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Steven Marlow Palmer

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Mountlake Terrace, WA

5.0   55 reviews

also known as Steve Palmer

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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 9 years
    Ohio - OH 14 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    30%

    15 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    30%

    15 years, 400 cases

  3. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    20%
    I can help you restructure your business debts so that your small to medium sized business can stay operational.

  4. Immigration
    10%
    Family based immigration.

    2 years, 50 cases

  5. Residential real estate
    10%
    I can help you resolve title disputes with quiet title actions.

I HELP PEOPLE GET THE RELIEF THAT IS AVAILABLE UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY CODE AND I ACTUALLY ENJOY IT!

I help people get the relief that is available under the bankruptcy code and I actually enjoy doing it. I have heavily concentrated in bankruptcy, filing or otherwise working on approximately 1500 cases over a 10 year span. In addition to my consumer bankruptcy experience, I have also worked on the creditor's side of the law for big banks. I know how they think, and I can help you get relief.

 

While bankruptcy is my main area of concentration, I can also help with social security disability, fair debt collection practices act lawsuits, and probate.

 

On the personal side, I graduated with a degree in geology and worked in a limestone quarry as an on-site geologist for a summer. After that, I moved to Japan where I taught English, wrote English textbooks and helped to manage an English school for 4.5 years.

 

I look forward to getting to know you and to helping you with your case.

 

-Steve Palmer

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Location

Palmer & Associates, PLLC
6912 220th St. SW
Suite 113
Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043

Reviews

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Posted by Eric | June 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cordial, responsive and professional
Steve was the second or third lawyer we interviewed for our bankruptcy, and we both knew that he was the one. He got us through a very difficult period, and we are better for it.
Posted by Eva | July 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfactory Relationship
I was put in contact with the Curtis firm when I finally decided that bankruptcy was my only option out of the mess I'd gotten myself into. I was extremely fortunate to find Steven Palmer. He and his assistant, Nadine Long, were very nice and helped me through the whole procedure. They made the whole process much easier and less stressful than it could have been. They were always available to answer any questions about the process and actually managed to keep me pretty calm through the whole thing. I would definitely recommend Steven to anyone who's looking for a very capable attorney who's willing to spend the time to make sure you understand everything.
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Posted by Mikaela | June 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended for Chapter 13
I put off filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy for the fear of not feeling well informed about the process and intricacies involved with the filing, but after my initial consultation I felt reassured that I was making the right choice. Mr. Palmer was non-judgemental, answering any questions that came up, and offering clear & direct information about what my obligations are & what is expected of me during the term of my Chapter 13. Support staff in the office have been helpful & reliable as well. Any callback, or requested information was delivered in a timely fashion, and I was always spoken to professionally. Overall, this experience has been 10/10, I couldn't ask for better. Mr. Palmer helped me overcome a challenge I thought to be impossible, and I am extremely grateful to have been able to hire him for his services. Cheers!
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Posted by Paula | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Steven was great with me. I'm not the most responsible person when it comes to handling my finances (duh), but Steven was very patient and encouraging with me. He also gave me a break in charging me because I'm on a very limited, fixed income. Filing bankruptcy is a difficult process, but Steven made it as easy as possible. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Jeannette & Dionicio | January 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I strongly recoment a great lawyer
I want to thank Steve for a wonderful job he did in my case I was loosing my house and was able to saved it and get up to date with my debt. Could not have done it with out him. One again Thank you.
Posted by Tara | January 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended bankruptcy lawyer
Steven made a very stressful situation easy and seamless. He always made time to promptly answer my many questions and concerns and was honest and up front about all things I should expect and be aware of for my bankruptcy. I was not knowledgeable on the subject and he did everything possible to ensure I understood and helped shed light on the typical negative stigma relating to filing for bankruptcy. I was 2 years into a very challenging divorce and I was at least at ease and confident with Steven as my bankruptcy attorney. I’m forever thankful for his time and services.
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Posted by Angela | April 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Most Awesome Lawyer
Steven Palmer is an awesome attorney. I was close to being garnished and I did not have a lot of money he made payment arrangements and he filed the bankruptcy once I had most of the filing fee and his fees paid. I had my bank account froze and he was able to assist me with getting that squared away and I was able to access my funds within a few days of the account being frozen. He kept me calm and assured me that things would be okay and they were. He has the patience of a saint. I definitely recommend him. I have had other bankruptcies in the past and he is the best bankruptcy lawyer I have had.
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Posted by Lisa B. | August 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly professional, supportive, and prompt
I want to give my sincerest appreciation and respect to Steven. When I first spoke with Steven, I was so scared and confused. He handled all my concerns and worries with clarity and reassurance. He helped me understand my options, and was very detail oriented with my case. It only took me 3 years to get discharged!!! This made me feel like I could accomplish anything I set my mind to. It made me realize that I, too, can restart my life over again. I feel like a new person and am ready to start rebuilding my credit and my life. Thank you Steven! You're thee best!
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional Bankruptcy Attorney
Steven provided excellent and quality work when he handled my unique bankruptcy. His attention to detail and quick responses to all of my many questions was comforting in this difficult time. He is very knowledgeably and has exceptional people skills. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever great full.
I Hired the firm and Mr. Palmer a year ago. He was there every step of the way, even if I had just a quick question. The bankruptcy process was a difficult decision for me, but Mr. Palmer made me feel secure and complete about my decision. I enrolled in the credit courses and did everything I was instructed to do. Now just a short year later my credit score is higher than its ever been. Thank you Mr. Palmer and team.
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Response from Steven Palmer October 28, 2019
Thank you so much for the review. I wish you continued success. Let us know if you need any help in the future. Steve
Posted by Tyler | October 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism was outstanding
Steve was caring and understanding of my situation. His professionalism and knowledge was outstanding. The 7 Steps to a 720 Credit Score included is a huge bonus. Couldn’t have asked for my bankruptcy to go through any smoother.
Response from Steven Palmer October 28, 2019
Thank you very much for letting me take your case. I wish you all the best. Let us know if you need any help in the future. Steve
Posted by Kelly | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, Smart & Friendly
When we first met Steve and his team, we had our then, 13-month-old son with us and he made us feel right at home. He was very understanding and had a desire to help. We started our process of pre-bankruptcy paperwork and made our retainer payment and life hit us hard. We contacted Steve and he was wonderful in guiding us and reassuring us that we are still on the track to file and we still had him on retainer. The time came where we were able to file, and we had meeting for finalizing the assets with Steve and then our meeting of creditors. I will admit, going through this was very intimidating and the chance we were afforded to start over, was scary. We came to him with heavy credit issues and we always walked away feeling like we were on the right track with our path of bankruptcy. Steve was always a phone call or email away, as was his assistant Dotty. They both have a way to calm the frantic or panicked client in situation of high stress. I cannot speak highly enough of Steve and his team. His cost of services was very fair, and we never felt pressured as we made payments towards our fees. Prior to the bankruptcy discharge, our one car broke down. We called Steve immediately asking how we could receive a loan, if we hadn't had it discharged yet. He had a reputable dealer and contact for us to reach out to and within 24 hours we had a new, reliable vehicle. More than anything, Steve and his team were there for us every step of the way. They do this every day and it shows. They care, they know how to help and what to say. We never felt as though we didn't have information we needed or like we were bothering him or his team. if you are at all curious to how he can help you, call his office. You will not be disappointed.
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Response from Steven Palmer October 28, 2019
Thank you so much for the generous review and for the opportunity to represent you. I wish you the best of luck in the future. Let us know if you every need any other sort of help. Steve
Posted by Jess & Chloe | June 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve helped save us in a total pinch
We needed Steve last minute in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Steve helped us via emails from early dawn to late at night & then saw us the next morning to get our case filed by the time we needed to file. He has been extremely prompt answering all our questions & very helpful. We recommend him 100%! :)
Response from Steven Palmer July 12, 2019
Thank you for the review. My pleasure.
Posted by Sara | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
My husband and I was overwhelmed by business and personal debts. Steven Palmer is professional, responsive and supportive listener. We had a wonderful experience beginning to end. Thanks to Steven Palmer and his team.
Response from Steven Palmer June 19, 2019
Thank you for the kind review. Let us know if you need any help in the future.
Posted by John | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Curtis Casteel and Palmer are Great!
We had no experience with the services we needed. We shopped around and finally found Curtis Casteel and Palmer. They walked us through the whole process and took care of everything. The staff is friendly and eager to help with any questions without any type of judgement. We felt comfortable and safe with all our interactions with Curtis Casteel and Palmer. Thank you again for all your help. We would highly recommend this firm! Steve Palmer especially!
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Posted by Tony Clark | January 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steven Palmer was a huge asset to filling my bankruptcy!
Mr. Steven Palmer at Curtis, Casteel & Palmer was a tremendous help and asset in filling my bankruptcy! I would highly recommend him to handle your case. Thanks to Steven Palmer the process was fast, easy and non-stressful as he took the lead and guided me through the whole process! This is a TOP NOTCH firm. Thank You!
Posted by James Bryan | December 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Choice
I don't feel I could have chosen a better team. They were respectful and courteous throughout the entire process. They helped through the process before, during and after the bankruptcy.
Posted by Denise | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was so relieved when I contacted Steven Palmer, He was very understanding and very professional. He helped through the process before, during and after the bankruptcy. I am so grateful for all your help and office staff also.
Posted by Dustin | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Respectful and Knowledgeable
Steven Palmer handled all aspects of my legal issue with great knowledge and understanding. He was respectful and listened to my concerns. We were able to achieve the outcome that I had hoped for. Highly recommend him. Thanks!
Posted by Nancy | September 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a relief!!
I could not be more pleased with working with Steven Palmer at CC&P. I had no idea what to do in my financial crisis but Steve walked me through the process and now I'm starting fresh with new tools to use for the future. Also the support staff (Dixie) was always very kind and reassuring.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Shapiro, Van Ess, Phillips & Barragate
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Rauser & Associates
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Document Review Attorney
  • Orrick, Herrington, Suitcliffe, LLP
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Research Assistant
  • University of Akron School of Law
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Curtin and Associates
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • University Of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Kent State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: Sadler US Dist. N.D. OH Eastern Division
  • Won on Appeal
  • In re Weaver;
  • Win
  • PHH Mortgage Corp
  • Won Appeal

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • King County Bar Referral Service (Bankruptcy)
  • Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Referral Service (Bankruptcy)
  • Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Associate Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2018 Washington Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Excellence in Law Award Environmental Law
  • CALI
  • 2008
  • Excellence in Law Award for International Law
  • CALI
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Primer for Real Estate Professionals
  • Bankruptcy Primer for Real Estate Professionals
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (22)
Endorse Steven
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve approaches his cases with a genuine concern for his client’s best interests. We are fortunate to have him as a member of the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steven is an extremely knowledgeable and a hard working lawyer. He truly cares about his clients and the outcome they receive."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven Palmer. He has an impressive knowledge of chapter 13 bankruptcy and a commitment to finding the best solutions for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"From our time working together, I know Steve to be a creative problem solver and a strong advocate for his clients. He is well-respected in the bankruptcy community. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone seeking bankruptcy counsel."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Palmer is a highly professional and diligent attorney. He has an solid understanding of bankruptcy law and procedure, and has an excellent reputation in the community for providing high quality representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is interested in helping clients through complex and difficult life situations. He's a friend and I'm happy to refer any clients, both family and friends, to him for counsel."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is an extremely professional, intelligent and thorough practitioner. I highly respect him, both as a lawyer and as a person. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steve for several years. He is a knowledgeable and skilled bankruptcy and Social Security attorney who provides zealous representation for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steven is a competent and diligent attorney with a high level of professionalism. He is well respected in the industry."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a bright and diligent attorney. I enjoy bouncing new ideas off of him as he always seems to have his his hand on the pulse of new developments in the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steven Palmer is a zealous advocate for his clients. He aggressively seeks to achieve favorable legal outcomes in the cases he handles. His knowledge base in bankruptcy law is especially extensive."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Palmer is an excellent attorney with years of experience in the bankruptcy field. He is exceedingly detail-oriented and conscientious, and always looking for ways to do better and better at his job. You can't go wrong with Steve as your attorney."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The respect of the debtor and creditor's bar, as well as the local judiciary has been well-earned by Mr. Palmer. He brings an intellectual approach to handling the myriad issues that crop up in Chapter 13 bankruptcy practice. Steve is an excellent problem-solver, and has honed his skills in the courtroom, office, and as a legal writer to the ultimate benefit of his clientele. I am proud to know Steve, and recommend him to anyone seeking effective and experienced counsel."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I fully endorse this lawyer. He's an intelligent, hard-working attorney and a truly nice person."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Mountlake Terrace Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Steven Marlow Palmer
Steven Marlow Palmer
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available