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At Crocker Law Group, we create solutions for financially troubled companies and individuals, and provide bankruptcy services for debtors and creditors. We pride ourselves on our creativity; we tailor our work to our clients' needs. We work only in the insolvency arena, and all our lawyers have considerable bankruptcy experience. We have a subsidiary law firm that only represents individual consumers in bankruptcy or consumer rights cases. Visit Resolve Legal at


We are very pleased to have been included in the list of Top Lawyers in the bankruptcy field that Washington CEO published with the assistance of Avvo.  Four of the ten top positions went to Crocker Law attorneys.  Our two most senior lawyers are SuperLawyers, and I have been among the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Washington for several years.  We are AV rated by Martindale Hubble.  We are very proud of our accomplishments, but even more proud of our client reviews!

Our consumer firm, Resolve Legal, focuses on helping consumers attain financial freedom, combining bankruptcy services and litigation.  Visit our website at


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Bankruptcy: 50%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($375-410/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • James Fitzgerald Williams

    Shelly is an excellent bankrutpcy lawyer who delivers great value to the clients she serves and the lawyers with whom she works. I have had the pleasure of working with her before and would love to do it again.


    James Williams Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jody Marie Mccormick

    Shelly and I represented opposite views on a foreclosure panel. She was thoughtful, prepared and knowledgeable. She is clearly an expert in her field.


    Jody Mccormick Debt collection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Crocker Law Group PLLC

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

Shelly Crocker LLC

4616 25th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, 98105



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 Women LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Top 50 Women LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Avvo Top Bankruptcy/Debt LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Top Business LawyersWashington CEO Magazine2008
SuperLawyerSeattle Law & Politics Magazine2008
Go-To Law FirmCorporate Counsel Magazine2007
Super LawyerN/A2007
Top Lawyer (Bankruptcy)N/A2007
Top 90 Business LawyersN/A2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerSeattle Law & Politics Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ConsultantShelly Crocker LLC2013 - Present
Managing PartnerResolve Legal PLLC2005 - Present
Founder and Managing PartnerCrocker Law Group PLLC1997 - Present
AttorneyPerkins Coie LP1992 - 1997
Law ClerkThe Honorable Barbara Durham1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionCo-Chair, Small Business, Business Bankruptcy Committee2011 - Present
Building ChangesDirector2009 - Present
Women Presidents OrganizationMember, Seattle Chapter2005 - Present
American Bar Association, Business SectionMember1992 - Present
CENTSDirector2006 - 2010
American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy CommitteeChair of Pro Bono Subcommittee2005 - 2011
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring ConfederationMember2005 - 2012
American Jewish Committee, Seattle ChapterDirector2004 - 2008
Girls on the RunDirector2004 - 2006
American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy CommitteeVice Chair of the Pro Bono Subcommittee2002 - 2005
DownHome Washington (Snohomish County PIC)Director2000 - 2002
CENTSPresident1999 - 2005
Committee to Reelect Justice Barbara DurhamCampaign Manager1996 - 1996
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionExecutive Committe, Member1991 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Gen ConConfirmed Chapter 11 Plan
Sabbagh v. Ohana Group, LLC et alSettled
Exceptional Escrow ReceivershipCase resolved
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Publication nameTitleDate
Collier Bankruptcy Practice GuideChapters 1, 2, 4 and 72013
ABA Business Law TodayCounseling the Nonprofit Debtor in Financial Distress2009
Marketing the Law Firm, ALMBuilding Consumer Clientele Through Web 2.02008
Business Law TodayLawyers can Help Consumer Debtors2005
Consumer Financial Law QuarterlyState Court Receiverships2005
UnknownWashington State Judges' Benchbook on Land Use Regulation1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of WashingtonPhilosophyM.A.1987
University of WashingtonHistory and PhilosopyB.A. cum Laude1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysIndividual Chapter 112012
Women Business OwnersCEO Panel2010
ABA Annual Meeting, Presidential CLE ProgramTaxes and Bankruptcy: Avoiding Traps for the Unwary2010
WSBA Fall Real Estate Conference: Real Estate in Turbulent TimesNavigating Commercial Loan Defaults2009
Seattle Rotary ClubSubprime Meltdown2008
Lake Forest Park RotarySubprime Meltdown2008
Credit Abuse and Predatory LendingThe Predatory Lending Problem2008
National Conference of Bankruptcy JudgesBankruptcy Judges teach Financial Literacy Programs2007
Equal Justice ConferenceNew Requirements for the Debtor in Consumer Bankruptcies2006
National Conference of Bankruptcy JudgesThe Impact of Bankruptcy Reform Act on Pro Bono2005
Business Law Section Spring MeetingState Court Receivership2005
National Conference of Bankruptcy JudgesOne Program's Story: CENTS2004
Purcahse and Sale of a Small BusinessDistressed M&A: Purchase and Sale of Assets in Troubled Situations2003
Dot Com MeltdownUsing Receivership to Wind up a Dot.com2001