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Michael John Paukert

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Spokane, WA

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Michael J Paukert is Chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights group at Paukert & Troppmann PLLC.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of business bankruptcy, commercial transactions and adult care facility abuse and neglect. Mike received his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude. He is admitted to practice law in Washington and Idaho. He has been named one of the best bankruptcy lawyers in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.

Licensed for 32 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/20/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/25/2022

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Paukert & Troppmann PLLC
522 W. Riverside Ave.
Suite 560
Spokane, WA, 99201

Reviews

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Posted by Debbie | July 7, 2017
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Down to Business
We are so pleased with the service that we received from Michael Paukert. He was thorough, quick and clearly knew exactly what he was doing. We had been battling our lender over an insurance claim for 4 months and he was able to resolve the issue with our lender in one day. He kept us from litigation with the vendor who needed payment. Thank you Mr. Paukert.
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Posted by John | November 21, 2016
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Professional, Thorough, and Friendly
I met Kathy and Mike Paukert through a mutual friend. I had a slip and fall claim that they handled beautifully. They were professional, thorough, friendly and kept me in the loop during the process. The insurance company was bullying me and Kathy and Mike put a stop to it. They also have a great staff that is willing to go above and beyond to be helpful.
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Posted by James | July 28, 2014
Excellent Attorney!
Mike handled a Chapter 7 case for us. It was one of the most challenging and unsettling decisions of our lives, but working with Mike through the process was amazing. Not only is Mike a highly qualified and well respected attorney in Spokane, his calm presence and reassuring personality made the process manageable. He kept us well informed, provided us with tremendous perspective and helped us through a difficult time. We were referred to Mike by a colleague, and we are so grateful for the recommendation and for the opportunity to work through the proceedings with Mike by our side.
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Posted by Todd | August 17, 2009
Wonderful Attorney
We met Mike at a most stressful time in our lives. With the rescission in full force, we were forced to shut down our business and file bankruptcy. With the loss of our business, our houses and almost all material possessions (although we still filled the largest Penske truck available when we moved to Arizona), it was the bleakest period of my life I’ve ever experienced. Mike’s expertise and as important, his humanity, was a guiding light during this traumatic time. Although not a practicing attorney (although I will now take the Arizona bar), I have dealt with many attorney’s and found that Mike had a unique perspective on the process, was extremely knowledgeable and kept us well grounded in that “this too will pass.” As well as being a top notch attorney, Mike is also a great guy. Todd Sullivan
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Paukert & Troppmann PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • James, Vernon & Weeks P.A.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Paine Hamblen LLP
  • 1990 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Paine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brooke & Miller LLP
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Intern
  • Southwell & O'Rourke
  • 1988 - 1990
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude
  • 1990
  • University of Puget Sound
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Elder Neglect & Wrongful Death
  • $500,000.00 Settlement
  • Elder Neglect & Wrongful Death
  • $800,000 Settlement
  • In re The Catholic Bishop of Spokane

Associations

  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Debtor Creditor Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association Eastern District Washington
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District Ratepayer Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2021
  • Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Westwood Homeowners' Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2011
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Association
  • Board Chair
  • 2000 - 2000
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Board member
  • 1994 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Superb 10/10
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d"Alene Living Magazine
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d"Alene Living Magazine
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d"Alene Living Magazine
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d"Alene Living Magazine
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer in Spokane & Coeur d'Alene - Bankruptcy
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • Norman Cohen Hope Award
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Washington Civil Procedure Deskbook
  • Rule 69 Execution
  • 2002
  • Washington Commercial Law Deskbook
  • Remedies
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Student Workshop
  • Integrating Work and Life: Law School and Beyond
  • 2015
  • Student Workshop
  • Work Life Balance
  • 2014
  • WSBA CLE
  • Judgments: You've Won! Now What? Post judgment remedies.
  • 2009
  • WSBA CLE
  • Judgments: You Won! What's Next?
  • 2007
  • Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Annual Meeting
  • Processor Liens and Grower Contracts
  • 2007
  • LIENS: HOW THEY ARISE AND HOW YOU CAN USE THEM
  • Enforcement of Liens
  • 2006
  • East-West Bankruptcy Judges Conference
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2004
  • Protecting Creditors from Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy
  • N/A
  • Foreclosing, Protecting and Defending Against Liens
  • Bankruptcy
  • N/A
  • Essential of Advising the Small Buusiness
  • Bankruptcy
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mike.We worked closely together for several years enforcing agricultural mortgages. I handled the real estate issues and Mike handled bankruptcy issues. Mike is knowledgeable, thorough and effective. At the same time Mike is practical, pleasant to work with and a good person."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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Spokane Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Michael John Paukert
Michael John Paukert
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 32 years