Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018

75 LAWYER MONTHLY LEGAL AWARDS 2018 USA Housing Law Law Firm of the Year STEVEN LAW OFFICE CONTACT DETAILS Steven Law Office 1403 W. Boone Ave. Spokane, WA 99201 E: P: 509-325-8777 W: ABOUT ERIC M. STEVEN For the last twenty eight years EricM. Steven has been at the forefront of Landlord Tenant Law in the Inland Northwest of the United States. He has dedicated his practice to representing landlords in eviction and fair housing claims with an emphasis in affordable housing issues. Experienced in both state and federal courts, Mr. Steven is one of only a handful of attorneys in Washington State to have defended a fair housing case in a federal jury trial. As a member of the Washington State, Idaho, Spokane County, Federal, and Eastern District of Washington Bankruptcy Bar Associations, Mr. Steven represents numerous property owners, landlords, management companies, mobile home parks, and subsidized housing providers across Eastern Washington and Idaho. In addition, Mr. Steven is the author of numerous CLE and landlord training manuals. Outside of the courtroom Mr. Steven has devoted himself to legislative reform in the area of Landlord Tenant Law in Washington. He is advisory counsel for the Washington Apartment Association, now the Washington Landlord Association (WLA). He is also affiliated with the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA). Mr. Steven is a licensed Instructor in Real Estate, and frequently lectures attorneys, property managers, law enforcement, and owners at continuing legal education programs. For the last several years, Mr. Steven has been an invited speaker at the “Trends” Conference in Seattle, Washington - the Northwest’s largest rental housing management conference. As one of the most highly evaluated CLE instructors statewide in 2003, Mr. Steven was selected by the Washington State Bar Association to speak in the WSBA Encore “Best of CLE” series. Mr. Steven was an invited speaker at the Washington State Bar Association Real Property Section year-end meeting in 2012, the mid-year meeting in 2014 and again in 2016. For the last several years, Mr. Steven has been an invited speaker at the HUD/WSHRC Annual Spring Fair Housing Conference in Spokane, Washington. Mr. Steven was named one of the top 200 lawyers in Spokane, Washington based upon Avvo peer review by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine in 2018. Throughout his years of experience, there is little that Mr. Steven has not seen in the area of Landlord Tenant Law. He has developed his practice around the values of “always be prepared” and “expect the unexpected.” A set of values that has benefitted his clients for more than twenty eight years. FIRM PROFILE Steven Law Office is one of the leading law firms in Washington Landlord Tenant and Fair Housing Law. Located in Spokane, Washington, Steven Law Office sits at the heart of the Inland Northwest of the United States. The firm offers more than twenty eight years of experience in all areas of law in matters related to occupancy and fair housing issues. The firm represents affordable housing providers, residential, and commercial landlords. The firm performs evictions, ejectments, and lien proceedings against individuals who fail to perform their duties as tenants or occupants of real property. Steven Law Office provides services in all counties east of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State as well as Northern Idaho. In addition, a large part of the firm is dedicated to defending property owners charged with housing discrimination and violations of tenant’s civil rights. Steven Law Office is well known for being one of the most experienced firms in litigation in both state and federal court for housing related claims. Simply put, housing is what Steven Law Office does. Pictured from left to right: Jordan Westphal, Jesse Fayant, Eric M. Steven (Principal), Shannon Nelson, Michelle Myers(Assoc. Atty.), Jean Paul Barnard(Assoc. Atty.), Rosalind Weller; Not pictured: Samantha Drew Baker, Patrick Hienz, Liz Myles AREAS OF PRACTICE • Landlord Tenant Law • Fair Housing Law • Evictions • Housing Discrimination Defense • Leases and Addendums

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