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Kathleen V Shoemaker

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kathleen

Learn Kathleen’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    60%

    26 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    30%

    26 years, 500 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%

    26 years, 100 cases

Born and raised in Tacoma, I am committed to serving the Puget Sound area residents as a bankruptcy attorney providing debt relief to consumers and small business owners in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.  As the daughter of an Irish immigrant, I believe in the American dream.  I am happy to assist individuals obtain a fresh start from their financial problems.

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Location

Shoemaker & Dart, P.S., Inc.
6706 24th Street W, Suite A
Tacoma, WA, 98466

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Posted by Terry | March 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Ms. Shoemaker is an excellent bankruptcy lawyer. Ms.Shoemaker is very knowledgeable and a complete professional and it was a privilege to have her as my lawyer. I would recommend the law firm of Shoemaker Dart to anyone wishing to seek relief from financial distress. They always will have the right answer for you and will treat you with respect.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Kathleen is by far the most effective and intelligent attorney we had the fortune of working with during a difficult time. She builds trust, is knows the in's and out's of the court system. The Judges, Attorneys and Trustee's all trust and respect Kathleen, which is an exceptional benefit to her clients. When you are in a situation, not of your own making, and need someone to listen to you, be your confidant, not just another statistic, Kathleen is in your corner. We are honored to recommend Kathleen and her firm, Shoemaker and Dart.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Shoemaker & Dart, P.S., INC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • David M. Howe, Chapter 13 Trustee Office
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Nagler & Associates
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Miller & Dart, P.S., INC
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Extern
  • US Trustee
  • 1996 - 1996
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1997
  • University of Puget Sound
  • BA
  • 1993

Associations

  • CENTS
  • Director
  • 2018 - Present
  • Hear See Hope
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Honorable Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Local Rules Committee for Western District of Washington Bankruptcy Court
  • Chapter 13 Rules Subcommittee Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Mary Bridge Festival of Trees
  • Tree Designer
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Washington State Bar Association Creditor-Debtor Rights
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Mary Bridge Festival of Trees
  • Sponsor
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Volunteer Service
  • Pierce County Juvenile Court
  • 2002
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Thurston County Bar Association April Meeting
  • Chapter 13 Basics
  • 2015
  • Kitsap County Bar Association August Meeting
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2015
  • Changes to the Local Rules
  • Attorney's Fees in Chapter 13
  • 2015
  • 2014 Bankruptcy Judges Conference
  • Student Loan Developments
  • 2014
  • Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2010
  • The Lawyer's Toolbox: Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Basics
  • 2006
  • The Lawyer's Toolbox: Bankruptcy
  • Chaper 13 Basics
  • 2005
  • Nuts and Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Basics
  • 2004
  • Nuts and Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Basics
  • 2003
  • Consumer Case Law Update
  • Case Law Update
  • 2003
  • Nuts and Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Basics
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Kathleen
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I endorse Kathleen. She is my first call for bankruptcy matters and debtor-creditor issues. Kathleen is highly competent and very pleasant to work with. For these reasons and more, I refer all of my clients to Kathleen that need help in these matters."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kathleen is very knowledgeable and experienced in the field of bankruptcy. I have sought out her take on issues that arise in my bankruptcy practice and her input is always thoughtful and helpful."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathleen is a very experienced bankruptcy attorney. I refer many of my family law clients to her while in the midst of a divorce and she is always able to provide them with great advice. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathleen is a well established bankruptcy attorney in the Pierce County area. She is a great resource for fellow attorneys, and her background of working for the Ch. 13 Trustee's Office gives her the unique ability to better evaluate chapter 13 cases."

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Tacoma Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Kathleen V Shoemaker
Kathleen V Shoemaker
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 26 years