Personal Injury Cases – Our Attorney Emphasis at the Law Offices of Steven D. Weier

As a personal injury sufferer, you are entitled to an appropriate settlement. But your needs are in direct competition with:

The needs of your insurance company, who wants to minimize any payment made
The needs of the party responsible for your injury, who wants to be cleared of liability

The size of your settlement and how quickly it is processed is most affected by how well your attorney understands the intricacies of personal injury claims.

At the Law Offices of Steven D. Weier, all our attorneys emphasize personal injury cases. That means you can recover from your injuries while being assured your case is in the hands of experienced professionals who have your best settlement as their driving goal.

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Attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven Weier
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Steven Weier: Attorney/CPA
Theresa Buchner: Associate Attorney
Paul Apple: Associate Attorney


Steven D. Weier: Attorney/CPA
Steven Weier received his BA in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a minor in Economics in 1985.   After working in corporate management for a number of years, he passed the Uniform CPA exam in 1987.   Steven attended law school at the University of Puget Sound and graduated in 1992.   After passing the Washington State Bar Exam on the first try, Steven spent several years gaining valuable experience in public accounting and then later in personal injury litigation.   Following several years as a litigator for a “downtown Seattle personal injury firm” Steven opened his own practice in Auburn in 1997.   Wanting to focus on customer relations and customer service, Steven founded the practice on the simple guiding principle: “Do the Right thing, Always.”   Starting out as a one-man firm, Steven’s enthusiasm and willingness to represent the “little guy” quickly established the firm in the south King County area.  With no advertising budget, the firm grew by word of mouth and referrals.   Still growing, the firm clings to the original focus that customer service is of prime importance.   Going the extra mile is still the norm, and each of our clients is treated with respect and personal worth.Steven’s willingness to take cases to trial, even small cases, has earned him a reputation as a serious litigator.  With an attitude that every case is treated like our biggest case, Steven has attained an exceptionally high win-rate in trial.   That willingness to take all our cases seriously extends throughout the whole firm.  With a tell-it-like-it-is approach, Steven Weier gives his clients the real picture of the case, and assists them in making the best possible choices for their particular situation.Managing a state-of-the-art firm and keeping up with technology helps keep the firm efficient and growing.  With his “every client should feel like they are our most important client” attitude, it is easy to see why clients refer their friends and family to him.   Steven believes that leading by example is one of the basic foundations of good management.  His firm is an extension of his core beliefs and that basic guiding principle: “Do the Right Thing, Always.”    Down to earth and honest, the best way to evaluate his firm is to meet him through a no-charge of page

Steven D. Weier: Personal Injury Attorney and CPA

Theresa M. Buchner: Associate Attorney
Theresa Buchner graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.  She then attended Western State University College of law in Fullerton, California, where she earned her Juris Doctor with honors in 1992, and graduated in the top tenth percentile of her class.Theresa began her career as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney with a prominent medical malpractice firm in Orange County, California.  She later worked for another firm in Santa Ana which also specialized in both plaintiff’s personal injury and worker’s compensation claims.  In 1999, she relocated to Washington where she practiced in the area of personal injury work with a concentration on medical malpractice.In January 2006, Theresa joined the Law Offices Of Steven D. Weier where she continues to focus on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation.  She oversees the litigation department of the firm and is an accomplished trial attorney. Theresa is currently a member of both the California and Washington State Bar of page
Theresa M. Buchner: Associate Attorney

Paul Apple: Associate Attorney
Paul B. Apple is a senior litigation attorney, predominantly handling personal injury and wrongful death claims. His current accomplishments include being an Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice, being selected as a member of the  Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to Trial Lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement in the amount of One Million Dollars or more, winning an appeal in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, and serving a number of times as an arbitrator for Pierce County and King County Superior Court Cases. Mr. Apple has successfully represented numerous clients on cases involving, wrongful death, serious personal injury, premise liability, and general aviation accidents.A sample of cases handled by Mr. Apple includes:

 -Serving as lead counsel in wrongful death case of Lee, v. WA Dept. of Corrections (2011) filed in Superior Court King County Washington resulting in $1.1 million dollar settlement for clients.

-Serving as lead appellate counsel drafted and orally argued prevailing brief published in the case of Kim v. Pham, 95 Wn.App. 439, 975 P.2d 544 (Div. 1 1999), (review denied) 139 Wn.2d 1009, 994 P.2d 844 (1999).

-Serving as lead counsel in general aviation accident case of No v. Schweizer Aircraft Corp. et al. (2004) filed in Superior Court King County Washington resulting in settlement of over one half of a million dollars.

Mr. Apple is originally from Waukegan, Illinois and has lived in Seattle since 1992. He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, in 1992, graduating 43 of 136 in his class. Mr. Apple also served in the United States Army Reserve as a commissioned officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps as Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel at Courts Martial. He is also a veteran of the Iraq War, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and also Operation Enduring Freedom.  Outside of the office Mr. Apple skis, hikes, snow shoes, climbs, bicycles, and enjoys camping. He is proud to have climbed Mt. Rainier and slept on the summit. Mr. Apple also enjoys traveling, writing and touring museums and art galleries. top of page

Paul Apple - Associate Attorney

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