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Richard is Litigation attorney with over 25 years experience managing consumer and creditor law firms and the legal department for a Chapter 13 Trustee.  Richard Welt is a highly experienced, results-oriented attorney, manager, mediator and Certified Fraud Examiner with proven success in directing legal organizations with multi-million dollar revenue bases. He applies keen business acumen to marketing to potential clients, maintaining current ones and managing staff to support both areas; and is a critical thinker adept at negotiating and drafting complex agreements with large national financial institutions. Mr. Welt's background includes: litigation, credit issues, consumer bankruptcy with an emphasis on workouts, and consumer fraud. He is a seasoned litigation supervisor who has organized and managed both a national firm with a focus on creditor representation and a high volume consumer bankruptcy firm


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 80%
  2. Chapter 13: 10%
  3. Mediation: 5%
  4. Foreclosure: 5%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bennett Aldridge Taylor

    I had the privilege of working for Richard. He is a consummate professional, highly skilled lawyer and excellent manager. I endorse this attorney.


    Bennett Taylor Residential Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Spencer Dion Parr

    Richard Welt has a reputation for excellence in his field. He knows the Bankruptcy Code front and back, is a great manager and maintains the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. I endorse this lawyer.


    Spencer Parr Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

McFerran & Burns, P.S.

3906 South 74th Street
Tacoma, WA, 98409


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CuriaCapital University1979
Book Award-Wills & TrustsLawyers Publishing1978
Book Award-TortsLawyers Publishing1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKing County Bar Association Legal Clinic2011 - Present
PrincipalRichard J. Welt, Attorney at Law2010 - Present
Supervising AttorneyPhillips Law Firm2011 - 2012
Managing DirectorWeinstein & Riley, PS2006 - 2010
AttorneyChapter 13 Trustee2002 - 2006
PrincipalRichard J. Welt, Attorney at Law1995 - 2002
AttorneyMullin and Huntley1979 - 1995
AttorneyOhio Consulting Company1979 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Fraud ExaminersN/AN/A
Washington Mediation AssociationN/AN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/AN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/AN/A
National Association of Chapter 13 TrusteesN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
William L. Dwyer American Inn of CourtN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Duvall, Et. Al v. Wells Fargo BankJudgment for Plaitiff
Norton v. GMAC MortgageStipulated Judgment
Sorbo v. Wells Fargo FinancialJudgment for Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
WSBA Real Property DeskbokBankruptcyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Credit Education CoalitionMotion For Relief From StayN/A
Credit Education CoaliotionClassifying Unsecured CreditorsN/A
Bankruptcy Law InstituteCase Law UpdateN/A
Bankruptcy Law InstituteNew Federal Homestead ExemtionN/A
Annual MeetingMeans TestingN/A