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Erik Bakke has been practicing law for over 25 years after receiving his B.A. from the University of Washington and J.D. from Seattle University. He is General Counsel/CLO and CCO for Evergreen Financial Services, Inc..  Erik is a past president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association – Eastern District of Washington, and Past Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board for the United Sates Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington, and served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Creditor/Debtor Section of the Washington State Bar Association.  He is also admitted to the all state and Federal Courts of Oregon, the US District Courts of Colorado, and the 9th circuit court of appeals in San Francisco. He is also a Hearing Officer for the Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Board, Judge Pro Tem as well as an arbitrator and mediator serving various state and federal courts. Erik is a soccer fanatic with a license to coach high school level soccer and has coached soccer at all age levels for over 15 years. When he isn’t spending time with his 4 children you can find Erik spending time outdoors camping, wake boarding, biking, skiing and of course watching soccer.


Erik is retired from private practice and does not except clients due to his position as General Counsel.


Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 30%
    28 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Corporate: 25%
  3. Administrative Law: 25%
  4. Bankruptcy: 20%
    28 years, 2.5 thousand cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amy L Rimov

    I have worked with Mr. Bakke on a lawyers' committee. I am impressed with Mr. Bakke's ability to see the big picture, to be honest with 20-20 vision, and to be forthright, while being respectful and tactful. These qualities most certainly lead to exceptional client service, and ethics. I endorse Erik Bakke.


    Amy Rimov Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Charles Raymond Steinberg

    I have worked with Erik Bakke on complex Chapter 11 cases, sometimes against him, sometimes working together when we both represent creditors in the same case. Mr. Bakke is effective, thorough, and clearly communicates.


    Charles Steinberg Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Evergreen Financial Services, Inc.

1214 North 16th Avenue
PO Box 9097
Yakima, WA, 98909-9097


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Service AwardChelan Douglas County Bar Association2003
Boss of the YearChelan Douglas County Legal Secretary's Association1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationDiversity Committee Member2013 - Present
Bankruptcy Bar Association, Eastern District of WashingtonPast President2006 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of WashingtonFormer Chair2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationDiciplinary Board Hearing Officer2002 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Debtor/Creditor SectionExecutive Committee2009 - 2013
Bankruptcy Bar Association, Eastern District of WashingtonPresident2004 - 2005
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington - Advisory BoardCo-chair2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Heilman, 430 BR 213 (9th Cir. BAP 2010)Upheld successful defense from Trial Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Eastern District of WashingtonEthics of Bundling and Unbundling Legal Services2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
QLaw Annual CLEBankruptcy Law and Domestic Relations and Special considerations for LGBT Relationships2012
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationBankruptcy Law And Domestic Relations2011
Washington State Bar AssociationBankruptcy Law and Divorce2009
Chelan Douglas County Bar AssociationBankruptcy Law CLE Presentation2009
Washington State Bar AssociationLiens: How they arise and How you can use them2007
Washington State Bar AssociationBankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005 – Amendments to Chapter 122005
Washington State Bar AssociationBankruptcy Nuts and Bolts and Update2005
Bankruptcy Bar AssociationBankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005 – Amendments to Chapter 122005
Washington State Bar AssociationBankruptcy and Family Law2002