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Stephen D Trinen

Personal injury Attorney

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also known as Steve Trinen

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    85%
    Civil litigation focused on personal injury and civil rights. I have tried dozens of cases to a jury.

    22 years, 100 cases

  2. Constitutional
    10%
    A wide range of federal and state constitutional civil rights cases.

    22 years, 100 cases

  3. Appeals
    5%

    22 years, 150 cases

    I am a personal injury and civil rights attorney who has tried dozens of cases to jury verdict and has appeared bedore the Washington Supreme Court more than a dozen times. I am also admitted to practice at the United States Supreme Court to which I have submitted briefing on two matters. 

   Prior to becoming a personal injury attorney I worked for the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office where I handled a full range of criminal cases up to and including murder, and was Pierce County's lead meth lab prosecutor. 

    I started my legal career in the prestigious position as a Judicial Clerk.  I served the Honorable Judge C. Kenneth Grosse of the Washington State Court of Appeals.

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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-60%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Prosecuting Atorney
  • Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 2001 - 2022
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Washington State Court Of Appeals Div I
  • 1999 - 2001

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • The New School For Social Research
  • M.A.
  • 1994
  • Seattle University
  • B.A.
  • 1986
  • Seattle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Snapp, 174 Wash.2d 177 (2012)
  • Remanded for further proceedings
  • State v. Millan (Consolidated with State v. Wright), 171 Wash.2d 292 (2011)
  • Remanded for further proceedings, resulting the in the conviction being affirmed.
  • State v. Fry (WA Supreme Court) (amicus brief and oral argument), 168 Wash.2d 1 (2010)
  • Conviction affirmed.
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Letter of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Letter of Appreciation
  • Washington State Bar Associtaion, Criminal Law Section
  • 2010
  • Order of the Barrister
  • Moot Court
  • 1999
  • Cum Laude
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • In-Service Training
  • Law of Search and Seizure
  • 2012
  • Community Law Enforcement Academy
  • What is an Appeal?
  • 2012
  • Community Law Enforcement Academy
  • What is an Appeal?
  • 2011
  • In-Service Training
  • Search and Seizure and Arizona v. Gant Update
  • 2010
  • In-house CLE
  • Arizona v. Gant
  • 2010
  • Fall Drug Conference
  • Arizona v. Gant
  • 2010
  • Citizens Law Enforcement Academy
  • What is an Appeal?
  • 2010
  • 17th Annual Criminal Justice Institute
  • Gant and Crawford Update
  • 2010
  • In-Service Training
  • Arizona v. Gant Update
  • 2009
  • Citizens Law Enforcement Academy
  • What is an Appeal?
  • 2009
  • Fall Drug Conference
  • Prosecuting Meth Labs
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
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Litigation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It's my pleasure to provide an endorsement for Steve. He's very insightful, analytical and diligent in his work. I've known him for many years and would not hesitate to recommend him to clients, family and friends."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Stephen is a wonderful attorney, very caring and personable. He has an amazing ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly and efficiently, and then solve the problem. He has always been at the top of his league, and striving to be better."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Steve Trinen for many years now. He is a hardworking, ethical and fights hard for his client on the cases he works on. I would highly recommend Steve as any persons attorney."
Government Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Friend
"Dedicated self-motivated professional with exacting legal analysis capabilities."
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Stephen D Trinen
Personal injury Attorney
Licensed for 23 years