division2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2003 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2012 - 2013
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2012 - 2013
WSAJ Trial News Editorial BoardEditor2007 - 2009
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2007 - 2009
AAJ New Lawyer DivisionBoard of Governors2006 - 2011
WSTLA New Member CommitteeChairman2004 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Side-Impact CollisionSettlement for $70,000
Pedestrian hit by CarSettlement of $50,000
Side-Impact Collision and Slip & FallSettlment for $250,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersTo Send (or Not to Send) Electronic Documents to Opposing Counsel2005
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersGetting to Know Adobe2004
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersA lesson in compassion: Allstate forced to accept responsibility2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial AdvocacyCertificate2005
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
California State University, San Jose State UniversitySpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spokane County RoundtableMedicare - Before, During & After Settlement2014
Auto Cases 2014Medicare, Medicaid & ERISA Updates2014
Medicare and The Personal Injury ClaimThe Mechanics of Lien Resolution & the New Medicare Recovery Portal2012
34th Annual Insurance Law SeminarCreating Leverage in UIM Litigation2012
Insurance & Subrogation BasicsMedicare, Medicaid and L&I Subrogation2011
Evidence: Getting in the Good - Keeping out the BadThe Practice and Pitfalls of Internet Discovery2011
2011 Annual Meeting & ConventionEthical Dilemmas of Promoting Your Firm with Social Media2011
Washington State Association for Justice, CLE Committeee-Discovery: An Introduction to "the why"2009
On Being Your Own TechiePowerPoint Presentations Jurors Like - and the Ones They Don't2009
eTrial 101Top Ten Programs Every Litigator Must Have2008
Taking on Case Management SoftwareChoosing the right hardware and software for CMS2007
Merging Your Legal Practice with Case Management SoftwareInfrastructure Requirements for Case Management Software2007
Discovery in the Digital AgeFollowing the email trail; e-discovery in the digital age2007
Disciplined DiscoveryEffective Video Depositions2007
Disciplined DiscoveryElectronic Discovery2007
Trial Technology in the CourtroomUsing Technology to Tell the Plaintiff's Story2004
Legal Tech - LAChallenges in Electronic Discovery2004
Auto Cases: The Road to SuccessDemonstrative Evidence2004
The Power of Negotiation & MediationEven YOU can use PowerPoint2003
Strategies for the Information AgeNecessary Hardware and Software for the PI Practitioner2003