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Steve has a unique ability to provide clients with effective communication and experienced and practical solutions. He receives recognition from his clients for his ability to handle a myriad of issues and to do so with the same passion his clients approach their work.

Biography

For more than 25 years, Steve has worked with nonprofit and charitable organizations that are committed to furthering education and healthcare services for the community. He is passionate about mission-driven organizations and has provided general counsel services to several such organizations for many years. Steve also serves as exempt organization counsel during formation of new entities, when seeking recognition of their federal tax-exempt status, in tax-exempt bond financings, and in joint ventures or other similar significant transactions. Steve enjoys serving nonprofit boards of directors and working with them on governance issues that improve their effectiveness as a board and empower the executive teams to pursue their mission.

Prior to joining OMW in 2015, Steve owned and operated Burgon Law Office, P.C. for more than a decade following his years as a partner at Miller Nash, LLP in Seattle, Washington and at Reed McClure, PS, also in Seattle.

Steve is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the health law section of the American Bar Association, and the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys.

Steve currently serves as the Board President of the Washington Poison Center. He also serves as an adjunct health law professor at the Seattle University School of Law where he teaches health law and policy.

Steve received his J.D. from the University of Washington and graduated with honors from the University of Utah, where he earned his degree in Business Management.

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Law Association
  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • J.D., University of Washington
  • B.A., University of Utah, Business Management
  • Seattle University - Adjunct Health Law Professor
  • Qualis Health - Board of Directors
  • Washington Poison Center - Board of Directors