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
Based out of Seattle, Washington. I specialize in Business Law with an emphasis in... more
Based out of Seattle, Washington. I specialize in Business Law with an emphasis in corporate formation, contracts and real estate. I also am an avid commentator on issues related to combat sports including mixed martial arts.
My practice focuses on representing debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases and... more
My practice focuses on representing debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases and proceedings. I also advise creditors in matters outside of bankruptcy and represent clients in commercial litigation matters. Before attending law school, I worked as a Certified Public Accountant.
Having served as a chapter 11 trustee, counsel to trustees, creditors committees and... more
Having served as a chapter 11 trustee, counsel to trustees, creditors committees and debtors/creditors in insolvency proceedings, I have a wide experience in all aspects of bankruptcy, receiverships and out of court workouts. I also represent a number of small businesses, including medical and retirement communities.
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or business debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home. There are different types of bankruptcy filings and each has its own advantages. Since bankruptcy can significantly impact your future purchasing power and credit rating, you should see a bankruptcy attorney to make sure the benefits of filling bankruptcy outweigh the consequences.