Bankruptcy Litigation

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Bankruptcy Litigation Attorneys in Seattle

Expert Legal Representation for Washington Bankruptcy Disputes

In many cases, individuals and businesses who file bankruptcy never need to enter the courtroom. But if a dispute arises between the debtor and a creditor or another involved party, the court will become involved and the issue will need to be litigated.

At Seattle Consumer Justice, our bankruptcy litigation lawyers can handle cases involving the following issues and more:

  • Automatic stay violations—in which a creditor attempts to collect your debt even though bankruptcy has triggered an automatic stay
  • Discharge violations—in which a creditor attempts to collect discharged debt
  • Proof of claim objections—in which the debtor or other involved party objects to a creditor’s claim
  • Quiet title actions—in which debtors with a previous bankruptcy discharge may claim that the statute of limitations has run on their mortgage
  • Second mortgage cram downs—in which a bankruptcy court reduces the principal of a loan to the value of the property
  • Post-bankruptcy mortgage debt collection—in which pre-petition creditors violate the FDCPA when attempting to collect mortgage debt (mortgage creditors fail to properly credit mortgage payments during bankruptcy and wrongly find debtors in default)

Many bankruptcy firms only take cases that will have very few issues or potential disputes. But we are not afraid to fight for our clients’ rights through whatever means necessary.

Here are just a few examples of what we have accomplished for our clients:

  • Proved that a second mortgage was time-barred (i.e. past the statute of limitations), thus overturning a bankruptcy adversary proceeding and eliminating the client’s obligation to pay their mortgage
  • Established a precedent for future Chapter 13 cases by discharging more than $25,000 in homeowners’ dues in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Secured compensation for a client who was sued and arrested by their car lender during bankruptcy (in violation of the automatic stay)
  • Achieved one of the only published decisions in the country that favored a borrower against a payday lender

In short, we are results-oriented problem-solvers, willing and able to develop the best possible solutions to unprecedented legal and financial issues.

Need a Skilled Bankruptcy Litigator? Call (206) 483-0505 or schedule a consultation online to protect your financial future.

Comprehensive Bankruptcy Solutions by Seattle Consumer Justice

Founded in 2012, our firm handles cases for both individuals and businesses throughout Washington State. We have partnered with other attorneys and experts to deliver the most informed and effective services to each of our clients, and we work tirelessly to develop and improve local laws. In short, we are committed to raising the standards of our practice, and we believe you deserve our level of professionalism and skill.

Ready to Defend Your Financial Interests? Reach out to our Seattle team or call (206) 483-0505 for premier legal support.

Act Now to Safeguard Your Financial Future

Once you file bankruptcy, many of the judgments that creditors filed against you will no longer matter, because all they did was prove you owed a creditor a certain amount of debt. But some types of judgments may last through and beyond your bankruptcy.

More specifically, letting a creditor acquire a judgment against you may hinder or prevent you from discharging your debt in a future bankruptcy case. This will occur if the judgment demonstrates that your debt is non-dischargeable. Because one court is legally obligated to respect the previous decision of another court, this type of judgment will dictate your debt discharge (or lack thereof) in bankruptcy.

A debt may be non-dischargeable if it was allegedly accrued through:

  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Willful and malicious action toward a person or their property

Without further litigation, the bankruptcy court will accept the previous court’s evaluation of your debt.

Because of this risk, we highly recommend getting into contact with us as soon as a creditor files suit against you—if not sooner. Even if you do not intend to fight the lawsuit, we can help you find out if the lawsuit could lead to a judgment that renders your debt non-dischargeable. You can then make a fully informed decision that protects your rights and positively affects your future.

Don't Wait! Secure Your Financial Rights Today. Contact our Seattle office now or call (206) 483-0505 for immediate assistance.

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The Heart of Our Success

Hear From Our Valued Clients

We genuinely care about our clients and will do everything we can to ensure their satisfaction. Your positive experience is our top priority, and we take immense pride in going the extra mile to exceed your expectations.

  • “It is my belief that we came out way ahead of the game but we owe the success to Jacob.”
    “Jacob very clearly explained the course of action we should take and held our hand through the very scary process of the bankruptcy nightmare.”
    - Kim & Mike
  • “5 stars are not enough.”
    “She knows the ins and outs of all types of bankruptcy, listens to your personal situation, and lays out the options for you.”
    - Joe
  • “Jacob successfully took over our Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.”
    “His professional attitude and calm and efficient demeanor guided us through what could have been a much more agonizing process. He and his staff worked out a settlement which was actually better than my most optimistic expectation.”
    - Jerry
  • “Jacob was very knowledgeable and very nice to work with on my case.”
    “He always kept me informed of what was going on and what to expect. My case was not anything easy by far and Jacob and his team worked really hard to win my case for me.”
    - Previous Client
  • “He really cared about getting me the best outcome given my financial situation.”
    “Jacob treated my case with professionalism and knowledge of the law. He made the process understandable and had the patience to explain the information in terms I could understand.”
    - Previous Client
  • “I attribute my survival from this tough time to her ability and her personal involvement on my behalf.”
    “When I, and my company, were struggling financially and about to go under, she showed me options I never knew I had, and then she followed through and protected me so that I ultimately did not have to declare bankruptcy.”
    - Previous Client
  • “I would recommend Christine Latta to any of my friends and family.”
    “We were very concerned about resolving this matter in a short period, and she adhered to our needs by expediting this case within our thin margin of time that we had.”
    - Previous Client
  • “Jacob was always focused on our needs and desires concerning our real estate.”
    “He is not an income-driven attorney, but an attorney that gives great value and caring as his greatest assets. He works hard to get his clients the best result possible!”
    - Previous Client

Guiding You Towards a Brighter Tomorrow

  • Experienced, Creative & Sophisticated
    With years of experience between our attorneys, our goal is to deliver a higher level of service, only taking cases where we can add value.
  • Personalized Attention
    We understand that no two cases are ever the same. We provide tailored solutions for every client and strategize in order to provide optimal results.
  • Comprehensive Service
    As a law firm that focuses on creative and collaborative solutions, we always seek opportunities that go even beyond the law to help provide the results you deserve.
  • Groundbreaking Results
    Our ability to tackle complex issues has allowed us to win appellate decisions and push the law in our clients' favor. We pursue compensation arrangements that reward success.

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