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Over 37 years protecting people persecuted by the police and prosecuted by the government.Over 35 years protecting people who have been persecuted by the police & prosecuted by government.Protecting people who have been persecuted by the police and prosecuted by the government since 1977
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
Steven’s comment: “The case was a felony 2nd degree assault with firearm enhancement. The outcome of this case for client was dismissal. No conviction & no jail time on a case where the standard sentencing range was 39 to 45 months in prison. The fee dispute was resolved in client's favor.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|President's Award||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Super Lawyer||Wa. Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Super Lawyer||Wa. Law & Politics Magazine||2003|
|Super Lawyer||Wa. Law & Politics Magazine||2001|
|Super Lawyer||Wa. Law & Politics Magazine||2000|
|Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Service||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||1998|
|Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Service||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||1991|
|Principal||Steven W. Thayer, P.S.||1982 - Present|
|Associate||Darrell E. Lee Law Office||1977 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Founding Member||1987 - Present|
|Clark County Bar Association||Member||1976 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Vice President||1997 - 1998|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Vice President||1992 - 1993|
|State v. Doucette (2014)||Dismissal of 2nd degree murder case in Clark County, Washington|
|State v. Sara Monte (2014)||Dismissal of attempted 1st degree murder case in Clark County, Washington|
|State v. Panasevich (2014)||Dismissal of 1st degree armed robbery case in Clark County, Washington|
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|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Graphic Testimony Washington Criminal Defense||1988|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|University of Oregon||General Social Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1972|
Posted by anonymous
Steven won our case: assault on a police officer, in an environment prejudiced against us.
He achieved this without going to trial, all by patient work and skill without tools of lesser lawyers such as sleaze, corruption ... you name it.
Posted by anonymous
I never imagined that I could ever be arrested for anything. I had actually been in law-enforcement for over 7 years when my bitter ex fiancé filed a false police report to get me fired. I was charged with 2 crimes on her "say so" alone.
I'd never heard of "Steven W. Thayer, PS. Criminal Defense Attorney". My parents searched frantically for "THE BEST" Criminal Defense attorney in Clark County WA, and they found Thayer. I was released AFTER HOURS on a Friday, and prior to officially retaining him.
Following an arrest, EVERYTHING is bad news & you won't want to hear any of it. Put your "big boy" pants on and trust in him & his team. Steve will give it to you straight. He will cut you off when you ramble. He may even slightly offend you.
Here's my advice:
"Suck it up buttercup"! He is a pro. He knows what he is doing. What he may lack in patience at times, his team will more than make up for. His daughter Jacy Thayer is also an incredible attorney. She has a big heart and is one of the most genuine people I've ever met. She actually gave me a hug when I posted bail. That caught me off guard but in my family a hug is always reassuring.
Steve's personal investigator Bill will go above and beyond to assist when necessary. Bill went to my home TWICE in a row (back to back) to retrieve a hand gun that had to be removed from my residence PRIOR to my release due to the allegations. He was given the wrong combo the first time but went right back anyway so I could come home.
The other people in the office are also very accommodating and forward messages along in a timely manner. Thank you Caity, thank you Betty! Having had my life turned inside out and upside down based on the words of an evil vindictive woman, I now understand why Criminal Defense Attorney's exist. I recommend Steve & his ENTIRE team to anybody that can afford him. He got all of my charges dropped after MULTIPLE "continuances" from both sides. Regardless of how long it takes or the sheer number of times that your trial gets postponed, remember these 2 things:
1. THEY are the best.
2. The more time that elapses, the more evidence they can uncover in your favor.
These people saved my life! I will never forget that! My whole family owes thanks from the bottom of our hearts: Steve, Jacy, & the team. You said that you were the best, and you truly were!
Posted by Paul
Steve enjoys his work, and is good at it. We asked a longtime family friend who practices in Idaho for a good Attorney in Vancouver and Steve's name was ultimately provided with the phrase, "Probably the best in the North West region."
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