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Dorothy Ann Bartholomew

About Me

Dorothy Bartholomew has been practicing law for over 23 years and has filed more than 7,800 bankruptcy cases.  As a debt relief agency, she limits her practice to consumer bankruptcy and is dedicated to helping you and your family achieve a fresh start by alleviating your financial burdens.


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Practice Areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 33%
    20 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 33%
    20 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 33%
    20 years, 3 thousand cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • David Clement Smith

    I endorse this lawyer.


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

  • Erin Lane

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Erin Lane Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office Of Dorothy A Bartholomew

5310 12th Street East Suite C
Tacoma, WA, 98424-2772



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Volunteer of the YearPierce County Sheriff's Department2014
American Jurisprudence Award Real EstateLawyers Cooperative Publishing1989
Law ReviewUniversity of Puget Sound1989
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDorothy Bartholomew, PLLC2000 - Present
Contract AttorneyNielsen, Broman & Associates, PLLC2000 - 2001
AttorneyClelland & Raymond, PS1998 - 2000
Judicial Law ClerkUs Bankruptcy Court, Western District Of Washington1997 - 1998
Law ClerkWashington State Court Of Appeals, Division Ii1992 - 1997
AttorneyHafer, Rheinhart, Roblee1991 - 1992
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2009 - Present
National Association of Chapter 13 TrusteesMember2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Avila-Avina, 99 Wn. App. 9 (Div. I 2000)Trial Court Reversed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Letters for Bankruptcy LawyersDebtor's Counsel: Letter to Check-Cashing Company re Postdated Check2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Hawaii, ManoaFine ArtBachelor of Fine Arts1981
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
JAG Bankruptcy Law UpdateBankruptcy2011