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I have practiced law for over 30 years, and have been working in Wenatchee since 1986.  East Wenatchee was my home growing up and I returned to practice law after beginning my career with a brief stint in Yakima.  Living in the Wenatchee Valley allows me to take advantage of the outdoor recreational opportunities that I love, particulary boating, fishing, and camping, and to be near my extended family.  I am a huge fan of Wenatchee's junior hockey team, the Wenatchee Wild, and I generally enjoy most sports.  I also enjoy playing poker, which contrary to many people's opinion is a game of skill rather than luck.  I just wish I had more skill.

I am married to a wonderful woman who is also a product of Wenatchee, and have two adult children.  After my daughter graduated from my alma mater, WSU, she became a teacher and has returned to teach in East Wenatchee, and my son lives here too so we get to see a lot of them both.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    33 years, 800 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    33 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    33 years



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Shane T Reichert

    I had the pleasure of beginning my legal career at the law office of Woods & Brangwin, PLLC. Steve has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he does not hesitate to share with all lawyers. His ethics are above reproach. Whether you are charged with DUI or need assistance in an injury case, Steve will represent you to the best of his ability. Steve is a leader in the community in every aspect. Steve played an integral role in my development as an attorney and without hesitation, endorse Steve Woods.


    Shane Reichert Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jon Scott Fox

    Steve has a wealth of experience and the dedication and determination to do everything possible to get the best result for his clients. His firm has an excellent reputation. I am happy to endorse Steve.


    Jon Fox DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

517 N Mission St Ste 2a
Wenatchee, WA, 98801-6653

Po Box 4378
Wenatchee, WA, 98807-4378



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wenatchee's Best AttorneyWenatchee World2014
Best Law Firm 2014Wenatchee World2014
Top 100 Washington Criminal LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Order of BarristersNational Order of Barristers1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWoods & Brangwin, PLLC2002 - Present
Judge Pro TemEast Wenatchee Municipal court2016 - 2016
Judge Pro TemDouglas County District Court2010 - 2016
Judge Pro TemChelan County District Court2006 - 2014
PartnerJames and Woods1995 - 2001
PartnerJeffers, Danielson, Sonn and Aylward, PS1986 - 1994
Associate AttorneyGavin, Robinson, Kendrick, Redman and Mays1983 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2009 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2003 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1997 - Present
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. DeJesusDefendant Not Guilty
Wilsey v. GoochVerdict for Plaintiff for full amount sought.
State v. ParianNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wenatchee WorldShe's Not Guilty, But Innocent?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Washington State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pre-Admission SeminarPractice Tips for New Lawyers2013
2013 CLE BlitzDrug DUIs and Legalized Marijuana2013
Pre-Admission CLEPractical Advice and Resources for Managing Your Practice2011
Continuing Legal Education SeminarDUI and District Court Update2011
CLE BlitzDUI and Misdemeanor Law Update2011
New Lawyer Experience '08Managing Your Practice2008
Update on DUI LawDUI Defense2007
Pre-Admission CLEResources for Managing a Law practice2007