Stacie attended Seattle University School of Law and graduated with honors in 2004. As a law student, she was awarded a Presidential Law Scholarship three years in a row and was a member of the Seattle University Law Review. She competed in client counseling and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) competitions and had top placings at local and regional competitions. Her trial experience began in law school when she began trying cases for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office as a Rule 9 intern and appearing on behalf of the US Attorney's Office in Seattle as a Rule 2 intern. During her final year of law school, she clerked for a King County Superior Court judge. These experiences embedded a deep passion for being in the courtroom and working hard to obtain justice for her clients.
Stacie started representing inured cyclists in 2007 and immediately knew it was the perfect way to fuse her love for riding with her desire to help people. In 2008, Stacie had the unfortunate experience to learn first-hand what it feels like to be injured by a negligent driver. One dark evening while bike commuting home from work, Stacie was rear-ended by a driver on a busy arterial in Seattle. The driver hit her so hard from behind that she was vaulted over the top of the moving car. She was still clipped into her bike pedals when her body slammed into the pavement behind the car. The driver fled the scene, but was later apprehended and charged with hit-and-run.
Getting hit by a reckless motorist changed Stacie's life. It made her realize how fragile and vulnerable we are on the road without the protection of seat belts, steel frames and airbags. It also gave her personal perspective on how difficult activities of daily living can be while recovering from an injury. Simple things like showering, walking down stairs, cooking a meal, getting to work and sleeping can seem like insurmountable tasks. The silver lining from that horrible experience is that she understands injury and recovery in very real and personal way. This is why she fights so hard for her clients!
· Member of Washington State Bar Association, Admitted 2004
· Eagle Member of Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), 2007-present
· Member of the WSAJ Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2019 to present
· Cascade Bicycle Club / Washington Bikes, 2011-present
· League of American Bicyclists, 2011-present
· Spokane Bicycle Club, 2017-present
· WSAJ Motor Vehicle Deskbook, Bicycle Law Chapter, 2018
· Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Insurance Coverage for Bicyclists, Washington State Association for Justice Trial News, December 2017
· Wheels of Justice: A Boutique Bike Law Practice, WSBA Litigation News, 2013
· Riding Along "Uninsured" with IFCA, King County Bar Bulletin, 2009
· Changing Gears: Life in the Bike Lane, King County Bar Bulletin, 2007
· Spokane Bicycle Club Monthly Meeting: Riding a Bicycle in Washington: Bikes and the Law, 2019
· WSAJ Annual Convention: Washington State's Bicycle Laws, 2018
· Cascade Bicycle Club Presentation Series: Riding a Bicycle in Washington: Bikes and the Law, 2018
· WSAJ Webinar Series: Riding a Bicycle in Washington -- Rights, Duties, Hazards, and Plaintiff Strategies, 2016
Stacie was born and raised in Spokane and moved to Seattle when she started attending the University of Washington as an undergraduate. She is a wife, mother of two amazing kiddos and a proud business owner. Stacie is a lifelong athlete. She grew up riding mountain bikes and competing in gymnastics and cheerleading. She carried her love of sport into college where she was a member of the Husky Women's Gymnastics Team at the University of Washington and was named an NCAA Academic All-American. During college, Stacie sold bikes at a bike shop in Seattle and rode part-time as a bike messenger in downtown Seattle. After graduating from college, Stacie began working full-time as a bicycle messenger in downtown Seattle before transitioning to work as a paralegal in a mid-sized law firm. Before starting law school in 2000, Stacie was active in the bike racing community and found success racing downhill and cross-country mountain bikes in local and national race series.
In her free time, Stacie enjoys mountain and road biking, snowboarding, skiing, rafting, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving and camping with her family.
Law Office of Stacie Bain supports the Seattle cycling community by sponsoring Bicycle Sundays throughout the summer. These rides allow cyclists and their families the opportunity to ride on streets closed to cars.
We have been a Titanium Sponsor for Spokefest, an annual community ride in Spokane each fall, for the last two years. This event gathers hundreds of cyclists for rides ranging from nine miles to 1/2 century with an awesome exhibitor fair at the finish line.
Washington Bikes, the advocacy pillar of Cascade Bicycle Club, advocates for cycling rights in the Washington State Legislature. Attorney Stacie Bain has lobbied with Washington Bikes and contributes financially to support the rights of cyclists.
Got a race or racing team and need a sponsor? Contact Stacie for sponsorship proposals for your big event or your team. We support the Washington racing community!
Law Office of Stacie Bain supports community education for cycling advocates and government planners by providing financial support for Cascade Bicycle Club's Walk Bike and Roll Summit.
Stacie has been giving bike law presentations to both community cycling clubs including Cascade Bicycle Club and Spokane Bicycle Club. Stacie has also been asked to do bike law presentations to fellow attorneys in Washington State at CLEs.
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