About Us

Polaris is the North Star that helps travelers find their way. We’re injury advocates who dedicate our lives to helping you get back to yours.

Injuries can leave you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and confused. Polaris Injury Law provides clarity and reassurance throughout the personal injury claim process, letting you focus on your path to recovery. 

With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve served over 6,000 clients to ensure their legal right to maximum compensation from the insurance companies, corporations, and individuals responsible for their injuries. Our goal is to answer any questions you may have and give you the clarity you need about your situation and how to proceed.

The claims process requires you to:

  • Accurately file a claim
  • Discern every step of filing a lawsuit and evade pitfalls
  • Understand recovery time constraints
  • Accurately evaluate your medical bills, pain, and suffering
  • Identify potential resources that can help you

Insurance companies have attorneys well-versed in the law and will often try to limit or deny paying for some or all aspects of your claim. While they may offer to settle your claim, they will not tell you what you are actually entitled to under the law. We are advocates who have your best interest in mind. We can accurately evaluate your medical bills, pain, and suffering, and help you every step of the way to maximize your opportunities to receive just compensation.

Polaris Injury Law specializes in handling car, motorcycle, and truck accidents, slip and fall injuries, assault, wrongful death, and other types of catastrophic injury cases. We serve the greater Seattle area and Washington state. 

With You From Injury to Recovery

Our Impact on the Community

Polaris’ core values resonate with us in and out of the office. As proud members of Rotary International, we are passionate about creating lasting change in our community and communities around the world. 

Since 1999, Steve Lingenbrink and his family have participated in several international outreach programs serving the poorest of populations in Eastern Europe, Russia, Central America, Mexico, and Africa. Steve has worked with multiple humanitarian organizations and ministries to provide economic aid, development support, and medical services. 

Learn about the work he and the rest of the Polaris team have done, and find out how you can be a guiding light in someone’s time of need.

Our Team

Chris Cazares

Managing Attorney

Chris Cazares represents people in our community who have been harmed. He is passionate in helping his clients get to health and back to their life.  Chris’ current client list ranges from wrongful death to motor vehicle collision and everything in between. Clients repeatedly state that he met them in hard times, brought them to the other side, and they are better for having worked with him. Chris feels the same way about his clients.

As a civil prosecutor, Chris believes that the justice system and those involved on his side of the courtroom aisle are responsible for bringing light to bad behavior. As a prosecutor he has held the defendant responsible in cases ranging from minor injury to death. Chris has advocated in more than a hundred jury trials. As an instructor Chris is known for his depth of knowledge, passion for advocacy, and desire to help those he works with transform into better trial attorneys.

Chris has served in the United States Air Force on active-duty, in the reserves, and the Air National Guard. While in the military Chris has served as a criminal prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and trial instructor.

As a student Chris is a graduate of the by invitation only Trial Lawyer’s College, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, and University of Texas at El Paso.

Steve Lingenbrink

Of Counsel

Steve Lingenbrink is a Seattle/Bellevue-Eastside personal injury attorney serving Washington State residents. He is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) where he currently serves on the Board of Directors and a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Steve is one of only a few attorneys in our state to have been admitted to the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys.

Steve received his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga Law School where he served as Symposium Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. He began his own law practice in Ballard in 1982, joining up with John Peick as an associate in 1984. He left as a partner under the name Peick, Lingenbrink & Magladry, P.S. when the firm dissolved in 1997. Since then he has practiced with Pat Trudell, Scott Bowen and Rob Kornfeld at KTBL in Kirkland. Steve is one of the highest rated attorneys in Washington State on www.avvo.com.

In addition to his law practice, Steve is very active in local, national and international service organizations and projects. He will serve as the District Governor of Rotary International District 5030 in 2012-13. Over the past 20 years, Steve has held a variety of board positions at the district level for Rotary International and club level at the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club. These posts include Assistant District Governor, Executive Assistant Governor, Club President, Director, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms and others. The Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club assists needy families on a local, interstate and international level. Steve formed and was President of both the Bellevue (1989) and Eastside Networkers (2003) for many years. These networking organizations provide business leads and business development support to members throughout the Greater Seattle Area.

Devin cazares

Nurse & Chief of Operations

Tracey Smith

Case Manager

Heather Doss

Paralegal

Kathy Evans

Office Manager
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