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David Alan Kubat

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.9   17 reviews
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 39 years
    Oregon - OR 39 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    95%
    I file Chapter 13 bankruptcies and help my clients for 3 to 5 years until their Chapter 13 case is over.

    39 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    5%
    I help clients file for bankruptcy and also help some of them settle their debts outside of bankruptcy.

    39 years, 5,000 cases

DEBTS, FORECLOSURES, IRS DEBT? I CAN HELP. OVER 38 YEARS OF BANKRUPTCY EXPERIENCE.

I have been practicing law for over 38 years. All of my practice involves representing individuals and businesses in bankruptcy.  I have been an attorney volunteer at the King County Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Clinics for over 38 years.  When not busy practicing law, I like to travel, read, and fish.

Location

Law Office of David A. Kubat
2634 Thorndyke Avenue W. #201
Seattle, WA, 98199

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Debra | August 8, 2014
Compasionate, Understanding, and Very Competent
David assisted me in a time that was very stressful with several personal changes going on in my life including financial issues. He was very caring and took the time to explain the procedures and what was needed by me paper document-wise. During the whole time, he kept me up to date on the legal proceedings and was very calming during the day at court. He assisted me until the completion of my BK. Very thorough with his work and responsive to my calls and emails.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2014
Mr. Kubat was great throughout our difficult case.
We had an extremley complicated case. I don't know how he put up with all the crazy situations that occurerd! He always returned my calls and emails promptly and set my mind at ease when at times it appeared everything was about to fall apart. He is professional and easy to talk to. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Shekelia | May 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Best in the business!!
Mr. Kubat was referred to me and came highly recommended, now I know why. Very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. Always followed up anytime I reached out and addressed any concerns I had with a solution, nothing surprised him! Walked me through the entire process start to finish with ease. Very pleasant to work with... One of the best in the business, hands down. Thank you.
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Posted by Jordan | August 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, clear, patient, kind, and effective
The title almost says it all. Dave guided my spouse and I through our bankruptcy case. It is by no means a stress free process, but along the way I had Dave's guidance and reassurance. Throughout the process, Dave helped me understand what was needed of me, and what to expect. Dave was available when my work hours didn't allow me to reach him during the usual 9-5 time frame. Most of all, Dave treated me with respect. During a process that already doesn't feel the best, his professional manner let me focus on what I could do, rather than feeling helpless.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David is THE BEST!
David Khubat was outstanding in many areas of my already difficult and stressful time. It's hard enough to go through financial hardship and he is compassionate from the start. In any process you have to provide the info and from there he handled everything and i was not stressed anymore. He is communicative and knows what he is doing. He represented me very well and put my mind at ease. The best
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Posted by David | October 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
David Kubat is excellent!
I was referred to David Kubat by an attorney friend of mine, and i am truly grateful. Dealing with the passing of my wife and the medical bills incurred was a very heavy burden. David was kind and supportive throughout. He answered all my questions concisely and in a timely manner. I have recently received my discharge and thank David for making the whole process as smooth as it could be. I would strongly recommend anyone facing bankruptcy to contact David Kubat.
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Posted by Tyler | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New Seasons
I found David at a very stressful point in my life and he was kind and helpful with my bankruptcy. I feel blessed to have worked with him. He is an extremely respectful person and I hope others can benefit from his services as I did.
Posted by Laura | August 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service, kind, gentle man.
David Kubat is a wonderful attorney and man. I was devastated to have to file bankruptcy and after exhausting all other options, I reached out,and was lucky enough to find him. He was so kind and extremely professional that I was immediately calmed within the first 5 mins of talking to him. He always answered my questions promptly thruout the entire process of our chapter 13. He is honest and straight forward without judgement. I highly recommend him. I would be honored to call him a friend.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Kubat is the best!
Mr. Kubat helped me and my wife through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy starting in 2009. Beyond being extremely knowledgeable, he was kind, compassionate and definitely "on our side" with the debt disaster we had gotten ourselves into. He was always very responsive with questions or actions along the way. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2013
Gratitude
I can't thank Mr. Kubat enough. In the five years of my bankruptcy, I was unemployed for 2.5 years and have now been in cancer treatment for 9 months. Through all the ongoing financial challenges, Mr. Kubat acted on my behalf and coordinated with me on my finances and how to keep everyone happy. I don't know what I would have done without him. His knowledge, dedication, and kindness made a very rough journey so much more navigable. And to think I was considering trying to do this by myself. I would have ruined myself if I had. Worth it, absolutely worth it. You won't go wrong with David Kubat. Thank you so much for everything!!! Cynthia
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2012
He was always very prompt and knowledgeable with our questions and concerns during a very difficult time.
He was extremely responsive to all of our questions. The only problem we had was the timing of the actual bankruptcy filing, we had not been notified our case had been filed....it caused a significant financial hardship, but he worked hard to remedy the situation for us.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2008
Filing Chapter 13 - David's your guy
This is never an easy process for anyone. Reaching the conclusion to do someans that you have wondered how much money you will have to spend on a tricky lawyer. Turns out David is far from tricky. To have David handling your affairs is sound decision into getting out of the proverbial "hole". Call him now!
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2008
good lawyer very caring
I hired David to do a Chapter 13 for myself and my husband. Part way through my husband and I divorced and decided to sell the house and file Chap 7. David dealt with all of our changes professionally and with patience. He knows the system and how it works without having to consult anything. He answered all of my questions and believe me I can generate more questions than most. David is also a very calming influence in what can be a very upsetting situation. I highly recommend David Kubat
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2008
I am a client of Dave Kubat's, and I am also an independent contractor paralegal
Dave and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and experienced concerning bankruptcies and bankruptcy procedures. The process was very streamlined, organized, and Dave and his staff kept me informed all along the way. I was always made to feel comfortable contacting the office with my questions, and I always received a timely response. I feel I not only received excellent legal services, I also received a great value for those services, and felt like an appreciated client.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2008
Excellent Lawyer
Dave was quick to respond, knowlegable in all matters and well connected. Whenever we emailed a follow up question he got right back to us. I felt that he was kind and nonjudgemental in any way. We would definitely recommend him. In fact, another lawyer, newer and less experienced than Dave, gave us the referral!
Posted by Kenneth | June 12, 2008
Client Review
Mr Kubat handled the estate of my late wife who died with no will. Subsequently, he handled my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy matter. He was always available to me within an acceptable time. I have moved from the Seattle area but recommend Mr Kubat highly.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2008
Definitely Recommend
Mr. Kubat was wonderful! He made a scary and intimidating process manageable and definitely eased a lot of our anxieties. With his help we have been able to get our lives back. Thanks so much Mr. Kubat!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of David A. Kubat
  • 1986 - Present
  • Business Law Instructor
  • Bellevue Community College
  • 1986 - 1986
  • Law Clerk
  • Traveler's Insurance Company
  • 1983 - 1984

Education

  • Tulane University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws in Admiralty
  • 1984
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Portland State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973
  • Portland State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970
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Associations

  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Western District of WA. Federal Court
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - 2016
  • Pro Bono of King County
  • Legal Clinic
  • 1986 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • LawInfo
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Professor, Bellevue Community Collage
  • Business Law
  • 1986

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse David
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David Kubat for nearly 20 years. I do not hesitate to refer people in need of debt relief or injury claim resolution to his office. He is highly experienced, knowledgeable, professional, and personable. The feedback from mutual clients has been consistently positive."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. For a qualified attorney who has seen many different cases you will be in "good hands" if you employ David. I have been practicing Bankruptcy 27 years and filed over 5,540 cases myself so I know a lot of attorneys especially ones who have been providing quality advice as opposed to many new ones who do not have the experience and knowledge like David does. If you need some advice, call him now. Sincerely, Richard D. Granvold , Bankruptcy Attorney"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dave Kubat for more than a decade and have discussed many bankruptcy issues with him. Dave has a great deal of knowledge and is an excellent problem solver. I would not hesitate to recommend Dave to handle any bankruptcy matter."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dave is the go-to guy for business and personal bankruptcies. He's been in practice for over 24 years and also handles Chapter 7 bankruptcy."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Kubat is a compassionate, hard working advocate for his clients. His efforts are unmatched, and he is extremely creative in obtaining superior results for his clients. Dave is well respected by his peers, the courts and the trustees; he has achieved great success in courts all across the State of Washington. He is a great attorney."
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