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Steve C Franklin

Personal injury Attorney at Port Orchard, WA

5.0   23 reviews
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 18 years
    Oregon - OR 12 years
    Florida - FL 23 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Steve

Learn Steve’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    Exclusively represents those injured in auto incidents. Past experience includes defending negligent parties on behalf of major insurance companies.

    19 years

  2. Personal injury
    50%
    Represent those injured in motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall cases, dog bites, and other cases where individuals are injured or sadly killed due to the negligence of others. Also experienced in defending such claims.

    19 years

FOCUSED EXCLUSIVELY ON PERSONAL INJURY CASES. MAKE SURE YOU ARE VALUED FAIRLY.

 

As a lawyer I have been fortunate to work on many different cases in many different places.  Starting out as a military attorney with the US Navy JAG Corps I worked on matters ranging from landlord tenant issues to prosecution and defense of serious criminal matters and served as the attorney for a commanding officer of an overseas airbase.  After leaving active duty I've practiced exclusively in the field of personal injury law. I enjoy the practice of law and commit myself to my clients irrespective of which side of a case they happen to be on.  I've succesfullly represented individuals against corporations and represented corporations against individuals.  I've chosen at this point in my career to only represent victims.

 

It is important to me that my clients are as fully informed as they want to be about the legal aspects of their cases and that we jointly identify their goals and obtain them.   I always make myself available for my clients when they need to talk.  I am very troubled by stories I hear of clients who are unable to communicate with their attorneys.

 

I  place a priority on providing value for my clients.  I consider it a privilege to be your attorney, and it is important that you are truly better off because of my representation.

 

Please don't hesitate to contact me for a free consultation and case review.  I am happy to talk about whatever questions and concerns you may have.

 

My office is conveniently located of Highway 16 in Port Orchard but I meet my clients wherever it is most convenient. I've represented clients who live out of Washington State or out of the country, and am available to discuss your case over the phone or Skype!  I look forward to speaking with you.

 

 

 

 

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Location

Becker, Franklin & Rovang, PLLC.
1730 Pottery Ave.
Suite 210
Port Orchard, WA, 98366

Reviews

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Posted by Ambreen | August 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional lawyer
Steve Franklin has gone above and beyond the call of duty for my during my case as well as AFTER. I happily referred family to him because I knew that he would do an amazing job. I had only had one other case in my life regarding auto injury and had a horrible experience. Steve made himself so available to me that I even had his personal cell phone number after voicing my concerns regarding communication with my previous attorney. Even after my case was done he had provided me with referrals for other attorneys for other cases. You would be a fool to not hire this man.
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Posted by Joseph | April 24, 2014
Can't go wrong here
Steve always promptly returned calls or emails. Worked hard on my claim, and he got me a rather decent settlement. Friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and will explain ALL options..and won't steer you wrong. THIS IS THE GUY YOU WANT ON YOUR SIDE! THANKS STEVE!!
Posted by Alice | February 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve Franklin
Steve Franklin, along with Terri (the best paralegal) saw me through a difficult case of wrongful injury. Although the facts of the case were clear, as evidenced by a video of the injury, the opponent (Fred Meyer) had very deep pockets and formidable legal counsel. Nonetheless, Steve prevailed, and settled for a sum that I deemed fair and appropriate. Thank you, Steve!
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Posted by Kimberlee P. | March 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Hire Steve Franklin!
Steve Franklin is the best! He explained everything every step of the way! He is honest and dependable. I would not hesitate to hire him again should I need legal representation!!!!!
Posted by Daryl | July 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Handled everything perfectly!
Steve dod an amazing job on my case, everything was handled promptly and with the upmost professionalism! He did a good job and produced good results in a timely manner! If you have a personal injury case I would recommend him every time!
Posted by Cheryl | June 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
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Steve and his team were great to work with! I was in 2 accidents were Steve was hired both time to help me. He goes above and beyond and very supportive through the process. Steve and his team fight hard for you and won’t give up on your case. I highly recommend his firm and I’m very thankful for his knowledge and hard work!!
Posted by Kimberly | June 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do you want a lawyer with integrity, reliability and treats you like family? Look no further!
This company really knows how to go that extra mile to make you feel taken care of in a very welcoming, friendly and professional environment. I personally can't thank Steve and everyone on his team enough for the time and effort they put in on my case, the outcome of which I am highly satisfied with. It was a pleasure to do business with this company and I would recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by Chris | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve Franklin delivers an amazing outcome
My case was difficult. In October 2015, a tree blew down during a windstorm and, falling, struck my car. The tree impaled me. It shattered my femur and inflicted a pretty grim list of additional injuries. Other lawyers, hearing "tree" and "fall," dismissed my case outright as an act of god. Steve listened to me when I came in. He looked at the evidence and realized that the tree owner had created a condition that led directly to my injuries. Steve built a case strong enough that the tree owner's insurance company came to the conclusion that their customer's actions were responsible for my injuries. The insurance company paid the policy limit. Steve got me a six figure settlement. Other lawyers gave me sympathy and got me out the door. Steve gave me results and got me money. If I have to hire a lawyer again his name will be Steve Franklin.
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Posted by Jenna | November 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced lawyer who delivers results!
Steve and team went above and beyond to help me with my case from beginning to end. The team always kept me informed of any changes or progression throughout this process. Steve's extensive experience really came through as he fought for me and my rights during the entirety of my case. I cannot recommend this law firm highly enough!
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Posted by Adam | September 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer around
Steve did an amazing job on my case. Him and his team exceeded my expectations on my settlement. After my injury I did some research and came across Steve. After meeting him face to face I knew I was in the right place. He always let me know what was going on with my case and made me feel apart of the family. Hands down I would recommend Steve to family and friends.
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Posted by Kyle | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic job.
My wife and I were both in seperate car accidents within 2 months of each other. Neither of us were at fault. After going through the fiasco of trying to deal with the insurance companies, we decided to hire Steve. He was refered to us by a friend. He took the stress out of the sutuation. We have 6 kids and we were in the process of selling our house and building a new house so we didn't need any extra stress. It took aproximately a year to settle but it was worth the wait. We didnt have to do much during the process and they kept us informed of what was happening during. In the end all of our medical bills were paid and we were well compensated for our time, stress, pain, etc. If we are ever in another car accident, Steve will called soon after.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve is AWESOME!!
I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. He was always easy to get ahold of for me. He explained things thouroughly and always made sure I understood where we were at with my case and what was going on with it. He got me way more than I expected. On top of all that, I felt like he was a genuine person who had my best interest at heart. He worked on my case for three years and I have not one complaint.
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Response from Steve Franklin June 21, 2016
Thank you!
Posted by John | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Clear, concise and professional.
Steve Franklin represented me in my recent personal injury case after being rear ended. Throughout the entire process, Steve made sure that I was well informed and aware of potential options from start to finish. He was always available for my questions and concerns and never left me wondering. Moving forward, it is comforting to know that I only will have to make one single phone call to obtain a trustworthy, well experienced professional if need legal representation. Steve's integrity is second to none and I am glad to refer him to my family and friends. Hands down, the finest counsel I have ever used.
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Posted by Erin | March 21, 2015
Awesome Attorney!
Steve Franklin was so helpful with my case. He was able to help get me way more than what was originally offered to me by the insurance company for my car accident. He definitely knows his laws and the way to get you what you deserve. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Also he was very generous on what he got out of the deal so that I would get more than I should have. I really appreciate him and his paralegal Kate! Very great people. He will do anything he can to make things right for your settlement. :-)
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Posted by Monica | February 13, 2015
Best results!
I was referred to Mr Franklin by a friend who had great results when working with him on his accident. I was rear ended and had to go through medical treatment. The process was frustrating and confusing. From the first time that I spoke with Mr Franklin, we've had great communication. He is very knowledgeable, professional, supportive, in constant communication and guided me in the entire process. Has a strong network of doctors and physiscians. He adapted well to my needs and schedule, he made all the documentation convenient to sign/scan/email. Other attorneys require mailing, faxing in or dropping documents off in person, meetings etc who has time for all that? Mr Franklin was perfect! He manages expectations well, underpromises and definitely overdelivers. His efforts obtained us a settlement beyond any of my expectations and I am incredibly grateful to have worked with him. I wholeheartedly recommend Steve Franklin as a personal injury lawyer.
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Posted by Renee Lang | December 10, 2014
Biking accident.
I was pregnant with my second child riding my road bike and got hit by a car. Steve and his office made sure all my bills were paid and I had no worries with a new baby coming soon. Through this process Steve kept me very informed. I felt he truly cared about my feelings and my family. We are very happy with the outcome and feel blessed to have worked with Steve and team. Thanks again!
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Posted by Louise | May 5, 2014
A very positive experience
Steve Franklin was so easy to work with. He was very clear and explicit about what procedure he would take in working with the insurance company regarding my auto accident, if I chose him to take my case. Once I chose him to take my case, he kept me informed at every step; what the insurance company was doing and how he was proceeding. Having never had this experience before, I found Steve's domineer to be very calming and reassuring. His thorough and timely efforts resulted in a compensation beyond my expectations.
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Posted by Angela Hayes | February 7, 2014
Steve Franklin
Steve Franklin is everything I could have ever asked for in an attorney, and more. Steve got things handled for me I would have never asked him to do. In my particular situation, Steve achieved a better outcome than I expected. Steve is knowledgable, thorough, and gets stuff handled. Steve is aggressive, but only if the client wants him to be. I would, and have recommended Steve and his law firm to people I know. I have nothing negative to say about my dealings with Steve. On top of everything, he was concerned about my general health and the injury which had occurred. He is thoughtful and FAIR!
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Posted by Martha | April 5, 2013
Very satisfied with STeve!
Steve helped me with an auto accident. I had problems with my back before I was rear ended and insurance offered me only $700. After hiring Steve I ended up with more than 10 times that amount. Steve was very nice and easy to talk to and always made sure I understood what was going on.
Posted by Jayson | December 23, 2011
Steve is great!
Steve was great. He met me at my Dr's office right after my accident and gave me all the pertinent information regarding my options. It was a long process and I was kept in the loop the entire time. I'd definitely use his services again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Becker Franklin Rovang PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • United States Navy (Reserve Duty)
  • 2005 - Present
  • Character and Fitness Board Member
  • Washington State Bar Associaiton
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Arbitrator Mandatory Arbitration
  • Pierce County Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Lockner & Crowley, Inc.
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Arbitrator
  • Kitsap County Superior Court
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Graham Lundberg & Peschel
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Kitsap Legal Services
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Article 32 Officer
  • United States Navy (Reserve Duty)
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of J.Michael Koch & Associates
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Staff Judge Advocate
  • United States Navy
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps.
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Legal Assistance Attorney
  • United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps.
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stiles v. Safeco
  • Successful Settlement prior to trial
  • Seabrands v. Williamson
  • Successful resolution for 3 auto accident victims
  • Scott vs. Cook and City of Bremerton
  • Victory for Plaintiff far exceeding settlement offer
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Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Character and Fitness Board
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • BNI - SBR
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nisqually Tribal Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Military Pro Bono Project Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Suquamish Tribal Court Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • United States Navy
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • United States Navy
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • United States Navy
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Washington State Bar Association Character and Fitness Board
  • In Re Applicant
  • 2017
  • Washington State Bar Association Character and Fitness Board
  • In re Applicant
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Kitsap Round Table
  • Insurance Defense
  • 2016
  • Sound Business Referral
  • The Personal Injury Framework
  • 2015
  • Navy JAG Training
  • Car Accident Claims in Washington State
  • 2015
  • Business Network of Gig Harbor
  • Settlement of Personal Injury Claims
  • 2013
  • Kitsap Conference Center
  • Payment in Full
  • 2012
  • The Inn at Port Ludlow
  • Hot Topics in Personal Injury
  • 2011
  • Bremerton Convention Center
  • Battling Insurance Company Tactics
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (30)
Endorse Steve
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is a great personal injury with years of experience and successful results. We have a mutual client and they raved about Steve's handling of their personal injury case. I can wholeheartedly endorse Steve as a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Steve when he and I represented different parties in a personal injury case. We have been counsel for other parties in several cases since then. Based on that experience, I can say without hesitation that Steve is a highly skilled and committed personal injury attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is also a great people person who relates well to everyone. He is well liked and respected not only by his clients, but also by his adversary attorneys and by their clients as well. Steve’s friendly demeanor, strong legal skills, and tenacious commitment to his mission as an attorney is a winning combination that produces great results! I would recommend Steve without hesitation to anyone looking for a highly skilled and effective attorney to represent them in their personal injury claim or any other legal matter."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is highly knowledgeable and experienced in the personal injury field and obtains great results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Since meeting Steve 3 years ago, I have been impressed with his extensive knowledge of the personal injury field. He is smart, decisive and passionate. His clients are in great hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is a professional that fights for his clients and possess a great knowledge of how the injury claim process works. You can trust that he know what to do get you the best result."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve Franklin is a good lawyer and an all around good guy."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is a hardworking attorney who gets the best results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is an excellent personal injury attorney. His clients greatly benefit from his reputation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve has a well earned reputation as a terrific lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is an excellent trial attorney and superior personal injury attorney. His clients always benefit from his reputation."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steve without reservation. He is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney whose character is beyond reproach. I feel privileged to have an opportunity to recommend him."
Military law Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A great lawyer to have on your side when you need to win. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer does a great job with the community. I endorse this lawyer"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Port Orchard Personal injury Lawyer Steve C Franklin
Steve C Franklin
Personal injury Attorney
Port Orchard, WA
Licensed for 23 years
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