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Steven O Anderson

Estate planning Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 12 years
    Washington - WA 20 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Steven

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I am committed to providing quality legal services
in a way that respects and responds to the individual needs of my clients.  Further, my firm believes that our clients should receive an efficient, cost-conscious solution to the problems confronting them. 


My goal is simple:  To provide each client with a quality product in a timely manner.

In addition to the legal services I provide, my firm is proud to offer legal services on a wide range of legal issues to the residents of Washington, Idaho and California.  Please feel free to contact me with any legal issue you may have, and I will strive to assit you in any manner I can or help you to find the right attorny who can assist you.


Stamper Rubens, PS
720 W Boone Ave Ste 200
Spokane, WA, 99201-2560

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Posted by K | May 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic First Class Lawyer
Steven Anderson was recommended to me and I am so very appreciative of the genuine care and professionalism he showed to me. He and his assistant went above and beyond and I am so very thankful he was my lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Howdie. I wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful experience with Mr Anderson. He is very knowledgable and helpful. He answered all of our questions, and I mean all of the questions. We had so many, I did not think we would get answers to all, and yet we did. He has helped us out tramendously. I would recommend him. He made us feel that we were important and that we mattered. What a wonderful person in general. He cared about what we had to say and answered our endless question. Thank you.
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Posted by Jeff & Linda | January 8, 2015
Real Estate - Earnest Money Agreement
Steve was recommended to us from a family real estate professional in the Spokane area. We found Steve to be efficient and highly effective in resolving our issue while cognizant of the economics involved. Our matter settled out of court with full receipt of our expected recovery in just a matter of a few weeks. We would highly recommend Steve to anyone seeking sound legal and financially reasonable advice.
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Posted by Paul | September 25, 2014
I refer Steve to clients frequently!
I am a financial advisor and my clients regularly request the services of a qualified attorney for estate planning and business planning needs. I have referred Steve many times to clients and he has been a real help to those he serves. I referred a tricky real estate transaction to Steve recently and he took the time and had the expertise the respond quickly to the project with a successful outcome. if it were not for his help and excellent advice my clients may not have had a successful outcome! I will continue to refer clients to Steve and appreciate his dedication to his practice.
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Posted by Ron | November 19, 2013
Highest Possible Praise For Steven Anderson
Trustworthy, Versatile, Diligent, Dedicated, are just a few adjectives that appropriately describe Mr. Anderson as an attorney. He has handled tax issues, real estate transactions, estate planning and business issues for me and my family and has always done so with the highest attention to detail, and at fees that always makes me feel like I am getting the better of the deal. Over the years I have worked with several very good attorney's; Steve Anderson is among the best. I would trust him and the team at Stamper Rubens with all of my legal matters and have zero reservations in endorsing or referring them to anyone.
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Posted by Karen | August 9, 2013
Service and Communication
Mr. Anderson was excellent in helping to resolve issues with my father's probate. He was very professional and knowledgable and receptive to my needs. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Kathleen | January 16, 2013
When my dad's girlfriend forged his will after his passing, I had a nearly impossible time finding a lawyer to take the case. I had handwriting evidence (the alleged will signature vs his signature from divorce papers) and even had it analyzed by a handwriting expert who reported it could not have been done by the same person. Even armed with all this, and the fact that the will witnesses were the girlfriend's family members, lawyers were not willing to help me out. Luckily, I found Steven Anderson at Stamper Rubens. They heard me out and were willing to dig in and do a little work to see what was up (for a fee of course, but that was no problem). Lo and behold, when we confronted the other side with the evidence, she had a sudden change of heart and said I could administrate the will and have the money as the next of kin. This NEVER would have happened if I wouldn't have found such good, willing lawyers. Closing out the estate took over a year, largely because the girlfriend dragged it out every step of the way when paperwork was required. Kyle Nolte handled this aspect of the case and was very knowledgeable and professional, while being able to get the results I was looking for. Once we were ready to progress to closing out the estate, Steven Anderson took over the case. He was AWESOME. Very responsive, which is important to me because I am out of state. Bottom line is that we successfully challenged the will and closed the estate. I cannot express my gratitude enough to Steven for helping me at a painful time with a difficult situation. One more thing - they are very fair in the billing. I have worked with lawyers who charge you for the time it takes to send you an invoice! Not the case with these folks. Charges were very fair.
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Posted by Josh | November 7, 2012
Solid professional endorsement
I am a Financial Advisor and I have referred several clients to Steve. So far they have all been very pleased with his help and services and I have not had a single complaint about him. I have also had Steve help me personally, and I referred my parents to him. If that's not a ringing endorsement and a sign that I trust him then I don't know what is. Steve is very intelligent, professional and I think he does an exceptionally good job of explaining legal matters in terms that can be understood by everyone. I have every confidence that I can refer somebody to Steve and that he will do a good job for them at a reasonable rate.
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Posted by Ron | November 1, 2012
Honest, Knowledgeable and Professional - Excellent Attorney
My family and I moved to Spokane last year to start a new life and a new business. We needed a lawyer that could handle many issues associated with our new circumstances, from: setting up our first business, handling estate planing issues and helping us navigate through a very unique and complex tax issue. Steve Anderson was the right choice. He took care of everything, while ensuring our goals were met and our questions were all answered along the way. I strongly recommend Steve Anderson if you need honest, knowledgeable, and professional legal counsel.
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Posted by Eric | October 31, 2012
Review for Steve Anderson
Steve has helped guide and created the documents to finalize many of our client's estate plans. He is very good at explaining the estate plan and options to each individual. Steve does a great job of communicating to client and myself as we go thru the estate planning process. Steve has also helped with many probate estates and has made the clients feel at ease thru the probate.
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Posted by Aaron Austin DC | January 11, 2011
Knowledgeable and Professional Attorney
I have known Steven Anderson on a professional level for many years. He has assisted me on numerous projects in regards to business and corporate counseling as well as general taxation for my business. He has always provided me with top quality legal advice and guidance, and has saved me a great deal of stress and money. I believe he truly enjoys what he does and it shows in the quality of his work. Since working with him he has been a reliable, professional, and knowledgeable. I would recommend him as an attorney to anyone seeking legal advice in his field.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Stamper Rubens, PS
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stamper Rubens
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, P.S.
  • 2004 - 2006


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Idaho
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Multimillion Dollar Business Transaction
  • Resolution of Business Sale Default
  • Settlement and Full Payment to Client
  • Probate Litigation Dispute


  • Spokane Valley Sunrise Rotary
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar, Business and Corporate Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar, Taxation, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Spokane Sunrise Rotary
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Spokane Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America -- Council Risk Management Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America -- Inland Northwest Council -- President's Advisory Council
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law-- Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America/Inland Northwest Council
  • Executive Committee
  • 2004 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • University of Idaho College of Law -- Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Inland Northwest Council -- Boy Scouts of America
  • President Executive Board
  • 2023 - 2025
  • Spokane Valleyfest
  • Director
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Statement
  • Director
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Spokane Valley Sunrise Rotary
  • Secretary/Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Beacuse There Is Hope
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer -- Estate Planning
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer -- Estate Planning
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2014
  • Water Law Writing Competition - 1st Place
  • Idaho Bar Assoc.
  • 2003
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  • Washington Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Newsletter
  • The Washington Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act, a Very Practical Tool for all Washington Attorneys -- Volume 35, No. 1
  • 2008
  • Idaho Law Review
  • Idaho v. US: Taking a Wrong Turn in the Jurisprudence of the Equal Footing Doctrine -- 38 Idaho Law Rev. 667 (2002).
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Spokane LPO Fall Conference
  • Short Sales -- Tax Issues
  • 2011
  • Estate Planning Options
  • Estate Planning and Charity Gifting
  • 2011
  • Probate Potpourri -- CLE
  • Washington Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Steven
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve serves as External Counsel for an organization in which I serve as House Counsel. He has been tremendous to work with and has provided wonderful insight and experience into matters for which he has been consulted."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Steve on several cases and looked to him for advice and mentoring in many instances. He is a knowledgable and extremely capable lawyer in our community."
Business Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Anderson is very competent and familiar with the Spokane legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Steve. He and I were on opposite sides of a dispute which was very contentious for our clients. The matter was eventually settled on reasonable terms under the circumstances. Steve was consistently aggressive and professional. We were able to settle reasonably due in large part to Steve's skillful representation."
Probate Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve's outstanding ability to listen to clients, and engage in creative efforts to pursue their interests sets him apart in the legal industry."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I know Steve to be a hard-working, driven attorney and counselor for his clients. Steve's strong listening skills allow him to focus on his client's individual needs. As a civil litigator, I am entirely comfortable referring my clients to Steve for all of their estate planning, probate, and tax needs. If you want an attorney who will focus on getting it right the first time, Steve is the guy. I endorse Steve Anderson."
Business Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steven Anderson both personally and professionally for several years. I know him to be a reliable, knowledgeable, and capable attorney. Mr. Anderson’s practice areas consist of corporate, partnership, general business, probate, tax and estate planning. With an undergraduate degree in accounting, and an advanced degree in taxation, he is more than qualified to assist client's in estate planning needs, structuring their corporation or other entity, lead family members through the probate process, or assist with other business or transactional matters. He is friendly, diligent and competent. I would recommend him as an attorney to anyone seeking legal assistance in his practice fields. rse this lawyer's work."
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