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Ian H Wallace

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 23 years
    Washington - WA 22 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Kivel & Howard LLP
1530 SW Taylor Street
Portland, OR, 97204

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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2015
Great help for a not so great step in life...
Wallace & Hull helped us with our bankruptcy and we're very helpful. Their communication was great and Ian was at al of our hearings ready to help. He made the experience very painless and we are very thankful for that!
Posted by John | February 4, 2014
None better!
If you are searching for a bankruptcy attorney, look no further. Ian's knowledge and professionalism cannot be compared to any others, he is in a class by himself. Detail oriented and easy to talk to, he prepares your case and you for what can be a most stressful ordeal. Ian took us through 13 and knew enough about our case to move it into 7 when the laws changed, which is where we wanted to be to begin with. You will not find a better attorney, period!
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2014
Success and Relief
Ian helped me at a time where I had no where to turn. I had lost my job in 2008, and scraped along with various jobs. Eventually I used up all my savings, borrowed from 401k, and was over my head in bills. He was referred by another attorney, so I felt confident. He was on top of everything so I didn't have to stress about the details. And long after my case was over, he has answered various questions and provided documents in a very timely manner. I definitely would recommend Ian to take care of any bankruptcy issues someone has. I was so impressed, that I chose to work in the bankruptcy department of a very successful law firm down town. I owe the experience, as well as one could hope for going through bankruptcy, to Ian's expertise
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Posted by Scott | January 16, 2014
Excellent attorney
All attorneys should be as great as Ian. He is knowledgeable, responds quickly to questions, and is very easy to talk to. He assisted me a few years ago work through the difficulties of bankruptcy, and recently was kind enough to spend some time on the phone with me answering questions about home foreclosure. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2013
Very Impressed
I am a single mother who had to file bankruptcy and was very apprehensive about having to go through this difficult ordeal. Mr. Wallace was very informative and helpful throughout the entire process. He responded to every question promptly and quickly. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Liz | July 8, 2013
Very responsive and professional.
During the initial appointment Ian was able to quickly and clearly describe the process to me. I needed to file as soon as possible and he filed the following week (accommodating my schedule) and has been very responsive to my questions along the way.
Posted by Matthew | December 27, 2012
If you need to file bankruptcy, your first step should be consulting Ian Wallace
Entering the process of a bankruptcy can be a very overwhelming experience, it was for me. I had many concerns and fears that only an attorney could address. Ian Wallace put everything into perspective and explained things that put my wife and me at ease. Ian came highly recomended and for good reason, he is very proffesional while also being very approachable. He makes sense of a lot confusing aspects of the laws pertaining to bankruptcy and always promptly responded to any issues that arose. Ian Wallace took very good care of my family and made sure that our bankruptcy went smoothly, both in and out of the courtroom. If you ever find yourself needing a bankruptcy attorney, Ian Wallace is the man for the job.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2012
Honest and hardworking
Ian is a hardworking guy in a field thats full of attourneys who will promise you the moon just to get your money. Ian went the extra mile for me and overall did a great job.
Posted by steve | July 26, 2012
fantastic experience!
Ian made what i thought was going to be a challenging event a really simple, quiet formality. he explained everything clearly and was there for any and all questions i had, even via email. he also kept me posted of the few things i needed to do or prepare and reminded of tasks as they approached via email, which is my preferred method of communication. my bankruptcy was super smooth and drama free, with no harassment to me or my family and friends by my creditors. he was also more affordable than i assumed, based on what i had read online, being an independent contractor an all. i can't recommend Ian strongly enough. even if you're unsure right now go talk to him about your options, you'll probably be surprised. i wish i had done this a year earlier than i had!
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Posted by Alicia and Jason | April 17, 2012
Ian with our bankruptcy!
We were very thankful for Ian and all the support he gave us thru this hard time in our life. He was very good about helping us be informed with all the information we needed to make our descision. Even to this day he helps us with little questions we have after the fact with our bankruptcy. We would recommend him to anyone who would need help in this area. Thank you Ian!
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Posted by Josh and Ruth | April 2, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Streett
We would totally recommend Mr. Wallace! He was very easy to get a hold of, easy to make appointments with, and answered all of our questions. We felt very secure having him as our lawyer! He was extremely thourough!
Posted by Kathleen | February 16, 2012
Ian Wallace skillfully represented me in my recent bankruptcy filing. He was extremely helpful in navigating the daunting process of personal bankruptcy. He handled my case with sensitivity and professionalism. I would highly recommend him to anyone else seeking assistance with personal or business bankruptcy.
Posted by Tony and Kasha Smouse | February 7, 2012
Professionalism at its finest.
Ian's style in dealing with his clients goes beyond that of any other attorney that my wife and I have dealt with. His dedication to excelance places him head and shoulders above his peer group. I would highly reccomend him to family, friends, and colleages without hesitation. In fact I have done so on numerous occasions. Mr. Wallace took the time to explain the bancruptcy process in laymans terms and was always avalable to answer our questions, even if those questions seemed obvious or came at times that were inconvenient. Due to Ian's outstanding dedication, we were able to go through the bancruptcy process without any delays and now our lives are much richer and fuller because of his expertise. In my humble opinion there needs to be more hands on attorneys within the system. Thanks Ian for not making us feel like a number but rather people with dignity. Best regards Tony and Kasha Smouse
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Posted by Mike | November 22, 2011
Direct, to the point Attorney that does what he says....
While going through a difficult transition in my life, Ian was able to take a complicated matter, develop a plan and execute to that plan. Ian is a solid communicator and there were no surprises while going through the process. I would highly recommend Ian to friends, collegues and family......
Posted by Steve S. | November 10, 2011
A Reliable Bankruptcy Attorney
Ian did a very excellent job in handling our somewhat complicated bankruptcy, by developing a strategy and sticking to it.
Posted by DeDe | November 9, 2011
We were very fortunate that Ian Wallace represented and guided us through our bankruptcy. We had complete confidence in Mr. Wallace from day one! Without question he's trustworthy, knowledgeable and follows through on everything.
Posted by Nancy | November 4, 2011
I recommend Ian!
Ian was a pleasure to work with at a highly stressful time of life. I have recommended him and would do so again.
Posted by Dennis | November 3, 2011
Ian did a terrific job on our behalf
My wife and I were treated extremely well, through a difficult bankruptcy, by Ian and we wouldn't hesitate one second to refer him to anyone. He is totally trustworthy, straight forward and we couldn't of imagined a better outcome. We will forever be appreciative of this opportunity to have worked with Ian.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Kivel & Howard LLP
  • 1900 - Present


  • NW School of Law at Lewis & Clark College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Northwestern School of Law
  • JD
  • 2000
  • University of CA, Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law Section
  • Member (formerly on Executive Committee)
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor/Creditor Section
  • Member (formerly on Executive Committee)
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Oregon Rising Star
  • 2009


Speaking Engagements

  • Consumer Bankruptcy 101
  • Issues in Drafting Chapter 7 & 13 Cases
  • 2010
  • Bankruptcy Law for the Non-Specialist
  • Bankruptcy Exemptions and the BK Estate
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Ian
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ian is a solid bankruptcy practitioner, with considerable knowledge and experience."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian is my number one referral source for any client in need of a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. I know when I send a client to Ian that he will personally assist the client from start to finish. Most importantly, I know he'll do the right job and give the right advice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian Wallace is highly experienced and very knowledgeable regarding bankruptcy law. Ian offers extensive legal know-how, as well as practical hands-on insight gleaned from many years in the field. I have found Ian to be very responsive and approachable, and his knowledge of Bankruptcy Court practices (written and unwritten) is a boon to colleagues and clients alike. I recommend Ian Wallace for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian is an excellent attorney, and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is prompt, thorough, and organized. I have known and worked with him since 2003, and cannot recommend him highly enough."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Ian through a mutual friend, and I have talked with him on multiple occasions for advice regarding office management issues and substantive bankruptcy issues. He has always been very generous with his time, and given me great practical advice. Ian is definitely a trusted colleague I would highly recommend."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ian is thoughtful and thorough. He is easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable in the area of bankrtupcy. Ian is a true advocate for his clients."
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Portland Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Ian H Wallace
Ian H Wallace
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 23 years
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