Richard James Symmes is a Seattle native and the principal 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 numerous bankruptcy petitions.
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.
Richard 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.
- JD – University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
- BA – University of Washington
- United States District Court, District of Colorado
- United States District Court, Western District of Washington
- National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
- Colorado, Washington, King County and Denver Bar Associations
- Bankruptcy Law Section of the King County Bar
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