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Ian G Shearer

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Lake Oswego, OR

5.0   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2007
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About Ian

Learn Ian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    I represent debtors in bankruptcies, foreclosures, loan modifications and debt negotiations.

    17 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    17 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    17 years



Ian G Shearer
4248 Galewood St.
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035


5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Roger | January 13, 2016
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Exrremely Professional
We were referred by another lawyer to Ian for our pending bankruptcy. We were extremely impressed with the service he provided and that he took the time to ease our fears, Ian walked us through the entire process and explained every step. He handled the paperwork efficiently and provided us with common sense advice, including preparing us for our meeting with the trustee and providing us with the pros and cons of reaffirming debt. He also helped us deal with two creditors that decided to ignore the bankruptcy notice and was always available to answer any questions we had. We would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by DonW | January 15, 2016
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Great advice, very professional!!
This guy really knows his stuff!! His advice was spot-on as far as what I needed to do and when to do it. A few short months later, I'm debt free, I got to keep my house and my cars and I believe his fees were more than fair for the amount of time he spent on my case. I HIGHLY recommend Ian, not only is a great attorney, he's down to earth and real about your case, something I didn't find with other attorneys who I'd consulted with...
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Posted by Shelly | February 20, 2019
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Great Attorney
My wife and I used Ian to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He personally took all our calls, answered all our questions, reviewed all the paperwork with us and personally went to our hearing with us. Everything happened exactly the way he said it would with no surprises. We were able to keep our house and both cars and get rid of all of our debt. Ian is a great attorney and a really solid person. I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Josh | September 20, 2018
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Amazing Lawyer
Ian is one of the good ones. I was very worried when I realized that I needed to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I didn't know what was going to happen and how I was going to affect the next 10 years of my life. Ian calmed me down and walked me through the entire process. From our first meeting, I felt very comfortable around him and trusted that he would get this handled correctly for me. His knowledge of Oregon law is amazing and I will highly recommend him to anyone who asks.
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Posted by Nicole | April 16, 2018
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Stress Free
I had a medical problem and lost my job. When I recovered, I could not get out of debt no matter how hard I tried. I met with Ian and we decided a Chapter 7 bankruptcy would be my best option. He did all the paperwork with me and even pulled my credit report to make sure all my debts were listed. Everything went exactly the way he said it would. No surprises at all. He kept telling me not to stress out and he was right? I highly recommend Ian.
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Posted by Mark | March 9, 2018
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Fast Bankruptcy
I was getting garnished and couldn’t make my rent. I called Ian and he met with me the same day. He filed my case a few days later. Not only did he stop the garnishment, he actually got me all the garnished money back! A few months later my debt was gone and I’m now back on track. Thank you Ian!
Posted by JPena | January 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great professional attorney!
This process can be daunting and Ian made it painless and easy to understand. He is very direct and doesn't waste time. I highly recommend his services, refreshing to find an honest attorney, whether with good news or bad. He is very efficient which I imagine is why his fees are so reasonable.
Posted by Eva | January 16, 2016
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Sincere and works hard for you!
I contacted Ian for bankruptcy chapter 7 - he gave me the best advice and walked me through each step without hesitation! He was prompt in contacting the appropriate parties which gave me quick relief. Bankruptcy is a tough journey to face, thank goodness I found Ian Shearer.
Posted by Ronda | January 15, 2016
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Wonderful experience!
Ian helped me with my bankruptcy. It was so easy for me, he did everything!
Posted by B | January 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
We were referred to Ian by another attorney and were more than happy when we met him. Ian is a rare combination of professional yet personable and he handled our bankruptcy flawlessly. Ian is extremely knowledgeable and efficient as well as an excellent communicator. Would not hesitate to refer Ian to anyone in need of excellent legal representation.
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Posted by Suzi and Don M. | April 9, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer
Ian Shearer made all the difference in our decision to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy. His experience with successfully helping clients through bankruptcy is evident from the first meeting. He has that rare combination of being professionally direct and yet sincerely compassionate at the same time. He truly put us at ease while having to make one of the hardest decisions of our life. Ian is someone who will go to bat for his clients, and whose main concern is keeping his clients' best interests in mind. He is actually the one who answers the phone when you call. He listens to your concerns and answers your questions with focus and care. He will walk you through any fear and help you to see a safe resolution. We highly recommend Ian Shearer. We are very grateful to have had the benefit of his guidance, expertise and skill.
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Posted by Gregg | April 25, 2014
Highly recommend Ian Shearer
My bankruptcy was smooth and painless with Ian Shearer handling my case. He was patient and knowlegeable with all of my many questions and very professional. I would absolutely recommend his services to anyone I know.
Posted by Heather | April 11, 2010
Ian handled my bankruptcy and was extremely responsive, answering all of my calls, even on the weekends. I appreciated that I did not have to go through a receptionist and was able to make an appointment directly with Ian. I highly recommend Ian Shearer.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2010
Knowledgable with excellent customer service!
I've been referring people to Ian, whom I've known for many years. And recently, I became one of his clients. I could not feel better about his process, concern and integrity.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ian G. Shearer, Attorney at Law
  • 2007 - Present


  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1998
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Webb; 15-30208-rld7
  • Discharge Granted


  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Lao

Honors and Awards

  • Presenter Award
  • Oregon PLF
  • 2014
  • Presenter Award
  • Oregon PLF
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • PLF, Learning the Ropes
  • Learing the Ropes for new Solo Practitioners
  • 2014

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Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ian for several years. I met him as opposing counsel and have come to know him as a colleague and a friend. He is my go to referral for clients facing Chapter 7. He works quickly, efficiently, and thoroughly for his clients. If you or your clients are facing bankruptcy, you should talk to Ian Shearer."
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Lake Oswego Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Ian G Shearer
Ian G Shearer
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Lake Oswego, OR
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation