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 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
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 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 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.
My practice concentrates on representing individual and business debtors, creditors (... more
My practice concentrates on representing individual and business debtors, creditors (both secured and unsecured), and Receivers in cases filed under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code and in the Washington Courts using the state receivership process. I have twenty seven years of significant bankruptcy experience. Before founding my own firm, I was Of Counsel and President of Crocker Law Gro... view profile
I am dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients regardless of... more
I am dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients regardless of income level and ability to pay. I truly believe in access to justice and commit to that practice. I love to be able to help clients when they need legal advice in the areas of bankruptcy, tax, and foreclosure defense. I commit to open communication and really enjoy the relationships that I cultivate with my clie... view profile
If you owe more money than you can afford to repay over time, you may benefit from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney's services. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the person that owes the money is usually relieved of financial obligations and given a fresh financial start. However, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy may also require you to sell some of your assets to pay your debts. Chapter 7 bankruptcy can also affect creditors, who often receive very little money from these settlements. Because new bankruptcy laws are constantly written and existing laws modified, Chapter 7 attorneys can help debtors and creditors cope with bankruptcy issues and decisions.