Personal bankruptcy is a way of receiving protection from your creditors. Bankruptcy protection in the United States has been available since the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, and has been used as a means for people to obtain relief from burdensome debts.
The U.S. bankruptcy laws are formulated to give the debtor a “fresh” start. Bankruptcy is intended to level the playing field between people who owe money and the people they to whom they owe money.
Bankruptcy is a necessary safety valve in our economy. The relief provided by the bankruptcy laws gives people who are over their heads financially an opportunity for fresh start. There are two main types of bankruptcy - Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.
I am a lawyer that works almost exclusively on bankruptcy and personal injury law. I take a client-focused approach to the practice of law by creating a team effort between my client and I, and maintaining open and consistent communications.
My first exposure to bankruptcy law was during law school where I participated in the bankruptcy law clinic at the Seattle University School of Law. After finishing law school in 2004, I continued my practice in bankruptcy by helping many individuals and couples resolve their financial issues and file their bankruptcy petitions. I have also worked for a publicly traded company as a corporate counsel in the past, where I worked closely with the credit and collections department determining when formal legal action should be taken and supervising outside counsel in the handling of collections related legal proceedings as well as on Chapter 11 Bankruptcy issues.
I have also spent over five years representing plaintiffs injured through no fault of their own. I have also worked for an insurance defense firm located in Downtown Seattle. During that time, I litigated complex matters involving construction and real estate matters, motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall, and products liability matters.
Unlike other firms where there may be little or no client contact with the lawyer handling the case, I work closely with my clients to ensure that they are fully informed and involved so that their best interests and concerns are served.
My knowledge and experiences have cultivated a strong understanding of the legal options available to assist clients during difficult financial times.
If you live in Pierce, King, or Snohomish Counties and are struggling with bill problems, then I may be able to help you. Call me for a free initial consultation in my offices in Renton or Bellevue.
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|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Association of Corporate Counsel||Member||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Hong v. Hong||Settled.|
|Constantino v. Constantino & Javonillo||Dismissed on Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgme|
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|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Washington||International Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|University of Washington||Economics with Distinction||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|