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Sheila M. O'Sullivan

Sheila M. O'Sullivan

Practice areas:

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Bankruptcy & Debt, Real Estate

About Me

I focus my practice on bankruptcy, foreclosure and consumer rights. Our firm handles consumer finance issues, real estate and foreclosure defenses.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Real Estate: 20%
    17 years
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
    17 years
  3. Foreclosure: 20%
    17 years
  4. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
    17 years
  5. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 20%
    17 years

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    Sheila is an excellent bankruptcy attorney who works hard for her clients. I am confident when referring cases to her that the client will receive a thoughtful and thorough review of their situation and quality assistance in resolving their issues.


    Wanda Nuxoll Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Sheila is a very qualified and knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyer. I have referred all of my clients with credit problems to Sheila over the past 10 years. She is a very clever and creative attorney who will always first look for solutions to a client's credit problems to avoid bankruptcy. If she decides that a client needs to file bankruptcy, you can trust that; she will aggressively defend her client's exempt assets and make sure that they survive the bankruptcy process with self respect and dignity. If you are considering bankruptcy you need to talk with Sheila!


    Charles Stixrud
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Northwest Consumer Law Center

520 East Denny Way
Seattle, WA, 98122-2138




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Volunteer of the MonthKing County Bar Association2012
Rising StarN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003
Rising StarN/A2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Executive Director & Senior Staff AttorneyNorthwest Consumer Law Center2011 - Present
PartnerLeen & O'Sullivan, PLLC1998 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Chair - National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)Member2013 - Present
Management Information Exchange (MIE)Member2013 - Present
Northwest Development Officers Association (NDOA)Member2013 - Present
University of Washington Women's CenterBoard member2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Creditor Debtor Executive CommitteeMember2011 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2006 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMember2005 - Present
Association of Women Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2004 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2004 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember1998 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Foreclosure Defense ManualForeclosure Defense Manual (contributing editor)2013
WSBA Creditor-Debtor Section NewsletterThe Foreclosure Fairness Act2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Seattle UniversityFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Seattle UniversityMarketingBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Washington Mortgage Law & The Mortgage CrisisResidential Mortgages in Bankruptcy2014
Washington Bankruptcy Judges ConferenceForeclosures in Washington2014
Tips, Tools & Lessons Learned for Successful Mediations (Dispute Resolution Center of King County 2014)Mediation2014
SU School of Law Consumer Law ClinicBankruptcy and its relation to residential mortgage foreclosures2014
Northwest Credit Union AssociationForeclosure and loan modifications2014
Distressed Residential Real Property: What Are Your Client's Options?Distressed Property: The Foreclosure Fairness Act2014
Foreclosures: An Update on Status, Procedure & Best PracticesForeclosure2013
Alliance Training Conference 2013Bankruptcy Issue Spotting for the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner2013
The Foreclosure Fairness ActThe Foreclosure Fairness Act2012
Residential Real Property in a Distressed MarketForeclosure Fairness Act2012
Make Change!Financial Literacy2012
Make ChangeA consumer education class on debt2012
Foreclosures: An Update on Status, Procedure & Best PracticesForeclosure Fairness Act2012
Bankruptcy 101 for New LawyersBankruptcy Basics2012
ABA WebcastDischargeability in Bankruptcy2012
OnePath webinar 4 hoursBankruptcy 1012011
Consumer Bankruptcy 101Consumer Bankruptcy2010
Residential Real Estate, The Lawyer's ToolboxBasic Real Estate2005
Estate PlanningEstate planning2005