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Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 40%
    14 years, 200 cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 20%
    14 years, 150 cases
  3. Consumer Protection: 20%
    17 years, 200 cases
  4. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 10%
    17 years, 100 cases
  5. Debt Collection: 10%
    14 years, 25 cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard Allan Rice Esq

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Richard Rice Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Sheila M. O'Sullivan

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Melissa on a couple matters. She is a tireless advocate for her consumer clients and will never settle their cases short.


    Sheila O'Sullivan Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

705 2nd Ave Ste 601
Seattle, WA, 98104-1741


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Services Honoree (Inaugural)Columbia Legal Services2012
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearKing County Bar Association2006
Unsung HeroUrban League - Seattle-King County2005
Volunteer Attorney of the YearKing County Bar Association2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northwest Consumer Law CenterBoard Member and Litigation Supervisor2012 - Present
Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS)Board Member2006 - Present
Seattle/King County Coalition for Responsible LendingMember2002 - 2006
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/A2001 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Seattle/King County Coalition for Responsible Lending, PLACE sub-committeeChairN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bain v. MERS, et al.MERS is not a beneficiary under the WA DTA.
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association publicationA Brief Primer on Fighting Predatory Lending Practices2005
King County Bar AssociationConsumer Law Clinic Formed at Seattle University2005
King County Bar AssociationFraud for Lawyers and/or Fools2004
King County Bar AssociationProfile: Ivan Orton2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
California State University, FullertonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
King County Bar Association CLEHow to Spot a Foreclosure Rescue Scam: Keeping Your Client from Getting Taken2008
Kinja Real Estate EducationIdentify and Prevent Real Estate/Mortgage Fraud2005