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Eric K Helmy

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Seattle, WA

3.8   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 11 years
    Washington - WA 13 years
    Oregon - OR 22 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2012
    Limited license to appear with local counsel No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Eric

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Eric is a devoted family man, recreational athlete, and conservation advocate.


He enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, competing in triathlons, cycling, backpacking in the wilderness, windsurfing, and playing guitar.

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Northwest Business Law LLC
1700 7th Ave
Seattle, WA, 98101

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3.8 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Marlo | January 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney and person
I have an ongoing legal issue, and Eric has been through it all. He is compassionate and shows great empathy to his clients. He is knowledgeable and willing to give a hand in any situation. He is a bit tough to get a hold of, but there is a reason, people GO TO HIM! So, that is a positive comment. He works after hours and weekends to rectify any issues or questions that you may have. HANDS down the best in his business. I have faith in his abilities and knowledge, and anyone that hires this attorney, you are in GREAT HANDS!!! Hands down the best out there!!!!
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Posted by William | July 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Lawyer's Lawyer
As a practicing attorney I almost never review a competitor. Eric is the exception. An excellent attorney that I would recommend without hesitation.
Posted by Gillian | November 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Eric Helmy is a very professional lawyer who provided me with the litigation services that I needed to resolve my case. He is reliable, fast, and hard-working. I would recommend Eric to anyone that needs a business attorney.
Posted by Mike | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
As a Consultant, having two clients with the same legal issues, we retained Eric Helmy of NW Business Law for legal expertise. This case was extremely difficult. Eric took great interest in my clients. He showed creativity and care in their matter. His exceptional work delivered great results for my clients. Eric did a terrific job and was highly effective. I highly recommend Eric for your legal needs.
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Posted by Brad | August 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
Northwest Buisness Law and Eric Helmy have faithfully and capably served my business for many years . Eric delivers excepiontional work , He is caring , Honest and highly effective . His intelligent and insightful strategies have consistently giving me the upper hand .Eric is more than a counselor and lawyer to me , He has become a good friend . Put your Trust in this Man ,I did and I will never use anyone else .
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2010
Thank you Eric
A prominent Portland attorney recommended me to Eric. I found Eric really listened and believed in me. While few attorneys are even willing to pursue my kind of case, Eric was optimistic He is so smart and articulate. He knows how to deal with "the other side", and legal mumbo jumbo, and got them to take notice. He met with me on my time. He got me a settlement . This would all have gone nowhere without Eric. I never would have dreamed I'd need this kind of help, but I had to do what I thought was right.. And now I have been able to move forward. Thank you Eric
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Posted by James | January 26, 2010
Diligent Timely and Sharp
Eric Helmy is a breath of fresh honesty. His professionalism and thoughtful responses always kept me focused and infomed. His modern business model enables efficiency orginaization and accountability previously not available in the legal field. Eric is Intellingent responsive and effective. This is the man you want on your side of the table.
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Posted by Jan | January 23, 2010
Dives in with energy and knowledge
Eric is extraordinarily high energy, which impressed me when I first talked to him on the phone. He sees many possibilities and explores them all with diligence. He communicates clearly and frequently unlike some others who actually seem to want to avoid contact. His outlook is positive and creative, leaving “no stone unturned” to find solutions. The biggest difference for me compared to being with other lawyers is that I felt he genuinely cares-- because he does. I didn’t really expect that trait in a lawyer and I was very pleased.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2010
Very supportive and highly skilled
My associate and I were very fortunate to have found Mr. Helmy. He has been very professional, trustworthy, and has explained difficult subjects in easy to understand terms.
Posted by Chris & Bonnie Ramirez | January 21, 2010
Review for Eric Helmy
To all concerned... I would highly recommend Eric to any of my friends or family. Eric was extremely professional, knowledgeable and patient. MOST OF ALL...Eric possesses the abiltiy to think outside "the box" creating opportunites when things look bleak. We "interviewed" several attornies and Eric was in a league all his own. Thank you Eric for all you have done for us... Respectfully, Chris and Bonnie
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2010
Personal And Immediate Response
Eric was great to work with. His response time and professionalism were beyond expectation. I would not hesistate to use his services again. We felt very well cared for and listened to.
Posted by Stuart Richter | January 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
simple 3000 dollar letter could not even do that
Do not use this Attorney run away he took my money and JUST VANISHED filing a complaint with the bar and attorney general of the State of Washington and better business bureau and getting a attorney to sue him.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did not do his job
We hired Eric over a 2 year period in which his Lack of communication and effort, and listening skill prevailed. He was paid all fees up front and still failed to do his job leaving our family in default by just lack of effort and/ or care. I would not recommend him as we have lost everything literally due to his negligence.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric represented me in a motorcycle vs. automobile accident years ago not consulting with me at all. he asked for the max of what the insurance policy would Allow which I believe was 1 million dollars.I would’ve taken them fixing my Harley and giving me $20k to pay for my concussion…. Keep clear of this guy
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I requested a consultation regarding a situation I'm experiencing with my business. I am not well versed in business law, and I was just trying to understand the legalities around my situation, and perhaps if I needed representation. Right off the bat, Eric was rude, not informative, and kept putting pressure on me to move forward with hiring him without me understanding if I needed representation or not. I kept telling him I'm not exactly sure if I'm at a place where I need representation, and that is why I was inquiring in the first place. He kept responding with an attitude, saying "What do you want?" This guy is your run of the mill, high pressure lawyer that doesn't care about you, but only cares about making as much money off you as he can, while spending as little time as possible actually helping you. I've worked with many attorneys, this guy was by far the worst I've ever had to interact with. Do yourself a favor, find a lawyer that is at least a decent human being.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Flaky First Impression
I contacted Eric about my case, I was very disappointed with his lack of attention to details, I kept having to repeat myself over and over. I did not hire Eric for my case, I felt like it would just be a waste of money. I hired another attorney, I felt listened to me better.
Response from Eric Helmy September 6, 2017
We have no record of ever dealing with any person whose experience even vaguely resembles this, let alone in recent memory. The timing of this review - which is very closely timed with the false and defamatory review of "James" (above) - strongly suggest this review is part of the same smear campaign. Please feel free to call to experience the personalized and caring attention about which our REAL clients consistently praise us.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Northwest Business Law Group LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Helmy Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Griffin & McCandlish
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Blake & Duckler LLP
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Verrinder v. Heffernan
  • Settled for policy limits
  • Al-Ameer v. Buessa
  • Settled before trial for $55,000
  • Buttes Development Group v. Thornburgh et al
  • Substantial settlement recovered.
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Environmental Law
  • Teeth for a paper tiger: redressing the deficiencies of the recovery provisions of the Endangered Species Act.
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Issues for Emerging Businesses
  • Employment law, intellectual property, and business formation concerns for new and emerging businesses
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
Endorse Eric
Unknown Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked with Eric for three years and learned a great deal from him. Eric is a dedicated, intelligent, and passionate attorney who truly cares about his clients and getting them the best possible outcome."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Eric for many years. He is a very competent attorney and an asset to the legal community."
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Seattle Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Eric K Helmy
Eric K Helmy
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 22 years