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Larry B. Feinstein

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney at Bellevue, WA

4.8   12 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Vortman & Feinstein

  • Licensed for 48 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1975
    Active No misconduct found

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About Larry

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I was originally admitted to practice in New York in 1973, and worked as a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.  I am and have been a partner in the Seattle law firm of Vortman & Feinstein since 1990.  Prior to that, I was a partner at Steiner & Feinstein, until Samuel Steiner was appointed a federal Bankruptcy Judge. I practice exclusively in all phases of Chapter 7, 11, and 13 Bankruptcy since 1975.

I am a Board Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist and a Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification and have been since 1992.

I was a Chapter 7 Court Trustee for the Western District of Washington for 12 years, and have represented both creditors and debtors in all phases of bankruptcy proceedings. I am a frequent speaker on bankruptcy for the American Bar Association, and I have Chaired and spoke at CLE’s and seminars at the ABA Meetings for 18 years. 

I currently serve as Chair of the Business Law and Bankruptcy Committee of the GP|Solo Division of the American Bar Association. I have been the Chair or Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee since 2001, for 15 years.  In this position I was active in the ABA's lobbying efforts on the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCA) and related bankruptcy legislation. 


Larry Feinstein
12819 SE 38th St
PMB #40
Bellevue, WA, 98006

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Posted by Sherri | October 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best!
We interviewed many attorneys looking for someone to handle our bankruptcy. We are self-employed and in interviewing the other attorneys we received quotes from $10,000 to $50,000 because of the complexity. Larry was absolutely amazing for a few thousand, he was fast, efficient, and he answered all our questions and phone calls. Now 4 years after our bankruptcy, we found liens on our title and Larry is once again handling our case, and removing these old judgment liens. I can't recommend him strongly enough.
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Posted by Bob | September 15, 2016
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I reconmend Larry Feinstein
My wife and I hired Larry Feinstein to represent us in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable and very patient. Going through a bankruptcy is a trying 5 year ordeal and Larry was always there for us when we needed him. I would recommend Larry and his firm to anyone seeking legal advise and representation
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Posted by Rob | September 12, 2016
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An expert in his field.
Mr. Feinstein is an expert in his field. He handled a personal chapter 11 and a business chapter 7 for me. Both were processed efficiently and with favorable results. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2009
Larry Feinstein is the best bankruptcy attourney you can find.
Mr. Feinstein follows through years after your bankruptcy. I had an agency go after me years after the bankruptch was filed. Larry Feinstein solved that issue with 10 minutes of my phone call. How can you beat that? thanks, Curt Owen
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2007
Bankruptcy Help for the Little guy
I have used Larry's services for over six years. He's top notch. He is prompt with client attention at Intake and filing. His strength for me was intimate connection with Federal and local Bankruptcy staff. He literally opened doors. My proceedings were complicated with four different parties. Larry worked out a settlement that all parties could agree with. Larry worked with a Bank and the bankruptcy court so solve a problem. It took him just 30 minutes to get the settlement back on track. His strength is community connections in business and banking. I give him my highest rating. He is compassionate and has a genuine understanding of needs.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2007
Honest Lawyer
A good lawyer that tells you the truth. And has integrity. A welcome change in the world of lawyers. Keep's you well informed on whats happening. Would highly recomend.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2007
Absolutely the best bankruptcy attorney in Seattle
Larry helped my husband and me through a difficult chapter in our life, our bankruptcy. Larry is a kind hearted man who cares about his clients well being. Larry is well informed, and arguably the best Bankruptcy attorney in the State of Washington. If you are thinking about bankruptcy, do your self a favor and talk to Larry. We did, and we thank God we found him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2007
One of the Best Lawyers
Very high professional skills, does not waste any single minute of his and client's time, always to the point; explained complicated matters in short clear language; very reliable; he was very helpful and able to find best possible solutions. I felt very secure with this lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2007
Client Review
Very knowledgeable, thorough, and nice guy as well. Have worked with him for over thirty years.
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2007
The top Bankruptcy lawyer in Seattle
When I was looking for a bankruptcy attorney 3 years ago, I called around to many law firms to get a referral to a solid BK lawyer. The funny thing is that 3 different firms all recommended the same guy- (Larry Feinstein). He is the best; he knows his stuff. Larry is a very kind, supportive lawyer. He was there for me night and day. Unlike most attorneys, Larry showed compassion and regard for the stress I was dealing with. he always took the time to answer my questions.In regards to his competence, he is extremley Knowledgeable, he is the premier lawyer in Seattle for Bankruptcy issues. Former client.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2007
Best Lawyer Ever
He is knowledgable, short and to the point, truthful, and even now is reassuring when a problem arises!
Posted by Vicki | April 29, 2017
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Not warm and fuzzy
I hired larry to do my bankruptcy paperwork and filing. Going through this is not a pleasant experience. Larry was unfriendly almost to the point of rudeness. I also found a credit card that had been missed that I had removed myself. His staff was wonderful.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Vortman & Feinstein
  • 1990 - Present
  • Partner
  • Feinstein & Bull
  • 1978 - 1990
  • Partner
  • Steiner & Feinstein
  • 1975 - 1978


  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970


  • American Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, General Practice Division
  • Chair
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Seattle King County Bar Association
  • Current member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association Debtor/Creditor Section
  • Chair
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Seattle King County Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 1987 - 1989
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - 1976
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Bankruptcy Lawyer Directory
  • 2016
  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Seattle
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 1987
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1983
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Speaking Engagements

  • Biennial Convention
  • International Reorganizations, a Panel Discussion of International Issues when a Company files for Chapter 11
  • 2000
  • Toronto
  • Legal Ethics for the Business Attorney
  • 1998
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Divorce Through the Bankruptcy Court
  • 1997
  • Orlando, FL
  • First Interview Issues in Bankruptcy
  • 1996
  • General Practice Section Fall Meeting
  • Updates to the 1994 Amendments in Bankruptcy
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is on top of all legal issues and is an experienced aggressive advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known this lawyer for many years and know that he is highly competent. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A long time member of the bar, Larry was the attorney I went to for answers when I first started practicing law. His patience, knowledge, and affable nature helped me immensely. Having worked with Larry before on matters and having watched him work for his client's in court, I endorse Larry wholeheartedly. He brings a measure of excellence and class to the practice that I can only hope to try and emulate. "
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work Mr. Feinstein is one of the best legal minds in the area of bankruptcy. He truely cares for his clients."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Bellevue Chapter 11 bankruptcy Lawyer Larry B. Feinstein
Larry B. Feinstein
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 48 years