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Rick is the Chair of Ryan Swanson's Banking Services, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Group.  He has a broad-based creditors' rights and bankruptcy practice, including representation of banks, creditors, trustees and debtors, in transactional, workouts, and all phases of insolvency matters. Because of the breadth of his practice, Rick has developed extensive experience in a number of business and legal areas, including real estate transactions.


Contact info

1201 Third Avenue #3400
Seattle, WA, 98101

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Bankruptcy: 50%

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member/AttorneyRyan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Risk Management Association - Puget Sound ChapterBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Bankruptcy Committee, Federal Bar Association for the Western District of WashingtonCo-Chair2011 - Present
King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionFormer ChairN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionChair2000 - 2002
Publication nameTitleDate
U.S. Government PublicationLegal and Institutional Implications of Providing Financial Incentives for the Development of Solar TechnologiesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977