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Steve Knapp

Steve Knapp

Steve Knapp

I am a lifelong resident of the Greater Seattle region. My family moved here in the 1880’s, even before Washington was a state. My great-great grandfather brought his family west in a covered wagon from Illinois on the Oregon Trail. He became the U.S. Marshall in Salem, Oregon, and was later the first Chief of Police in Spokane. My other great grandparents emigrated here and homesteaded in east King County. They were a hard working family of dairy farmers and loggers.

I am a third generation attorney, raised in a family that values hard work. Throughout my 25+ years of personal injury law experience, my goal for every case is to get the best results possible for my clients. I have handled seven figure wrongful death and serious personal injury claims, premises and products liability cases, all types of motor vehicle accidents, and construction site injury cases. I have been a solo and/or lead attorney on more than 40 jury and bench (judge) trials and more than 150 arbitrations and mediations. I have served as an Arbitrator and Settlement Guardian Ad Litem in King County.

My background includes criminal prosecutions as a deputy prosecuting attorney, as well as experience prosecuting and defending civil litigation. Both jobs require considerable amounts of jury trial work, and as a result, I am fully able and prepared to take every case to trial, to deliver the best possible results in cases where opposing counsel is unreasonable or uncooperative in agreeing to an appropriate settlement. My preferred approach to litigation is to try to work cooperatively with opposing counsel. However, I have the experience to take a case from inception all the way through a jury trial and to the Court of Appeals, if necessary.

While this trial experience is crucial in reaching favorable verdicts, most cases settle prior to trial. I learned long ago that being cordial and professional is the most effective way to get the best results for my clients. I am approachable and available to my clients and all parties associated with my cases, but I am a tough and driven negotiator during litigation.

Case Results

$900,000 for broken bones from motorcycle accident

Steve and his co-counsel obtained a $900,000 settlement for their motorcycle accident client with serious injuries including several broken bones.

$200,000 policy limits for wrongful death of pedestrian killed by car in parking lot

Attorney Steve Knapp was contacted by the widower of a woman who was killed as she was walking through a parking lot.

$150,000 settlement for client with shoulder injuries from rear-end collision

Steve's client was driving with her child when a semi truck hit the car behind them...

$100,000 for motorcycle rider hit by car that failed to yield right of way

Steve's client was a motorcycle rider who was seriously injured in a collision with a driver who failed to yield the right of way in an unmarked intersection.

$100,000 for bicycle rider injured in collision with car

Steve's client sustained serious injuries when a driver failed to yield and caused a collision on Mercer Island that resulted in facial, neck, back, and leg injuries.

$100,000 settlement for rear-end accident caused by uninsured driver

Steve's client was rear-ended by an uninsured driver who was 100% at fault for following too closely and failing to stop in time.

Rear-end accident leads to permanent impairment and a lost career

Steve’s client was forced to change careers after a rear-end car accident that resulted in back and neck injuries.

Bicycle crash leads to serious facial and dental injuries, and a $100,000 policy limit settlement.

Steve's client was an experienced cyclist who received serious injuries in a collision with a car.

$50,000 policy limits settlement for passenger on an off-road vehicle

Steve's client was the passenger on a Polaris Ranger ATV when the driver lost control and slammed into an embankment.

$50,000 policy limits for pregnant client injured in t-bone crash

Steve represented a pregnant client who received head and neck injuries when driver runs a stop sign.

Client Reviews

Steve was absolutely amazing. I would recommend Steve to anyone who was looking for a personal injury lawyer. He was so incredibly trustworthy and diligent. Once I found him I did not have to worry about a thing. I knew I could trust his advice and to get everything taken care of.

  Steve Knapp did a great job representing me after I was involved in a car accident on I-5. I called him soon after my accident and I am very happy that I did. He explained the process of how I could make a recovery for all of my damages in clear and easy to understand language. Steve checked in with me regularly to see how my medical treatment was going and I felt like he was with me throughout the entire case. After about 1 ½ years I finished my medical treatment and was ready to settle my claims. Steve took care of all the negotiations with the insurance company adjuster and after several letters and telephone calls, he was able to reach a settlement for all of my claims. I was very happy with the settlement offer he was able to obtain from the insurance company. I highly recommend Steve Knapp as your attorney if you are injured. I also strongly suggest that you call him as soon as possible after your accident to relieve your stress and peace of mind.

-Personal injury client   

My son was bitten on the face by a pit bull dog. My husband was serving in the Military in Iraq at the time, and we needed help with our claim. The first attorney I hired was nice, but was not aggressive in representing my son’s interests. Later, Steve Knapp took charge of my son’s case and he was able to double the “final” offer obtained by our previous attorney to settle my son’s claims. Steve Knapp did a great job on my son’s case and I strongly recommend him as an attorney. Steve is very experienced and knowledgeable about the law and was a champion for my son’s claims. But Steve is also a very nice guy, who was easy to talk to and he contacted me regularly to keep me updated with the status of my son’s case. I am happy to give Steve my highest recommendation.

- Personal injury client