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Mike has been a practicing attorney in Kitsap County since 1978. His background has been in bankruptcy, real estate, business, guardianships and other civil matters. He is a former bankruptcy trustee and has represented bankruptcy trustees on contested matters. He represented a number of credit unions, primarily providing advice on collection, real estate, contract, negotiable instrument and bankruptcy cases.


 


Mike grew up in Tacoma, WA, and after completing high school at Bellermine, he served three years in the U.S. military including one year in Vietnam 1967-1968. Obtained a BA degree from Saint Martin's College and later attended Law School at Gonzaga University, graduating with a JD degree. Mike has been a partner/owner of several law firms, and has been a sole practictioner since 2013. Mike is married with three adult children, and three grandchildren. He enjoys volunteering with the Kiwanis Club of Bremerton, as well as hiking and traveling with his family whenever he gets a chance.    


 


He has served as guardian ad litem and been appointed as attorney for alleged incapacitated individuals in Title 11 cases and minor settlement matters over the years. He has argued cases in the Washington Court of Appeals, and represented clients in Washington State Supreme Court matters, and before the Social Security Administration, the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP) and cases involving the Departments of Labor & Industries and Employment Securities.


 


He is a former member of Spokane Legal Services and the Washington State Trial Lawyers organization, and is a board member for several non-profit organizations, including Kitsap Legal Services. He has been a presenter at a number of Continuing Legal Education seminars dealing with Title 11 Guardianships, the interplay between Bankruptcy and Domestic Relations matters, Landlord Tenant topics, and Ethics. Mike recently celebrated his 37th year as an attorney.


 


Mike has served as an arbitrator on various legal cases including: leasing disputes, landlord tenant cases, contract claims, construction claims, personal injury (auto accident) cases and real estate disputed cases. One of his areas of practice includes sale of business closings where he acts as an independent sale of business escrow closing agent - he has handled 50 such matters. His major areas of emphasis in his practice are bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and 13 cases, representing debtors in objection to discharge adversary matters, and guardianship cases.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Bankruptcy: 30%
    33 years, 200 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    38 years, 50 cases
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    30 years, 50 cases
  4. Guardianship: 10%
    38 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 25%
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Contact info

J. Michael Liebert PLLC

P.O. Box 2950
Silverdale, WA, 98383

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197801/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
PresidentKiwanis Club of Bremerton2000
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
Hixson AwardKiwanis International1997
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
Cum Laude HonorsSt. Martin's College1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Manager MemberJ. Michael Liebert, PLLC2013 - Present
Partner / ShareholderWall Liebert & Lund PS2010 - 2013
Partner / ShareholderLiebert Morgan & Fleischbein, P.S.1998 - 2010
Partner / ShareholderMcDermott, Liebert & Morgan1992 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kitsap County Title 11 Guardianship RegistryPanel Member2011 - Present
Kitsap Legal ServicesSecretary2010 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1997 - Present
Federal District Court, Western District of WashintonBankruptcy Bar Member1979 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Kiwanis Club of BremertonPast President1978 - Present
Kitsap County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Kitsap Legal ServicesEthics in Guardianship2014
Washington State Bar AssociationThe Relationship Between Domestic Relations And Bankruptcy2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
St Martin's CollegePolitical Science - Cum LaudeBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kitsap Legal ServicesEthics in Guardianship2015
Bankruptcy CLE - Kitsap Legal ServicesChapter 13 Plan Formation - Cases of Interest2014
Guardians Ad Litem TrainingTitle 11 Guardianship - Ethical Concerns2013
Continuing Legal Education Seminar Committee, WA Bar AssociationThe Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Domestic Relations Matters2012