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After nine years as a Staff Attorney for the Seattle Chapter 13 Trustee, I decided it was time to get back to what  I love -  representing individuals and business facing tough economic times.  It is a tough emotional decision when deciding to file for bankruptcy.  My goal is to provide first class representation, with a personal touch, helping my clients emerge from these tough times with new found vigor and optimism.  My practice is not a mill and my clients know that all phases of their case are being overseen directly by me.


If you are considering filing for bankruptcy in the greater Seattle area, I hope you consider giving me a call.





Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 100%

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  • Richard K. Hart

    Sten is a real insider in the bankruptcy law community and knows how to protect his clients in both simple and tough and complex matters. He definitely stands way above the many "hackers" in bankruptcy practice who have sprung up in this economy. We refer cases to him with great confidence.


    Richard Hart Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Sheila M. O'Sullivan

    Sten is an outstanding lawyer who is very creative in his approach to his clients' cases. He genuinely cares about his clients and works very diligently for them. I highly recommend Sten.


    Sheila O'Sullivan Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Sten E. Sorby

4011 Wallingford Ave. N, Suite B
Seattle, WA, 98103


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Sten E. Sorby2008 - Present
Staff AttorneyChapter 13 Trustee's Office - Seattle Washington1999 - 2008
AssociateLaw Office of Charles A. Johnson, Jr.1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationVolunteer at the Seattle Debt Clinic2001 - Present
King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionChair2009 - 2010
Bankruptcy Section - King County Bar Assoc.Board Member2007 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1996
Pacific Lutheran UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy's Implications on Other Practice AreasEthics: Dual Representation2011
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy LawAutomatic Stay Litigation in a Nutshell2010
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005: Now What?”The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 20052005