A lawyer at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Steve represents clients in complex litigation and appeals, with an emphasis on class action defense. In addition to his trial practice, he has argued dozens of appeals in state and federal courts, including high profile cases that established Washington law on issues ranging from class actions to securities to land use. He has a B.A. in History and Creative Writing from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.
A book that came to Steve at a critical time in his life was Sometimes A Great Notion by Ken Kesey because it was a great novel for when he was in college, as well as being about standing up for what is right. Steve’s favorite book right now, however, is Dubliners by James Joyce, because every story is a gem (he considers “The Dead” a true masterpiece). Steve’s ideal Sunday is a leisurely breakfast with the New York Times, fish & chips at Ivar’s Lake Union, time paddling around in a kayak, and then barbecue. (He says: “This sounds like it involves more food than it really does. And it assumes sunshine.”)