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About Me

I help people get the relief that is available under the bankruptcy code and I actually enjoy doing it.  I have heavily concentrated in bankruptcy, filing several hundred cases over a 5 year span.  Attorneys with four times the years in practice would have a hard time matching those numbers.  In addition to my consumer bankruptcy experience, I have also worked on the creditor's side of the law for big banks.  I know how they think, and I can help you get relief.


While bankruptcy is my main area of concentration, I can also help with social security disability, fair debt collection practices act lawsuits, and probate.


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.


I look forward to getting to know you and to helping you with your case.


-Steve Palmer


Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 75%
    6 years, 200 cases
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 13%
    6 years, 200 cases
  3. Social Security: 5%
    2 years, 5 cases
  4. Foreclosure: 5%
    3 years, 50 cases
  5. Probate: 2%
    3 years, 3 cases



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Paul W. Vincent

    I endorse this lawyer. He is interested in helping clients through complex and difficult life situations. He's a friend and I'm happy to refer any clients, both family and friends, to him for counsel.


    Paul Vincent Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Curtis & Casteel Law Group, PLLC

3400 188th St. SW
565, WA, 98037



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence in Law Award Environmental LawCALI2008
Excellence in Law Award for International LawCALI2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyCurtis & Casteel Law Group, PLLC2015 - Present
Associate AttorneyShapiro, Van Ess, Phillips & Barragate2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyRauser & Associates2010 - 2015
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationAssociate Member2015 - Present
King County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2015 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2015 - Present
King County Bar Referral Service (Bankruptcy)Attorney2015 - Present
Snohomish County Bar Referral Service (Bankruptcy)Attorney2015 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysAssociate Member2014 - Present
Cleveland Bar AssociationAssociate Member2013 - Present
Ohio Bar AssociationAssociate Member2009 - 2011
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
PHH Mortgage CorpWon Appeal
In re Weaver;Win
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Publication NameTitleDate
EzinearticlesBankruptcy and Your Vehicle2015
EzinearticlesThe Intersection of Bankruptcy and Loan Modifications Aka Loss Mitigation2015
EzinearticlesThe Effects of Bankruptcy on Your Credit2015
2014 Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section NewsletterProperty Tax Certificate Claims: Do You Need to Object2014
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University Of AkronLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Kent State UniversityGeologyBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
William J. O'Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy InstitutePanel Introductions: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:Key Regulations, Compliance Issues,2015