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William F Malaier Jr

William F Malaier Jr

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Debt & Lending Agreements, Business

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 50%
    11 years
  2. Business: 25%
    11 years
  3. Debt & Lending Agreements: 25%
    11 years



Hourly ($315-360/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Brett Lorin Wittner

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Malaier is a well respected attorney in Seattle who cares about his clients. I never hesitate to refer clients to him as I know that they will be in good hands.


    Brett Wittner Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Zeshan Q Khan

    Bill is an exceptional lawyer. He is a go-to resource for bankruptcy issues. And he seems focused more on solving the problem in the most efficient way possible than winning at all costs (which often translates to "winning at all costs paid by the client"). Bill is a true asset to the legal community.


    Zeshan Khan Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC Attorneys At Law

901 5th Ave., Ste 3500
Seattle, WA, 98164




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawNagler & Malaier, P.S.2005 - Present
AttorneyMcCarthy, Causseaux & Rourke2003 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionExecutive Committee Member2012 - Present
C.E.N.T.S.Executive Committee2010 - Present
Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee, King County Bar AssociationTreasurer2008 - Present
Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee, King County Bar AssociationSecretary2007 - 2008
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Family Law DeskbookBankruptcy Chapter2010
KCBA Debtor-Creditor Newsletter2nd Anniversary of BAPCPA2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Providence CollegePolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteTreatment of Community Property Under the Bankruptcy Code2010
Creditors' Remedies and Bankruptcy LawCollections2008
Basic Bankruptcy: What You Need to KnowBankruptcy2008
Bankruptcy BootcampBankruptcy2008
Foreclosure and Repossession in WashingtonBankruptcy2007
Bankruptcy Law and Procedure from Start to FinishBankruptcy2007
Winning Isn't Everything: What About Collecting on That JudgmentImpact of Bankruptcy on Collections2006
Understanding The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act2006
Consumer Debt CollectionBankruptcy/Debt Collection2006
The Lawyer's Toolbox: Bankruptcy IssuesBankrutpcy2005