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Scott M. Hutchinson

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Beaverton, OR

4.8   17 reviews

also known as Hutchinson Legal Services, P.C.

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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 17 years
    Oregon - OR 26 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    70%
    Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a liquidation bankruptcy which allows a person to eliminate most or all of his/her debt. In most cases in Oregon and Washington, after application of exemptions that protect assets, around 95% of people will not have any assets taken by the Bankruptcy Trustee.

    27 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    30%
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a reorganization of debt. Chapter 13 has many solutions a Chapter 7 bankruptcy doesn't offer for example: allowing a person to get caught on past due mortgage payments, stripping off 2nd liens/mortgages, and paying priority tax debt by the IRS or the State.

    27 years

FREE CONFIDENTIAL BANKRUPTCY CONSULTATION. AFFORDABLE PAYMENT PLANS AND EXPERIENCED ADVICE. CHAPTER 7 AND CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY. STOP CREDITORS AND ELIMINATE YOUR DEBT. START FOR AS LOW AS $100. TELEPHONE CONSULTS. FIND OUT YOUR OPTIONS. CALL TODAY AT (503) 808-9032 FOR A DEBT FREE TOMORROW.

I believe in helping my clients get debt relief through bankruptcy.  Me and my staff will provide professional, thorough, and personal attention to your case.  I will tailor my legal advice to address your unique financial situation.  I offer a free confidential bankruptcy consulation.  I have several affordable payment plans.  I've successfully filed over 2,000 bankruptcies.  I started my law practice in 1997, and I have practiced in the bankruptcy field since 2000.  I have the experience to get your bankruptcy filed and completed right the first time without any costly errors.  I enjoy helping people just like you to get relief from burdensome debt, protection for your creditors, and to obtain a fresh financial future.

I am licensed to practice in both the State and Federal courts of Oregon and Washington.  I file both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.  I'm a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).  

I'm a proud 3rd generation native Oregonian and attended both the University of Oregon for law school in Eugene, Oregon, and the University of Washington in Seattle to earn my undergraduate degree.  

 

 

 

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011

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4.8 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
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Posted by Brett | January 6, 2011
Great Lawyer. Did what he said he was going to do and did it well!
Working with Scott was one of the best financial decisions I have ever made. During this rough period in my personal and financial life, Scott made the task of filing bankruptcy a smooth process. Although my case was more complicated than most because of owning multiple business and real estate, Scott had no problem completing filing. Scott is very detailed and efficient in his profession. A key element that sets Scott apart from other attorneys is the treatment of his clients. During this vulnerable time Scott never once treated me like a second class person because of my situation. He treats his clients with dignity and respect. I owe a lot to Scott and I am thrilled with my results!
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Posted by Daniel | June 1, 2010
Mr. Hutchinson is the lawyer to go to if you are in Financial trouble!
Scott was very professional every step of the way and made me feel very comfortable in a very stressed out and vulnerable time of my life. I owe him a lot and giving him a testimonial about what a great lawyer he is, is the least I could do. If you want an efficient person to be on your side to get the job done then Scott Hutchinson is your man. It would be a mistake to go to anyone else in the Portland area.
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Posted by Casey | February 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My best choice
Thanks Scott you & your secretary Ali are wonderful & really organized and helpful & experts, you made my case with your experience very easily and smooth
Posted by Florence | March 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent and thorough
I had a free 30 minute consultation with Mr. Hutchinson and it turned into more than an hour. I immediately hired him to be my bankruptcy attorney. He is very thorough and caring and wants the best for his clients. He was very patient and answered all my questions and and made me feel at ease about my situation. Thank you very much Mr. Hutchinson for giving me a new lease on life and a fresh start!
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Posted by Donita | February 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer during a difficult time.
I was in financial distress and I needed relief from my debts. I hired Mr. Hutchinson to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for me. He and his staff have done a great job helping me through this difficult financial time. If you need an excellent bankruptcy lawyer, then you should call The Law Office of Scott M. Hutchinson.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2011
Great work
He was effiecent and told us up front what we could and couldn't do. Felt like before we had to pay we knew what to expect which was a huge relief being we had never done this before.
Posted by Hector | June 8, 2011
Excellent Service
Scott provided me with a lot of options and information so I could make the decision that work best for me. During the process he prepared me for what I could expect out of each step in the process, Always available, and attentive.
Posted by Wendy | June 7, 2011
Honest and Talented Lawyer
Would recommend Mr. Hutchinson to anyone needing bankruptcy representation. I interviewed 4 lawyers/law firms before interviewing him, and his service and knowledge were by far the best. His fees were competitive and straightforward, and he was extremely knowledgeable. He and his staff were pleasant, supportive, and easy to work with. He provided step by step instructions and follow up, and I always felt like he had my back. He made a stressful experience much easier to deal with. I had always been afraid of lawyers, but he was trustworthy, honest and compassionate. I know I am fortunate that he represented me.
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Posted by Kim cosbo | June 6, 2011
I REFER ALL MY FRIENDS TO SCOTT
I loved that Mr. Hutchison responded to all my emails and phone calls in a prompt manner. He was also patient with all my questions and made me feel more calm about my bankruptcy when I would get anxious. It was easy to obtain an appt and with my busy schedual that was wonderful. I would send anyone to Mr. Hutchinson and would go back to him in the future.
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Posted by Brian | June 3, 2011
Brian Franz
Scott M. Hutchinson handled my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case with a high degree of professionalism and truly proved his area of expertise. Scott took the bull by the horns and got things done while providing excellent customer service and sticking to the timeline of my case. Great job!
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2011
Great Bankruptcy Lawyer
Scott made the bankruptcy process very efficient and painless. A friend recommended Scott to me and after my experience I recommended him to a family member.
Posted by Andrew | June 2, 2011
Bankruptcy
Delt with my lack of organization well. Things were done in a timely manner and we blazed through my "no contest" case as quickly as could be expected
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2011
My Experience
No one wants to be in the position to have to file for bankruptcy. It’s humiliating no matter what the circumstances. My experience with Mr. Hutchinson was excellent. I was made to feel like a person and not just another case. Not only was I filing for bankruptcy, to top it off my case was extremely difficult (which I am told is highly unusual) as I was right on the border between being able to file a 7 or 13. It created a lot of additional work and hassle for Mr. Hutchinson. Regardless of how frustrating that may have been, I was consistently treated with respect, patience and professionalism throughout the entire process. He went more than the extra mile for me. If you find you are in a position to file bankruptcy I would strongly suggest Mr. Hutchinson’s services.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2011
Worthy attorney
I found Scott to be extremely easy to work with. He was very clear about explaining things to me without making me feel stupid about the things I didn't understand. I appreciated that enormously! He also helped me to feel less humilated about having to go through this process, something else I sincerely appreciated. He's not only very knowledgable about bankruptcy laws, he's also pleasant to talk to, and humorous to boot! I was extremely pleased with the outcome, and glad to have him represent me at this difficult time.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2010
Highly recommended, my life is better for knowing him!
My father did research for me and found Scott for me. It was easy to make an appointment, although it was one of the most difficult decisions I have made. At out first meeting both my fears of the process and my emotional disquietude were quelled. Scott is a terrific and well learned lawyer. He made my journey through bankruptcy understandable, with clear deadlines and instructions. I highly recommend Scott as a professional and highly dedicated lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2009
Good Man, Professional
I recommend Mr. Hutchinson to anyone experiencing debt problems. I have completed my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and he had much advice to help me build my credit again and stay out of trouble in the future. All around knowledgeable and helpful.
Posted by Mark | May 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Weird personality, condescending, intolerant of intelligent questions
I am in the early stages of exploring bankruptcy and just had a few questions based on research I had done. The conversation should have taken five minutes. I spent an hour filling out his paperwork and came into the office. I was five minutes early but the appointment started 20 minutes late. Scott started by giving a LONG introductory speech stating that he is all about efficiency (not!) and that the best approach is for him to talk and me to listen. Whenever I jumped in to ask a question, he chastised me for interrupting. Despite a lot of talking on his part, he failed to take the time to fully understand my situation and that I'm not ready to file today. Once he realized I wouldn't file today, he said he did not want to represent me and refused to answer a specific question I had. It was the most unprofessional experience I have ever had with an attorney or other practitioner. He obviously runs a volume business based on a cookie cutter approach.
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Response from Scott Hutchinson January 31, 2023
I remember Mark V. Cunningham and that specific bankruptcy consultation. It is disappointing that Mark Cunningham feels this way. Sometimes there is nothing a professional can do to satisfy a person. Mark took things too personally likely because I chose not to take him on as a client. Mark was clearly stressed out and acknowledged to me that he had been recently diagnosed with disorder that affects his thinking. Mr. Cunningham told me he had been fired from his previous job because he determined to be insubordinate by his direct manager. Mark scheduled a 30-minute free bankruptcy consultation with me. He wanted the consultation for me to analyze his situation, give him advice, and answer some of his questions. As can be seen from his comment above, he thought I should be able to answer all his questions in just 5 minutes, even though it was a 30-minute consultation. How does he know how long my answers to his questions will be? Can he tell the future or read my mind? Mr. Cunningham clearly had unrealistic expectations about what the consultation should be about. Additionally, Mark only had to wait about 7 minutes before his consultation began. He came in early, yet expected me to interrupt my previous appointment prior to his appointment time. Mark Cunningham didn't want to answer my questions so I could learn about his situation in order for me to help him out. When he asked me questions, he would interrupt me while I was trying to answer his questions. This was odd and erratic behavior. When I delicately and diplomatically addressed the interruptions with him he got upset. I realized that Mark V. Cunningham would be difficult person to work with. It like having to "walk on egg shells" with him. He acted as if he knew it all. I told him in the nicest way I could that I would not be taking his case. I was able to provide him fundamental bankruptcy information and answer several of his questions. I spent my time trying to help Mr. Cunningham out and at no cost to him, but instead of seeking out a different lawyer like I encouraged him to do he seemed to be negatively fixated on me. I think Mr. Cunningham does not understand that any business interaction is a two way street, where listening and respect need to go both ways. He wanted me to act and talk like he wanted me to. We do not file people’s bankruptcies the same day they come in unless we agree to take the case and it is an emergency filing. We never reject a case based on the reason that a person does not want to file the same day. That is absurd. Mark, unfortunately, has chosen to lie in his comment above rather than just express his opinion. This reflects poorly on his integrity. If my business was "cookie cutter" as Mark alleges, I would have taken his case. Me declining to take his case, is evidence that my office is not "cookie cutter." We focus on quality not quantity. I’ve successfully helped people get a fresh start through bankruptcy for over 22 years. I focus exclusively in bankruptcy law. I’ve been in practice for over 25 years. I only decline cases where I do not think I can help the person or the person will be too difficult to work with. I hope Mr. Cunningham can get past this stressful financial time in his life, move on to finding solutions instead of ruminating, take responsibility for his own behaviors, stop dumping negativity on other people, and begin to adopt a more peaceful and positive manner with other people.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Owner
  • The Law Office of Scott M. Hutchinson
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Todd Trierweiler & Associates
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Pite Duncan, LLP
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Case & Dusterhoff, LLP
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Hutchinson, Anderson, Cox, Coons & DuPriest
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. Attorney's Office
  • 1995 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2019
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2019
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2019
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western Distirct of Washington
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2019
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2010
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2021
  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2020
  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Award - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2005
  • Law Review Staff
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 1997
  • Jessup Moot Court Team
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Oregon State Bar Law Practice Management Section
  • Law Office Computer Security
  • 1998
  • Oregon Law Review
  • Staff Member
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy's Affect on Divorce
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • 2019
  • Weekday seminar
  • All About Bankruptcy
  • 2005
  • Public School speaking engagement
  • The American Legal System
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (13)
Endorse Scott
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very detailed and professional. He seeks to provide the highest level of work product and to address his client's concerns with the bankruptcy process."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Scott for several years and I've repeatedly sent him referrals for individuals seeking assistance with personal bankruptcy filings. Scott has always done a good job assisting these individuals."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a great attorney and an excellent advocate for his clients. I recommend him to anyone seeking bankruptcy relief."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott has practiced in the bankruptcy field for many years and has handled a wide variety of cases -- some quite complex. He is thorough and truly cares about his clients and the outcome of their cases and lives."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hutchinson is very knowledgeable and detail-oriented, and he will always work hard to help his clients achieve their goals. I know him very welll, and I would highly recommend him to anybody who needs help dealing with their debt issues."
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Beaverton Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Scott M. Hutchinson
Scott M. Hutchinson
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Beaverton, OR
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available