Skip to main content

Richard D. Seward

Business Attorney at Port Orchard, WA

5.0   2 reviews

Call and speak with several attorneys to find best fit for your specific legal issue.
Can't find what you are looking for?
Avvo has 97% of all lawyers in the US.
Find the best ones near you.
Find Nearby Lawyers

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Former CPA with Banking experience Represent buyers and sellers of businesses

    39 years, 20 cases

  2. Estate planning
    estate and gift tax avoidance estate administration and probate

    39 years, 50 cases

  3. Real estate
    General Real Estate Practice including Condemnation Law, large commercial sales and purchases

    29 years, 25 cases

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    small business bankruptcies pre-bankruptcy planning

    18 years, 100 cases

  5. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    save your home and other asset with affordable plans administered by the court

    18 years, 15 cases

  6. Other

  7. Corporate and incorporation
    business startups

    39 years, 7 cases

Richard D. Seward founded his law firm in 1994 to primarily serve families with businesses. His career prior to 1994 included over 20 years of business experience with companies such as Arthur Young & Company in Denver, Colorado in their Tax Practice Group and the Citicorp Private Bank in Seattle as a Vice President serving their highest net worth clients (over $10 million). Rick has successfully negotiated and closed over $600 million in debt and equity transactions nationwide.

The Law Offices of Richard Seward P.C. are committed to helping viable businesses that need a break to survive during these challenging times. Mr. Seward’s combined experience in four areas of expertise, Law, Public Accounting, Banking, and Commercial Real Estate Finance, make him uniquely qualified to offer exceptional value to his clients in this area.

Photos and videos

Licensed for 42 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 03/19/2023
State CO
Status Administrative - Not authorized to practice
Acquired 1980
Updated 01/13/2023

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

Contact Richard

Richard D. Seward
6610 Gleneagle Ave Sw
Port Orchard, WA, 98367-7605
Richard D. Seward
6610 Gleneagle Ave Sw
Port Orchard, WA, 98367-7605
Hide locations


5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Amy | April 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Seward is a professional with ethics and broad knowledge base
I had a business contract issue with a business partner. Mr Seward helped me through an issue that several other top attorneys in the area declined taking my case due to the complicated nature of the dispute. He listened carefully to what my needs were and the end result I was seeking. Mr Seward pulled off what other attorneys said was not possible and my business is in stronger standing than it's ever been. I am profoundly pleased with the result, how much I paid and I feel confident that I will hire Mr Seward for any future business issues I have in the future.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2009
Sale of Business Assets
We came to Richard facing a very difficult, unfriendly acquisition by a major supplier. From the beginning it was clear that our only course of action was to preserve as much of our company's value as possible. Richard did an excellent job of keeping us focused through trying times and suggested creative ways around the acquirer's Board demands, thereby restoring many of the take-aways that disappeared between the original and the final offers. Richard is full of integrity and was a calm presence through the entire process with the bonus of a good sense of humor that was often called upon.
Read less


  • Hourly Rates $ 180-280 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Richard Seward P.C.
  • 1994 - Present
  • Vice President
  • Citicorp Private Bank
  • 1989 - 1994


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1980
  • Ball State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • President
  • Reached successful settlement. Now firm is growing by leaps and bounds and is very successfu


  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Port Orchard Rotary Club
  • Past Treasurer and President
  • 2003 - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English


Speaking Engagements

  • The Dr. Pat Radio Show KKNW 1150
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Richard
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to estate planning and business advice, Rick is the lawyer in the community that I trust the most. In the 20 years I have know him, he consistently impresses me with his knowledge of the law, compassion for his clients, and passion for what he does. I am grateful to consider Rick a friend and to have as a resource for my clients when they need estate planning or financial advice."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working integrally on a number of matters with Richard Seward. With a background as a CPA, Mr. Seward has gained notoriety as a prominent business attorney in the Puget Sound area. Mr. Seward's knowledge of the law in the areas of estate planning and bankruptcy has served his clients well. Any client seeking to protect the wealth that he or she has accumulated would be well served to contact Richard Seward."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Seward is a fantastic attorney who is dedicated to his clients. I endorse his work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick is an accomplished attorney and a former CPA with a tremendous background in business related topics , bankruptcy issues, estate planning and real estate matters. He communicates well with his clients and is highly regarded for his legal work."