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My practice concentrates on representing individual and business debtors, creditors (both secured and unsecured), and Receivers  in cases filed under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code and in the Washington Courts using the state receivership process.


I have twenty seven years of significant bankruptcy experience.  Before founding my own firm, I was Of Counsel and President of Crocker Law Group PLLC/Resolve Legal PLLC.  Prior to that, I was a partner at Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC.  I began my legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Samuel J. Steiner, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington.  


 I am a frequent speaker at continguing legal education programs on Receiverships and individual chapter 11 cases.  In 2007 and 2008, I was invited to present at the Conference of Chief Bankruptcy Judges for the Ninth Circuit and the NInth Circuit Judicial Conference on consumer bankruptcy issues.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Chapter 11: 50%
    29 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
    29 years
  3. Chapter 7: 20%
    29 years
  4. Chapter 13: 5%
    29 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Tracy Law Group PLLC

720 Olive Way Ste 1000
Seattle, WA, 98101-1881

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198708/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Avvo Top Bankruptcy/Debt LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Super LawyerN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2002
Super LawyerN/A2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberThe Tracy Law Group PLLC2013 - Present
Of CounselCrocker Law Group PLLC / Resolve Legal PLLC2004 - 2013
MemberOgden Murphy Wallace PLLC2000 - 2004
PrincipalReed McClure1999 - 2000
AssociateShulkin Hutton Inc. PS1994 - 1999
AssociateFoster Pepper Shefelman1991 - 1994
AssociateHatch & Leslie1989 - 1991
Law Clerk to Hon. Samuel J. Steiner, Chief JudgeUnited States Bankrkuptcy Court1987 - 1989
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Education and Training ServicesBoard Member2012 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1994 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Ninth Circuit Judicial ConferenceLawyer Representative2006 - 2008
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)President2005 - 2006
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Vice President2004 - 2005
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Chair - Bankruptcy Committee2002 - 2004
King County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee - Bankruptcy Committee1995 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Scanmar AS vs. RambergBankruptcy Court granted summary judgment in favor of our Client. The summary judgment was affirmed on appeal to the United States District Court.
In re SullivanChapter 11 Plan Confirmed
In re PavelChapter 7 Discharge entered for business owners of closed trucking company with hundreds of creditors, substantial tax debt and personal guaranty liability
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Arizona State UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Options for the Distressed Business - What About a Receivership?Ethical Issues for Receivers2015
Bankruptcy Nuts 'n' BoltsReceiverships: An Alternative Method to Navigate the Seas of Financial Distress2015
Bankruptcy SectionReceiverships as An Alternate to Bankruptcy2014
26th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteIndividual Chapter 11 Cases2013
24th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteIndividual Chapter 11 Cases2011
Bankruptcy Boot CampIndividual Chapter 11 Cases2010
Business in DistressSmall Business Chapter 112009
Best of CLEIndividual Chapter 11 Cases2009
Bankruptcy Boot CampIndividual Chapter 11 Cases2009
22nd Annual Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteIndividual Chapter 11 Cases2009
Ninth Circuit Judicial ConferenceSub-Prime Mortgage Crisis2008
Ninth Circuit Chief Bankruptcy Judges' MeetingSub-Prime Mortgage Crisis2007
Annual District ConferenceLimiting the Scope of Representation by Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2007
Ninth Circuit Chief Bankruptcy Judges MeetingLimiting the Scope of Representation by Consumer Bankruptcy Attorners2006
Enforcing Creditors Remedies under BAPCPAEligibility for Chapter 7, 11 and 13 under BAPCPA2006
Bankruptcy LitigationThe Discharge and Dischargeable Claims2004
Annual Washington Bankruptcy Judges ConferenceLaw Office Economics2004
Annual Washington Bankruptcy Judges ConferenceSubstantive Consolidation2003