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 6,653 Bankruptcy Petitions as of 7-20-2021 on courts computer docket system; which assuming 50% married is approximately 10,000 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)