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Darcel Andrel Lobo

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Normandy Park, WA

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Darcel Lobo, Darcel

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Darcel

Learn Darcel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, including appropriate alternatives to bankruptcy when applicable.

  2. Estate planning
    20%

  3. Probate
    10%

  4. Real estate
    10%
    Purchase and Sale Agreements; FSBOs; Easements; Leases; Condos and HOAs; Short Sales; Foreclosures

  5. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    5%

  6. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    5%

Darcel Lobo provides legal guidance to individuals and families who are planning for their financial future. The scope of her representation ranges from assisting clients relieve themselves of excessive debts and saving one's home from foreclosure, to drafting and implementing estate plans for clients to protect the assets they have acquired and wish to protect for their loved ones.

Location

DAL Law Firm
19803 1st Avenue S.
Suite 200
Normandy Park, WA, 98148

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Reviews

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Posted by Jeff | March 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Darcel
My wife and I paid all our bills on time and had near-perfect credit for years, and then we didn't. We needed to make a complicated decision about our financial future. Darcel helped my wife and I make the decide that a Chapter 7 was the best approach for us. Over a period nearly a year in length, Darcel answered all our questions and helped us clearly understand all the ramifications about decisions, and the timeline of our case. And she was there with us in court. We're on the road again now. Thanks again for your professional, courteous support, Darcel!
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Efficient and Thorough
I had to close a business and negotiate out of my lease. Darcel helped every step of the way, even with some unforeseeable happenstances that arose from the landlord side. She was always available and quick to respond to questions. She was able to adapt and change strategy when the situation changed. She was knowledgeable throughout the process which created a lot of confidence and comfort. I couldn't have been more satisfied with an attorney in this role.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Darcel is Absolutely the BEST!
I hired Darcel Lobo to represent me in a case which, frankly, I didn't think I had a chance of winning. When I first met her, I'd been fighting a battle over it for 3 years and was at the end of my emotional rope. Darcel took a look at my files, the wheels turned a bit in her head, and she came up with an angle that I had never heard of. The person who was trying to sue me had never heard of it either. It took a bit of wranging over a couple of months but the end result was the threat of suit was dropped and I walked away from the case without paying a dime. Darcel was not only on her toes with her legal knowledge, she's a very calm person who helped me calm down as well. I can't thank her enough or recommend her enough to others looking for legal assistance.
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Posted by Karry | January 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Order for Dismissal
Darcel was excellent to work with! The first time I met with her was for less than 30 min. She understood what I was facing and told me what to expect. She and her staff were very good about keeping me up to date with the status on the case. I like that I was able to turn over the issue to Darcel and she just plain and simple took care of it. Very happy that I found her and her team! Thank you!
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Posted by Kim | September 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Darcel Lobo nice & knowledgeable Attorney in Des Moines
Darcel Lobo was very nice and patient and represented me well. She is very knowledgeable in her field. I knew she had my best interest at heart and guided me in the right direction when making decisions. She's very easy going and easy to talk to. I felt comfortable asking her questions. I would recommend Darcel to my friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
Darcel was wonderful. I walked in her door nervous and unsure of the process. She made me feel at ease immediately. I was not certain that I would be able to qualify for the bankruptcy, but she was able to pull out all of the details that I had not even though about. It was a success. I actually referred her to a friend of mine today.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Case Lawyer
Atty. Darrel is very capable and accommodating. She is always available to answer any issue re what case you file with her. I would recommend her to others who would seek assistance on their bankruptcy issues.
Posted by Jamie | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
After years of trying to correct my credit, my long time boyfriend proposed. I didn't want my past mistakes to hurt his credit. I decided it was time to consult with a lawyer and review my options. After discussing my situation with Darcel, I decided that bankruptcy was my best option moving forward. Darcel worked with me quickly to assure that my case would be discharged before my August wedding. We filed in April and Darcel and her staff were careful to make sure nothing was missed and all bases were covered. In May she attended my hearing along with me. I was terrified for this part, but Darcel assured me that everything would go smoothly, and it did. My case was discharged the second week of July and I was married on August 1st. My credit score has already improved and I am confident that I made the right decision for mine and my family's future. I couldn't have done any of this without Darcel and her team.
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Posted by Lee | March 27, 2015
Loan Modification
I highly recommend Attorney Darcel Lobo to represent your needs for several reasons. First, she is willing to take a time to fully aware of your situation; moreove, she is very prompt with her advices and actions. I am really satisfied with her follow through skills as well. Therefore, she is a very reliable attorney, who can represent your needs responsibly.
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Posted by Kurt | October 30, 2014
Excellent
Darcel and her team assisted me through a bankruptcy. Excellent communication, follow up and returned emails and phone calls in a timely manner. I would use Darcel again and would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2014
AN ANGEL WITH A LAW DEGREE!!!
My husband and I went to see Darcel regarding a creditor suing us. Their attorney lied saying that we were served court papers. It was a surprise to me that I was getting garnished. I was so embarrassed. Darcel listened to our ordeal and gave us options. She helped us go through bankruptcy, again embarrassed. She made us feel so much better. She is very professional and yet so friendly, not like others I have had in the past. I would highly recommend her! If we ever need an attorney again we definitely would go back to her!!!
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Posted by Jack | June 24, 2014
Darcel Lobo and Marine View Law & Escrow
Darcel Lobo and the team at Marine View Law & Escrow performed beyond our expectations. They counseled us, answered all questions and prepared estate and probate related paperwork in a professional and timely manner. We would highly recommend.
Posted by Robert | February 27, 2014
Outstanding Attorney!
Excellent Attorney! After being brushed off by a few different attorneys, I thought I had no chance to fight a lawsuit brought against me. Darcel took the time to carefully review the lawsuit and presented me with a plan of action. I had a home in foreclosure and was in debt. She explained to me a few different options and the result changed my life. Even though she made no promises, everything she said that would happen, did. I was no easy ride thou. She kept great communication though out my case. She had a very positive attitude and was very lucky to have found her. When I hired her I was fresh out of a divorce and had a home in foreclosure. One year later, though a bankruptcy and was able to claim my house as an exemption in my chapter 7. All because Darcel discovered an error in my mortgage that allowed this to happen. Her hard hard and attention to detail changed my life. I will be forever thankful for having met her.
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Posted by Melinda | December 2, 2013
Great attorney
Darcel was so fantastic. she explained the whole process to me and made me feel very comfortable in moving forward. Any questions I had she answered by email of phone in a very timely manner. I felt so relieved. She was totally professional however I felt I had made a new friend when the process was complete. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Sundee | September 9, 2013
Perfect
I was really scared to file bankruptcy but Darcel was so helpful and made everything go so smoothly. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to claim bankruptcy!
Posted by Tiffany | August 5, 2013
Couldn't have found anyone better!
If there was a 10 star review I would have left it. Darcel is on top of things, we used her for 2 quit claim deeds and 2 conveyances, she had forms ready next day and with an on site notary it made for an easy process. I would most definately recommend Darcel to family and friends, she is easy to talk to and very well spoken. Emails are returned within minutes and her office is absolutely beautiful.
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Posted by Chris | February 26, 2013
Darcel Lobo Exceeded Our Expectations
Darcel Lobo handled our first evection as new-be landlords. She took the time to educate us and to answer every question in clear, simple terms. Darcel was perfect in communicating the progress as the case progressed. The fees were very reasonable, especially considering her exceptional level of service. We have recommended Darcel to friends and when needed, we will retain her again.
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Posted by David | January 10, 2013
An excellent attorney and an even better person
Darcel handled my Chapter 7 bankruptcy and exceeded every single expectation I had. Good attorneys are not all that hard to find, but an excellent attorney who will keep you informed every step of the way, will always respond thoughtfully to your questions and concerns, and will treat you like a person instead of a 15-minute billable increment -- that's a keeper. While I hope I never again find myself in a situation where I need an attorney to help me with debt relief, if I do I know who to call. I would not hesitate to recommend Darcel to anybody in a similar situation.
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Posted by Tina | November 19, 2012
Single Mom - Chapt. 7 Bankruptcy
I was barley paying my bills each month and I was getting frustrated and tired. Darcel was referred to me by a friend who was very satisfied with the help she got getting a credit card bill reduced by alot of money. I met with Darcel and she was great and recommended a bankruptcy for me. I am now debt free and I am rebuilding my credit and I feel like I have control over my life again. I highly recommend Darcel Lobo.
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Posted by Leroy | November 5, 2012
Awesome lawyer to work with!
She made the process of my Chapter 7 case extremely easy. She was very informative and responsive. When I had questions, she was able to answer them so I could understand. I highly recommend her. It was joy to work with her, during a stressful time in my life. I appreciate her very much.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-35%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • DAL Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Student Loan Discharge Volunteer Attorney
  • King County Bar Association Legal Clinic
  • 2014 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Volunteer Attorney
  • King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Marine View Law & Escrow
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Rule 9 Attorney
  • Washington State Attorney General's Office Labor & Industries Division
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Rule 9 Attorney
  • Pierce County Prosecutors Office
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2009
  • Seattle University
  • Bachelors of Arts & Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Garnishment Recovery
  • Client obtained refund of garnishment
  • Loan Modification
  • Reduced mortgage balance by almost 50%
  • Loan Modification
  • Saved client's home from foreclosure
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Associations

  • King County Bar Association, Diversity Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • South King County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Co-Vice Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • South King County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • South King County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Black Law Students Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Collaborative Law Attorney
  • King County Collaborative Law
  • 2015
  • 2009 Leadership Award
  • Black Law Students Association- Seattle University School of Law
  • 2009

Publications

  • B-Town Blog
  • Helping Individuals with Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Waterland Blog
  • The Probate Process
  • 2013
  • B-Town Blog
  • Saving Homes with Loan Modifications
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • 570 KVI Talk Radio
  • Bankruptcy Options for Homeowners
  • 2017
  • 13th Annual Native Women's Leadership Forum
  • Financial Responsibility and Living the Life You Want
  • 2017
  • Wesley Homes
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Newberry Realty
  • Foreclosure Alternatives
  • 2014
  • ReMax
  • Options for Distressed Homeowners
  • 2013
  • Prudential NW Realty
  • Bankruptcy Options for Homeowners
  • 2013
  • John L. Scott
  • Legal Options for Homeowners
  • 2013
  • 570 KVI Talk Radio
  • Resolving HOA Issues for Condominium Owners
  • 2013
  • 570 KVI Talk Radio
  • Real Estate and Bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning Introduction
  • 2012
  • Short Sale and Bankruptcy Options for Homeowners
  • Bankruptcy Options for Distressed Homeowners
  • 2011
  • Monthly Real Estate Meeting
  • Washington State Foreclosure Fairness Act
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Darcel
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darcel Lobo is a knowledgeable, caring and strategic estate planning attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darcel is an excellent attorney who really cares for her clients and fights extremely hard to get the best results possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darcel is wonderful! She is my go to for any real estate law!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darcel is a relentless and passionate attorney. She continues to impress me with her knowledge and understanding of the law. I fully trust and endorse her for all areas of her practice."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Although I am endorsing Darcel in the Real Estate category, I must point out that she is also a highly capable Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Attorney. She is an aggressive and effective attorney. Darcel is capable of handling a variety of real estate matters including short-sale issues, title issues, and land disputes. I highly recommend utilizing her services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Darcel is professional, personable, and extremely knowledgeable. She sets a very high standard in her practice and I recommend her highly."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darcel is very knowledgeable regarding real estate, debt settlement and bankruptcy matters. We have worked on cases together and Darcel was very attentive to her clients' needs. If you need assistance with a legal matter, Darcel would be a great choice."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darcel is a rising star in the bankruptcy and real estate legal community. She is very knowlegable about both insolvency and real property transactions. I recommend Darcel with confidence."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darcel is a bright, caring, and tireless advicate for her clients. I would not hesitate to refer a friend or family member to her for legal help."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Darcel is well versed in the various options available to clients in financial difficulty. She can help you through the bankruptcy process and/or deal with your distressed loans. She is an excellent advocate for her clients and a pleasure to work with."
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