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Samuel Robert Leonard

Consumer protection Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Samuel

Learn Samuel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection
    30%

    11 years

  2. Debt settlement
    25%
    Consumer debt defense. I help consumers fight back against persistent collectors, and when appropriate help facilitate settlement of the underlying debt.

    11 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%
    Consumer debt defense. I help consumers fight back against persistent collectors, and when appropriate help facilitate settlement of the underlying debt.

    11 years

  4. Employment and labor
    20%

  5. Foreclosure
    5%
    Washington's Foreclosure Fairness Act provides Washington homeowners with tools to combat foreclosure. We help clients utilize those tools to prevent or forestall foreclosure and negotiate mortgage modifications.

    11 years

I am experienced in a variety of practice areas, including ​Consumer Protection, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Prevention, Debt Collection Defense and other general litigation. I am passionate about all litigation especially consumer protection cases.  A major area of focus for me is student loan debt.  I am continually advocating for solutions to the private student loan debt crisis and I have had an op-ed published in the Seattle Times advocating for greater consumer protections. I also have experience in class actions.  In 2014 I filed a major class action against one of the state’s largest debt collectors, AllianceOne Receivables Management.  The case, Dibb, et al. v. AllianceOne Receivables Management, resulted in nearly a million dollars being paid to Washington individuals and families who were illegally collected against.

 

I also spend a significant amount of time volunteering.  I volunteer at both the King County Bar Associations Neighborhood Legal Clinics and the Northwest Justice Project’s free debt clinic. I have lobbied Washington State’s Congress on issues such as wage theft, increasing the minimum wage, and protecting worker compensation. 



Schooling

Seattle University School of Law - J.D. with honors

Central Washington University - B.A. in Communications

​Kentridge High School - Kent, Washington

 

​Hobbies

Playing and watching soccer with my family, snowboarding and hiking. I am also a huge Sounders and Seahawks fan.

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Location

Samuel Leonard
9030 35th Ave SW
Suite 100
Seattle, WA, 98126

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Reviews

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Posted by Carol | August 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and effective
I spent months working with Sleepers In Seattle trying to resolve a delivery issue and got nowhere. I hired Sam and he resolved the issue immediately and I received a full refund. I appreciated Sam's help very much, I would give him more stars if I could.
Posted by Duane | February 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer !!
I had some issues come up a few different times and Sam was straight to the point ! He gave me great info and I followed his lead and it all worked out great in the end. Peace&Love to one of the great in the NW. Go hawks!!!
Posted by Heather | September 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I had an issue with a collection agency. I was referred to Sam via Legal Aid because I actually had a case against the collection agency and didn't even know it! He helped me understand the complexities of my case, handled everything, made no decisions with my consent, and safeguarded me through the process. I felt protected. My journey with this collection agency was years long, but Sam had experience with them and knew how to deal with them. He never pushed me to make a decision one way or the other. We discussed all of my options and moved forward only after I felt comfortable with the information provided and was sure about the next step. He is hard working, thorough, generous with his knowledge so that I had full understanding, patient, respectful, and kind. You won't find a better attorney.
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Posted by John | May 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
great job
I hired Sam due to a fruadulant medical bill in excess of 10,000 dollars and hounding of a collection agency.Sam knew just what to do and the best way to fight back.He was good communicating with me thru e mail and phone calls.He won my case without a trail and all legal costs to me were covered thru the settlement agreement.I couldn't of ask for more and would highly recommend him to anyone facing the same injustice I was.Sam you the Man thank you
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Posted by Robert | March 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer A+
Our entire experience with Sam Leonard was 100%. Over a period of several months, Sam diligently crafted legal strategies resulting in 100% victory on our behalf. Sam Leonard is conscientious, diligent, methodical, and strategic. Moreover, he has integrity. Sam is relatable, easy to speak with, and he always offers clarity. If you need a brilliant, yet down to earth, very strong advocate, Sam is the man.
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Posted by Beatriz | September 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend attorney Sam Leonard.
Sam Leonard did outstanding work on my case! He was very professional, dedicated, very honest and easy to communicate with. I had a couple of collection attorneys after me trying to garnish my wages after a debt had been satisfied, they somehow got a Judge to allow the reinstatement of garnishment. Sam Leonard's experience and knowledge not only stopped them from garnishing my wages, but made them pay me!!! He was certain from the beginning there was illegality in their process against me. If it had not been from Mr. Leonard, they would've taken at least $9k from me. All I wanted from this was to not have to pay them, and for them to pay my attorney's fees, I got that, plus a very nice compensation. If I ever have another problem where I need legal service I will be contacting Sam Leonard for representation. Thanks for your help with everything!!!
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Posted by Cory | January 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I found Sam last minute after other attorneys, not to be named, never returned my calls and thank goodness I did. Sam immediately jumped in and saved me. I had 3 goals from the beginning of hiring him; eliminate the debt claim against me, have no record of the debt claim on my credit reports, and pay nothing out of my pocket for these goals. Sam came through with flying colors and I couldn't be happier. There are a lot of unscrupulous debt collectors out there and Sam is dedicated to fighting them on your behalf. Thanks Sam!!
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Posted by Candicejade Saphfire Crisostomo | January 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My attorney Samuel Leonard,
My attorney Samuel Leonard, has became one of my attorneys that helped me get through a very tough and stressful experience with debt settlement at the age of 20. Sam, has helped me push through encounters that I would have never thought I would have to push through. He stayed focused and maintained every obligation that needed to be done and seed to it that it was. I would absolutely recommend Samuel Leonard to anyone in need of help with any situations similar to mine. Thank you so much Sam, you are the BEST!
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Posted by Karen | July 5, 2015
Thorough, compassionate, responsive.
Sam was an invaluable resource in helping me navigate a very awkward property dispute. He provided excellent legal advice and really went above and beyond to be available by phone and email. It’s clear Sam really cares about his clients and it’s my pleasure to recommend him.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Leonard Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Antoinette M. Davis
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Robblee Detwiler and Black
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Leen & O'sullivan, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Smith and Goodfriend PS
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Lobbyist - 2013 Session
  • Washington State Labor Council
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Keane Law Offices
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Project Manager
  • Boeing
  • 2005 - 2010
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Central Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dibb et al. v. AllianceOne
  • Class Certified - Case Pending
  • Motion for Reconsideration - AllianceOne v. Lewis - Washington's Supreme Court

Associations

  • Northwest Consumer Law Center
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • Public Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic Steering Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic Volunteer
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2013

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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
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Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Other
"I consulted with Sam regarding a difficult and complicated case at a crucial point. When I explained the case, Sam got it the first time and started identifying solutions. He brought sharp analytical skills and perseverance in each phase of the case. He obtained an excellent result and kept his wry sense of humor at all times. -Jim"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Sam is a creative problem solver who tackles his clients' issues skillfully and with great care. His attention to detail and empathy for his clients make him an excellent lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is an outstanding advocate for his clients, and he is extremely professional in his approach to his practice. I cannot recommend him highly enough!"
Debt and lending agreements Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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