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Joseph W Creed

Real estate Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 13 years
    California - CA 19 years
    Virginia - VA 19 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2004
    Associate No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Active in the areas of real estate and mortgage broker fraud, residential real-estate (including home purchases and sales, associations, landlord-tenant), housing discrimination, probate, wills, estate planning, and a variety of other topics.

    20 years, 50 cases

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    Banking, business law, mergers & acquisitions, business organizations, contracts, corporate & securities, antitrust, and bankruptcy.

    20 years, 100 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Personal, small business and consumer litigation. Ch 7, 11, & 13.

    20 years, 250 cases

  4. Family
    Represented individuals in dissolution actions, parentage actions, child support actinos, and parenting plan modifications.

    17 years, 15 cases

Because I gained more than fifteen years of valuable experience as an engineer, business owner , and real estate professional prior to beginning the practice of law, I tend to have a more cleaer understanding of the legal issues my clients ask me to assist them with. Having faced many of these issues myself in my life prior to becoming an attorney, I have a unique understanding of what my clients are facing which most other attorneys simply don’t have.


I am a partner in law firm which represents small businesses and individuals in transactional real estate matters, transactional business matters, business/real estate and civil litigation, contracts, technology law, intellectual property law, construction litigation, and personal finance matters such as bankruptcy and estate planning. I am licensed and practice in all courts in Washington State and California and we have offices conveniently located to serve clients in and aroud King County, Washington and Los Angeles & Orange, County California.


Our primary goal is to listen and understand the issues our clients are facing and to work diligently to achieve a favorable outcome for them. Partners and attorneys in our law firm have years of experience handling the wide variety of legal issues many of us are forced to confront from time to time. Together, we can find ways to attack the legal issues you may be facing and to find ways to avoid ever having to confront these legal issues in the first place.



11120 NE 2nd St
Suite 200
Bellevue, WA, 98004

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Posted by Anton | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
Joseph Creed was extremely responsive and accommodating to my needs. He was the second attorney I worked with and working with him was a breeze. Definitely recommend and I would work with him again any time. Thank you, Mr. Creed!
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2012
Professional and Straightforward
I would highly recommend Joseph Creed. He helped me through my divorce. He was very knowledgeable through the whole process. What I appreciated most about Jo was how responsive he was. He answered phone calls and emails in a very timely manner and kept me informed. I had many questions throughout the divorce and he was quick to give me clear answers. This has been a painful personal experience for me but Jo put my mind at ease with all of the legal aspects.
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Posted by Ruben | August 17, 2012
Real Estate Transactions
For the last 8 years he has represented us in all matters related to Real Estate. Buying, selling, preparing leases, in our commercial real estate investments. We are extremely pleased with his services and hope to continue this relationship for a long time. Aside from this he is a warm, friendly, human being.
Posted by E. Cecilia | August 2, 2012
A True Advocate
I can't speak highly enough about Joe. He took on our case after we consulted and began unsuccessfully with four other attorneys in the area. His work was stellar from beginning to end (we won the case by dismissal because the plaintiff finally realized they didn't stand a chance). He was extremely open to our input throughout, considerate of our needs, and gracious about accommodating our desire to participate in the defense process. I couldn't have asked for a better advocate, and I felt he was honest and consistent about acting in our best interest. He was even sensitive to our budget, and always gave us options and considered cost. We remain grateful to have won with him on our side!
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-325 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Creed & Associates
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Barokas Martin & Tomlinson
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Creed & Elliott, LLP
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Creed & Associates
  • 2005 - 2008
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  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Washington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994
  • University of California - Irvine
  • MBA
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Garcia vs. World Savings Assn (Wells Fargo)
  • Settlement


  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Services Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • California Bar Journal
  • California Court of Appeals Opinion Granting Judgment in Our Client's Favor
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (0)
Endorse Joseph
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ethical, Excellent lawyer and highly reccomended."
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