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I focus on areas of the law centered around asset protection. Asset protection covers all aspects of your financial affairs. It can involve estate planning, including the creation of powers of attorney, wills, or trusts. It can involve pre-planning for the filing of a bankruptcy. It can involve negotiations surrounding a real estate condemnation. It can even involve the formation of an entity, such as a limited liability company or a family limited partnership. All of these areas of the law are centered around helping you keep more of what you have earned. 

I have developed a professional working partnership with Richard D. Seward, a reputable attorney in the Puget Sound area. Richard is a former CPA and is a licensed attorney in the state of Washington with over 15 years of experience in the field of asset protection. I served a a Rule 9 Legal Intern at Richard's office and learned a great deal about asset protection. As I begin my practice in the field of asset protection, I hope to continue to learn from Richard's vast knowledge in this complex and ever-growing field.


Estate planning: simple wills, disclaimer trust wills, real estate trusts, financial powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney.
Real estate: condemnation, quit claim and statutory deeds.
Bankruptcy: chapters 7, 11 or 13, as well as pre-bankruptcy counseling.
Business start-ups: LLC formation, partnership agreements.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
    6 years, 25 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    6 years, 15 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    6 years, 10 cases
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    6 years, 8 cases
  5. Foreclosure: 5%
    6 years, 5 cases



Hourly ($150-180/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Brandon D. Walcott

    A very trustworthy and knowledgeable attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Brandon Walcott Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph John Schodowski

    Jared and I have worked together on several occasions in the areas of Estate Planning and Real Estate. His professionalism and level of competence are second to none. I would recommend him to anyone looking for assistance with Bankruptcy or Wills Estates and Trusts.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

JD Bellum, Attorney at Law PLLC

2299 Bethel Road SE
Suite 201
Port Orchard, WA, 98366


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJD Bellum, Attorney at Law PLLC2010 - Present
Rule 9 Legal InternLaw Offices of Richard D. Seward2010 - 2010
Administrative AssistantThomas M. Cooley Law School2009 - 2009
Assistant Manager/Location ManagerSmarteCarte, Inc.2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2011 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of the Estate of Helen J. LynchPR has been able to administer estate with ease
Miller v. WirtanenSettled outside of court when ex-boyfriend signed release of all interest
Hannawacker Chapter 7No asset case - debtor received discharge
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of OregonPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors2005