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Steven L Shaw

Car accident Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.6   9 reviews

also known as Steve Shaw

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    Claims for injuries cause by the actions of bad drivers.

    22 years

  2. Medicaid and medicare
    20%
    Medicare subrogation/Medicare Secondary Payer compliance

    16 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Claims for injuries caused by the actions of others.

    22 years

  4. Insurance
    10%
    Insurance coverage and insurance company misconduct claims.

    18 years

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 and 'slip and falls' which cause serious injury. I also represent individuals with claims against their insurance companies for insurer misconduct and/or insurers that fail to pay for losses which their policy should cover.

Over the past ten years, I have also become a Medicare Secondary Payer consultant, helping attorneys with Medicare issues, from lien resolution to set-aside evaluation.  I am a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional and specialize in helping other attorneys navigate the Medicare Secondary Payer process.

My wife and I have four children, and we live in Bothell.  Born in North Carolina and raised in Northern California, I have come to consider the Puget Sound my home.

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Location

Steven L Shaw
4738 11th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, 98105

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Carie | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Professional
After a traumatic car accident that left me with a severe concussion, nerve damage, hearing loss, and months of physical and occupational therapy, I originally retained an another attorney to help me with my mounting medical bills. My original attorney dropped the ball and almost missed a deadline, and I was left wondering if I was going to be able recoup any money towards the costs. A colleague referred me to Steve - he took over my case, poured over my file, listened as my husband and I talked about how much had changed for us in terms of quality of life, and got on it. I won a settlement that has given me an immense sense of relief in knowing that my continued medical treatment will not be a burden to my family. I feel like I can breathe again for the first time in a few years, and I'm so grateful to Steve for the work he did on our behalf. I can not recommend him enough.
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Response from Steven Shaw September 12, 2019
Thanks, Carie. It really helps when you have a great client!
Posted by Christina | September 15, 2009
Great attorney, would hire again
I was referred to him by a family friend and we were pleased with his work and would refer him to anyone needing representation for a car accident. The case took about 3 years to settle but that was because we had to go through medical treatment and weren't in any rush to settle. I am so glad I hired him a week after the car accident (which was on the East Coast, to further complicate the situation) because I didn't have to talk to the insurance companies at all, ever. I felt that the settlement he negotiated for us was fair and he did a great job. If I were to ever get into another accident, I would hire him in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Steve | September 5, 2009
Ethical and highly competent
Steven Shaw and the LePley Law Firm did a great job representing us. Steven is highly ethical and always fighting for his clients. We got a successful settlement from our insurance company and he fought all the way to the end to ensure that we received what we were owed. I would highly recommend Steven Shaw and the LePley Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2008
Adams case
Steve was truly a life saver for us. We were very unsure how the whole process works and feel we would have been taken advantage of by the insurance companies had it not been for Steve. He did an excelent job of taking the stress off of my wife so she could deal with more important issues.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2008
Steven L Shaw did a great job!!!
I needed Steven Shaw's services to deal with an insurance company who did not want to cover an auto accident which was of no fault of my own. Through his hard work and dedication, we were able to get them to cover all medical and auto claims as well as to pay something towards any future damages. I would highly recomend him and WILL use his services in the future if so needed.
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Posted by Todd | June 5, 2008
Client Review
I was involved in an auto accident. Met with an attorney in Tacoma. This attorney was very unreceptive to our case. A friend recommended Steve Shaw. From the first day he took our case my wife and I felt very at ease. Steve took the weight off our shoulders and ran with the case. Steve was very good at phone calls and emails keeping up to date. I am very happy with Steve's service. I really appreciate all his work. Todd F.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2007
Great Lawyer
Steve handled my personal injury case. He was thorough, kept me informed, and we were able to reach a settlement out of court.
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2007
Steve's a great choice
steve shaw represented me for a car accident i was in last year. he did an excellent job keeping me informed as to the status of my case and what i needed to do. i would use him again and recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney for a car accident
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2008
Find anyone else
My recommendation is to go to any other attorney than him
Response from Steven Shaw June 27, 2017
I am fortunate to do what I do, and every day I try to give each of my clients 100%. Here is one that was clearly unhappy with my work on their case. While I don't know who this client is, or what I did that made this client so unhappy, it certainly helps me be a better lawyer when I know what I can do to improve the service I give clients.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Shaw Legal Solutions
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • The Pearson Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Owner
  • Shaw Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Junior Associate
  • LePley Law Firm
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Intern
  • LePley & Koehler, PLLC
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Washington State Attorney General's Office - Labor and Industries Division
  • 2000 - 2000
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Education

  • Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers
  • Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional - Fellow
  • 2018
  • Louisana Association of Self-Insured Employers
  • Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional
  • 2017
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Certificate
  • 2005
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • California State University, San Jose State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Northwick v. Long
  • Defendant's Appeal Denied
  • Rear-end Collision
  • Settlement for Confidential Sum
  • Side Impact Collision
  • Jury Verdict for $338,500
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Associations

  • National Medicare Secondary Payer Network
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Association of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2020
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2007 - 2009
  • WSAJ Trial News Editorial Board
  • Editor
  • 2007 - 2009
  • AAJ New Lawyer Division
  • Board of Governors
  • 2006 - 2011
  • WSTLA New Member Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • To Send (or Not to Send) Electronic Documents to Opposing Counsel
  • 2005
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Getting to Know Adobe
  • 2004
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • A lesson in compassion: Allstate forced to accept responsibility
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Medicare and The Personal Injury Claim
  • The Mechanics of Lien Resolution & the New Medicare Recovery Portal
  • 2012
  • 34th Annual Insurance Law Seminar
  • Creating Leverage in UIM Litigation
  • 2012
  • Insurance & Subrogation Basics
  • Medicare, Medicaid and L&I Subrogation
  • 2011
  • Evidence: Getting in the Good - Keeping out the Bad
  • The Practice and Pitfalls of Internet Discovery
  • 2011
  • 2011 Annual Meeting & Convention
  • Ethical Dilemmas of Promoting Your Firm with Social Media
  • 2011
  • Washington State Association for Justice, CLE Committee
  • e-Discovery: An Introduction to "the why"
  • 2009
  • On Being Your Own Techie
  • PowerPoint Presentations Jurors Like - and the Ones They Don't
  • 2009
  • eTrial 101
  • Top Ten Programs Every Litigator Must Have
  • 2008
  • Taking on Case Management Software
  • Choosing the right hardware and software for CMS
  • 2007
  • Merging Your Legal Practice with Case Management Software
  • Infrastructure Requirements for Case Management Software
  • 2007
  • Discovery in the Digital Age
  • Following the email trail; e-discovery in the digital age
  • 2007
  • Disciplined Discovery
  • Effective Video Depositions
  • 2007
  • Disciplined Discovery
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2007
  • Trial Technology in the Courtroom
  • Using Technology to Tell the Plaintiff's Story
  • 2004
  • Legal Tech - LA
  • Challenges in Electronic Discovery
  • 2004
  • Auto Cases: The Road to Success
  • Demonstrative Evidence
  • 2004
  • The Power of Negotiation & Mediation
  • Even YOU can use PowerPoint
  • 2003
  • Strategies for the Information Age
  • Necessary Hardware and Software for the PI Practitioner
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (26)
Endorse Steven
Insurance Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve gotten to know Steve over many years as a fellow lawyer practicing in the same area. Steve has deep understanding of presenting a case from beginning to end. Recently, I was lucky enough to co-counsel a case with Steve. His work-up of a case is smart, efficient, and highly seasoned. During trial, Steve is a natural with jurors. Steve cares deeply for his clients and their families. I highly recommend Steve."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Shaw on several matters, and have seen how hard he works for his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Shaw. He is an experienced personal injury attorney. Mr. Shaw is dedicated providing his clients with the highest level of legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is one of the most helpful, generous, and intelligent attorneys I know in the community. He is a tremendous personal injury attorney and he is also very involved in many organizations that further the protections of the public welfare and civil rights. We have consulted on many matters together over the years and he is always an amazing help to other attorneys in the community. I feel very lucky to know Steve. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Steve when he was a law student. Over the years I've had the pleasure of watching him grow into a wonderful lawyer. He takes great care with his clients' cases and always gives his very best."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Steven Shaw for several years now and admire his dedication to his clients and the legal community as well as his creativity and thoughtfulness in tackling legal issues."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Along with being a smart personal injury lawyer, Steve Shaw is a darn nice guy. If you are looking for a quality lawyer, but one you can relate to and trust, you can't do better than Steve Shaw."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a fantastic lawyer and an excellent advocate for his clients. Some lawyers can see only a case's details, and other lawyers can only see the bigger picture. Steve can see the bigger picture of a client's case and the details contained within, and he's a personable lawyer too. Clients would do well to work with Steve."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steve since we both began practicing law. He is the lawyer I call when I need advice. Steve will aggressively fight for his clients, even against the most powerful opponenets. I endorse Steve without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is why my career took off as it did. He is a wonderful motivator and a strong leader in the legal community. In addition, he is a great advocate for his clients and is passionate and loves what he does."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven Shaw works very hard for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone looking for help related to personal injuries."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a hard working and dedicated attorney who has obtained significant results for clients in even the most difficult cases. His guidance and opinions on legal issues is a trusted tool that I rely on in my practice. "
Car accident Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
" Steve Shaw is one of the best young lawyers in the State of Washington, competently handling all kinds of personal injury actions. Steve is also much involved in the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers section, and thus helps others become better lawyers. Steve should be judged not on age, but by his ability! He is a credit to our profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve does top notch work and is always on top of recent developments. He is not just a good lawyer, but he is a good person."
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