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A. Spencer Bergstedt

A. Spencer Bergstedt

also known as Spencer Bergstedt

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate Planning, Business, Mediation, Family

About Me



The
law is complex and much like you wouldn't do surgery on yourself, you shouldn't take on the task of acting as your own attorney.  The expertise of an experienced and qualified attorney can provide you the best chance for a successful outcome. Over the last 20 years, I've handled thousand's of cases for indivduals, families and businesses. My staff and I provide caring, compassionate and quality services to our clients.


 


J.D.  - 1988, University of Washington School of Law


B.A. cum laude - 1985 University of Washignton


 


I am a member of the following professional organizations:


 


Washington State Association for Justice - Eagle Member


National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys


National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys


National LGBT Bar Association


King County Bar Association


Snohomish County Bar Association


 


I am a frequent public speaker - both locally and nationally.   I teach part-time in the paralegal department at Edmonds Community College.


 


I do a lot of activist work as well regarding autism, premature birth, and LGBT legal issues.


 


In my spare time I like to play golf, travel and spend time with my wife and daughter.


 


 


 



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Languages Spoken: Swedish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 40%
    25 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Business: 20%
    25 years
  4. Family: 5%
  5. Mediation: 5%
    17 years, 18 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275-325/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Spencer. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ruth Emily Vogel

    I endorse this lawyer. I have know Spencer since law school (1985!) and trust both his expertise and experience.

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    Ruth Vogel Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

North Sound Law, PS

1519 132nd St. SE.
Suite. C-231
Everett, WA, 98208

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199007/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trinity AwardInternational Foundation for Gender Education2009
Man of the YearNLA:International2000
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa1984
Pi Sigma AlphaNational Political Science Honor Society1984
Golden KeyGolden Key National Honor Society1984

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerNorth Sound Law, P.S.2008 - Present
InstructorEdmonds Community College2008 - Present
Managing PartnerBergstedt Wolff,PS2001 - 2008
AttorneyLaw Offices of Spencer Bergstedt1992 - 2001
Managing AttorneyHyatt Legal Services1991 - 1992

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Sexual Orienation and Gender Identification Legal Issues (SOGILI) SectionMember2007 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2005 - Present
QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of WashingtonJudicial Evaluation Committee2004 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionMember2000 - Present
World Professional Association for Transgender HealthLegal Committee Member; Member1998 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember, Volunteer VAPWA Program1990 - Present
National LGBT Bar AssociationMember, former Board Member1989 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re SanchezForeclosure avoided

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Western New England Law ReviewEstate Planning and the Transgender Client2008
Choice DirectoryHow Healthy Is Your Estate Plan?2007
Seattle Information GuideEstate Planning2002
Washington Lawyer's Practice ManualEditor, Domestic Relations Section1997
Translegalities: A Legal Guide for TranspeopleBook1997
Washington Lawyer's Practice ManualEditor, Domestic Relations Section1996
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualEditor, Domestic Relations Section1995
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualEditor, Domestic Relations Section1994
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualEditor, Domestic Relations Section1993

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD1988
University of Washington -SeattlePolitical ScienceBA cum laude1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Probate ProceduresWorking with Personal Reresentatives2009
Probate ProceduresProbate process2009
New PractionerBankruptcy Basics for the New Practitioner2009
LGBT Legal IssuesTransgender Legal Issues2009
Lavendar LawLegal Clinics - How to create a legal clinic in your community2009
Estate AdminstrationEthical Issues in Estate Administration2009
Statewide Judical ConferenceSexual Orientation Issues for the Courts2008
Lavender LawRepresenting Transgender Clients2008
Issues in Estate PlanningLLC's, FLP's and Other Business Entities in Estate Planning2008
Issues in Estate PlanningHealth Care Proxies2008
Drafting TrustsSpecial Needs Trusts2008
Litigation Mid-YearRepresenting the Lavender Client2007
Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder ClientsSenior Housing Options2007
Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder ClientsPost-Mortem Issues2007
Creating ChangeThe Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Legal Cases and Legislation Overview2006
Lunch SeriesCreditors Rights in Bankruptcy2000