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Stephen Thomas Graham

Attorney Stephen T. Graham

Mr. Graham is a 1995 graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law. Mr. Graham tried his first jury trials as an intern in 1994 when he was 24 years old. Four years later he ran for election as a Prosecuting Attorney and won, becoming the youngest elected prosecutor in the State. Mr. Graham has additionally worked in the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office and in the King County Prosecutor's Office.

Mr. Graham started his private practice in 2002 with a focus on criminal defense. Steve Graham has taken cases to trial that include everything from misdemeanor traffic matters to homicides. Mr. Graham has successfully defended property forfeitures and has won the return of seized property by narcotic detectives. Mr. Graham prides himself on resolving criminal cases faster than the average criminal defense lawyer, and he once won a "not guilty" verdict on an attempted homicide case two weeks after being retained. Mr. Graham loves his work, and brings a passion to the representation of his clients. In his home county as a defense attorney, Mr. Graham won ten not guilty verdicts in a row over a 4 year period. Seven of the cases were felony charges and three were misdemeanor cases. The trials were won by a creativity and dedication that Mr. Graham can bring to your case.

Areas of Practice

  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanor
  • Parole & Probation
  • Sex Offenses
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Computer Crimes
  • Native Citizenship & Rights
  • Treaties
  • Tribal Governance
  • Tribal Jurisdiction
  • Tribal Lands
  • Assault & Battery -- Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 15% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2001
  • Colville Tribal Court, 1999


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, member, January 1, 2004 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Ferry County Prosecuting Attorney, Elected Prosecutor, 1998 - 2002
  • Ferry County Prosecutor, Deputy Prosecutor, 1996 - 1998
  • King County Prosecutor, Deputy Prosecutor, 1996