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Jill Collins

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Olympia, WA

4.8   6 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jill

Learn Jill’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
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    Under Federal law, I am a Debt Relief Agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code - Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. I also represent creditors from time to time with respect to their interests in bankruptcy cases.

My practice is focused solely on handling consumer bankruptcy cases.  Prior to law school, I worked for a bankrutpcy attorney in Fort Worth, TX as a paralegal, and during law school, I worked for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee.  I believe this experience gives me an added perspective in handling bankruptcy cases, and I make every effort to make sure your paperwork is complete and correct to ensure a smooth process and succesful outcome.  

 

My knowledgeable assitant and I work with you directly.  We understand that filing is a big decision, and is often caused by various stressful situations in your life.  We try to make the process as stress-free as possible as we understand that we are serving real people, not just handling cases.  

 

Feel free to contact me for a consultation at no charge!

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Jill Collins, P.C.

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Paul | November 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Collins is an amazing Attorney!!!
Ms. Collins is simply amazing at representing her clients!! She provided so much care, compassion and professionalism during a very difficult time in my life. She puts all of her masterful skills and effort into leading clients through a confusing process and makes it understandable. I recommend her without hesitation!! Thank you again Ms. Collins and your team!! You truly have given me a fresh start and relieved so much stress and worry!!
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Posted by Deborah | February 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jill Elder
I just can't say enough about Jill and her staff! They made this process so very easy, and were supportive throughout the entire process. If I had a question, they were there to answer it. My husband and I were so very pleased to find this great lawyer. If you need help with your bankruptcy, I recommend her highly!
Posted by Bradley | October 16, 2012
A fantastic attorney
Jill is very knowledgeable and helpful with making hard decisions. She helped us through a tough time and assured us it would work out well. Her advice was spot on, her office was great to work with and everything turned out just like she said it would. I recommend Jill to anyone needing legal help and advice.
Posted by Cheryl | August 19, 2010
Jill is the Best!
Jill is extremely professional and emotionally supportive. Bankruptcy is a terrible thing to go through, but she is reassuring, calm, non-judgemental, and full of information. She makes sure that she explains every single option available and overall, she's just extremely personable and respectful of everyone. She is organized, up-to-date on everything, and seems to have all the time in the world to answer any questions. Jill is prompt in returning calls and I never had to wait in her office more than five minutes. Her knowlege of the field is excellent, but it's her personal integrity and empathy for others that really sets her apart.
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Posted by Dave Kolar | May 3, 2010
Excellent
I was stressed out trying to find an attorney for my bankruptcy, she took 45 minutes with me FREE and took time to tell me the differences and in the different Chapters and helped me decide which way to go. She didn't rush me in and out like all the others. I hope i never have to use her again, but if by some chance I would need to, she would be the one.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2014
Good lawyer - chemistry and rapport are key
Jill is a good attorney, but I have found that chemistry and rapport are key when it comes to working with an attorney. This goes for any attorney in any legal field. You want to like the process of working with someone who is in a position to speak and act on your behalf. Jill will get the job done for you but make sure that whoever you work with on your bankruptcy case that you feel a certain professional chemistry with the attorney you're hiring. She answered my e-mails and phone calls (I sent mostly e-mails) consistently. There were times I felt that Jill could've made more of an effort to clearly answer my questions. Also I remember there was one instance where she made a mistake but didn't say sorry; she was late to court. She wasn't being mean about it but I think she just forgot or she just didn't want to say it. Not a huge deal but little things do matter when it comes to building that rapport. Best wishes on your search for an attorney!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • attorney/sole practitioner
  • Jill Collins, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hillier, Scheibmeir, Vey & Kelly, P.S.
  • 2002 - 2006
  • attorney/sole practitioner
  • Jill Elder, Attorney at Law
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Greg Logue, PLLC
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Texas System, Arlington
  • 2 BAs and a Secondary Teaching Certification
  • 1993

Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Jill
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill is a wonderful bankruptcy attorney. I am pleased to have come to know her over recent years. I've noticed that she is compassionate and kind to her clients, and takes time to answer their questions thoroughly. She is a highly competent bankruptcy attorney. I wouldn't hesitate to refer clients to her."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill Elder has a wonderful enthusiasm for the field of bankruptcy & hope to see more of her here on Avvo. I am happy to endorse her."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked on the opposite side of a case from her and was impressed with how hard she worked for her client and how she would not give up until she acheived a good result."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill is a hard-working, hard-nosed attorney. I am very pleased to endorse her and her work product."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Our firm does not have a Bankruptcy practice and I refer all of my clients needing these services exclusively to Ms. Elder. Several of my clients who have engaged her services have let me know how satisfied they were with her work on their matters. I am confident in referring to her, she is professional and knowledgable in her field. In the past I have also been opposing counsel on matters with Ms. Elder and found her to be courteous, ethical and professional without compromising her client's position. It is a pleasure working with Ms. Elder and I would strongly recommend her to anyone seeking bankruptcy assistance."
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