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Jamie J. Mcfarlane

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   13 reviews

About Jamie

Learn Jamie’s areas of practice.

Licensed for 13 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/20/2022

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

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The Tracy Law Group PLLC
1601 5th Ave, Suite 610
Seattle, WA, 98101

Reviews

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Posted by Andy | September 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable, Experienced, and Professional
The process of winding up your business is elaborate and difficult. You can tell instantly that Jamie has the experience needed to guide people through this process. It is emotional and stressful but knowing you are getting good advice and assistance is priceless. He was very professional and extremely responsive which makes a huge difference. I've worked with many attorneys that take days to respond and that is just added and unneeded stress. I will definitely recommend Jamie to my friends, family and colleagues.
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Posted by David | July 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Warn, Patient and Experienced Lawyer
I just called his office for an initial consultation concerning whether he would take on a small debt collection case. He was very patient in explaining all the potential ramifications and what he would advise as some good courses of actions. I have a lot of respect for this lawyer and will definitely be reaching out to him if I need any larger debt cases worth taking on.
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Posted by John | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7 Representation
Mr. Mcfarlane leveraged his experience and knowledge to successfully protect my family with all provisions the law provides. He answered all our concerns, found favorable outcomes and made the process understandable and simple for us. Excellent communicator, accessible, easy to work with and provided calm in a high stress process. Explained what we needed to do and why. He prosecuted the most optimal outcome for us, our expectations. We would strongly recommend Jamie. We are very happy.
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Posted by Deborah | October 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Warm, Friendly and Caring Lawyer
I am so happy with Jamie as my lawyer, he was always there to answer any questions I had. He has a great warm and friendly personality and puts you at ease. I highly recommend using him as your lawyer for bankruptcy. It all went better than I ever expected.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jamie Deserves More Than
I had a consultation with Jamie about potential bankruptcy options and I could not be more happy about the experience. He was truly compassionate about my situation and knew all my options if I were to proceed. I could tell he really wanted to find me the best option for my situation. I would highly recommend Jamie.
Posted by Diane | July 23, 2013
Best of the Best
Jamie is by far the best attorney I could have asked for. He gave me solid advice and truly went above and beyond. He is extremely smart and he is truly set apart from the rest. He is the best of the best!!
Posted by Rebecca | April 21, 2013
Knowledgeable, Responsive, Effective, Compassionate Service
Here's why you should hire Jamie for your Chapter 7 bankruptcy: - Knowledgeable -Thorough/Prepared -Excellent Communication/Coordination with client and staff -Efficient and Effective -Patient/Compassionate Jamie's expertise and patient, compassionate, service-oriented execution made a divorce related Chapter 7 bankruptcy process as smooth and manageable as possible. From our first consultation, Jamie provided clear explanations on every aspect of the bankruptcy process. When I had additional questions Jamie gave responsive, clear answers. Jamie was very organized and worked well with his legal team. My bankruptcy process went EXACTLY as Jamie had described - no surprises. My experience was 100% positive in every aspect.
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Posted by C and C | March 8, 2013
Highly recommend Jamie and Resolve Legal!!
While going through a very difficult financial time, Jamie and his staff treated us with utmost respect. Questions were answered quickly and thoroughly. Our case involved rental houses, first and second mortgages and very little personal debt. Our case was resolved in a timely manner. Even after our case was discharged, Jamie answered our final questions. Jamie's legal assistant, Keith, was also instrumental in our case. He was so respectful and never critical of our situation. The banks would not refinance or modify any of our loans. They were willing to give them to us and after 11 years of on time payments, they would not help their customers. We are so thankful to Jamie for helping us resolve our financial situation on have a fresh start.
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Posted by Haile | June 8, 2012
Jamie's Excellent and professional Service
Mr. Macfarlane Is   a very descent and professional attorney whom I know through another attorney , while when I had gone through Chapter 7 Bankruptcy recently. It has been a pleasure working with him. He has been instrumental in implementing the law relevant to our case and successfully accomplishes the task. His information update and follow up to the extent of taking extra time to discuss our case with absolute patience has been amazing. I had never had such a service before from anyone who provides similar services.  I would highly recommend Jamie to any one with similar problem and can witness from my experience that he is the right person to apply the law and resolve issues of this kind.
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Posted by Teresa | May 29, 2012
Thank you for your excellent work
Jamie steered us through a complicated Chapter 7 bankruptcy. His calm, professional demeanor reassured us throughout the process, explaining each step and answering all our questions promptly. He anticipated every contingency and ensured that all required documentation was in order, and briefed us thoroughly before our hearing so we felt confident answering the trustee's questions. We were by far the best-represented debtors in the room and, unquestionably, Jamie's representation secured the best possible outcome for us.
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Posted by Charlie | January 10, 2012
A review of Jamie J Mcfarlane
We were really pleased with Jamie's excellent service. Jamie was not affraid to offer aggressive recommendations. Had we used someone else, I’m not sure we would have come through as we did, or even pursued Chapter 7. Jamie's guidance as to the risk and rationale of the path he recommended really helped my wife and I make informed decisions and feel more confident about them. Presenting the pros and cons is a strength of Jamie's, as was his willingness to push a little rather than accept the standard. I highly recommend Jamie to anyone going through a banrupcty case for he is truely a professional that knows how to get the job done!
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2011
Jamie Mcfarlane
Jamie was the calm in the storm. He was professional and offered a sound strategy for accomplishing our goals. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Jane Orlov | May 5, 2011
VERY PLEASED WITH JAMIE'S SERVICES.
We went through Chapter 7 Bankrupcy. We consulted several attorneys and chose to go with Resolve Legal firm because of personal recommendation and because of the very good reviews on avvo.com (particularly Shelly Crocker and Todd Tracy), when we scheduled a consultation, we asked for those attorneys, but were told that they are doing more commercial side. We were assigned to Jamie Mcfarlane. I was hesitant because of Jamie's lack of experience, but was told that he is very good at what he does and the company works as a team and if the problem arises, he would get help from more experienced attorneys at the office. Jamie IS VERY PROFESSIONAL and in fact IS VERY GOOD at what he does. Now our bankruptcy has been discharged and we are VERY PLEASED with Jamie's services. We had a complicated case with several rental properties involved as well as a business. Other attorneys told us that there would be no chance in keeping rental properties, but Jamie advised us that there is a good possibility, depending on how to file. He answered all of our questions promptly, gave good advises and followed up. Now we can start new chapter of our lives and still keep our houses! I recommend Jamie to everybody who need help with bankruptcy!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 135-375 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • The Tracy Law Group PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Crocker Law Group, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Assistance Advocate
  • Fremont Public Association (Solid Ground)
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Child Support Advocate
  • Kittitas County Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Central Washington University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
  • Central Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association - Bankruptcy Clinic
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • CENTS
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • KCBA Neighborhoold Legal Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Seattle Pro Bono Debt Clinic
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • KCBA Debtor/Creditor Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Publications

  • Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education - Judgments: You've Won! Now What?
  • The Debtor Filed for Bankruptcy: What Now?
  • 2019
  • King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education - Judgments: You've Won! Now What?
  • The Debtor Filed For Bankruptcy: What Now?
  • 2018
  • Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education - Judgments: You've Won! Now What?
  • The Debtor Filed for Bankruptcy: What Now?
  • 2018
  • Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education - Judgments: You've Won! Now What?
  • The Debtor Filed For Bankruptcy: What Now?
  • 2017
  • WSBA Moderate Means Program
  • Chapter 7 Means Test for WSBA Moderate Means Program
  • 2015
  • WSBA Moderate Means Program
  • Meeting of Creditors for WSBA Moderate Means Program
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Chapter 7 Means Test - Line-by-Line Workshop
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education - Judgments: You've Won! Now What?
  • The Debtor Filed for Bankruptcy: What Now?
  • 2019
  • Quarterly Meeting - Foundation for Financial Planning
  • Bankruptcy Basics for Financial Advisors
  • 2018
  • KCBA - Judgments: You've Won! Now What?
  • The Debtor Filed for Bankruptcy: What Now?
  • 2018
  • WSBA - Judgments: You've Won! Now What?
  • The Debtor Filed For Bankruptcy: What Now?
  • 2017
  • WSBA - Moderate Means Program
  • Meeting of Creditors
  • 2015
  • WSBA - Moderate Means Program
  • Chapter 7 Means Test
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute: Ch. 7 and 13 Bankruptcy - Line-by-Line Workshop
  • Complex Means Test Analysis
  • 2012
  • John L. Scott - Residential Specialist 2010 Fall Forum
  • Dealing with Distressed Properties: Foreclosures, Short-Sales and Bankruptcy
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is an easy endorsement. Jamie is an exceptionally knowledgeable attorney with an encyclopedic understanding of bankruptcy law. When I have a detailed issue on bankruptcy law and I need to discuss it with a colleague, I call Jamie. He regularly has the answer. Jamie's breadth of knowledge clearly extends to the care he shows his clients as well."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jamie is an effective and knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney. Beyond being an outstanding advocate, Jamie's knowledge base i his practice area is so deep that Jamie is a resource for other bankruptcy attorneys with questions about Chapters 7, 11 and 13. I refer to Jamie without hesitation, and call him with complicated questions."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have worked with Jamie for five years. He has an incredible way with Clients and helps them easily understand their various options, whether that is through bankruptcy or other out of court negotiations. He has many successes litigating discharge actions on behalf of his debtor clients as well. He is a wonderful family man as well!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jamie is very good at what he does. He is a smart, thoughtful, thorough and creative problem-solver and advocate. I worked with Jamie years ago, and I have always admired the manner in which he practices law. Without a doubt, I endorse Jamie Mcfarlane."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jamie has an unparalleled understanding of consumer bankruptcy law and often spots issues that other attorneys may have missed. His firm grasp of the bankruptcy code and emerging case law give his clients the advantage they need to get the results they want. Jamie's competence, calmness and affability give his clients peace of mind during times of economic distress. I highly recommend Jamie and fully endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Jamie is a truly remarkable advocate and counselor. He listens carefully and respectfully, and understands the variety of alternatives available for people in financial distress. He has the perfect blend of legal skills and interpersonal skills to advise clients facing difficult decisions. I recommend him very highly and am happy to give him my unqualified endorsement."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jamie is a compassionate advocate for his clients. He is incredibly knowledgeable about his area of practice and expertly applies this knowledge to arrive at effective, efficient, and creative solutions for his clients."
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