Eric M. Steven, P.S. Attorney at Law

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Eric M. Steven, P.S.
Attorney at Law 
Spokane, Washington firm serving Kootenai Co., Idaho
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1403 West Boone Avenue
Spokane, Washington  99201
(Spokane Co.)

Telephone: 509-590-2712
Fax: 509-444-1111

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Office Hours:
Monday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Friday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM

About this office:

Eric M. Steven, P.S., Attorney at Law is a law firm in Spokane with a practice emphasis in the area of landlord-tenant relations and housing. He practices in the state and federal courts litigating landlord/tenant cases involving administrative law, commercial litigation, ejectment, eviction, fair housing claims, and a variety of other landlord-tenant issues. Mr. Steven is acting counsel for numerous property owners, landlords, management companies, mobile home parks, subsidized housing providers, and the Spokane housing authority. He is active in legislative reform and acting counsel for the Washington Apartment Association, and the Inland Empire Landlord Association. Mr. Steven received his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1987 and his J.D. degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1990. As a licensed Instructor in Real Estate, Mr. Steven frequently lectures to attorneys, property managers, Law enforcement, and owners at continuing legal education programs. He is the author of From Landlord/Tenant to Debt Collector/Consumer and Back Again, Gonzaga Law Review, Vol. 35, 1999-2000, Number 2. For the last several years, Mr. Steven has been an invited speaker at the "Trends" Conference in Seattle, Washington - the Northwest's largest rental housing management conference. As one of the most highly evaluated CLE instructors statewide in 2003, Mr. Steven was selected by the Washington State Bar Association to speak in the WSBA Encore "Best of CLE" series. Mr. Steven is a member of the Washington State, Spokane County, Federal, and Eastern District of Washington Bankruptcy Bar Associations.


Eric M. Steven P.S., Attorney at Law is a law office located in Spokane, Washington in the immediate vicinity of the Spokane County Court House. Mr. Steven represents landlords, lessors, property management companies, homeowners, affordable housing providers, mobile home parks, manufactured home communities, and homeowners' associations in matters related to occupancy and fair housing issues. We represent commercial landlords as well as residential landlords. We perform evictions, ejectments, and lien proceedings against individuals who fail to perform their duties as tenants or occupants of real property. Mr. Steven provides services in all counties east of the Cascade Mountains. Mr. Steven is counsel for the local Housing Authority and we are well-versed in tax credit, section 8, public housing, and other affordable housing programs.

A large part of our practice is dedicated to defending property owners charged with housing discrimination and violations of tenant's civil rights. We work closely with HUD and the Human Rights Commission to resolve these issues. We are experienced in litigations in both state and federal court.

New and existing clients are welcome to bring, or send, new eviction cases to our office, without appointment, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. You may start your case by e-mailing or faxing documents to our office. Please contact our office today to request a landlord-tenant packet with sample leases and forms.

Since housing is what we do, we are uniquely qualified represent you and your housing issues. My practice emphasis has enabled us to generate a large resource library which enables me and my staff to properly answer your questions and efficiently service your needs.

With nearly 20 years of experience in landlord-tenant relations, Eric Steven is a frequent lecturer and licensed real estate law instructor to attorneys, property managers, and owners at continuing legal education (CLE) programs. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Instructor. Eric Steven has been recognized by the Washington State Bar Association as one of the highest rated CLE instructors statewide based on peer ratings. He is also active in legislative reform and acting Counsel for the Washington Apartment Association and the Inland Empire Landlord Association. He frequently drafts and argues for landlord favorable legislation in Olympia. He handles the highest volume of eviction cases in Eastern Washington. His extensive knowledge of State and Federal laws (including discrimination laws) relating to landlord/tenant matters helps his clients avoid and mitigate costly litigation.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Landlord and Tenant Law, Evictions, Ejectment, Residential, Commercial and Mobile Home Eviction, Administrative Law, Commercial Litigation, Condominium Law, Home Owner Associations, Lien Claims, Hotels and Inn Keepers, Fair Housing Claims Defense, HUD/HRC, Civil Rights, Human Rights.

Representative Clients:
Catholic Charities of Spokane; Spokane Housing Authority d/b/a Northeast Washington Housing Solutions; Spokane Housing Ventures; Cambridge Management; Vandervert Construction; Vandervert Developments; Pumpkin Properties; Lanzce G. Douglass Property Management; Douglass Management, Inc.; Naccarato/Douglass; Harlan and Maxine Douglass; Cedar Grove, LTD; Advance Company; American Realty; BB&A Properties; Black Realty Management; NAI Black; Cedar Chest, LLC; Cascade MHC; Central Park MHP, LLC; Lilac Terrace, LLC; Cole-Vito Enterprises; DMWTR Investments; Stacey Douglass; Douglass-Vandervert Developments; Eloika Lake MHP; Goodale and Barbieri Company; Johnson Property Management; Mead Royale MHP; NAI Black Commercial Real Estate Service; NVEST Real Estate Company; Pinecroft MHP; Preferred Capital Management; Premier Properties; Rudeen Management Co., Inc.; Windermere Real Estate.

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