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Seattle Bankruptcy Attorney, Sheila M. O'Sullivan

Sheila is not currently taking new cases as she is serving as The Executive Director of Northwest Consumer Law Center

Sheila M. O'Sullivan

Partner since 2005
Location:
Seattle, Washington
Phone:
206-325-6022
Fax:
206-325-1424
Email:

Sheila O'Sullivan's practice is focused on representation of debtors in consumer bankruptcy. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of bankruptcy and the Foreclosure Fairness Act -- a Washington law enacted in 2011 to provide homeowners with mediation options prior to foreclosure. She also handles matters in the areas of estate planning and real estate. She volunteers with the King County Neighborhood Debt Clinic and serves on the Washington State Bar Association executive committee of the creditor-debtor section. In her spare time, she serves on the board of the UW Women's Center and trains to cycle century rides with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Certified mediator under the Washington Foreclosure Fairness Act.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1998
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002

Education

  • Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Seattle University
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: Finance and Marketing

Classes/Seminars

  • Foreclosure Seminar Sponsored, The Seminar Group. Topic - The Foreclosure Fairness Act, 2012
  • Residential Real Estate, The Lawyer's Toolbox, Washington State Bar Association, June 21, 2005
  • Estate Planning, Washington Education Association, 2005
  • The Foreclosure Fairness Act, The Foreclosure Fairness Act, 2012
  • Foreclosure Fairness Act, Residential Real Property in a Distressed Market, 2012
  • Financial Literacy, Make Change!, 2012
  • Foreclosure Fairness Act, Foreclosures: An Update on Status, Procedure & Best Practices, 2012
  • Dischargeability in Bankrutpcy, ABA Webcast, 2012
  • Bankruptcy 101, OnePath webinar 4 hours, 2011
  • Consumer Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy 101, 2010
  • Basic Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, The Lawyer's Toolbox, 2005
  • Estate planning, Estate planning, 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Foreclosure, Foreclosures: An Update on Status, Procedure & Best Practices, 2013
  • Bankruptcy Issue Spotting for the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner, Alliance Training Conference, 2013
  • The Foreclosure Fairness Act, The Foreclosure Fairness Act, 2012
  • Foreclosure Fairness Act, Residential Real Property in a Distressed Market, 2012
  • Financial Literacy, Make Change!, 2012
  • A consumer education class on debt, Make Change, 2012
  • Foreclosure Fairness Act, Foreclosures: An Update on Status, Procedure & Best Practices, 2012
  • Bankruptcy Basics, Bankruptcy 101 for New Lawyers, 2012
  • Dischargeability in Bankruptcy, ABA Webcast, 2012
  • Bankruptcy 101, OnePath webinar 4 hours, 2011
  • Consumer Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy 101, 2010
  • Basic Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, The Lawyer's Toolbox, 2005
  • Estate planning, Estate Planning, 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2004
  • Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2003
  • Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association Executive Committee of the Creditor-Debtor Section, 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), Member, 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), Member, 1998 - Present
  • WOMBATS (Association of Women Bankruptcy Attorneys, Western District of Washington), Member, 2004 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Section, King County Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Former Condominium Association, President
  • University of Washington Women's Center, Board Member, 2011 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer with the King County Neighborhood Debt Clinic, 2004 - Present
  • Volunteer of the Month by the King County Bar Association, 2012
  • Volunteer on the King County Superior Court Probate and Guardianship Review Calendar, 1998 - 2008
Leen & O’Sullivan, PLLC Attorneys At Law 520 East Denny Way | Seattle, WA 98122

Leen & O'Sullivan, PLLC represents people in the Pacific Northwest, Puget Sound, and Western Washington, including King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Island County and the communities of Seattle, Bellevue, West Seattle, Burien, Renton, Lynnwood, Moutlake Terrace, Edmonds, Lake City, Mill Creek, Bothell, Woodinville, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, Capitol Hill, Tacoma, Mukilteo, Monroe, and Ballard, Washington.

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