Firm Overview

I have been practicing law in the State of Washington for 27 years and at this time I am primarily doing bankruptcy, wills and probate matters.


I graduated from law school and originally practiced in Kansas and Iowa the first two years before moving to the State of Washington in 1985. I have lived and practiced law in Snohomish County since that time.

Example cases

Over the last 27 years practicing law, I have done thousands of bankruptcy and probate cases. I charge by the hour for probate cases and have simple flat fees for wills. My flat fee for a simple bankruptcy is $1,285 and that includes the $306 filing fee.

Main Office

Main
3014 Hoyt Ave
Everett  WA  98201

Phone
  • (425) 258-6155
Fax
  • (425) 388-9999

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free phone consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Mr. Kruse charges a flat rate of $985 attorney fees plus the court filing fee and costs to file a simple no asset bankruptcy for a total of $1,285.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Margo

Emergency After Hours

No

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

I chose bankruptcy and probate because they are areas I have gotten into because of law school, mentors, or job experiences. I feel I can help people through the difficult times of their lives.

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

I am willing to help people represent themselves if they cannot afford active legal representation.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review documents, give advice, and help them prepare documents and paperwork needed for court.

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

I am always willing to help clients in any way.

Tom Kruse

I started out by opening my own practice in Iowa and then moved to the state of Washington. I worked for an attorney in Snohomish County and did work for one of the bankruptcy court trustees.

I have had a wide range of work experience, including running numerous small businesses. I graduated valedictorian from my high school class and had a 3.8 GPA from Kansas State University. I have traveled extensively and have been married to the same woman for 35 years. We have four kids who are grown, graduated from college. Three of my children are married.

I return all phone calls before I go home each day. We respond promptly and personally to our clients' needs. Clients will find I am direct and to the point. With 27 years experience, I am very knowledgeable in my fields of practice and the court system.

Personal interests:

I have primarily been focused on my marriage and family. I've been married for 35 years and have four children. I am always active in my children's lives as a basketball coach, coaching over 15 teams at the AA level. I am actively involved in the Lake Stevens Education Foundation, Snohomish County Legal Clinic and other community agencies and organizations. I also enjoy reading and playing tennis.

License
  • Bar Number: 15585
    Washington , 1986
Education
  • Washburn University
    Doctor of Juris Prudence , 1984
    Topeka, KS

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