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Susan Elizabeth Skelton

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Everett, WA

4.2   5 reviews

also known as Susan Skelton, Attorney at Law, Skelton Law Firm

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 10 years
    Missouri - MO 20 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    60%
    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Debt Negotiation, Debt Defense

    21 years

  2. Estate planning
    35%
    Wills, Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Probate

    21 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    5%

    21 years

Susan E. Skelton, “A Lawyer you can talk to.”

Practicing Law in Everett and Snohomish, WA

I graduated law school in 2003 in St. Louis, MO and opened my own firm, where I focused on personal bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), debtor defense/consumer law, and estate planning, including wills, trusts, durable power of attorneys and probate matters. I had a very successful law firm for over 10 years in St. Louis, prior to moving to Washington.

My family and I moved to Snohomish in September 2013. For several years, I stayed at home with my young children and was extremely active in non-profit work and volunteering in the community. My husband and I run a community dinner twice a month through our church and I am involved with our church’s free clothing closet and as well as the church’s teen drop-in center.

Although I plan to continue to volunteer in the community, now that my children are older and are now in school full time, I have begun practicing law again in the areas of personal bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), and estate planning, including wills, trusts, durable power of attorneys, and probate matters. I am very passionate about helping families take care of important legal issues and I work very hard to keep my fees affordable.

I offer a free conversation with anyone that may have questions about the areas of law I practice and work on a flat fee basis, so you know up front what your costs will be. Feel free to call me at to discuss your legal issue.

Education:

Juris Doctorate · Law, Saint Louis University, 2003

Bachelor of Science, University of Evansville, Indiana, 2000

Admitted:

Washington State Bar, #47154

United States Western District of Washington, Bankruptcy Court

Missouri State Bar, #55027

United States Eastern District of Missouri, Bankruptcy Court

 

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She will go over your complete situation and offer advice, at no charge to you.

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Location

Skelton Law Firm
1812 Hewitt Ave #210
Everett, WA, 98201

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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by Elizabeth | June 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Susan was easy to work with. She listened to my needs and did an excellent job with my Estate planning. Her professionalism was outstanding!
Posted by Michelle | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer for a Will
I had a pleasant experience from the moment I talked to Susan to make an appointment. She listened and addressed all my questions and concerns so I felt I was informed and making the right decisions for myself. I would recommend her highly. For the people who procrastinate on making a will, know you will be glad to accomplish that goal with her. It makes her easier for family to have everything in order and know your wishes will be carried out as you want them. She pays attention to detail. Thank You Susan Michelle C.
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Response from Susan Skelton December 18, 2018
Thank you for your kind review, Michelle. It is a pleasure working with you! I work hard at being a good listener, while educated my clients on all of their options. We appreciate your business.
Posted by David | October 2, 2013
A kind, competent bankruptcy attorney.
I came to Ms. Skelton in 2010 for help in filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. She was professional, friendly and quite generous in taking time to understand and address all of my questions and concerns. Although I was extremely nervous about the process, she guided us through the filing and subsequent hearing with skill and confidence. I highly recommend Susan Skelton.
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Response from Susan Skelton October 22, 2018
Thank you for your kind review! It was a pleasure helping you.
Posted by MIke | October 6, 2012
Highly recommended.
I have dealt with a few attorneys in the past, and they generally live up to their stereotypes. Sue Skelton has changed my mind about that. She and her associates make you feel that your problems are genuine, and communication is excellent. You are treated with the utmost respect, and never feel intimidated, and you are made to feel comfortable. I cannot recommend this law firm highly enough. It was such a non-stressful experience that I almost wish I had more work for her. I will ask her advice in the future for other areas of law, as needed.
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Response from Susan Skelton October 22, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind and honest review. I love helping clients like you.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2013
Would not recommend
I hired Susan Skelton to file a bankruptcy. She explained I had to have her paid in full and file within six months. After two months her husband contacted me and offered a reduced rate to file early because he and Susan were moving away. I was not able to pay the remaining balance that soon and declined. They referred me to the attorney taking on her cases. He promised he would call me the following day with a payoff quote and never did. I contacted Susan through fax, email and phone to terminate our agreement and request a refund. She responded one week later denying my request for a refund. Susan originally said she would like payments of $300 per month but as long as it was filed within six months the monthly payment did not have to be exact. She originally said to send her any information I received from bill collectors such as a law suit or judgement and she would contact the collector. I faxed Susan a letter I received from a collector thinking she had contacted the collector. She did not respond to myself nor did she contact the collector. One month later my checking account was garnished by the collector. This is why I was unable to accept her husband's offer to file early at a reduced rate. My only communication with Susan within three months was with her husband. Susan did not return one phone call, or prepare a single document. Her only response via email was to deny any part of our conversation which was not in writing. She and her husband left St.Louis and refused to refund any portion what so ever of the $350 I paid them and have yet to produce proof of any work completed with regard to my case. I would not recommend Susan Skelton to anyone
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Response from Susan Skelton April 10, 2018
This client made no payment toward her bankruptcy in over 3 months and was offered a substantially reduced price to file prior to my leaving the state, which she declined. She also signed a contract that stated that once a file was opened and work commenced on the file that there would be a standard 2 hours charged for work done at $200/hour. Clients initial meeting was well over an hour and included pulling 2 credit reports and reviewing all debts with client; a petition was prepared with debts and income to determine eligibility and a Legal Services Agreement was signed, which outlined the charges entailed in opening a file. Client was also given instruction to pay all agreed-upon consent judgments, which she signed prior to hiring our office, to avoid garnishment of her bank accounts, which she did not follow. Once client was garnished, she was given detailed instructions on how to claim the proper exemptions in order to protect her bank account; I am unaware if she followed said instructions, as she promptly fired my office. Client later filed a bar complaint, which was deemed unfounded by the Missouri Bar, as she was offered many chances to file her case and was given advice on protecting her bank account in order to file. I am sorry client was unhappy, but our office did our best to assist her and worked on her file and spoke with her numerous times to try to resolve her issue.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Evansville
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Everett Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Susan Elizabeth Skelton
Susan Elizabeth Skelton
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Everett, WA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation