Morton McGoldrick, P.S.

Morton McGoldrick, P.S.

Morton McGoldrick has a long history and deep roots in Pierce County. The firm has grown from a small firm founded in the early 1900s by Frank C. Neal called "Neal, Bonneville & Hughes," to a major presence in the Pierce County legal community.

Firm Overview

In the 1970s, the firm name was changed to Bonneville, Viert, Morton & McGoldrick. Upon the retirement of William G. Viert, the firm became Morton McGoldrick, P.S. For over 90 years we have served individuals and businesses throughout the state of Washington and we continue to provide outstanding professional services for all of our clients' legal needs.

While ardently committed to being on the cutting edge of legal and technological advancements, Morton McGoldrick's traditional values remain concrete, and our commitment to the founding principles that established our firm nearly a century ago, remain unwavering.

Morton McGoldrick is successful because our team delivers what our clients demand and deserve high quality legal services provided in a timely and efficient manner. Our approach is reflected in our client relationships. We are not simply attorneys we are problem solvers, and we remain committed to improving our processes and expanding our services to meet the legal demands of the communities we serve.
Main Office
Main Office
P.O. Box, 820 A Street, Suite 600
Tacoma  WA  98401
Phone
  • 253-682-7234
Websites
Bankruptcy
Morton McGoldrick is committed to assisting its clients with representation in filing bankruptcy to reorganize their financial affairs or to discharge certain obligations.
We also represent the interests of our clients who find themselves creditors, whether secured or unsecured, of those who have filed bankruptcy. Our attorneys are experienced in working with the US Trustees office, creditor's committees and have successfully represented businesses and individuals in the bankruptcy forum. The following are some examples of the bankruptcy services we provide:


- Chapters 7, 11, and 13 - Relief from Stay - Representation of Creditors' Committees - Section 363 Sales - Post-Petition Financing - Plan Confirmation - Discharge Litigation - Preference Litigation - Fraud Litigation - Non-Dischargeability - Adversary Proceedings - Claims Allowance and Objection - Tax Issues in Bankruptcy - Appeals

James Handmacher

Professional Experience
Jim has over 35 years of experience in commercial litigation, real estate transactions and litigation, and environmental law. His litigation practice includes extensive trial and appellate work. His environmental practice includes site cleanups and cost recovery litigation at numerous sites in Washington and California.

Education
Jim attended Centre College of Kentucky and The Ohio State University and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1974. He then earned his J.D. from University of Michigan in 1978.

Professional and Community Involvement
-Disciplinary Board, Washington State Bar Association (2008-2011)
-Board of Directors and President of Tacoma Actors Guild, a non-profit professional theatre (2003-2007)
-Trustee and President, Seabury School (1998-2001)
-Board of Governors, Washington State Bar Association (1992-95)
-Treasurer, Washington State Bar Association (1995)
-Leader of successful campaign to incorporate the City of Federal Way, and service on the first city council (1989-1991)

Admitted to Practice
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1994)
-U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (1979)
-Washington (1978)

Jim has over 35 years of experience in commercial litigation, real estate transactions and litigation, and environmental law. His litigation practice includes extensive trial and appellate work. His environmental practice includes site cleanups and cost recovery litigation at numerous sites in Washington and California.
Education
  • University of Michigan
    Juris Doctorate
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