About Us

Oseran Hahn Spring Straight & Watts, P.S., a Martindale-Hubbell AV - rated firm and one of the oldest law firms on the Eastside, originated as a Seattle partnership between Melville Oseran and Jerry Hahn in 1960. A major aerospace client convinced them to office in Kent until the early 70's, when the "lights went out" at Boeing. The firm then moved to Bellevue and has since evolved into Oseran Hahn Spring Straight & Watts, P.S. with additions of Bob Kelley (retired), Ed Spring, David Tall, Jim Clark, Matt Straight, Ted Watts, Tom Hansen and William Hsu as shareholders, Roy Lundin as associate and Michel Stern, as of counsel.


We pride ourselves on having stayed together as a cohesive unit, resisting merger overtures by large "downtown" firms, because of our camaraderie and independence. Our relatively slow growth, longevity and loyalty are products of the belief that we should be friends as well as team members. Our dedicated staff is equally constant; some have been with us for over 20 years and counting.

We believe that our clients recognize our relaxed but professional style of delivering quality legal services, promptly and efficiently. Ethics, extreme care and attention to detail are our hallmarks. We pride ourselves in being "deal makers", not "deal breakers", whether in guiding our clients through a complex real estate development, negotiating a large commercial lease or business purchase or settling a significant personal injury case.

We are also committed to professional, civic, and charitable service including pro bono legal services, Big Brothers, coaching youth sports, presiding over youth services organizations, serving on boards of the King County and East King County bar Association, as well as other charitable and community organizations.

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