Scott M. Hutchinson dedicates his law practice to 100% consumer bankruptcy law. He has counseled thousands of people regarding their Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy options.
He has practiced law for over 23 years. Besides his own law practice, he gained in-depth experience working extensively at two of the largest law firms on the West Coast regarding both the debtor and creditor sides of bankruptcy law.
Mr. Hutchinson is licensed to practice law in Oregon and the Federal District Courts for the District of Oregon.
"Early on when I first became a lawyer and set up my own law office, I struggled to get my law practice off the ground as a new lawyer. I incurred large amounts of credit card debt and lines of credit through my first few years of practice. I ended up juggling my debts by transferring debts to other lenders seeking the low promotional rates. At the same time I struggled with paying back my large amount of student loans. I've dealt with paying my own car and house payments. I have successfully struggled through getting my financial house in order and that experience helps me understand many of the financial struggles my clients go through in their personal lives. I know how bankruptcy is a powerful legal tool of positive change in peoples lives. Bankruptcy gives people an opportunity for a fresh financial start. My law firm is dedicated to helping people obtain a debt free life and a brighter future."
Mr. Hutchinson is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Federal District of Oregon Bar, and the Debtor/Creditor Section of the Oregon State Bar. He is a proud member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). He has received numerous Pro Bono awards.
Mr. Hutchinson earned his law degree in 1997 from the University of Oregon School of Law. During law school, he earned academic recognition by being selected to be on both the prestigious Oregon Law Review and the International Moot Court Team. Mr. Hutchinson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication in 1993 from the University of Washington where he graduated with distinction, cum laude.
Mr. Hutchinson is a third generation native Oregonian, originally from Eugene. He enjoys spending his time with his family, reading, running, hiking, and traveling.