Law Office of Ruth Nelson

Firm Overview

100% of what I do is consumer Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

Example cases

I have filed and completed over 2,000 bankruptcies. I have never had a client case denied when the client fulfilled all of their obligations.

Main Office
7742 14th Avenue NW
Seattle  WA  98117
  • (206) 633-2517


Free Initial Consultation?
I offer a free initial phone consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
I offer a low, flat Chapter 7 bankruptcy fee of $795.00 (Court costs are not included). I do not require a down payment for Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, although the fees do have to be paid before your case is filed in bankruptcy court.

Cash, Checks and Money Orders Accepted.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
I answer my phone between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. I take appointments 6 days a week and evenings until 7pm.
Office Manager
Emergency After Hours

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Life experience. See above.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I believe you should know your rights, and I will be happy to answer your questions.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

If I review, I am responsible, so I have to charge. You might as well have me do the work.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

There is too much liability, so just hire me.

Ruth Nelson

Worked as general counsel for a shipyard and tug and barge company. They were in bankruptcy.

I grew up in a blue collar family, who were constantly fighting off bill collectors. I saw first-hand what good honest families suffered. My mother actually chased a bill collector out of the house with a shot gun. Need I say more?

I am no nonsense, and I get the job done. I have a good sense of humor, but I promise not to laugh at you until I hang up the phone.

P.S. Most clients ask smart questions, so I don't laugh that much.

Personal interests:

I sew, teach kids how to sew, make costumes for Community Theater, and I quilt.

  • Bar Number: 12771
    Washington , 1982
  • University Of Washington School of Law
    J.D. , 1982
    Seattle, WA
  • University Of Washington
    B.A. , 1976
    Seattle, WA

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