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William Louis Beecher

William Louis Beecher

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About Me

I have been practicing Bankruptcy law since 1975 representing debtors in Chapter 7,13, and 11 cases. I also have represented many creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. I was a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee appointed by the Justice Department from 1978 to 2004 and administered over 20,000 cases in that time. I have appeared in bankruptcy proceedings in Washington, Delaware, Chicago, and Dallas. I am or have been a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Executive Committee of Washington State Bar Creditor/Debtor Section, Receiver in Rainier Pacific Bank Holding Company (FDIC Closure) and many other related activities. I gradauated from the University of Iowa ( Finance) in 1968 followed by US Army service during the Viet Nam War.


Practice Areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 100%
    40 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • David Carl Hill

    I have known Bill Beecher for over 25 years. He and his partner, Desa Coniff, are highly regarded as superior bankruptcy attorneys for consumers and small busineses.


    David Hill Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew Velebny Ennis

    Bill is an excellent bankruptcy attorney and an attorney I feel confident in sending clients in need of sound legal advice concerning bankruptcy. I have received nothing but positive reviews from people he has helped.


    Matthew Ennis Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1703 Dock St Ste C
Tacoma, WA, 98402-3235



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBeecher and Conniff1975 - Present
Bankruptcy TrusteeUS Department Of Justice1978 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2004 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionExecutive Committee Member2004 - 2006
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionMember2004 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2000 - Present
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesMember1984 - 2006
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mcube Receivershipsuccessful recovery and distribution to creditors
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of IowaFinance & InsuranceBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1968
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Speaker at Bankruptcy Judges RetreatBankruptcy Issues for Bankruptcy Judges2012
CLEBankruptcy Issues2012
CLEBankruptcy & Marital Dissolution2012