Stephen Graham

Law Office of Steve Graham
1312 North Monroe
Suite 140
Spokane, WA 99201
509-252-9167
www.grahamdefense.com


Steve Graham is a former elected prosecutor, and has run his own firm since January 2003.  His office does primarily criminal defense but he and his associates also do university expulsion cases, particularly Title IX matters. His cases have been covered by such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesThe Guardian UK, and Rolling Stone Magazine. His clients have included professional athletes and international musicians. Mr. Graham conducted his first jury trial as an intern in 1994. Since then he has conducted approximately 200 jury trials in State, Federal and Tribal court on everything from DUI to aggravate murder. He has represented a variety of different university students at both public and private universities across the Northwest. He has maintained his own law blog since 2009.

Education

Gonzaga School of Law – 1995

Western Connecticut State University – 1992, BA English Literature, With Honors

Bar Admissions

Washington State
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Colville Tribal Court

University Guest Lectures:

Guest Lecturer: Criminal Law, topic: Drug Offenses, Eastern Washington University, 1999
Guest Lecturer, Business Law, topic: Negligent Homicide, Eastern Washington University, 2000-2001

Speaking Engagements

CLE
5th Annual Guardianship Conference, Incapacitated Parties and the Criminal Justice System, 2018

Washington State Bar Association,  New Lawyer CLE , Preparing a Case for Trial, 2014

Honors and Awards

AVVO Rating 9.7
Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014-Present

Lutheran Social Services, Partner in Justice Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
Washington Associate of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Lifetime Member)
Spokane County Bar Association

Ferry County Bar Association

Interests:

Steve Graham has been married for 20 years and has two sons. His family spends their time traveling and hiking and biking around the Northwest. In his spare time, he coaches high school and college students on mock trial competitions.