Richard J. Symmes, Esq. is a Seattle native and the principal attorney at Symmes Law Group, PLLC. Mr. Symmes currently focuses his practice on bankruptcy, estate planning, probate, real estate and trademark matters through his firm Symmes Law Group, PLLC formed in 2010. Since 2009 Mr. Symmes has filed hundreds of bankruptcy cases, and in the process, helped numerous families and businesses recover from financial hardships. During this time Mr. Symmes has also been featured on 1150 AM KKNW, KOMO News, US News and World Report, Kredit Karma and the Seattle Investors Club Podcast. Additionally, Mr. Symmes is rated by consumers as one of the top attorneys in the Seattle area through various online directories such as Google, Yelp and Avvo.
Prior to forming the Symmes Law Group, PLLC, Mr. Symmes was an associate attorney at law firms in Denver, Colorado where his practice involved bankruptcy, real estate, insurance and litigation matters. While in law school, Mr. Symmes clerked and interned for several law firms throughout Colorado in the areas of employment, family, gambling, trusts and estates and sports and entertainment 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. Additionally, Mr. Symmes holds a managing brokers real estate license allowing him to assist client with the purchase and sale of real estate in the State of Washington.
JD – University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
BA – University of Washington
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