Steven M. Palmer

Steven M. Palmer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Lynnwood, WA

Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC
 | 3400 188th St SW, Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Phone: 425-276-7827
Fax: 425-491-7178
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (70%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Consumer Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

I help people get the relief that is available under the bankruptcy code and I actually enjoy doing it.  I have heavily concentrated in bankruptcy, filing or otherwise working on approximately 1200 cases over an 8 year span.  In addition to my consumer bankruptcy experience, I have also worked on the creditor's side of the law for big banks. I have been an active member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Specialists since 2014 and am admitted and active in both Washington (2015) and Ohio (2009).


While bankruptcy is my main area of concentration, I can also help with real estate, and estate planning.


On the personal side, I graduated with a degree in geology and worked in a limestone quarry as an on-site geologist for a summer.  After that, I moved to Japan where I taught English, wrote English textbooks and helped to manage an English school for 4.5 years.

About Steven Palmer

Admitted: 2015, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • I received the top grade in my International Law class in 2008., CALI Excellence in Law, CALI, 2007
  • I received the top grade for my Environmental Law class., CALI Excellence in Law, CALI, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted to Washington Bar WSBA# 48823, 2015
  • Admitted to the Ohio Bar 0085298, I remain active., 2009

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I take on low-bono clients who have a financial need., 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Paying off property tax certificates in chapter 13s enables a debtor to extend out the time to pay and to save money vs. the amount to be paid under state law.  This article follows recent case law updates to give the reader an outline for proper property tax claim treatment., Author, Property Tax Certificate Claims, Handling Claims Pre-Confirmation, Consumer Bankruptcy Journal, NACBA, 2016


  • In re: Sadler US Dist. N.D. OH Eastern Division District Court affirmed the order and findings in the Bankruptcy court which limited the amount tax certificate holders could collect under a chapter 13 bankruptcy., 2016


Educational Background:

  • JD from the University of Akron School of Law., 2009
  • Graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors in Science in Geology., 2001

Industry Groups

Show More
Office Location for Steven M. Palmer

3400 188th St SW
Suite 565
Lynnwood, WA 98037

Steven M. Palmer:

Last Updated: 4/3/2019

Page Generated: 0.17058515548706 sec