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Steven D. Robinson

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Since he joined the firm in 1986, Steven D. Robinson has dedicated his work to civil litigation with a focus on catastrophic injury matters. His extensive litigation experience has allowed him to be successful in federal and state courts in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. He has tried numerous jury cases, mandatory and uninsured motorist arbitrations, and labor grievance proceedings.

Steven D. Robinson graduated magna cum laude from Gonzaga University in 1978 and from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1982. He served as executive editor of the Idaho Law Review. Before entering private practice, Mr. Robinson served as an aide to Speaker of the House Thomas S. Foley. Mr. Robinson’s practice emphasis is civil litigation, with a focus on catastrophic injury matters. Admitted to practice law in 1982, he has been a member of the firm since 1986 and was a member of the firm’s board of directors and management committee from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Robinson is a 2013 graduate of the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution and is a certified civil mediator.

Mr. Robinson has handled a broad range of litigation in federal and state courts in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. He has tried numerous jury cases, mandatory and uninsured motorist arbitrations, and labor grievance proceedings. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Idaho State Bar, and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Robinson is the former editor of De Novo, a publication of the Washington State Bar Association, and served on the editorial board of the ABA’s Barrister magazine. He has been a speaker on litigation matters at numerous legal education seminars. Mr. Robinson serves as a volunteer at the Seattle Emergency Housing Service and is a Boy Scout leader. He has served as the Judge Advocate and staff captain of the Seattle Yacht Club. He is past President of the Seattle Chapter of the Gonzaga University Alumni Association, and currently is Vice-Chair of the Gonzaga University Board of Regents.

  • Civil litigation
  • Products liability
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Sports law
  • “Pedigo v. Rowley: Parental Immunity in Idaho,” 17 Idaho Law Review,1981
  • “Workman’s Compensation: The Third Party Dilemma,” 19 Idaho Law Review, 1983
  • North Shore Investors, LLC v. City of Tacoma, 174 Wn. App. 678, 301 P.3d 1049 (2013)
  • Weber v. Budget Truck Rental, LLC, 162 Wn. App. 5, 254 P.3d 196 (2011)
  • Hartley v. Saberhagen Holdings, , 118 Wn. App. 485, 76 P.3d 255 (2003)
  • Kitsap County v. Allstate Insurance Co., 136 Wn.2d 567, 964 P.2d 1173 (1998)
  • Birchler v. Castello Land Co., 133 Wn.2d 106, 942 P.2d 968 (1997)
  • Idaho Sportsmen’s Coalition v. Browner, 951 F. Supp. 962 (1996)
  • Ludahl v. Seaview Boat Yard, 869 F. Supp. 825, 1995 AMC 440 (1994)
  • Walker v. State of Washington, 121 Wn.2d 214, 848 P.2d 721 (1993)
  • Super Lawyer, 2005, 2010-2015, Super Lawyers magazine
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer 2012-2014, National Trial Lawyers
  • Top Lawyers in Washington (General Litigation), Seattle Metropolitan magazine, 2012
  • Top Business Lawyers, Seattle Business Monthly, 2008
  • American Bar Association
    • Editorial Board, Barrister, 1990-1991
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Editor, De Novo, 1989-1991
    • Litigation Section
  • Idaho State Bar
  • King County Bar Association
  • Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2013
  • J.D., University of Idaho, 1982
    • Executive Editor, Idaho Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Gonzaga University, 1978
  • Washington State Bar, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1982
  • Idaho State Bar, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for Idaho, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1996

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