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Mr. Jesse Valdez attended the Central Washington University for his undergraduate studies, Seattle University School of Law for his J.D., and University of Washington School of Law for his LL.M. in Taxation.


Jesse is a partner in the firm of Valdez Lehman PLLC.  The firm cover various matters including:  Estate Planning, Business Law and  Bankruptcy,  Intellectual Property, Taxation and Commercial Litigation.


 Before joining Valdez Lehman, Jesse worked for Shulkin & Hutton in downtown Seattle, focusing on bankruptcy and business law.  Prior to that, he externed for the Honorable Judge Karen A. Overstreet, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of  Washington.  Jesse’s current areas of practice focuses on Bankruptcy (Chapter(s) 7, 11, 13), Estate Planning/Probate, Corporations/Business Law, Taxation, Creditor/Debtor and Commercial Litigation where he assists businesses and individuals in formulating strategies and solutions for their everyday needs.  


Jesse’s professional acknowledgments include the 2009 Latina/o Bar Association of Washington Member of the Year Award and the 2010 Seattle University School of Law La Justicia Award.  He has also appeared as a lecturer on Estate Planning for the King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program, and is the current Regional President for the HNBA, Region 16. 


He is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:  State of Washington, U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court - Western and Eastern District of Washington, U.S. District Court - Western District of Washington, U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Washington, and U.S. Tax Court.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 20%
    12 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 20%
    12 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    12 years
  4. Tax: 20%
    12 years
  5. Business: 20%
    12 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred clients to Jesse and will do so in the future. In addition to his technical expertise, Jesse has demonstrated his ability to understand his client's emotional circumstances and to needs.


    Richard Bernstein Business Attorney
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  • Joaquin M Hernandez

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jesse is supportive to a client's need and very realistic about a client's situation, in my opinion.


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Contact info

Valdez Lehman, PLLC

600 108th Ave Ne.
Suite. 347
Bellevue, WA, 98004-5965


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
La Justica AwardSeattle University School of Law2010
Member of the Year AwardLatina/o Bar Association of Washington2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerValdez Lehman, PLLC2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hispanic National Bar AssociationRegional President for Region XVI2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2009 - Present
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Latina/o Bar Association of WashingtonVice President of Finance/Treasurer2006 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawTaxationLL. M- Masters in Taxation2006
Seattle University School of LawGeneralJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Strengthening Your Estate Planning PracticePowers of Attorney2010
Cattlemen AssociationEstate Planning/Trusts2007