Law Offices of Sarah L. Atwood PLLC

119 NE 56th Street, Seattle, WA 98105
206 524-0377 206 523-3702 fax

Curriculum Vitae

WORK
EXPERIENCE:
5/2002 to present.  Law Offices of Sarah L. Atwood, PLLC, Managing Member.  Areas of practice focus on collection and recovery of mishandled funds, in bankruptcy representing creditors, and in real estate law those disputes involving boundary line disputes and related issues.
8/2001-8/2002  Associate and contract attorney at the Law Office of Christopher A. Benson. Areas of practice included real estate, bankruptcy, probate, and personal injury.
1998-2000  Part-time law clerk for criminal defense attorney Phil Mahoney. Also worked part-time for the Austrian Consulate's office.
6/90 to 2/98  Paralegal/secretary to Kathryn A. Ellis.  Her solo practice encompassed family law, complex civil litigation, and bankruptcy law. Within the Weinstein, Fischer, Riley, Erickson & Wolf firm Ms. Ellis' practice was primarily partnership law and bankruptcy law.
1991-1997  Paralegal/secretary worked on projects for:  Margaret K. Dore, Thomas R. Dreiling, Ross Radley, Michele Coad, and Helga Kahr.
1989-90  Legal assistant/secretary to two attorneys sharing office space: Alden M. Garrett and Howard Ratner. Ms. Garrett's practice was exclusively family law and Mr. Ratner's practice was federal criminal law and family law.
1988-89  Legal assistant/secretary to Gary L. Wolfstone. His practice focused on: race discrimination and personal injury.
1984-88  Legal assistant to three attorneys sharing office space: Philip A. Dunlap, David A. Davison, and Terence Savery. Their practices focused on: complex family law, personal injury, and subrogation.
EDUCATION: Passed the Washington State Bar Examination February 2001.  Graduate of WSBA Law Clerk Program.
University of Washington, B.A. English 1987.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN THESE JURISDICTIONS: Admitted to practice law in Washington State courts
Admitted to United States District Court, Western District (Federal Court)
Admitted to US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
AND MEMBERSHIPS:
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association - WSTLA
King County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
University of Washington Alumni Association
Washington Lawyers Practice Manual Committee-KCBA
Washington State Bar Association
Washington Women in Bankruptcy (WOMBATs)
Bankruptcy Section-KCBA
Real Estate & Probate Section-KCBA
Family Law Section-KCBA
Appellant Section-KCBA
PRACTICE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: King County
Pierce County
Kitsap County
Snohomish County
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS: English Speaking Union (ESU) Board member 2000-
British American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) 2000-
Alzheimer's Association of Western Washington
Citizens for Off Leash Areas (COLA)-Board Member 2000-2003
Seattle Animal Control (SAC)-Advisory Board Member 2001-2003
Citizens for 56th Street 1998-present
INTERESTS: Music, photography, furniture restoration, nature walking, dog walking, cycling, swimming, cooking, volunteer efforts, travel and opera.