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Steven Michael Clark

Criminal defense Attorney at Spokane Valley, WA

5.0   12 reviews

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Defense work on every criminal charge, from trespass to third-strike felonies.

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%

  3. Domestic violence
    20%
    Including criminal charges and Civil Protection Order Defense.

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

www.ClarkLaw.LLC

Criminal Defense attorney with experience at every trial level of Washington State courts of criminal justice: juvenile court, district court and superior court. Extensive experience in DUIs, domestic violence charges, license suspension issues, and felony cases. Trial experience at every level, including securing a not guilty verdict on a third-strike felony.

I'm proud to be back in Spokane, where I grew up. My father, John Clark, was a huge part of the legal community in Spokane, and helped a countless amount of folks in the Valley get back on their feet. It was watching him that inspired me to pursue the same career path: criminal defense.

After attending high school at West Valley High School here in Spokane, I attended Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, where I graduated magna cum laude from the honors college with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Political Science. I came back to Spokane for two years after graduation and worked as a paralegal for Counsel For Defense, a local public defender's office that specializes in juvenile and felony cases. 

In 2012, I moved on to law school at the University of Washington, where I took every criminal course I could find. I worked for the Snohomish County Public Defenders during my 2L summer, and for my father's former firm, Crary, Clark, Domanico & Chuang, P.S., during my 3L summer. After graduation, I took a job at the Spokane County Public Defenders Office, where over three and a half years, I handled almost every kind of criminal case that came through that office. I spent time in juvenile criminal court, district court, and in superior court, handling everything from DUIs and suspended license charges to violent felonies and third-strike offenses. 

In March of 2019, I took a position with my Crary, Clark, Domanico & Chuang, P.S., coming back to the place where my father spent over 30 years. Three years later, in March 2022, I formed my own solo practice at Clark Law, PLLC.

If you come to our firm, I promise that I will work my hardest to get you the result you desire. Because of the history I have with this town, this profession, and the stakeholders in this community, I doubt you will find an attorney who will work more diligently or thoroughly to get you the result you want! 

Photos and videos

My Wife Jen holds my youngest, Matthew, while my oldest, Alex, takes a big jump!
Steve with his wife, Jennifer, and son, Alexander John.
Licensed for 7 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 09/20/2022

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

Contact Steven

Clark Law, PLLC
1410 N Mullan Road
Suite 207
Spokane Valley, WA, 99206

Reviews

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Posted by shawn | September 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIRE CLARK!!!
Steve Clark is a great guy first of all, He is a very understanding person and he is very true to his clients. He won’t lie or try to convince you to do anything you’re not comfortable with proceeding with. Hes very big on communication and being very detailed in his craft.
Posted by Aaron Liles | September 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
I am very impressed with Steves dedication to his clients, this guy will go to war for you! He knows the legal system, is responsive and available. I have been so fortunate to have had him on my side. I am very happy with the outcomes of everything I've asked of him. This guys an all star!
Posted by Mary | April 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve is knowledgeable and he will fight for you.
Steve has helped our family with several situations. He is knowledgeable on a wide range of legal issues. He will answer his phone at any time of day to help with emergencies. He is amazing. In my opinion, Steve Clark is the best lawyer in Spokane.
Posted by Travis | October 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He will fight for you!
Mr. Clark was outstanding representing me in my DUI case. He assured me from the get-go, that everything was going to be okay and provided all available outcomes/expectations. Not only did he live up to his assurances, he exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Mr. Clark for any criminal defense. He is a true client-advocate!
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Posted by Monte | September 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Compassionate, Strategic
Steve Clark and his paralegal Mary Hiibel were invaluable to me in my trumped-up criminal case. Steve cut through all of the BS & ultimately obtained an Order of Dismissal from false charges by Quest Casino. I highly recommend CCD Law. If I could give them ten stars, I definitely would. Steve Clark played chess in court while those on the opposing side were playing checkers. He always had a plan & communicated it to me with intelligence, compassion, and confidence. Great Job Steve and Mary!
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Posted by Eduard | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I’ve had many problems getting my license back and after two years whatever I tried to do the dmv never approved me and wouldn’t explain why. I then started looking for lawyers because whatever I tried to do, they wouldn’t let me get my license. I then found Steven Clark and he was very genuine and kind and explained that he will do whatever he can to help me. He said he’s not gonna stop till I get my license back and that’s exactly what he did. He helped me so much and I’m grateful I got him as my lawyer. Definitely recommend going to him for help!
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing and Honest
I hired Steven to represent me in a criminal case stemming from September of 2020. The entire way through the process, Steven was not only compassionate and cared about me and me situation, he was also honest and willing to discuss any questions or concerns I had. He always listened and had my best interests in mind. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a great lawyer.
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Posted by Mike | July 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Professionalism
Amazing story of professionalism and kindness. So, I had a misdemeanor conviction many years ago. I filed my own motion to have the conviction vacated by the court. When I got to my hearing, Mr. Steven M. Clark was in the courtroom with his client awaiting their hearing. My hearing came first. Representing myself, I was very concerned when both the judge and the prosecuting attorney agreed that I wasn't eligible due to my prior conviction. Having done my research, I knew they were wrong, but I didn't know how to explain to them. Mr. Clark then stood up and addressed the court. He said he is not representing me, but said he could act as a "friend to the court" and offered an argument on my behalf which convinced both judge and prosecutor that I was indeed eligible by law to have my conviction vacated. I was in utter shock. Being a man of faith, I believe God used Mr. Clark to assist me. I was so impressed by this act of kindness on my behalf, I thanked Mr. Clark and left the courtroom with my motion granted by the judge. This is what you call integrity, folks. He had nothing to gain by helping me. He is obviously a principled attorney. I guarantee if I ever have to deal with the courts again, I will be calling this law firm. I suggest if you or someone you know is in need of legal help, you call this law firm. They are knowledgeable of the law and can definitely help you. Thank you again, Mr. Clark!
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Best attorney I've ever had. He's down to earth but gets the job done Highly recommended!*****
Posted by Zach | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
If you are looking for a tough and affordable crimal defense lawyer than look no further than Steven Clark. He is a smart, and passionate attorney, that truly takes the time to give you the representation you are seeking. My charges were detrimental to the success in my career as well as my family/personal life. Through the process not only did Steven keep me in the loop, he also kept me encouraged which helped me stay posotive. The week before my court date Steven was able to get my charges fully dismissed, allowing me to not take anymore time off work/away from my family. I am truly greatful to have been represented by Mr. Clark.
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Posted by BRIAN | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Attorney in Spokane, period! Exceeded all of my expectations!
Years ago I was referred to John Clark of Crary, Clark & Dimonco to handle a fairly complicated case for me and i was very impressed with both Mr. Clark & the results he achieved for me. I referred several clients to him & wouldn't have hesitated to rely on him again. Unfortunately, he passed away several years ago. So for this case I Originally hired 1 of the best reviewed defense attorneys in Spokane, who had both interned for John Clark & subsequently joined the law firm to handle criminal defense cases such as DUI, Reckless driving etc. He was unexpectedly called away & my case was transferred to John's son, Steven Clark. I was initially apprehensive about his limited experience as a private defense attorney (although he has extensive legal experience in the public defenders office etc) but after just a few interactions i could clearly see that the transfer was a blessing in disguise. He was more aggressive, more responsive & more committed to achieving my desired results (which were set extremely high). Ultimately, he exceeded all of my expectations & then some!! & in a fraction of the time I'd spent working with my previous attorney. There is NO other attorney in Spokane that I would more readily rely on or more highly recommend, to anyone in need of an expert legal defense! When your future is at stake, make no mistake, you NEED the Best Defense Attorney you can get & in Spokane, there's no one better than Steve Clark.
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Posted by Ryan | June 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A tenacious defense from start to finish
Steven Clark’s professionalism and dedication ensures that you are in the right hands. I hired Mr. Clark to represent me and his ability to clearly explain the complexities of the law and how it pertained to my case made for a seamless and underatandable process. You will feel at ease knowing you have found the right attorney who puts your concerns first. I cannot speak highly enough about Mr. Clark and how well he treats his clients.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Crary, Clark & Domanico, PS
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Spokane County Public Defenders Office
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Crary, Clark & Domanico, PS
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Summer Intern
  • Snohomish County Public Defender Assoc.
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010
  • West Valley High School
  • Diploma
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • State v. Flory
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • State v. Scott
  • Not Guilty verdict
  • State v. Blair
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Trustee
  • 2019 - 2021

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 10
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Coverage King Award
  • Spokane County Public Defender's Office
  • 2017

Publications

  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Let's Go to the Tape! Using Video in Cross Examination - Live CLE
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Friday Speaker Series
  • Digital Case Management in the Modern Law Firm
  • 2019
  • Business Law Class at West Valley High School
  • Practice of Law and Being a Lawyer
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (12)
Domestic violence Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is a wonderful advocate for his clients. He is highly intelligent and very creative. He is a difficult attorney to go up against, but is always respectful. He is also a fierce criminal defense attorney as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I’ve been opposing counsel on a plethora of matters with Steve over the past few years, and have been consistently impressed with his passion. He‘s always prepared and goes the extra mile to ensure a positive outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steven Clark since before he attended Law School. He is both a skilled practitioner and a genuine stand up guy. I refer cases with confidence to Mr. Clark."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Steve well. He is extremely passionate and hardworking. I recommend Steve to anyone looking for high-quality legal counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an utmost professional and tireless advocate for his clients. I am honored to endorse him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Steven is a smart, hard-working and tenacious lawyer. I had the pleasure of supervising his work and know him to be successful when negotiating cases or handling jury trials. I highly recommend Steven."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Steve for several years and know him on a personal and professional level. He is an awesome attorney and does not back down. He's passionate, energetic, and an excellent advocate to all his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is one of the most knowledgeable individuals we have in our field. He is an aggressive advocate for his clients and I recommend him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are many lawyers who are good in Court, and there are others who are good in understanding the law and researching specifics for case. Steve is the rare attorney who can combine both to represent his clients to the highest degree. He truly cares for his clients and I highly endorse his skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A fantastic practitioner that cares deeply about his clients and the results he can get for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is a dedicated and effective advocate for his clients. He is incredibly knowledgeable in his field, and I would never hesitate to refer a client to him."
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