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Michelle Carmody Kaplan

Michelle Carmody Kaplan

Practice areas:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Wills & Living Wills, Contracts & Agreements, Debt Collection

About Me

I am dedicated to assisting my clients. Through years of practice, I have learned how to get the results that you need. I understand that at the heart of your case is the very delicate and emotionally charged matter of money, and I am sensitive to those concerns. I pride myself on adhering to the highest professional and personal standards. I pledge to be: respectful of your time and money; honest and candid as to whether your case is worth pursuing; and communicative by responding promptly to your emails and phone calls and keeping you updated on the status of your case.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 94%
  2. Debt Collection: 2%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 2%
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 2%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Erin Lane

    I endorse this lawyer. I cannot say enough about Michelle! She is compassionate, knowledgeable and has a fantastic personality. She is well respected in the legal community and I would recommend her any day!


    Erin Lane Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mary Conception Anderson

    Michelle is a dedicated, hardworking and knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney. I would refer her services without reservation.


    Mary Anderson Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2155 112th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA, 98004-2923



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerKaplan Law PLLC2011 - Present
Contract AttorneyPerkins Coie LLP2009 - 2011
General CounselSilvaris Corporation2004 - 2009
AssociateFoster Pepper PLLC2000 - 2003
AssociateBrown Law Firm1999 - 2000
AssociateSchwed & Gordon1998 - 1999
Contract AttorneyPreston Gates & Ellis1997 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer AttorneysMember2012 - Present
East King County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Eastside Legal Assistance ProgramVolunteer Attorney2012 - Present
King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Mother Attorney Mentoring AssociationMember2011 - Present
Women Bankruptcy LawyersMember2000 - Present
Association of Women Bankruptcy Attorneys, Western District of WashingtonMember2000 - Present
Bankruptcy Bar Asociation for the Eastern District of WashingtonMember2000 - Present
Western District Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Wade Cook Financial Corp.Many years down the road, distributions were made to creditors

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1997
Washington State UniversityMarketingBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
King County Bar AssociationConsumer Bankruptcy Basics2012
Helping Clients in Troubled imesInto to Consumer Bankruptcy2011
Quarterly seminarsEstate Planning 1011999