My practice is dedicated to defending people against banks and creditors with an... more
My practice is dedicated to defending people against banks and creditors with an emphasis on debt relief. Debt relief is more than just Bankruptcy. Debt relief means taking a holistic approach to your financial profile and formulating the best strategy to help your bottom line. I start by looking at non court options including work outs, settlements, or determining if you are judgment proof... view profile
I provide high quality, cost-effective legal services to individuals and businesses,... more
I provide high quality, cost-effective legal services to individuals and businesses, with integrity and professionalism. I am a graduate of the University of Washington and Willamette University College of Law. From 1997 to 2012, I served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington at Seattle.
I am a tax and bankruptcy attorney. I help people with IRS and Washington State tax... more
I am a tax and bankruptcy attorney. I help people with IRS and Washington State tax issues. I also practice consumer bankruptcy - chapters 7 and 13. I have successfully represented close to 3000 people and small businesses with tax and bankruptcy problems.
I was born in Seattle, and grew up in Edmonds, Washington. After graduating from... more
I was born in Seattle, and grew up in Edmonds, Washington. After graduating from Meadowdale High School in 1979, I attended the University of Washington where I was a proud member of the Husky Marching Band. I graduated with a degree in English in 1983, and then attended law school at the University of Puget Sound (now known as Seattle University). I received my law degree in 1986, and began ... 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
When I went to lawschool several years ago I was determined to work as a prosecuting... more
When I went to lawschool several years ago I was determined to work as a prosecuting attorney. I spent some time working as a prosecutor and watched numerous people suffer consequences that could have been avoided if they only hired knowledgable aggressive legal counsel. During that time I also had a close family member get charged with DUI. Although I was not the prosecutor I watched that pers... view profile
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.