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About me

I am a bankruptcy attorney in Western Washington.  I am a consumer advocate.  I help client's in consumer and commercial bankruptcy law related matters. I graduated from Gonzaga University in 1998.  If you need help with your personal fiances or if you are facing a lawsuit for a debt related matter, do not hesitate to call me as soon as possible. 


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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 35%
    7 years, 166 cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 30%
    7 years, 45 cases
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 25%
    7 years, 230 cases
  4. Family: 10%
    7 years, 20 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steve Dashiak

    I've known Dean for some time now, and I must say I'm impressed by him. He's got what it takes to roll up his sleeves and really get to work for his clients. His petitions are sound, his service is excellent, and his skillset is growing daily. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation.


    Steve Dashiak Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew J Wyman

    Dean is an excellent bankruptcy attorney. I have known Dean since law school, and we worked together early in our legal careers. He is an aggressive advocate who knows the law and is unmatched dedicated to his clients. I highly recommend his work.


    Andrew Wyman Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Advocate GeneralUnited States Army2009 - Present
Bankruptcy AttorneyEngel Law Group2009 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Dean DMellow2008 - 2009
Document Technology AttorneyK&L Gates LLP2002 - 2008
Tax ConsultantDeloitte & Touche1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of WashingtonMember2009 - Present
U.S. District Court Western District of WashingtonMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyLawJudge Advocate General2010
University of Denver Sturm College of LawTaxationOther - Masters1999
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Colorado - Colorado SpringsHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1994