I am a very lucky man; in my job I get to help people in a very meaningful way. If... more
I am a very lucky man; in my job I get to help people in a very meaningful way. If you check my recommendations/endorsements, you will get a good feel for who I am, what is important to me and the fact our team does a great job. We offer free consultations for most inquiries. Please feel free to give us a call or email. We would love to help you resolve your challenge.
I am a Seattle attorney who represents people who are underoing financial... more
I am a Seattle attorney who represents people who are underoing financial disfficulties. I know how to fight the tough battles. Unlike other firms, my firm does not just rubber-stamp form petitions through to the Court. Unlike the big firms with their brand-new bankruptcy departments staffed with inexperienced attorneys, I have years of experience finding the kind of innovative solutions that o... view profile
I have been practicing bankruptcy law since 1979 in both Eastern and Western... more
I have been practicing bankruptcy law since 1979 in both Eastern and Western Washington. In this time I have represented a lot of clients. When I am not working I enjoy travel (I have lived in both Sydney Australia and Rio de Janeiro Brazil) sports, a good dinner and a nice bottle of wine. A good movie or book also get my attention.
I was born and raised in Whatcom County, Washington, near the US/Canadian border. I... more
I was born and raised in Whatcom County, Washington, near the US/Canadian border. I am a proud partner in a Henry, DeGraaff & McCormick, a three-attorney firm based in Seattle, but I spend a great deal of time in our Bellingham branch office. We assist consumers and small businesses with bankruptcy, debt settlement, and debt-related consumer rights litigation. I live in Bellingham, Wa... view profile
Richard J. Symmes, Esq. is a Seattle native and the principal attorney at Symmes Law... more
Richard J. Symmes, Esq. is a Seattle native and the principal attorney at Symmes Law Group, PLLC. Mr. Symmes currently focuses his practice on bankruptcy and debt settlement matters and is an experienced bankruptcy advocate, having filed and prepared numerous bankruptcy petitions prior to starting his own firm. Mr. Symmes is also well versed in business, trademark, and sports and enterta... view profile
I am a lifelong resident of the South sound region. Growing up in the small fishing... more
I am a lifelong resident of the South sound region. Growing up in the small fishing town of Westport Washington, I understand the needs of my clients. With nearly three decades of experience and over 6,000 cases filed, I have the skills and knowledge to get results for my clients. For convenience I have offices in both Tacoma and Olympia. Many of my clients do not realize the potential rel... view profile
Why choose my law firm? (1) Competitive fee - Despite our extensive background and... more
Why choose my law firm? (1) Competitive fee - Despite our extensive background and knowledge for 27, years, our fees remain competitive as our clients prefer & appreciate an attorney who practices 100% bankruptcy law for only debtors and has filed over 5,400 cases in last 27 yrs! (3) Only attorney Richard Granvold will provide you advice and discuss your case with you, not paralegals or inter... view profile
If you owe money but need time to repay it, you may require the services of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the court appoints a trustee to help you straighten out your finances (sometimes called a financial reorganization). Unlike a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are required to file a plan to pay off the money owed over a three-to-five-year period under the bankruptcy court's supervision. If you file Chapter 13 bankruptcy, then both the courts and the creditors you owe will closely monitor your financial transactions, and an experienced Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney can help both debtors and creditors navigate the process.