I have practiced exclusively in the area of Bankruptcy, representing debtors, creditors and trustees since 1984. I am a member of the Washington State Bar Debtor/Creditor Section, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, and the Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association. My training at the Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Institute sponsored by the NACTT and the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Law, has assisted my advocasy for my clients. I have been selected as A Super Lawyer in Washington Law and Politics for several years.I have been on the faculty and taught Bankruptcy and Collections at Pierce College. I regularly speak at numerous continuing education classes for credit counselors, accountants, and local bar groups. I currently and in the past have served on the Local Rules Committee for the US Bankruptcy Court. I have served my 3 year appointment as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Court Federal Judicial Conference.
My philosphy is that everyone is entitled to respect and dignity, no matter the history or current situations. You will be treated as a human being experiencing very troubled times. There is an answer for you, I will help you find it.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Preeminent 4.8 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Partner||Beecher and Conniff||1984 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Bankruptcy Court||Committee Member||2010 - Present|
|National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2002 - Present|
|National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees||Member||2001 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Lawyer Representative||2010 - 2013|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Seattle University||Foreign Languages||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|