Richard D. Granvold – Western Washington Bankruptcy Attorney


  • Graduate of Bellevue High School 1976 (Bellevue, Wa.)
  • Associate of Arts Degree from Bellevue Community College 1978 (Bellevue, Wa.)
  • B.A. in Arts from University of Washington 1981 (Seattle, Wa.)
  • J.D. Cum Laude from University of Puget Sound 1986 ( Tacoma, Wa.)
  • J.D. Cum Laude from Seattle University 1986 (Seattle, Wa.) Seattle University bought Univ of Puget Sound and issued


  • Practicing Bankruptcy solo practice since 1990 in Western Washington 100% practice limited to bankruptcy both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
  • Filed over 6,668 Bankruptcy Petitions as of 1-18-2022 on courts computer docket system; which assuming 50% married is approximately 10,002 persons filed


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • King County Bar Lawyer Referral
  • NACBA (NACBA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy)


  • Washington State Courts (1987)
  • Western District of Washington Federal Court (1987)
  • Eastern District of Washington Federal Court (1997)

BANKRUPTCY SEMINARS RECENTLY ATTENDED (partial list set forth below)

NW Bankruptcy Institute (27th Annual) (April 25-26, 2014)

Mortgage Modifications (2021)

Race Equity Justice Educational Series- Racism, Truth, and Reconciliation (2021)

Homestead Exemption (Washington States Law changes (2021)

Washington Homestead Amendment (2021)

Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Caselaw Review (2021)

New Rules for Advertising and More (2021)

Bankruptcy Law Section Meetings including 3-9-21, 2-9-21, 12-8-2020 on Student Loans, 12-10-2020,

Washington State Bench Bar 1-19-21,

Northwest Consumer Law Center Homestead law changes (2021) ‘

Courts During Covid (2021)

Trials over zoom (2021)

Many many numerous other CLE classes from 2014 through 2020

  • NW Bankruptcy Institute (This seminar is held yearly and is the largest bankruptcy seminar in the Northwest and attended by a majority of all bankruptcy judges and attorneys in this 5 state region) Every year attended with few exceptions since 1990 including the 34th  Annual 2021, and the prior seminars including almost every year but one or two since 1988
  • Best Practices from the Chapter 13 Trustee’s Office (2013)
  • The Attorney-Client Relationship (2012)
  • Flat Fee Agreements and the RPC’s (2012)
  • Complex Bankruptcy Issues (2010)
  • Bankruptcy Law Special Cases (2010)
  • Managing E-Discovery (2010)
  • The Means-Test What you need to know (2009)
  • Bankruptcy Reform Update 1 year later (2008)