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My practice is focused exclusively on the representation of institutional creditors.  At this time I am not able to assist or represent individual borrowers.  Thank you


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 50%
    20 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  2. Foreclosure: 30%
    20 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  3. Residential Real Estate: 15%
    20 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Debt Collection: 5%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases

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Contact info

108 1st Ave. S.
Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98101


IDAuthorized to practice law200508/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best LawyersPuget Sound Business Journal2010
Member of the YearUSFN2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerRouth Crabtree Olsen1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legislative Working GroupMember2009 - Present
National Association of Chapter 13 TrusteesChapter 13 Academy2009 - Present
USFNBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
American Financial NetworkMember2005 - Present
USFNChair - Publications & Resources2005 - Present
National Association of Chapter 13 TrusteesMember2001 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2000 - Present
Debtor / Creditor SectionExecutive Comm.2006 - 2007
USFNCFO2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Trujillo v. Wells FargoCase Dismissed
Wright v. Northwest Trustee ServicesOrder dismissing case
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Publication nameTitleDate
NACTT QuarterlyCreditor's Attorney View on Chapter 132010
NACTT QuarterlyLoss Mitigation in the Declining Mortgage Market2008
USFN ReportLegislative Response to Subprime Meltdown2007
USFN ReportSummer Reading2007
USFN ReportThe Elements of Escrow 2006
USFN ReportManufactured Housing2004
Servicing Mgmt.Loss Mitigation in Bankruptcy2004
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)Bundled Services in Bankruptcy2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1995
Western Washington UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Issues ConferenceLoss Mitigation and Legal Issues2009
California Mortgage Bankers AssociationBankruptcy2009
Oregon State Bar Debtor/Creditor Section MeetingConsumer Loan Workouts2008
Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteBankruptcy2008
NACTT Annual MeetingLegal Issues in Bankruptcy2007
MBA Annual Servicing ExpoLegal Issues2007
Executive Servicer SummitFDCPA2006
Annual Member MeetingMortgage Issues Panel2002