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Steven G. Toole - Bellevue, WA

Post Box 50008 Bellevue, WA 98015 - 0008

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Bellevue Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation Lawyer

Overview

My personal injury practice includes representation of clients injured in all types of motor vehicle and bicycle accidents and accidents that occur on private or public property, and premises liability issues, as well as representing the families of victims in wrongful death cases.

You need an experienced attorney who limits his practice to or specializes in personal injury law to protect your rights and fight for you. I will invest my time, my resources and my abilities into your case...

My personal injury practice includes representation of clients injured in all types of motor vehicle and bicycle accidents and accidents that occur on private or public property, and premises liability issues, as well as representing the families of victims in wrongful death cases.

You need an experienced attorney who limits his practice to or specializes in personal injury law to protect your rights and fight for you. I will invest my time, my resources and my abilities into your case. I will even share the risk of success with you. This is my guarantee of commitment to you. In appropriate cases, I will advance the costs for your case. As a result of this, in the event you are unable to afford to do so, you will still be able to pursue your case without initially having to pay any money out of your pocket.

I offer a free initial consultation and review of your case. Weekend appointments are available by special arrangement, and home and hospital visits are also available.

About Steven G. Toole

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Mediation and Arbitration

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1976

Other Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association, 2009 - 2010 (President-elect *(Will then serve one year term as President))
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2002 - 2003 (President)
  • East King County Bar Association, 1992 - 1993 (President)
  • Washington State Bar Foundation Board of Trustees, 2008 - 2009
  • Washington State Bar Association, 1993 - 1996 (Governor, 8th District, Board of Governors)
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2002 - 2005 (Member, BOG Alumni Group)
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2003 - 2009 (WSTLA/WSAJ Liaison to WSBA BOG)
  • King County Bar Association (Past Member, Judicial Screening Committee, Superior & Appellate Courts)
  • King County Bar Association (Past Chair, Judicial Screening Committee, District & Municipal Courts)
  • East King County Bar Association, 1988 - 1991 (Secretary of Board of Trustees)
  • East King County Bar Association, 1991 - 1992 (Vice-President)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2001 - 2002 (President-Elect)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2003 - 2004 (Immediate Past-President)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1988 - 1990 (Judicial Liaison Planning Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1990 - 1991 (Chair, East King County Roundtable)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1991 - 1994 (Member, Board of Governors)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1996 - 2009 (Member, Board of Governors)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1991 - 1992 (Chair, History Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association) (Public Affairs Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1997 - 2002 (Public Affairs Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1992 - 1994 (Development Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1996 - 2009 (Development Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1993 - 1994 (Long Rang Planning Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2001 - 2002 (Long Rang Planning Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2002 - 2004 (Long Range Planning Task Force)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1996 - 1997 (Diversity Task Force)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2001 - 2002 (Diversity Task Force)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2008 - 2009 (Chair)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1996 - 1997 (Building Purchase Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1996 - 2009 (Legislative Steering Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1997 - 1999 (Second Vice-President)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1999 - 2000 (Vice-President)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 1999 - 2000 (Executive Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2001 - 2004 (Executive Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2000 - 2002 (Judicial Relations Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2000 - 2001 (Vice-President)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2001 - 2005 (Nominations Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2001 - 2002 (Chair, Nominations Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2001 - 2002 (Membership Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2001 - 2002 (Amicus Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2001 - 2003 (Awards Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2002 - 2003 (Finance Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2002 - 2003 (CR 35 Task Force)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2003 - 2004 (Law Day Committee)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2003 - 2009 (WSBA Liaison)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2004 - 2009 (Board of Governors-Past Presidents' Counsel)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), 2004 - 2005 (Chair, List Serve Task Force)
  • American Association for Justice (Formerly ATLA), 2001 - 2004 (Presidents' Council)
  • American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section (Member)
  • Public Justice (Formerly Trial Lawyers for Public Justice) (Southern Poverty Law Center)

Classes and Seminars

  • CLE Seminar Speaker, The Settlement Team: Utilizing Paralegals to Package & Negotiate Settlements, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, 1992
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, Attorney Malpractice; : If You Pet the Files a Lot, They Won't Bite You , Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, 1992
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, Handling the Small to Medium Case, Cost Effectively, 1993
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, Developing Your Auto Practice in the Small Office, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, 1994
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, Developing Your Auto Practice, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, 1996
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, How to Handle Smaller Dollar Value Cases Economically, but Effectively, 1997
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, Ethics in a PI Practice: Taking over a Contingent Fee Case, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, 1997
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, Ethics in a PI Practice: Taking over a Contingent Fee Case from Another Attorney, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, 1998
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, Case Evaluation: Separating the Wheat From the Chafe, 1999
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, How to Hammer Allstate: Handling the Professor Tencers of the World, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, Washington, 1999
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, How to Hammer Allstate: Handling the Professor Tencers of the World, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, Alaska, 2000
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, How to Hammer Allstate: Handling the Professor Tencers of the World, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, Idaho, 2000
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, Motions to Exclude Photographs of Low Impact Collisions, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, 2002
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, Motions to Exclude Photographs of Low Impact Collisions, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, 2003
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, Dynamic Arbitration Pre-hearing Statements of Proof, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, 2005
  • CLE Seminar Speaker, Inexpensive Alternatives for Settling Cases, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar, 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Clinic Volunteer, Eastside Legal Assistant Program, 1989 - 2009
  • Clinic Volunteer, King County Bar Association Eastside Legal Clinic
  • Member and Chair, Lake Washington Technical College Legal Secretary Advisory Committee, 1988 - 2009
  • Legislative Chair, Cherry Crest PTA, 1995 - 1999
  • Legislative Chair, Bellevue PTSA Council, 1996 - 1997

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, 1975
    J.D.
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1971
    B.A.
    Major: History & Pre-Med

Articles

Published Works

  • New WSTLA Committee Helps Judges and Juries, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, February 1, 2001
  • WSTLA President Sets Priorities for 2002-2003, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, September 1, 2002
  • A Voyage to Atlanta, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, October 1, 2002
  • So You Think You Want to be President?, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, November 1, 2002
  • We Need You, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, December 1, 2002
  • The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling. No, it Really is!, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, January 1, 2003
  • Why Does President Bush Hate Me?, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, February 1, 2003
  • Lessons from the World of Dance, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, March 1, 2003
  • It's Time to Trade-in My Rose-Colored Glasses, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, April 1, 2003
  • An Anatomy of Your President's Trial, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, May 1, 2003
  • Special Presidential Award for Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, June 1, 2003
  • A Year to Remember, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, July 1, 2003
  • WSTLA Loses a Quiet Warrior, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, September 1, 2004
  • The EAGLE Program: Panacea for Sole Practitioners and Small Firms, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association Trial News, September 1, 2006

Office Information

Address

Post Box 50008 Bellevue, WA 98015 - 0008

Fax

  • (425) 455-1954

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Steven G. Toole

Included on the 2006 Washington list


Past Lists

  • 2005 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Washington Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Steven G. Toole on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • President's Award, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association, 2001
  • Alvin Anderson Award, Presented by the Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association, 2005
  • "Super Lawyer", by Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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