Steven W. Thayer

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Vancouver, Washington

Steven W. Thayer, P.S.
Steven W. Thayer
Steven W. Thayer, P.S.

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, Appellate, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 1977

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2012, 2020 - 2022
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Steven W. Thayer, P.S.

112 W 11th Street
Suite 200
Vancouver, WA 98660 Visit website

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For more than 40 years Steve Thayer has dedicated his practice to defending people who have been persecuted by the police and prosecuted by the government.  He has successfully defended clients throughout South West Washington in virtually every kind of criminal case including murder, manslaughter, assault, DUI, vehicular homicide, marijuana grow/manufacture cases, sexual assault including date rape, child molestation and child pornography, domestic violence, and drug possession and delivery cases.  He is a founding member and former Vice President of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He has been AV Preeminent rated by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review process for 25 years, and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer many times over the years in a survey of Washington attorneys conducted by the Washington Law and Politics Magazine.

He has won many cases in the Washington Court of Appeals and in the State Supreme Court.  Those include:

State v. Imokawa, 4 Wn.App.2d 545 (2018); State v. Orick, 129 Wn.App. 654, 120 P.3d 87 (2005); State v. Boethin, 126 Wn.App. 695, 109 P.3d 461 (2005); State v. Barker, 143 Wn.2d 915, 25 P.3d 423 (2001); State v. Weisberg, 65 Wn.App. 721, 829 P.2d 252 (1992); State v. Morgavi, 58 Wn.App. 733, 794 P.2d 1289 (1990); State v. Jones, 55 Wn.App 343, 777 P.2d 1053 (1989); State v. Kelley, 52 Wn.App. 581, 762 P.2d 20 (1988); State v. Claflin, 38 Wn.App. 847, 690 P.2d 1186 (1984); State v. Acosta, 101 Wn.2d 612, 683 P.2d 1069 (1984); State v. Shoemaker, 28 Wn.App. 787, 626 P.2d 538 (1981); State v. Ellis, 21 Wn.App. 123, 584 P.2d 428 (1978).

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Appellate, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Assault & battery, Drug & alcohol violations, Motor vehicle offenses, Murder, Sex offenses, Criminal domestic violence, DUI/DWI

  • 80% Criminal defense
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 1977, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.swthayer.com/Attorneys/steven-w-thayer/

Honors/Awards:
  • President's Award-For Distinguished Service To The Highest Traditions Of The Criminal Defense Bar-Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5, 1997 - 2022, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Certificates of Appreciation for Distinguished Service, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1991,1998, Washington Association of criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers, 2000, 2001, 2003-2012, 2020, 2021,2022
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • State v. Acosta, 683 P.2d 1069 (Wn.S.Ct. 1984)
  • State v. Shoemaker, 28 Wn. App. 787 (1981), 1981
  • State v. Imokowa, 4 Wn. App. 2nd 545 (2018), 2018
  • State v. Barker, 143 Wn.2d 915, 25 P.3d 423 (2001)
  • State v. Boethin, 109 P.3d 461 (Wn. App. 2005)
  • State v. Claflin, 690 P.2d 1186 (Wn. App. 1984)
  • State v. Orick, 120 P.3d 87 (Wn. App. 2005)
  • State v. Ellis, 584 P.2d 428 (Wn. App. 1978)
  • State v. Kelley, 762 P.2d 20 (Wn. App. 1988)
  • State v. Vance, 184 Wn. App. 902, 339 P.3d 245 (2014)
  • State v. Morgavi, 794 P.2d 1289 (Wn.App. 1990)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Graphic Testimony Washington Criminal Defense, Vol. 2, No.1, February, 1988
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1978
  • Washington, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • Vice President, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1983
Educational Background:
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, B.S., Major: General Social Science, 1972, 1972
Industry Groups:
  • Criminal Defense Law

Office location for Steven W. Thayer

112 W 11th Street
Suite 200
Vancouver, WA 98660

Phone: 360-694-8290

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2012, 2020 - 2022

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