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ABOUT STEVE CROSSLAND

I am a sole practitioner living and practicing in Cashmere, Washington. In 2002 I received the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Award of Merit, the WSBA’s highest honor given for long term service to the bar and/or public. I was named a Super Lawyer for several years in Washington Law and Politics Super Lawyer. I am a former member of the WSBA Board of Governors and was also President of the Washington State Bar Association in 2011-2012. Evolving over more than 40 years, my practice now focuses on real estate, estate planning, business and mediations. Over the past 25 years, I have served on a variety of committees and task forces dealing with the unauthorized practice of law, access to justice and related subjects.  In December 2012 the State Supreme Court appointed me to chair the Limited License Legal Technician Board.  In the past I have also served on the executive committee of the Northwest Justice Project, chaired the Practice of Law Board (a Board appointed by the Washington State Supreme Court), chaired the Real Property Probate and Trust Section and the Alternate Dispute Resolution Section of the WSBA. I am a graduate of Stanford and Lewis and Clark Law School. I enjoy spending time with my four grown children and seven young grandchildren. Running, biking, hiking and gardening are pastimes that take some of my free time.

EDUCATION

  • Stanford University ‑ B. A. Political Science 1969
  • Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark ‑ J. D. 1973

EMPLOYMENT

  • Sole Practitioner, Cashmere 1973‑1974
  • Chelan County Prosecuting Attorney Deputy 1974‑1975
  • Anderson, McCauley and Crossland 1974‑1980
  • McCauley and Crossland 1980‑1982
  • Stephen R. Crossland, P.S. 1982‑1992
  • Johnson, Gaukroger & Crossland 1992-2001
  • Crossland Law Office 2001-present

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Martindale-Hubbell rated AV for over 20 years
  • Washington Law & Politics Super Lawyer
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • WSBA Board of Governors 1995-1998
    • WSBA President 2011-2012
    • Limited License Legal Technician Board Chair 2012 to present
    • Special District Counsel 1986‑1995
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
      • Executive Committee 1986-1988, 2000-2006
      • Director Real Property Council 2003–2006
      • Chairman 2006-2007
      • Speaker at Midyear 2005-2006
    • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee ‑ 1987‑1990
      • Chairman 1989-1990
    • General Practice Section
      • Executive Committee 1989‑1995
      • Chairman 1989‑1990
    • Computerization of Law Division
      • Executive Committee 1990‑1994
      • Chairman 1990‑1993
    • Task Force on Non Lawyer Practice 1994-1995
    • Hanging Out Your Shingle Seminar
      • Chairman/Speaker 1994
      • Speaker 1995
    • Skills Training Course
      • Program Co-Chair 1995
    • Winning Strategies Seminar
      • Program Co-Chair and Speaker 1999-2006
    • Committee to Define the Practice of Law
      • Chairman 1998-2001
    • Practice of Law Board 2002–2009
      • Chairman 2002–2009
    • Law Fund 2005–2007
    • Alternate Dispute Resolution System-Agriculture Employment Mediation Panel 2005–present
      • “Can You Hear Me Now” ADR seminar Speaker 2006
    • Solo and Small Practice Section
      • Executive Committee 2006 – 2011

    Dispute Resolution Section

      • Executive Committee 2007–present
      • Chairman 2007–2008
    • Planning Ahead Handbook Editor 2008-2009
    • Real Property Probate and Trust Desk Book Editor 2008, 2014
    • Northwest Justice Project – Executive Committee 2008-2011
  • Limited License Legal Technician Board 2012 – present
    • Chair 2012 – present

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Cashmere Rotary Club 1973-2002
    • President 1982
  • Cashmere School Board 1988-1996
  • Cashmere Community Foundation 1982-present
  • Cashmere Tree Committee Chair 1975-present
  • Wenatchee Valley College Foundation Board
  • Cashmere Schools Foundation
   
   
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