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Jesse Valdez

Business Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jesse

Learn Jesse’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Assist clients with negotiating debts and have represented hundreds of clients through the bankruptcy process, both debtors and creditors, and treat each client’s case with thoroughness, dignity and respect. Have counseled clients on the various options available to them and assist them in protecting certain assets such as the equity in their home and their retirement accounts

    20 years

  2. Business
    Prepare and draft partnership agreements, purchase and sale of stocks and assets, noncompete agreements. Assist clients in choosing entity selection from partnerships, limited liabilty companies, Subchapter S, C corporations and sole properitership. Prepare unique contacts for clients related to their industry.

    20 years

  3. Estate planning
    Assist clients in preparing various wills, simple trusts and complex trusts. Provide clients with options to reduce tax liability but also a straight forward estate plan.

    20 years

  4. Litigation
    Litigated numerous cases clients ranging from breach of contract to securities fraud defense, creditor and debtor claims.

    20 years

  5. Tax
    Assist clients in choosing entity selection and taxes associated with such entity. Prepare and draft memorandums and opinions pertaining to tax issues. Advise clients inh both tax planning for the entity and personally as we also assist clients with their estate planning needs: wills, probate, trusts, sophiscated trusts suh as Life Insurance Trust, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts.

    20 years

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.

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

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Posted by Sarah | March 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy SOS
Like a lot of people over the last few years, the loss of a job and unexpected hospital bills took their toll on us financially. We had the pleasure of working with Jesse and his superb team, probably longer than most. This was a very difficult decision that weighed on me for a very long time before we finally decided to proceed with bankruptcy. The whole process was relatively quick and very painless, not the emotional roller coaster I had imagined. From the first consult to the very brief time we had in court, all of our questions were answered and handled very professionally. I would highly recommend Mr. Valdez and his office if you have to navigate through this complicated process, or even other business needs!
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Posted by Brandon | May 12, 2010
Great Work
Jesse went far beyond what I expected from a lawyer. He did his research, kept us informed and our morale up during the lengthy process. He was reasonable with his payment schedule and made accommodations when we had problems. He is a good man and a great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2008
I worked with Mr. Valdez on a variety of our business' contracts in addition to a small litigation matter. He handled all aspects of our business with knowledge and respect.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Valdez Lehman, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present


  • Washington School of Law
  • LL. M- Masters in Taxation
  • 2006
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004


  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Regional President for Region XVI
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
  • Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • La Justica Award
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Member of the Year Award
  • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Cattlemen Association
  • Estate Planning/Trusts
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Jesse
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Business Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Probate Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Valdez assisted our clients in setting up a probate in a wrongful death case. He was diligent, expeditious and incredibly knowledgeable about probate matters. As a result, I recommend him to other attorneys looking for probate work as well as estate planning and bankruptcy. I wholeheartedly endorse his work."
Bellevue Business Lawyer Jesse Valdez
Jesse Valdez
Business Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 19 years