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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Honors||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||2005|
|Partner||Henry, DeGraaff & McCormick, P.S.||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||John Long Law PLLC||2010 - 2012|
|Owner||The DeGraaff Law Firm, PLLC||2010 - 2010|
|Associate||Macey & Aleman,P.C.||2009 - 2009|
|Electronic Discovery and Technology (E-DAT) Lawyer||Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis||2008 - 2009|
|Associate||Libey, Ensley, Esser & Nelson PLLC||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2009 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|WSBA Professionalism Committee||Chair - Member Outreach Subcommittee||2010 - 2013|
|Rupanjali Snowden, Debtor, v. Check Into Cash of Washington, Inc.,||The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a published decision, upheld the punitive damage award and overturned the lower court's denial of attorney fees.|
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|King County Bar Bulletin||Private Student Loan Debt Hits Crisis Point – Bankruptcy May Offer Relief||2012|
|King County Bar Bulletin||Ipso Facto Clauses: Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Law in Flux||2012|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Western Washington University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|UW School of Law, Professional Responsiblity Class||Professionalism Beyond the RPCs||2012|
|Seattle University School of Law Professional Responsibility Class||Professionalism: Beyond the RPCs||2012|
|Bankruptcy Hot Topics||Pressing Issues in Chapters 7 and 13 Cases||2012|
|Bankruptcy 101||Critical Issues and Chapter 13 Plan||2012|
|Bankruptcy 101: Practice, Petition, and the Plan||Petition, Schedules and Plan: Preparation Workshop||2011|
Posted by Satisfied Chapter 11 clients
Jacob helped my husband I through our Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. HIs honesty and willingness to change directions with our circumstances is a true testament to his flexibility and commitment to work with his clients for their best life results.
Jacob was always focused on our needs and desires concerning our real estate. Our rental portfolio was 3 rental properties but our circumstances were complicated and he treated us with the utmost care.
We strongly recommend Jacob as a knowledgable yet open minded attorney. He is not an income driven attorney, but an attorney that gives great value and caring as his greatest assets. He works hard to get his clients the best result possible!
Posted by Kim and Mike
We met Jacob in 2009 when we were trying to receive all the promised reduced loan help for the major Banks (BOA). We were told by these institutions that the only way to have the banks work with us was to get behind in our payments in other words trash our credit. So after 40 years of perfect credit never being late on any kind of a payment we stooped making our mortgage payments. We this just starting the barrage of phones calls. Anywhere from 10 to 15 a day. At this point we sought legal representation. We met with Jacob who instilled trust, confidence, and the belief that we could survive this nightmare and even come out ahead. Jacob very clearly explained the course of action we should take and held our hand through the very scary process of the bankruptcy nightmare. We were able to Keep the income producing properties while cramming down the amount owed and allowing the lending institutions to take back the properties that were not performing. It is my belief that we came out way ahead of the game but we owe the success to Jacob. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Jerry
Jacob successfully took over our Chapter 11 bankruptcy case when the original law firm we contracted with totally dropped the ball. His professional attitude and calm and efficient demeanor guided us through what could have been a much more agonizing process. He and his staff worked out a settlement which was actually better than my most optimistic expectation.
Christina Henry, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Jacob is one of the most creative and intelligent bankruptcy attorneys in the bar. I have been practicing bankruptcy for ten years and I can honestly say that I learn a new way of looking at debt and bankruptcy issues in every conversation I have with Jacob about a a case. When he approaches a solution for a client, he thinks outside of the box and develops comprehensive solutions that are the client's best interest. I am in awe of what he has done with the Chapter 11 practice he basically created from scratch while maintaining his interest and compassion for consumer clients in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7. I regularly refer cases to him now and ask him for advice to think through difficult issues even though I have been practicing bankruptcy longer than he has.