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Steven Whitman Thayer

Steven Whitman Thayer

Steven W. Thayer, PS
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI
  • Washington
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Biography

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 Southwest 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.  

Attorney Thayer 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 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).

Education
Seattle University School of Law
J.D. (1976) | Law
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University of Oregon
B.S. (1972) | General Social Science
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Professional Experience
Attorney at Law, Owner
Steven W. Thayer, PS
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Graphic Testimony Washington Criminal Defense
Vol. 2, No. 1
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2000-2001, 2003-2012, 2020-2023
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
1997-2023
Client Champion - Silver
Martindale Hubbell
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Vancouver
Expertise.com
Presidents Award
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
For Distinguished Service To The Highest Traditions Of The Criminal Defense Bar
Certificate Of Appreciation for Distinguished Service
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1991
Professional Associations
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Founding Member
Current
Activities: Board of Governors, 1987-1989; Secretary, 1989-1991, Vice President/West, 1992-1993 and 1997-1998
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Washington State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Clark County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Washington State Bar  # 7449
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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9th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Area
  • Criminal Appeals
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
Steven W. Thayer, PS
112 W 11th St #200
Vancouver, WA 98660
Telephone: (360) 694-8290
Fax: (360) 694-7921
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed