Steve Roberts


Bad Faith

Since 1987, Steve has focused exclusively on forensic accounting, including investigative accounting consultation, expert testimony, insurance loss quantification, operational reviews, due diligence, economic research, damages and business valuation, and other claims & litigation support activities. His background centers on review of businesses and business operations to determine the financial impact of specific events, breaches, and courses of action. Steve is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Forensic Certified Public Accountant. He is also certified by the AICPA in financial forensics and is a Certified Criminal Investigator and Special Master. Steve has testified on many occasions as an expert witness and is regularly retained by insurance companies, businesses and legal counsel.

Case List

First Sound Bank v. Larasco, Inc., et al., (United States District Court – Western District Of Washington – Seattle) Cause No.: C09-56TSZ (Fraud examination, breach of contract & economic damage review - Benefit of the bargain, lost profits and out-of-pocket damages)
Peters v. Hudson Bay Insulation (Pierce County Superior Court) Cause No.: 07-2-05979-8 (Economic damages & investigation) Trial Date: February 22, 2010 / Verdict: March 5, 2010
Puget Sound Energy v. Washington State Department of Transportation (Pierce County Superior Court) Cause No.: 07-2-10404-1 ($116,000,000 in economic damages)
Billie B. Caudill and Lois M. Caudill v. Safeco Insurance Company Of America (Kitsap County Superior Court) Cause No.: 00-2-03175-2 (Fraudulent misrepresentations)
Leon Hendrix v. Estate of Jimi Hendrix (King County Superior Court) Cause No.: 02-4-02569-0 SEA (Breach & accompanying economic damages)
Homebuilder’s Association of Kitsap County v. Bainbridge Island (Kitsap County Superior Court) Cause No.: 01-2-01773-1 (Investigative accounting findings and damages)
Allstate v. First Health Care (Pierce County Superior Court) Cause No.: 97-2-17564-0 SEA (Fraud examination)
Lane v. Skamania County, et al. (Skamania County Superior Court) Cause No. 03-2-00082-7 (Economic damages)
Talking Rain Beverage Company, Inc. v. Warrenton Products, Inc. (Adversary Proceeding, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division) Cause No.: 02-4139 (Business interruption damages)
Martha Rogers v. Kids’ Corps, Inc. (State of Alaska Superior Court) Case No.: 3AN-06-10576 CI (Commercial contract valuation)

Honors Membership Awards

Association Of Certified Fraud Examiners
American College Of Forensic Examiners
American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants
Council On Ethical Billing
Council On Litigation Management
Forensic Certified Public Accountant
International Association For Asset Recovery
Washington Society Of Certified Public Accountants


Bachelor of Science in Economics from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, with minors in Accounting & Finance
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified in Financial Forensics
Certified Global Management Accountant
Forensic Certified Public Accountant
Certified Criminal Investigator