Areas of Practice

Personal Injury, Divorce, Bankruptcy, & Criminal Defense Law in Shelton, WA

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident due to the serious neglect of others, you have rights and are entitled to just compensation. Whether you are dealing with a slip and fall case, a truck/auto accident, or other types of serious injuries, the law office of George A. Steele can help you receive maximum compensation for your case.

If you have been in an accident or have been injured, you should call an attorney, before speaking to any insurance carrier. Many times, insurers will try to get you to settle quickly and cheaply. Navigating the complicated world of insurance providers can be a trying task, especially when you are coping with injuries and emotional trauma. One thing that is very important to understand, once you settle a claim, it is settled, regardless of whether your agreement adequately compensated you for your loses. George A. Steele will provide a FREE initial consultation, and will deal directly with insurance providers.

In addition to consultation and working with insurance providers, we will serve as an aggressive litigator. I am not afraid to fight for your rights in court, and will work diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. If there is no recovery, there is no legal fee.

Divorce & Family Law

Divorce and family law matters can be emotionally and financially straining for individuals — particularly when children are involved. As a seasoned divorce and family law attorney, George A. Steele can be a strong advocate, helping to protect the rights of his clients through diligent mediation and litigation practice.

Whether you are dealing with divorce, custody disputes or relocation matters, or believe you may be dealing with such issues, contact George A. Steele today for your free consultation by calling 360-426-2928.


Bankruptcy can appear to be an extremely daunting legal challenge. However, it can lead to a fresh start, help a client get a license back or take care of a foreclosure, or just get rid of debts and allow the retention of property. With the right legal counsel, filing for bankruptcy can provide you, your family, or your business with the fresh start you need and deserve. With proper care and filing, claiming bankruptcy can help to relieve the immense pressure of financial stress and stop the harassment by creditors once and for all, while still protecting your hard-earned retirement savings.

There are four types of bankruptcies for which George A. Steele provides representation: chapter 13, chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 12. If you have debt problems, George A. Steele can help you find the type of bankruptcy file that is best suited for your needs or business during your free initial consultation.

Criminal Defense – Misdemeanors & Felony Charges

Did you know that a criminal charge is NOT an automatic prison sentence? Rather, it’s just an accusation. This means that you need an experienced litigator in your corner to help you with your criminal defense case. This includes even the time before any formal charges are filed against you. There have been times when a client retained my services and avoided even having the criminal charge filed.

If you have been arrested for criminal activity, including DUI charges, domestic violence, or sexual offenders, or you believe you could be charged with a crime, you need a lawyer by your side who will advocate for you to the full extent of the law. I will fight for your rights, including the process of criminal appeals. Having an aggressive and diligent legal professional by your side can make all the difference when determining the outcome of your criminal defense case. As in all cases, I offer an initial consultation at no charge.