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Dainen N Penta

Dainen N Penta

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Business, Litigation, Residential, Debt Collection

Dainen Penta

About Me

Dainen's practice focuses on creating clear and timely solutions so that communities can thrive. He provides a full range of legal services to condominium and homeowner associations, including general counsel, enforcement, and collections services. Dainen has substantial experience collecting delinquent assessments and representing community associations as creditors in bankruptcy matters.


 


His past experience helping consumers improve their financial position through bankruptcy and out-of-court workouts enhances his ability to advocate for the interests of community associations. Washington Super Lawyers Magazine has named Dainen a "Rising Star" each year since 2010.


 


Dainen is an experienced board member and community leader, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Bar Association of Washington. He served as 2011-2012 President of the Washington Young Lawyers Division. Dainen holds several Vice Chair appointments in the Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association and is a member of the TIPS Standing Committee on Law Students.


 


Outside of work and his volunteer and community service, Dainen enjoys spending time with family, and weather permitting, outdoors activities such as hiking, running, and camping. 

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Languages Spoken: French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Debt Collection: 20%
  2. Residential: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Valerie Farris Oman

    I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Valerie Oman Residential Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Whittingham Spencer

    Dainen is a master at helping his clients navigate the bankruptcy process. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to any friend or family member who was in need of debt relief.

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    James Spencer Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Leahy McLean Fjelstad

901 Fifth Avenue
Suite 820
Seattle, WA, 98164

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200305/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers Magazine (formerly Washington Law and Politics Magazine)2012
Star of the QuarterAmerican Bar Association Young Lawyers Division2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Nominee, 2010 Outstanding Mentor of the YearKing County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics2010
Random Acts of Professionalism AwardWashington State Bar Association2009
WSBA Leadership Institute FellowWashington State Bar Association2007
Bill & Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship of the Equity FoundationEquity Foundation2000
Oregon Law Foundation ScholarshipOregon Law Foundation2000
Outstanding Graduating Senior, FrenchWhitworth College1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateLeahy McLean Fjelstad2013 - Present
AttorneyCondominium Law Group, PLLC2011 - 2012
AttorneyMcKisson, Sargent & Oliason, PS2010 - 2011
PartnerSpencer Anderson & Buhr, PLLC2008 - 2010
Managing AttorneyMacey & Aleman2004 - 2006
PrincipalDainen N. Penta, Attorney at Law2004 - 2008
Title ResearcherCowlitz County Title Company2003 - 2003
Law ClerkTri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon1999 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMember - Standing Committee on Law Students (SCOLS)2013 - 2014
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionVice Chair, Self Insurers and Risk Managers Committee2013 - 2014
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionVice Chair - Business Litigation Committee2013 - 2014
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionVice Chair - Title Insurance Litigation Committee2013 - 2014
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionYLD Fellows Board2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionTIPS Leadership Academy2012 - 2013
Washington Young Lawyers DivisionPresident-Elect2010 - 2011
Vietnamese American Bar Association of WashingtonMember2009 - 2012
American Bar AssociationYLD Liaison to SOGI Commission2009 - 2010
Washington Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Trustees; 2011-2012 President2009 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
QLaw: The GLBT Bar Association of WashingtonPresident2008 - 2009
Korean American Bar Association of WashingtonMember2007 - 2008
WSBA Professionalism CommitteeMember2007 - 2010
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - 2011
Asian Bar Association of WashingtonMember2007 - Present
Greater Seattle Business AssociationMember2006 - 2011
QLaw: The GLBT Bar Association of WashingtonMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionMember2004 - Present
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2004
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2006

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mr. & Mrs. Debtor (names confidential) v. Chicago Title Insurance Co.Title company removed judgment lien.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
WSCAI JournalWhat to Do When an Owner Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy2014
WYLD De NovoPresident's Column2012
WYLD De NovoPresident's Column2011
Bar Leader Magazine (ABA)Strength in Numbers: Special-Focus Bars Partner With Larger Bars - and Grow2009
Washington State Bar NewsPractical Tips to Increase Professionalism2008
King County Bar BulletinThe Good and Bad of BAPCPA's Changes2008
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersQLaw Enjoys Second Successful Year2007
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersQLaw Keeps the Ball Rolling2006
Oregon State Bar: ConnectionsReflections on the 1999 ABA Annual Meeting1999

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxationLL.M.2002
Lewis & Clark - Northwestern School of LawCertificate in Federal Tax LawJ.D.2001
Whitworth CollegeInternational Studies and FrenchB.A. w/departmental honors1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CA Day 2013Basic Collections Concepts for Community Associations2013
Access to Justice & Bar Leaders ConferencePlenary Session2012
Lincoln on ProfessionalismLincoln on Professionalism2009
PSALA Achieving Diversity SeminarAchieving Diversity - Panel Discussion2008
Gonzaga Law Building Bridges WeekBar Leaders Panel2008
WAMBAC Statewide Diversity ConferenceThe Nuts and Bolts of Solo Practice2007
Seattle U. and University of Washington OUTLAWS Seminar SeriesFamily Planning and Family Law for GLBT Clients2007
2006 Conference of National Latino/a Law Student AssociationCollaboration Among Washington's Minority Bar Associations2006