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Tim L Eblen

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   22 reviews

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Licensed for 17 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/25/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/10/2022
State ID
Status Resigned
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/20/2022

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Eblen Freed PC
1040 NE 44th Avenue, Suite 4
Portland, OR, 97213

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Posted by Kate | December 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Top-notch attorney
Mr. Tim Eblen's representation has been superb. He and his staff are responsive and compassionate. They handled my matter with the utmost professionalism, and we prevailed. If you are searching for a competent, trustworthy and highly intelligent lawyer, Tim Eblen is it. Highly recommended!
Posted by Christine | November 9, 2020
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A+ Lawyer
As a retired attorney from a large firm with a practice that included litigation cases, I worked with many attorneys. I also supervised associates and wrote annual reviews. I recently had my own personal case that required consumer expertise. I had tried to handle it myself, but with no success. The other side just ignored me. When I took it to Tim Eblen, he noted the theories for my case, a right to recover fees and the statute of limitations, then immediately went to work. And he was successful. In less than a month without litigation, he obtained an excellent settlement for me with a refund. Tim is successful because he is smart, he really knows the law and how to get results, and he listens. And unlike many lawyers, he is well organized, careful, extremely efficient, prompt and responsive. Tim gets an A+ rating from this old lawyer.
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Posted by Kevin | July 29, 2020
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Kevin Bergh - Marquee Masonry Inc
I was facing an intimidating collection lawsuit which was handled promptly and efficiently by Tim Eblen. He obtained results better than I expected and did it for the amount that he promised. I highly recommend Tim Eblen!
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Empathetic and dedicated!
Tim Eblen was excellent. I had a somewhat complicated case and had been to two lawyers before him. They didn’t take me seriously enough to really look deep into my case. But Tim listened and read everything thoroughly. My case was time sensitive so he worked quickly and communicated with me the entire way. I’m so happy to be done, end up on the right side of it, and move on with my life!
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Posted by Kristyn | February 21, 2020
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Highly recommended!
So this review comes about 7 years late. Happen to be clearing out old emails and came across some from my bankruptcy filing. Tim and his paralegal we're absolutely wonderful! I was lucky enough to meet him thru a bankruptcy clinic as they were doing pro bono work. Spot on attention to detail and very efficient and thorough when handling my bankruptcy. Even though it was pro bono work I didn't feel treated any differently and that's pretty impressive. I worried that the lawyer would do the bare minimum just to get through the case, if they're not being paid. Thankfully, Tim was not that lawyer. I was greatful and appreciative of all the hard work they put in and all the help that was truly a lifesaver! Definitely recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2019
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Fresh Eyes
Tim was the third attorney to review my potential mortgage fraud case over three years, and the first to diagnose the true timeline and details after only a few weeks. I think my other attorney team and I were just exhausted with details and Tim dug through the clutter and clarified the situation for me. Forever grateful!
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I want to thank you, again, for the fine representation you provided me during my complaint. While the process was stressful you alleviated any anxiety and fear I had with your professionalism and quality staff. I appreciate you working with me and will consider you for future support I may need.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Impeccable
Tim was epitome of legal counsel for me. Compassionate, measured, and completely on top of any matters that surfaced. I would not hesitate to enlist his services in the future and I recommend him every chance I get.
Posted by Marilyn | March 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic!
Mr Eblen helped with a fairly complicated decision on filing bankruptcy. I found both he and his staff to be very helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend his services!
Posted by Bill | March 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lost and found
Our business found itself in unfamiliar territory, being on the losing end of a good faith business contract where our cooperation was met with deceit. The US Bankruptcy Court recognized our efforts and made efforts to collateralize our expenses, but without expert knowledge and experience on our side we were still drifting out to sea. Tim Eblen came highly-recommended. He knows this area of law. I was impressed upon our first meeting. It's not your typical attorney's office and, yet, it is exemplary of what you would hope to find in Portland. I immediately felt welcomed and listened to when I came into the office, met the staff and met Tim. He didn't rush me and made great efforts to know me personally as well as our business and situation. His confidence assured us that it would be handled completely and professionally. And Tim delivered. While I hope to never be in this situation again, I know where I am turning to when I come across situations involving bad debt and bad faith.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2017
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Prompt response and thoughtful answer.
I'm looking forward to speaking with him. He answered my question very quickly and during the Holiday season where many are not in the office.
Posted by Debbie | June 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very grateful
I had just gotten my SSI and I opened up a bank account. Right after that a debt collector was trying to take all my money . It was less than a thousand and I needed it for my daughter and myself. My SSI attorney gave me Tim Eblen's name. The debt collectors took every penny out of my account. Talking to Mr Eblen he reassured me that he would get the money back to me.he helped me every step of the way.He did get my money back for me , but Mr Eblen did not like the way they treated me, so he went above and beyond for me and had gotten me more money from them . Five star no not even it's a 10 star Thank you so ,so much ,good bless you and your team for your excellent work .
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Posted by Joe | April 22, 2017
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Great first experience.
He was 100% successful in getting a car insurance company to pay me what I was owed after an accident. I am very happy with the service he provided me. Very straightforward easy to work with guy.
Posted by Phil | June 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Debt Collection Consultation
I met with Tim a few months back for advise on where I stood in trying to collect a debt owed on some promissory notes by an individual who I had a judgement against. Tim took the time to understand a disability I live with and tailored our meeting to accommodate. He walked me through several possible scenarios and then reviewed my options based on practicalities and legalities in a manner that was understandable for the layman. While it didn't make sense to pursue the matter at this time, Tim helped me lay out a long term plan for collection on the judgment from this individual. He impressed me as someone who is honest and compassionate. Thanks Tim!
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Posted by Jared | January 6, 2016
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Out of state debt collections issue resolved
I'm a bilingual liaison for families accessing disability services. I hired Tim and James with Eblen Freed,LLP to negotiate on my behalf with a collection agency's attorney. Last year, while providing hospice care for my elderly mother, I received a demand for payment from a collection agency. It came at the worst possible time for me personally. The crazy thing is I found myself held responsible for a large debt that I did not incur. I was getting nowhere trying to negotiate on my own with the collection agency's attorney. Due to the type of business I'm in, I'm no stranger to litigation. I've worked with many fine lawyers, but, in my opinion, Tim and James with Eblen Freed,LLP are of the best I've ever seen. Before they entered the case, I had no game plan I was likely going to be forced settle the case at a high financial and emotional cost because I did not have the confidence to try the case. Once they entered the picture, everything changed for two reasons. First, Tim undertook to thoroughly review everything (leaving no stone unturned) and uncovered a very significant piece of correspondence. This was a game changing moment that dramatically changed our strategy going forward and would likely not have occurred had Tim not entered the case. Second, James was tenacious in everything he did in representing me. James is strategic, and like other top lawyers, he constantly thinks five or six moves ahead. I place Eblen Freed,LLP at the very top of my list because of ability, dedication, values, communication skills, trial skills, and the overall ability to see the big picture.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
Tim represented me and companies in a dispute. He was always informative, responsive and kept things in budget. He connects well with the clients and is very good at settlements as well as litigation if necessary.
Posted by Elizabeth | July 30, 2014
Tim was my hero!
I came to Tim about a lawsuit I had apparently lost (but never got served for!) He provided me advice and support for how to address it myself but I chose instead to retain him to handle it for me, as it was really stressful. I appreciated knowing my options, though... (And if circumstances were different, I might have self-advocated using his advice.) Even after my first visit, I left his office feeling a weight off my shoulders. In representing my interests, Tim helped negotiate a very reasonable settlement with the other side and the matter was resolved in just a few months. The cost estimate for his services was both reasonable and accurate. (I even got a small refund on the retainer I paid.) All told, the settlement amount plus his retainer was still much less than the creditor was seeking. I simply can't thank Tim enough for his support and helping me resolve this matter!
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Posted by LeeB | April 4, 2014
The REAL deal
Tim Eblen is one of the very few attorneys that actually cares about his clients with genuine concern, then actually delivers the goods without any surprises. The only surprise here is that there still are attorneys out here that tells you up front what he can, or can't do, keeps you informed, answers his phone, and makes good on what he tells you. This man is a hero to me, saving me from a bleak future and garnishment. Anyone having problems with unscrupulous debt collectors or just plain debt, would be well served to go with TIM!
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Posted by Dana | October 24, 2013
Sued a big company and won!
We bought a TV in January of 2012. By November of 2012 it broke. We contacted the manufacturer and they said since it was still under warranty they would replace it. Several months later we were still waiting for our new TV. We contacted Tim Eblen and he informed us of our rights. It took several more months but Tim was able to get us the money we originally paid for the TV. It cost us nothing and we didn't have to deal with the headache once we placed it in Tim's hands. He was very prompt in regards to communication, etc.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2013
excellent man to work with
Tim is a pleasure to work with, and despite the fact that we have not been able to reach our goals at this time I am confident in his abilities and will hire him if and when needed in the future.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Smith & Greaves LLP
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ireland & Ireland, PC
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Landye Bennett Blumstein
  • 2002 - 2005

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Willamette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section, New Lawyers' Committee, Portland Subcommittee
  • Co-chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Guardian member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law Section
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration Section
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section, Legislative Subcommittee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Vietnamese

Awards

  • Pro Bono Award: Legal Aid Services of Oregon Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award: Legal Aid Services of Oregon Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section
  • 2011
  • Public Interest Fellowship
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2001
  • Collins Scholar
  • Willamette University
  • 1994
  • Mary Stuart Rogers Scholar
  • Willamette University
  • 1994
  • Albert Prize
  • Willamette University
  • 1994
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Publications

  • OSBA Debtor Creditor Section Newsletter
  • Approaching a Collection Lawsuit
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Live CLE seminar
  • Collecting Against a Judgment Debtor
  • 2013
  • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section Annual Meeting
  • Collecting from Ex-Spouse Post Dissolution of Marriage
  • 2012
  • Public Forum
  • Dealing with Debt
  • 2012
  • Public Forum
  • Dealing with Debt
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (2)
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 09
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 | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Debt collection Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is very knowledgeable about collections matters, and is very effective at collecting debts."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt settlement Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Other
"Demonstrating both insight and a balanced approach to analyzing inquiries on Avvo, I commend this attorney."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim and I are both members of the same professional organization. I would not hesitate to refer business clients and clients with contract litigation cases to him. He is smart and likable. I highly recommend Tim."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim Eblen has many tools in his repertoire that he deftly uses to solve legal problems. Awesome attorney & I am proud to be the first to endorse him here on Avvo."
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