Broad Legal Knowledge With A Unique Local Focus.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Mediator of the Year||Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution||2004|
|American Jurisprudence Book Award, Constitutional Law||University of Puget Sound, School of Law||1983|
|Owner||Law Offices of Stephen M. Hansen||2011 - Present|
|Arbitrator||Pierce County Superior Court Panel Of Arbitrators||1993 - Present|
|Partner||Lowenberg Lopez & Hansen||1992 - 2010|
|Associate||Schweinler & Lowenberg||1986 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2013 - Present|
|American Inns of Court, Hon. Robert H. Bryan Chapter||Member||2011 - Present|
|Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club||Member & Board of Directors||2008 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section||Member||1990 - Present|
|Child Guidance Association||Past Member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Children’s Home Society||Past Member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Seattle’s Table||Past Member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Tacoma Children’s Museum||Past member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Moeller v. Farmers Insurance et al., Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 99 2 07850 6; 155 Wn.App. 133 (2010);||Settlement of up to $48,500.00 made available to 52,000 + class members.|
|Busani v. USAA, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 99 2 08217 1||Settlement of $5,637,369.00 paid to 17,371 class members|
|Laughlin v. Allstate et al., Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 02-2-10380-0||Settlement of up to $23,000,000.00 made available to class members.|
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|Rental Housing Association Newsletter||Regular Contributor||N/A|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Washington||Business Administration||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|CLE||Insurance Law Basics||2014|
|TRENDS Trade Show||Construction Lien law and Unlawful Detainer law||2008|
Posted by anonymous
Steve has helped us out of a tight spot with a contentious litigation matter. He hit the ground running, kept us apprised of progress, and made himself readily available to discuss options. Steve is a great legal ally!
Posted by anonymous
I was a bit of a wreck when I contacted Mr. Hansen re my employment law issue. He was calm, organized, explained options well, and listened to what I had to say. Steve was very responsive to emails and phone calls during the whole process. The discovery and mediation process was so stressful, but it could have been much worse without Steve's attention to detail, and collected nature. In the end the settlement was okay, especially based on what the judge had to say regarding precidence.
Posted by John
I own a construction business and have used Steve Hansen for many years now. He has proven to be a great asset in helping me with multiple legal issues. He has won several cases including mediation, litigation, collections, contract law and employee issues. I would recommend Steve if you are looking for a solid Business Attorney as he has saved me thousands of dollars over the years and gets results.
Brian Krikorian, Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I co-counseled a very contentious and complex real estate and civil claim case with Steve. He is a top notch trial lawyer and extremely professional. He is a devoted advocate for his client. I have also used Steve as an expert for the standard of care in a legal malpractice matter, and he was extremely well prepared and persuasive. I would strongly endorse Steve to anyone.
Kenneth Levey, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have referred a number of business clients to Steve and their feedback is immensely positive. Whether it is business formation, development, sale of a business, or even an employee-related issue, Steve provides expert and first-rate legal representation. He listens closely to what clients tell him, discusses all options with clients, and then together with the client, determines the best course of conduct and effectively and efficiently moves forward. Steve is a consummate professional with Grade A ethics and integrity. i cannot recommend him highly enough.