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About Me

I'm a partner and attorney with the Seattle law firm of Spencer Anderson & Buhr, PLLC.  See more about us at our website:  My practice with the firm is dedicated 100% to consumer bankruptcy matters. I'm also a family guy who's happily lived in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle with for the last 10 years. 


I spent my first several years out of college as an engineer working for the Boeing Company at Everett and Renton sites.  But I soon decided to change careers and enrolled in the evening law program at Seattle University School of Law, while still working at Boeing.  While in law school I had the opportunity to work in the Ronald E. Peterson Bankruptcy Clinic, which provided me experience in bankruptcy law.  My experience working with in law clinic with actual clients was a key factor in my decision to practice bankruptcy law full-time and assist those facing financial hardship.


After graduating from law school, I volunteered for the King County Bar Association’s Housing Justice Project where I assisted tenants facing eviction proceedings.  While this was a rewarding pro bono experience, I was more interested in bankruptcy and debt relief law.  I signed up to be a volunteer attorney for the King County Bar Association’s Seattle Debt Clinic where my primary focus is helping low-income debtors who cannot otherwise afford an attorney file for bankruptcy protection.  I continue to use my legal skills in practice and through volunteer work at the Debt Clinic to helping people obtain a financial fresh start in life.





Practice Areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 100%
    10 years



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Mason Boswell

    Shane and I went to law school together. Shane is dedicated, hard working, and an excellent attorney.


    Mason Boswell Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cynthia F Buhr

    Shane takes the time to make sure his clients' cases are handled with the utmost attention to detail. He achieves high quality work in the face of overwhelming amounts of information and tight deadlines.


    Cynthia Buhr Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

1809 7th Ave Ste 1410
Seattle, WA, 98101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
New Business of the Year NomineeGreater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Volunteer AttorneyKing County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinc2006 - Present
PartnerSpencer Anderson & Buhr, PLLC2005 - Present
Volunteer AttorneyKing County Bar Association Housing Justice Project2005 - 2006
EngineerThe Boeing Company1998 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Greater Seattle Business AssociationMember2006 - Present
King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionMember2006 - Present
King County Bar Association, Housing Justice ProjectVolunteer Attorney2006 - 2006
King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal ClinicVolunteer Attorney2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJuris Doctor2004
Northern Arizona UniversityEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1997