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About Me

I am a native Seattleite, born in Renton in 1952, and I love this area.  Outdoor activities  include skiing with my family, playing league and pick-up soccer, running, cycling, coaching little league, fishing, kayaking, and enjoying the great outdoors of this wonderful prt of the world in as many ways as possible.  Indoor activities include music, viewing sports, and supporting political causes.


Practice Areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 85%
    34 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    34 years
  3. Debt Settlement: 5%
    34 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jordan Andrew Gunn

    I endorse this lawyer and know Mr. Wotipka to be a thoughtful intelligent attorney.


    Jordan Gunn Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Mark Charles McClure

    Dick worked on a student loan action against both private loan holders and well as publically guaranteed loans. He eliminated almost all of the interest and collection fees and reduced repayment on the loans to zero percent interest. He is a talented attorney who cares for his clients.


    Mark McClure Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Broadway Law Group

707 East Harrison
Seattle, WA, 98102-5410



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
World's Greatest DadJake, Nick and Matt WotipkaN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBroadway Law Group2011 - Present
PartnerBroihier & Wotipka1986 - 2011
Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Honorable Thomas T. Glover Mediation ProgramMediator2013 - Present
King County Mandatory Artbitrartion PanelArbitrator1986 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Eserhut v. Heister, 52 Wn. App. 515, 762 P.2d 6 (1988)Successful appeal of trial court decision
Azpitarte v. King County, King County Superior Court no. 86-2-25355-6Jury verdict for the plaintiff
In Re Exploration Cruise Lines, United States Bankruptcy Court , Western District Washington, case no. 88-08640Successful liquidating Chapter 11 Plan
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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association CLE "Judgements: What to do After You WinState and Federal Exemption outlines2005
Washington State Bar Association CLE "Show Me THe Money: An Overview of Creditor-Debtor LawSmall Business Bankruptcy From Both Sides1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of WashingtonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Judgements: What to Do After You WinCollection LAw2005
Show Me The Money: An Overview of Debtor-Creditor LawBankruptcy1998