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John Michael Liebert

John Michael Liebert

also known as Mike Liebert, J. Michael Liebert

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Personal Injury, Business, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant

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About Me

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.


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 36th 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 escrow agent. He has handled 50 such matters. His major area of emphasis in his practice is bankruptcy cases, Chapter 7 and 13 cases, a well as representing debtors in objection to discharge adversary matters.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 30%
    32 years, 200 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    37 years, 50 cases
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    29 years, 50 cases
  4. Guardianship: 10%
    37 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Stan Glisson

    I endorse this lawyer. John does great work for his clients and has a terrific reputation in the legal community.


    Stan Glisson DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

J. Michael Liebert PLLC

P.O. Box 2950
Silverdale, WA, 98383



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Cum Laude HonorsSt. Martin's College1973

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Manager MemberJ. Michael Liebert, PLLC2013 - Present
Partner/ShareholderWall Liebert & Lund PS2010 - 2013
Managering PartnerLiebert Morgan & Fleischbein, P.S.1998 - 2010

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

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationThe Relationship Between Domestic Relations And Bankruptcy2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
St Martin's CollegePolitical Science - Cum LaudeBA - Bachelor of Arts1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education Seminar Committee, WA Bar AssociationThe Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Domestic Relations Matters2012
Continuing Legal Education Seminar, WA State Bar AssociationEthicsN/A
Continuing Legal Education Seminar, WA Bar AssociationTitle 11 GuardianshipsN/A
Continuing Legal Eduation Seminar, WA Bar AssociationLandlord Tenants TopicsN/A