Steve is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law in 2006 where he received High Honors, graduating in the top 5% of his class. He received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in 1985 from the University of California, Irvine.
Steve served two years for the San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney as a criminal Deputy Prosecutor. Prior to that, Steve helped provide public defense for The Tulalip Tribes. Steve has served as a law clerk for the State of Washington Court of Appeals in Tacoma and for the honorable Judge James K. Singleton of the Federal District Court of Alaska. He also worked for a summer at Holland & Knight, a large legal firm that at the time had an office in Seattle.
Steve moved to the Northwest shortly after graduating from college. He married his lovely wife, BJ, in 1995, and they have raised four children together. Steve has always enjoyed volunteering his time, having served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) where he represented children in dependency court proceedings, and as a volunteer income tax preparer for the VITA program of the IRS. Steve also joined his wife to head the Washington State “wing” of Angel Flight West, a group of pilots that provides free non-emergency air transportation for medical patients.
Steve enjoys photography and electronics. He hikes and backpacks, recently losing to his daughter in a race up Mount Constitution. He is a licensed pilot, although he presently is not flying. He is especially proud to be living on our beautiful islands.