Richard Symmes

Seattle, Washington
Experience: 9 years
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About Richard Symmes

Richard J. Symmes, Esq. is a Seattle native and the managing attorney at Symmes Law Group, PLLC. Mr. Symmes currently focuses his practice on bankruptcy and debt settlement matters and is an experienced bankruptcy advocate, having filed and prepared hundreds of bankruptcy petitions prior to starting his own firm. Mr. Symmes is also well versed in business, trademark, and sports and entertainment matters. Prior to forming Symmes Law Group, PLLC Mr. Symmes was an associate attorney at two respected law firms in Denver, Colorado where his practice primarily involved bankruptcy, business and insurance defense. While in law school Mr. Symmes clerked at All Pro Sports and Entertainment in Denver, Colorado, where he participated in the representation of marquee NFL and PGA athletes in player grievances, endorsement contracts, standard player contracts, business incorporations and trademark disputes. In addition to his work at All Pro, Mr. Symmes clerked and interned for several law firms throughout Colorado in the areas of employment, family, gambling, and trusts and estates law. Mr. Symmes is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where he was the Vice President and Community Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society as well as a Staff Editor for the University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. Mr. Symmes earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle where he double majored in economics and communications.

Language(s) Spoken by Richard Symmes

  • English : Spoken, Written

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Intellectual Property »
  • Trademarks


  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Colorado
  • Washington

Professional Experience

  • Attorney Symmes Law Group, PLLC Current
  • Attorney Foster Law Group, PC 2009 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney Balaban & Levinson, P.C. 2009 - 2009 Diligently represented real estate brokers in errors and omissions insurance claims. Drafted discovery, motions, pleadings and ATLP reports on behalf of clients and major insurance carriers while engaging in all aspects of litigation. Assisted in conducting depositions and mediations and drafted initial client letters.
  • Law Clerk All Pro Sports & Entertainment 2007 - 2008 Conducted legal research and writing for a top flight sports agency in conjunction with the representation of marquee NFL, NBA, and PGA athletes. Participated in the arbitration hearing In Re the Matter of Al Wilson v. Denver Broncos, and drafted post hearing brief. The case concerned medical malpractice and required familiarity with the current NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement. Researched the validity of drug testing in the PGA in regards to PGA athletes. Drafted pleadings in family law matters concerning allocation of child support. Drafted demand letters to insurance companies regarding the payment and settlement of insurance claims stemming from a serious car accident.


  • The University of Denver Sturm College of Law J.D.
  • University of Washington School of Law B.A. | Economics & Communications 2000 - 2004


  • Top Bankruptcy Lawyer Expertise 2016

Professional Association

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys #1117339 Member 2010 - Current
  • King County Bar Association #1117340 Member 2010 - Current

Articles & Publications

  • The Evolution of Sports Law NW Lawyer March, 2015


1001 4th Ave., Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154 USA

Telephone: (206) 682-7975

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