•    Mediation
  •    Arbitration
  •    Negotiation
  •    Business Law
  •   Succession and other business planning.


Experience: Steve started his career at Coopers and Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) auditing Native Corporations throughout Alaska.  His legal career began at the Oles Morrison law firm in Seattle as a litigator for two years. For the next 25 years Steve practiced law in Tacoma in small, boutique firms or as a solo practitioner. During those years his practice emphasized business and real estate matters but he also litigated a number of jury and court cases and argued before the Washington Appeals Court and Supreme Court.  Steve also resolved many disputes as an arbitrator or mediator.

Between 2006 and 2016, Steve acted as the Chairman and later CEO of Troutlodge, Inc., a multinational aquaculture company.  In that role he successfully negotiated M&A, partnership and other significant transactions on five continents including business purchases in South Africa, Spain, the United States and Chile; collaborative production agreements in Iran and Peru; and distributorship arrangements in Korea and Colombia.



  • B.S., University of Puget Sound, Business (Cum Laude)
  • International Business Certificate, Nyenrode University, The Netherlands
  • J.D. University of Puget Sound (Magna Cum Laude)



  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive) State of Washington Board of Accountancy
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell


When not working, Steve spends his time hiking, skiing, gardening and other outside activities with Shawn, his wife of 34 years.  Over the past few years they have hiked a portion of the Camino in Spain, the Haute Route in Switzerland and the Way of St. Francis in Italy.  They have three grown children, all pursuing careers in the medical field.


Direct line:  253-377-5858





Practice: Ms. Flood practices in the areas of Employment, Labor Law, Personnel and Human Resources.  Additionally, she practices School Law, including special education, FERPA, public records and disability, as well as staff training and risk management.


Experience: Ms. Flood has significant experience in complaint investigation for public and private employer clients in employment cases.  Her clients have included counties, cities, school districts, insurers and private entities involving claims of personal injury, negligent supervision, hiring and retention, premises liability, employment discrimination and civil rights violations, wrongful discharge, sexual and other types of harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, defamation, invasion of privacy and false imprisonment.  She has experience drafting employer handbooks and policies and reviewing claims made for disability accommodations.  She has conducted staff training on for employment issues.


Education: Ms. Flood received her B.A. in Finance from Seattle University and her J.D. from University of Puget Sound, now the Seattle University School of Law.


Associations: Ms. Flood is a member of the Washington State Bar Association; Personnel Committee Bellarmine Preparatory School; Catholic Woman’s Club.  Ms. Flood gives presentations on investigations of employments claims and related topics.


Personal: Ms. Flood is a resident of Tacoma, Washington.


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