Steve C. Franklin
Washington Injury Attorney
Steve has been licensed to practice law in Washington, Oregon, and Florida. He has been a licensed attorney since the year 2000.
Steve is a native of Washington State and a proud graduate of Kentwood High School. He left the state after high school for college, law school, and then the active duty Navy. Steve obtained his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. He obtained his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law. Steve was commissioned as an officer in the Navy JAG Corps while still a law student. As a JAG he worked as a prosecutor and defense attorney in criminal cases, and as the primary attorney for an overseas air base. He has participated in court martial proceedings, administrative separation proceedings, and command investigations. Steve served in many locations including, Italy, Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, Greece, and Memphis, Tennessee. Steve continues to serve as a JAG officer in the Navy Reserves.
Since leaving active duty Steve has been involved exclusively in personal injury cases. He began his civilian practice of law in Kitsap County but has also litigated cases in Pierce, King, Thurston, Jefferson, Mason, Snohomish, and Grays Harbor Counties. He has a track record of success at trial as both a plaintiff’s attorney and as a defense attorney, and has also successfully represented clients without litigation. He has represented clients whose injuries ranged from soft tissue damage with the primary treatment being chiropractic, massage, and/or physical therapy, to complex orthopedic injuries involving fractures to legs, shoulders, ribs, hands, wrists, and arms, to wrongful death cases.
Steve is a member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Character and Fitness Board and an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice. His hobbies include travel, cooking, and watching documentaries and standup comedy. His professional goal is to fight to improve upon the difficult circumstances his clients face.
- Clear, concise and professional
January 20, 2016 by John
Steve Franklin represented me in my recent personal injury case after being rear ended. Throughout the entire process, Steve made sure that I was well informed and aware of potential options from start to finish. He was always available for my questions and concerns and never left me wondering.
Moving forward, it is comforting to know that I only will have to make one single phone call to obtain a trustworthy, well experienced professional if need legal representation. Steve's integrity is second to none and I am glad to refer him to my family and friends. Hands down, the finest counsel I have ever used.
- Awesome attorney!
March 21, 2015 by Erin
Steve Franklin was so helpful with my case. He was able to help get me way more than what was originally offered to me by the insurance company for my car accident. He definitely knows his laws and the way to get you what you deserve. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Also he was very generous on what he got out of the deal so that I would get more than I should have. I really appreciate him and his paralegal Kate! Very great people. He will do anything he can to make things right for your settlement. :-)
- Best results!
February 12, 2016 by Monica
I was referred to Mr Franklin by a friend who had great results when working with him on his accident. I was rear ended and had to go through medical treatment. The process was frustrating and confusing.
From the first time that I spoke with Mr Franklin, we've had great communication. He is very knowledgeable, professional, supportive, in constant communication and guided me in the entire process. Has a strong network of doctors and physicians. He adapted well to my needs and schedule, he made all the documentation convenient to sign/scan/email. Other attorneys require mailing, faxing in or dropping documents off in person, meetings etc who has time for all that? Mr Franklin was perfect! He manages expectations well, underpromises and definitely overdelivers. His efforts obtained us a settlement beyond any of my expectations and I am incredibly grateful to have worked with him. I wholeheartedly recommend Steve Franklin as a personal injury lawyer.
- Biking accident
December 10, 2014 by Renee Lang
I was pregnant with my second child riding my road bike and got hit by a car. Steve and his office made sure all my bills were paid and I had no worries with a new baby coming soon. Through this process Steve kept me very informed. I felt he truly cared about my feelings and my family. We are very happy with the outcome and feel blessed to have worked with Steve and team. Thanks again!
- Clear, concise and professional
- Florida State University College of Law Law, JD - Juris Doctor (2000)
- Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Political Science, BA - Bachelor of Arts (1997)
- Navy Commendation Medal, United States Navy (2010, 2012)
- Pro Bono Service Commendation, Washington State Bar Association (2009, 2010)
- Navy Achievement Medal, United States Navy (2002)
- Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member (2015 - Present)
- Washington State Bar Association, Character and Fitness Board, Member (2015 - Present)
- Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Member (2011 - Present)
- Washington State Association for Justice, Member (2006 - 2012)
- Washington State Bar Association, Member (2005 - Present)