Commercial litigation, physician employment and business matters, creditor... more
Commercial litigation, physician employment and business matters, creditor bankruptcy representation. Licensed to practice since 1980, in five jurisdictions. Tom practices in the areas of creditors' rights, business litigation, employment law, and physician representation in business matters. Tom leads our creditors’ rights practice, including loan documentation and enforcement of promi... view profile
I have practiced law in Seattle since 1970. While my primary focus is in Bankruptcy... more
I have practiced law in Seattle since 1970. While my primary focus is in Bankruptcy representing creditors and debtors in Chapters 7, 11 and 13, I have also litigated matters in state, bankruptcy and federal courts as well as arbitrations and mediations under the auspices of the AAA and JAMS. I counsel clients on business matters including incorporations, formation of limited liability compa... view profile
When I graduated from law school, like many idealistic law students, I wanted to... more
When I graduated from law school, like many idealistic law students, I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the people I served. I moved back to my home state of Washington from California in late 2010 to be with my family, nostalgic for the culture of the northwest. In California and then Washington, I worked in several different law firms in a surprisingly wide aray of practices... view profile
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.
I am a consumer bankruptcy and consumer rights attorney. In particular, I represent... more
I am a consumer bankruptcy and consumer rights attorney. In particular, I represent individuals and families in Chapters 7 and 13 bankruptcies and in adversary proceedings. I also litigate through trial consumer protection matters, including debt collections abuses, foreclosure and mortgage related issues, adverse credit reporting, and other consumer protection violations. Prior to starting my ... view profile
Driven and resourceful Washington attorney with extensive NW legal network and... more
Driven and resourceful Washington attorney with extensive NW legal network and strong leadership skills. Consumer-focused practice with emphasis on foreclosure mediation and bankruptcy law. Devoted to pro bono work and an active volunteer with numerous regional non-profit organizations.
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.