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Crystal M. Lewis

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Vancouver, WA

4.3   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 13 years
    Oregon - OR 19 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Crystal

Learn Crystal’s areas of practice.

I am committed to providing efficient, effective, and sensible legal services to my clients.  I have a practical approach to problem solving that takes into account all relevant considerations.  There is a time to fight and a time to compromise.  I fight hard to protect my clients' legal interests and advise them when the time is right for compromise.

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Location

Beaty Hatch PC
1112 Daniels St
Suite 200
Vancouver, WA, 98666-0054

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by marilyn | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Clear thinking/straightforward help
I was caught between the regulations of Washington State, my mother's life insurance company, and an old Durable Power of Attorney. I had been working with these entities for 2 months. No solution was in sight. I came to Crystal for help. She reviewed the issues raised by each involved institution and laid out 3 options for securing the life insurance surrender my mother needed to pay for her care. The first worked well and within 2 weeks my mother's life insurance funds were released. It was a relief for me to know that had our first approach failed, Crystal had laid out two other options. This was practical, do-able advice and it made all the difference.
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Posted by Caren | September 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Crystal and her assistant Cyndi were both amazing in untangling a rather tangled estate of my Fathers. Crystal is patient and kind, and worked hard to make it so our wishes, as well as my fathers, were fulfilled! I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Dustin | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate
She helped me complete the probate process on my father's estate quickly; Her and her staff were easy to deal with and made a difficult process/situation seem easier.
Posted by Tracy | October 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tenacious and Straight Forward
I sought out Crystal a few years ago. At that time she had actually shared information that i might be able solve the issue i was having by contacting a non profit group. I was impressed with this. I did, they tried but about a year later it still wasn't panning out. I sought Crystal out again as I felt she was honest, thorough and above all transparent about my situation to me. I hired her, we have been working together and I am in the end stretch of my case. Two years into my case my husband was killed and it really caused things to go up in the air. Not only did Crystal and Trena her assistant manage to catch everything as it fell but put it as well together as it could go with a huge piece missing. They were consequently hired by me for his probate as they knew me and the issues i was already facing. Again, she is extremely tenacious and very detail oriented. I appreciated all of her hard work beyond what I expected. I strongly recommend Beaty Hatch, PC where Crystal Lewis is for any of the above listed specialties. Thank you
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Posted by Courtney | August 1, 2018
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Knowledgable and Efficient
Crystal was professional, organized, and personable. I enjoyed her and thought she did a great job handling my case.
Posted by Ed | July 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pension Review
Crystal did a very timely and thorough review of my pension status. Her work was very detailed and completely backed up by legal precedents.
Posted by Gary | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Crystal M. Lewis is an exceptional lawyer that consistanly provides 100% customer satisfaction.
I have hired Crystal on more than one occasion to represent me on very complex employment and business cases in the last 3+ years. My case outcome has always been better than I had expected. Crystal is excellent communicator and I have never experienced any unforeseen events in my cases. Crystal's cost estimates have been accurate and well explained. Crystal is very committed to her clients and delivers timely and as promised. My experience has been extremely positive. I plan to hire Crystal should any future legal needs arise.
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Posted by Craig | February 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired crystal to restore my 2nd amendment gun rights
Within weeks crystal was before a judge restoring my 2nd amendment gun possession within 7 weeks start to finish I've received my concealed pistol permit and just brought home a new pistol that I just bought passing background checks for cpp and purchasing my new gun crystal is efficient and will get the job done
Posted by john | July 7, 2015
More than I expected
I was under a tight deadline to get a land sale agreement completed on my house in another state. Crystal was aware of my concerns and did everything she could to expedite all the necessary paperwork. I was continually kept up to date on her progress and was extremely happy with how everything was done so fast and thorough. I will definitely call on Ms. Lewis again if the need arises.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2015
Very efficient
Crystal was easy going about the process and was completely prepared when she made her argument to the opposing lawyer. I would highly recommend her. It was by far the best legal experience I ever had
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
collection agency
She was very helpful in helping me with resolving a debt that was turned over to collection that I felt I paid in full. She also informed me of rights we have regarding collection debts and what they can and can't do.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Distant, disengaged, and unresponsive
Having worked with her on estate planning, our family has met with her a number of times over the years. This review is based upon multiple in person or phone based exchanges. The tone of her voice is consistently one of detached irritation which sends a clear message that she is inconvenienced by questions. It takes multiple calls to get her to respond to a simple inquiry. Legal topics are difficult enough; working with someone consistently unpleasant is totally unnecessary. There are so many good attorneys who are professional, friendly and game on, there’s just no reason to settle for anything less. We would not recommend Crystal Lewis as an attorney. We found her communication style and poor follow through extremely unpleasant and unnecessary barriers to an effective and professional client-attorney relationship.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Almost no communication and ineffective.
While she was not difficult to get a hold of, she was is rarely proactive in her communication and did not seem as though she had confidence and knowledge on the law. I was continuously forced to reach out to her to find out where the case stood and ask her to take any kind of action with it. Then after hearing nothing for eight months and no resolution in my case I was forced to resolve it myself. I then found out, from a ‘notice to everyone’ type mailing, that she had left the practice and was no longer working on my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
  • Contingency 1%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Beaty Hatch PC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Richard Levin Law Group
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • VanderMay Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2009

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Portland State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Associations

  • Community Housing Resource Center
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Moot Court Best Brief
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Crystal
General practice Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Crystal on a case some years ago. I found her to be the consummate professional, who was always well-prepared and kept her clients' best interests in mind at all times."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Crystal for a very long time and we have worked together on several probate cases. Crystal does a great job for her all of her clients."
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Vancouver Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Crystal M. Lewis
Crystal M. Lewis
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 19 years