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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. In November of 2015 I opened my 10,000th file. Experience counts! I've seen it all.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Bankruptcy: 100%
    41 years

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • 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.

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    David Hill Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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  • 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.

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    Matthew Ennis Employment & Labor Attorney
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Contact info

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

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197501/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 AV judicial and attorney peer review preeminent awardMartindale-Hubbell2015
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
Associations
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
Receiver Rainier Pacific Bank Holding Companyconcluded sucessfully
Receiver Rainier Pacific Bank Holding Companyconcluded sucessfully
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Education
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