Clallam County, Washington Bankruptcy Lawyers

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Clallam County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 37 years experience
(360) 683-1129 433 N 5th Ave
Sequim, WA 98382
Bankruptcy, Business and Environmental
Brittany Cline
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Kitsap County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(360) 850-1049 17791 Fjord Drive NE
Suite 154
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Bankruptcy
University of Baltimore School of Law
Ms. Cline has been serving clients on the Kitsap Penninsula since 2010. She has provided compassionate legal advice and service to individuals struggling financially through her bankruptcy and distressed real estate practice. Additionally, Ms. Cline enjoys a diverse practice including estate planning, business transactions, real estate and contract law.
Joseph J. Schodowski
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(360) 821-8873 210 Polk St
Suite 10
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Free ConsultationJefferson County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney
Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Joseph Schodowski, Joe, was raised in Port Townsend, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. Although, he pursued his undergraduate and law school degrees in Michigan, he always knew he would return home to Washington. After graduating from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, he worked in the information technology field, but soon realized this was not his true calling. Joe abandoned his lucrative career in IT to pursue his passion; the law. He enrolled at Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he received his Juris Doctor, graduating in the top of his class. While in law school, Joe...
Paul Richmond
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Jefferson County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience
(360) 379-5575 219 W. Patison St,. Shold Business Park
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Criminal and Foreclosure Defense
University of Washington School of Law
I will work with you to get the best result possible for your situation. I begin all my work with an intake which I do at reduced rate to assess your situation. I start by seeing what you would like to resolve and work to bring a result as close to this as possible. I am a creative, out of the box thinker and am often able to obtain the solution my clients are looking for quickly and simply. I have worked on smaller simpler cases, as well as those that impact policy on local, state and federal levels. While...
Jennifer Brainard
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Island County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 39 years experience
(360) 675-7860 840 SE 8th Suite 205
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Jennifer Brainard graduated from University of Washington School of Law and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1980. After practicing in the Seattle area for over 20 years she returned to Oak Harbor, Washington, where she grew up. She practices law with an emphasis in these areas: Estate Planning, Family Law, Business, Bankruptcy, and Real Estate. She is President of the Island County Bar Association, sits as a Pro Tem Judge in Island County District Court and volunteers at the Volunteer Lawyer Program. She speaks to groups on Family Law and Bankruptcy and is an advisor for small...
Paul Richmond
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Jefferson County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney
(360) 379-5575 210 Polk Street, Suite 3 _ Office
2023 E. Sims Way #263 - Mail
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Bankruptcy
Kitsap County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 41 years experience
(360) 698-3600 9057 Washington Ave NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Kitsap County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(360) 613-5077 3100 NW Bucklin Hill Rd
Silverdale, WA 98383
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Kitsap County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 41 years experience
(360) 779-8980 20319 Bond Rd NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Bankruptcy, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Kitsap County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 41 years experience
(360) 692-6415 3212 NW Byron St
Silverdale, WA 98383
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Kitsap County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 24 years experience
(360) 307-8534 9301 Linder Way NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Kitsap County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 41 years experience
(360) 930-6500 9226 Bayshore Dr NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Personal Injury
Kitsap County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 22 years experience
(360) 779-1500 17791 Fjord Dr NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Mark David Nusz
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Island County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 2 years experience
(360) 899-5468 Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Attorney Mark D. Nusz works hard to solve your toughest problems - the ones that won't let you get to sleep. He strives to set the foundation for clients to prepare for a secure and successful future while clearing away the problems from the past. Whether it is reduction of debt, major tax issues with the IRS or the state Department of Revenue, or structuring an estate plan, he will sit down with you one-on-one and help you figure a way to achieve a positive outcome.

A graduate of the University of Washington's Tax Law LL.M program,...
Edgar Hall
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(206) 535-2559 2611 NE 113th St., Suite 300A
Seattle, WA 98125
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Diego School of Law
My practice is focused is focused on resolving debt issues, protecting assets, and litigation regarding the same for individuals and small to mid size businesses. Prior to founding Washington Debt Law, PLLC, I worked at one of the largest creditor side law firms, representing financial institutions in bankruptcy, eviction, foreclosure, and litigation matters.

Having both creditor and debtor side experience brings a nuanced approach in dealing with creditors as I am familiar with their tactics, budgets, resources, and how best to find an effective approach. Our major solutions focus on litigation, settlement, bankruptcy, and out of court...
Richard Symmes
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
(206) 682-7975 1001 4th Ave., Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Foreclosure Defense
University of Washington School of Law and The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Richard J. Symmes, Esq. is a Seattle native and the managing attorney at Symmes Law Group, PLLC. Mr. Symmes currently focuses his practice on bankruptcy and debt settlement matters and is an experienced bankruptcy advocate, having filed and prepared hundreds of bankruptcy petitions prior to starting his own firm. Mr. Symmes is also well versed in business, trademark, and sports and entertainment matters. Prior to forming Symmes Law Group, PLLC Mr. Symmes was an associate attorney at two respected law firms in Denver, Colorado where his practice primarily involved bankruptcy, business and insurance defense. While in law school Mr. Symmes...
Jonathan P. McQuade
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Snohomish County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(425) 776-4100 145 3rd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Bankruptcy, Business and IP
The George Washington University Law School
Jonathan is a trial and appellate attorney specializing in contract and trademark disputes, commercial claims, and bankruptcy adversary litigation. Jonathan regularly litigates matters in King and Snohomish County, and has successfully argued before the Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court. In addition to litigation, Jonathan represents creditors and debtors in Chapter 7, 11, or 13 bankruptcy filings, and assists businesses and their owners with workouts and other complex dissolution issues.

Super Lawyers named Jonathan a Rising Star each year from 2013 through 2016. Before joining the firm in 2015, Jonathan led the insolvency groups at Aiken,...
Susan Skelton
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Snohomish County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 16 years experience
(360) 822-7224 1812 Hewett Ave #210
Everett, WA 98201
Bankruptcy, Collections, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Saint Louis University School of Law
Susan E. Skelton
“A Lawyer you can talk to.”

Practicing Law in Everett and Snohomish, WA

I graduated law school in 2003 in St. Louis, MO and opened my own firm, where I focused on personal bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), debtor defense/consumer law, and estate planning, including wills, trusts, durable power of attorneys and probate matters. I had a very successful law firm for over 10 years in St. Louis, prior to moving to Washington.

My family and I moved to Snohomish in September 2013. For several years, I stayed at home with my young children and was extremely active in non-profit work...
Barry W. Davidson
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 41 years experience
(844) 624-4600 1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Gonzaga University School of Law
Mr. Davidson represents financially distressed individuals and businesses in bankruptcy proceedings, including complex Chapter 11 reorganizations. Barry also serves as a state court receiver, and represents other parties that serve as a receiver. Mr. Davidson has additional significant experience representing commercial borrowers and guarantors in the negotiation of loan restructurings and workouts. Although a Chapter 11 bankruptcy attorney at heart, Barry’s practice is focused on resolving troubled debt outside of court whenever possible. If a restructuring can’t be accomplished in the best interests of the borrower or guarantor, Mr. Davidson has the experience and background to go the distance...
Paul Richmond
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Whatcom County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience
(360) 392-3911 114 W. Magnolia, Suite 434
Bellingham, WA 98225
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
University of Washington School of Law
I will work with you to get the best result possible for your situation. I begin all my work with an intake which I do at reduced rate to assess your situation. I start by seeing what you would like to resolve and work to bring a result as close to this as possible. I am a creative, out of the box thinker and am often able to obtain the solution my clients are looking for quickly and simply. I have worked on smaller simpler cases, as well as those that impact policy on local, state and federal levels. While...
Jill Collins
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Thurston County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 20 years experience
(360) 956-1190 521 Union Ave SE, Suite 105
Olympia, WA 98501
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Seattle University School of Law
In 1995 I moved from Texas to Washington to attend law school at Seattle University School of Law, graduating in 1998 Cum Laude. During my years of law school, I fell in love with Washington and its amazing scenery, diversity and people. While going to school in Texas, I worked as a bankruptcy paralegal for an attorney in Fort Worth, TX. Then I worked for a Seattle Chapter 7 Trustee while I was in law school. In November 1998, I began practicing law, primarily focusing on bankruptcy law. My experience working directly with clients as a paralegal and then with...
Christopher Mulvaney
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 15 years experience
(425) 649-1190 14205 SE 36th St Ste 100
Bellevue, WA 98006
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Estate Planning
Gonzaga University School of Law
Christopher S. Mulvaney, owner of MULVANEY LAW OFFICES, PLLC since 2008, is a proud graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law (Cum Laude - 2002). Mr. Mulvaney was admitted to the Washington State Bar (#33595) in 2003. Mr. Mulvaney is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. MULVANEY LAW OFFICES, PLLC is a debtor bankruptcy and estate planning law firm.
Brian Louis McCormick
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(206) 330-0595 1833 N 105th St, Ste. 200
Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Seattle University
Having worked as an attorney in the Puget Sound region for the past twelve years, Brian McCormick has spent his career working with a wide range of clients. Brian spent the early years of his career defending citizens in criminal matters. After moving into private practice, he focused on assisting individuals and small businesses achieve their business objectives. Brian is a 1997 graduate of the University of Washington, and received his law degree from Seattle University School of Law in Seattle in 2000. Prior to cofounding Henry, DeGraaff & McCormick, P.S., Brian worked as General Counsel and Director of business strategies...
Justin Mishkin
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 12 years experience
(206) 838-8118 2033 6th Ave, Suite 828
Seattle, WA 98121
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of La Verne College of Law
Justin Mishkin received his undergraduate degree from University of Washington, with certificates in Political Science and Economics. After undergraduate school, Justin attended law school at University of La Verne College of Law, a small private law school in Southern California. While in law school Justin spent two years at a family law clinic donating his time to helping those who could not afford to pay for legal representation. While at the legal clinic, Justin helped to prepare hundreds of family law petitions. After law school, Justin served as general counsel for a company that...
Fred Martens
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(206) 300-2733 14040 NE 8th St.
Suite 211
Bellevue, WA 98007
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Seattle University School of Law
The Law Office of Fred Martens offers consumers and small business clients effective legal representation with personal service in the following practice areas: Consumer Law & Debt / Collections Defense; Chapter 7 & 13 Bankruptcy
Aaron Nielson
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Kitsap County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 15 years experience
(425) 533-4476 By Appointment Only
Port Orchard, WA 98367
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Foreclosure Defense
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Before he began his career as a criminal defense lawyer, Aaron served as a criminal prosecutor for 5 years. Aaron has handled thousands of cases and more than 200 trials before a judge or jury. He has trained prosecutors and police officers on wide range of issues. As Aaron transitioned from working as a prosecutor to private practice, Judges that he had previously appeared before asked him to represent certain clients as a public defender. Aaron continues to take on new clients that are facing all types of criminal charges. With the economy being hard on everyone, Aaron started handling bankruptcy...
Larry Feinstein
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 46 years experience
(206) 223-9595 2033 Sixth Ave.,
Ste 251
Seattle, WA 98121
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Business
Larry B. Feinstein is a partner in the Seattle law firm of Vortman & Feinstein. Mr. Feinstein specializes in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 Bankruptcy since 1975.

He is a Board Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist and since 1992 he has been a Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification.

For 12 years, Larry was Chapter 7 Court Trustee for the Western District of Washington. He has represented both creditors and debtors throughout all aspects of a bankruptcy case. Larry is a regular speaker for the American Bar Association on the topic of bankruptcy law.

Mr. Feinstein is currently...
Steven Marlow Palmer
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Snohomish County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(425) 409-2745 3400 188th St SW
Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer, Estate Planning and Real Estate
I primarily practice bankruptcy and real estate law and have represented both debtors and creditors over the last 9 years. My practice has also included mediations, foreclosure defense and prosecution, and negotiating loss mitigation options for clients. I am admitted to practice in Washington, Ohio, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

On the personal side, I graduated with a degree in geology and worked in a limestone quarry as an on-site geologist for a summer. After that, I moved to Japan where I taught English, wrote English textbooks and helped to manage an English school for 4.5 years.
Jacob DeGraaff
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 14 years experience
(206) 330-0595 1833 N. 105th St.
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98133
Bankruptcy
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
A native of Lynden in Whatcom County, I have spent my career representing ordinary citizens, small business owners, and consumers in Washington in bankruptcy and civil cases. My primary focus is Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases involving rental properties, developers, and small business, although I am experienced in many areas of debt and consumer law. I am a 2001 graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham, and received my law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego in 2005. Prior to cofounding Henry DeGraaff & McCormick, I worked in general practice at Libey, Enley, Esser & Nelson...
Minh T Tran
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 10 years experience
(206) 467-1785 1904 3rd Ave, Ste 930
Seattle, WA 98101
Bankruptcy, Collections and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law and Michigan State University
Mr. Tran is a graduate of the University of Washington (B.A.), and Michigan State University College of Law (JD). He is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington, as well as both Western and Eastern Federal Districts of Washington. Mr. Tran has represented hundreds of clients before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chapter 7 and 13. His primary practice entails: bankruptcy, debt relief, business, and landlord-tenant. Mr. Tran also speaks Vietnamese
Kenneth Berger
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Snohomish County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney with 24 years experience
(360) 794-6083 148 Woods St
Monroe, WA 98272
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Nova Southeastern University
Mr. Kenneth A. Berger has a wide range of legal talents. He enjoys tough courtroom litigation. He also attempts to problem solve potential legal problems before they become more extensive. Mr. Berger has a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and the Snohomish County Bar Association. Mr. Berger is also licensed to practice in Western Washington and Eastern Washington District Courts. He has practiced law in Washington State since 1995. You may have also seen Mr. Berger's name in another context. He has been active as a local governmental official....
David A. Kubat
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 35 years experience
(888) 545-8394 2634 Thorndyke Avenue W. #201
Seattle, WA 98199
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Tulane University School of Law and Willamette University College of Law
I have been practicing bankruptcy and personal injury law in Seattle for over 31 years. I have helped over 5000 individuals get debt free or receive fair compensation for their personal injuries.
Rachel Edmiston
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Snohomish County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 8 years experience
(425) 409-2745 3400 188th St SW
Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of New Mexico
Kenneth Stephen Mitchell-Phillips
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(888) 335-0161 1100 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98019
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Lewis & Clark Law School and Troy University - Troy campus
The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips Law, P.C. is a law firm established in Oregon and Washington to provide personalized and high quality business transactional, real estate, civil litigation, and estate planning legal services to businesses ranging from start-ups and emerging small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the Pacific Northwest. The firm is dedicated to providing its' clients high quality, sophisticated, and complex legal services at a reasonable rate. When you hire The Law Offices of Mitchell-Phillips, P.C., you are not just getting another law firm, you'll get valuable legal advice and counsel from an...
David Carl Hill
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Kitsap County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 40 years experience
(360) 876-5015 2472 Bethel Rd SE
Suite A
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Estate Planning
I have been in practice for almost 30 years. My practice has focused primarily on helping individuals, families, and small businesses navigate through the bankruptcy process. My goal is to help people take back their lives. I also help those who need to organize their estates so that they may enjoy the fruits of their labors and direct the distribution to their heirs.
Lisa S Tse
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 8 years experience
(425) 559-0636 40 Lake Bellevue Drive Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98005
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Washburn University School of Law
My name is Lisa S. Tse and I was born and raised in Moses Lake, WA. I moved to Bellevue, WA for high school and attended the University of Washington at Seattle, WA. I went to Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, KS. This was the same alma mater that my father went to as an undergraduate. My father was an art professor at the local community college for 30 plus years. Growing up in a small town, living in a growing mid-size town, and then moving to the midwest, I have seen how Americans live and lead their...
Eric Engel
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Snohomish County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 15 years experience
(425) 740-2053 1610 Broadway Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Foreclosure Defense
Washington State family lawyer handling divorce, child custody, and other types of family law cases in the Seattle, Washington area.
Dorothy Ann Bartholomew
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Pierce County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(253) 922-2016 5310 12th St E
Tacoma, WA 98424
Bankruptcy
Seattle University School of Law
Dorothy Bartholomew is a bankruptcy attorney based in Tacoma, WA who has filed over 7500 bankruptcy cases. Ms. Bartholomew has been practicing law since 1991. She is committed to helping you as an individual, or you and your family, achieve a fresh start by alleviating your financial burdens. Bankruptcy can be a very difficult time; you need an experienced expert “to navigate you through the bankruptcy process”. Because every bankruptcy is unique, Ms. Bartholomew offers a FREE consultation to discuss your individual needs. Her firm is close-knit; priding itself on offering its clients empathy, personalized service, and a...
Shashi Vijay
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King County, WA Bankruptcy Attorney
(425) 557-4305 22525 SE 64th Street, Suite # 249
Issaquah, WA 98027
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Collections and Estate Planning
Seattle University School of Law
Shashi Vijay founded VJ Law Firm, PLLC with the vision of helping individuals and small-businesses with their legal needs, by partnering closely in understanding each client's unique situation and formulating solutions in an expeditious manner. She has over five years of legal experience and has counseled clients in areas of consumer bankruptcy, business formation, real estate and estate planning. Shashi provides probono services to local non-profits through Washington Association of Community Organizations and serves the needs of low-income clients by vounteering at various Eastside neighborhood clinics. She also assists homeowners in protecting their homes by volunteering at the Northwest Justice...
Erin Lane
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(855) 923-3283 10700 Meridian Ave N
#109
Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationKing County, WA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 9 years experience
Bankruptcy
Western Washington University
Erin Lane is one of the founding partners of Washington Law Group. She is caring, compassionate, and devoted to her clients. She came from a working class background and understands that money doesn't grow on trees. This is part of why she ended up thriving in her bankruptcy practice. She loves helping good people get back on their feet.

She thrives on helping honest and hard-working folks, who, often through no fault of their own, suddenly find themselves falling on hard times. Bankruptcy is one of the most powerful financial tools on the planet. And, Erin knows the bankruptcy code like...
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Considering Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.

If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.

Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.

Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.


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