Erik Bakke has been practicing law for over 25 years after receiving his B.A. from the University of Washington and J.D. from Seattle University. He is General Counsel/CLO and CCO for Evergreen Financial Services, Inc.. Erik is a past president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association – Eastern District of Washington, and Past Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board for the United Sates Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington, and served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Creditor/Debtor Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He is also admitted to the all state and Federal Courts of Oregon, the US District Courts of Colorado, and the 9th circuit court of appeals in San Francisco. He is also a Hearing Officer for the Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Board, Judge Pro Tem as well as an arbitrator and mediator serving various state and federal courts. Erik is a soccer fanatic with a license to coach high school level soccer and has coached soccer at all age levels for over 15 years. When he isn’t spending time with his 4 children you can find Erik spending time outdoors camping, wake boarding, biking, skiing and of course watching soccer.
Erik is retired from private practice and does not except clients due to his position as General Counsel.
Licensed since 1989
I started my legal career working for Erik and learned an incredible amount not only about bankruptcy and commercial law but about how to treat and work with clients. Since those early days of my law practice, I have had the opportunity to work with Erik on a few cases, and he is as enjoyable to work with as he was to work for. Erik has a solid grasp of the law, and a deep sense of responsibility to his clients. I would strongly recommend Erik if you are looking for a top attorney in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor's rights and related commercial fields.
J Diener Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have worked with Erik Bakke on complex Chapter 11 cases, sometimes against him, sometimes working together when we both represent creditors in the same case. Mr. Bakke is effective, thorough, and clearly communicates.
Charles Steinberg Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Chelan Douglas County Bar Association||2003|
|Boss of the Year||Chelan Douglas County Legal Secretary's Association||1993|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Diversity Committee Member||2013 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Debtor/Creditor Section||Executive Committee||2009 - 2013|
|Bankruptcy Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington||Past President||2006 - Present|
|United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington||Former Chair||2006 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington||President||2004 - 2005|
|United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington - Advisory Board||Co-chair||2004 - 2005|
|Washington State Bar Association||Diciplinary Board Hearing Officer||2002 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Eastern District of Washington||Ethics of Bundling and Unbundling Legal Services||2007|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Washington -Seattle||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|QLaw Annual CLE||Bankruptcy Law and Domestic Relations and Special considerations for LGBT Relationships||2012|
|Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association||Bankruptcy Law And Domestic Relations||2011|
|Washington State Bar Association||Bankruptcy Law and Divorce||2009|
|Chelan Douglas County Bar Association||Bankruptcy Law CLE Presentation||2009|
|Washington State Bar Association||Liens: How they arise and How you can use them||2007|
|Washington State Bar Association||Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005 – Amendments to Chapter 12||2005|
|Washington State Bar Association||Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts and Update||2005|
|Bankruptcy Bar Association||Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005 – Amendments to Chapter 12||2005|
|Washington State Bar Association||Bankruptcy and Family Law||2002|