I earned my J.D., cum laude, from the Seattle University School of Law in 2009.... more
I earned my J.D., cum laude, from the Seattle University School of Law in 2009. During law school, I served as an intern for the Ronald E. Peterson Indian Trusts and Estates Legal Clinic, advising elderly clients seeking assistance with their estate planning needs, which inlcuded advice regarding property distribution, advanced healthcare directives, and DPOAs. Moreover, while attending law sch... 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 native Seattleite, born in Renton in 1952, and I love this area. Outdoor... more
I am a native Seattleite, born in Renton in 1952, and I love this area. Outdoor activities include skiing with my family, playing league and pick-up soccer, running, cycling, coaching little league, fishing, kayaking, and enjoying the great outdoors of this wonderful prt of the world in as many ways as possible. Indoor activities include music, viewing sports, and supporting political causes.
I’ve been a consumer bankruptcy lawyer since 2000, helping people get out of debt in... more
I’ve been a consumer bankruptcy lawyer since 2000, helping people get out of debt in both Washington and Oregon. I am the managing attorney of Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm. We have bankruptcy law offices in both Vancouver, Tacoma and Seattle, Washington and in both Portland and Salem, Oregon. In addition to our Bankruptcy practice, our firm also sues collections agencies for violations of ... view profile
I was born in Seattle and have lived in Washington my entire life. I graduated from... more
I was born in Seattle and have lived in Washington my entire life. I graduated from Kentridge High School in 1996, and began my undergraduate at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington. I went on to earn a Bachelors in Communications from Central Washington University. I have significant experience outside the law, spending nearly 10 years between undergad and law school. I hav... view profile
I am happy to offer sliding scale legal services to address ordinary folks' growing... more
I am happy to offer sliding scale legal services to address ordinary folks' growing needs for affordable legal services. While my primary practice areas are employment and bankruptcy/ consumer debt, I have also served clients facing a variety of other civil legal issues including landlord/ tenant, assistance with public benefits/ dissability benefits, consumer protection, and immigration.
If you owe a large amount of money on unsecured debts, you may require the services of a debt settlement lawyer. Unsecured debts include medical bills, student loans, credit cards, store and gas cards, personal loans, collection accounts, and bounced checks. For these sorts of debts, lenders will usually accept less than the full amount if it's clear you don't have the money to pay them (especially if the original amount has continued to grow with interest, late charges, and collection costs). A debt settlement attorney can negotiate with the lender and objectively present the facts in your case. Oftentimes, unsecured debt lenders would rather settle with you than take a chance on getting nothing if you file for bankruptcy. If the negotiation is successful, the creditor may even be convinced to take the settled debt off your credit history.
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