Darcel Lobo

Top rated Bankruptcy attorney in Normandy Park, Washington

DAL Law Firm
Darcel Lobo
DAL Law Firm

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 2009

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024
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DAL Law Firm

19803 1st Ave. S.
Suite 200
Normandy Park, WA 98148 Visit website


The epitome of premier advocacy throughout the greater Seattle-Tacoma area in Washington – as well as across the state – Darcel Lobo takes every challenge with enthusiastic zeal and prides herself on giving her clients the security they seek in their estate planning matters. Well-versed in procedures for creating wills and trusts, as well as in real estate and bankruptcy issues, she seeks every available avenue to give her clients respite in their worries. She is the owner of the DAL Law Firm in Normandy Park and serves clients throughout the region, as well as across the state.

With a knowledgeable handle on matters regarding health care directives, powers of attorney, foreclosures, short sales, landlord-tenant issues and purchase and sale agreements, as well as Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy, Ms. Lobo is attentive to her clients’ needs and works to give them an amicable resolution to their situation. Her tireless work ethic and meticulous attention to detail provide her solid preparation and give her clients comfort and the confidence that their matter will be handled with grace and poise.

After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Seattle University in 2006, Ms. Lobo went on to enroll at the Seattle University School of Law, where she toned her shrewd legal acumen to the degree to which she accurately assesses client issues in the present. Before she received her Juris Doctor in 2009, she was awarded the Leadership Award by the Black Students Law Association while also serving as its president. The same year she graduated law school, she received her license to practice in Washington, and later, was admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Ms. Lobo further gained immense exposure in her field with continuous volunteer work at the King County Neighborhood Clinic and the King County Bar Association’s (KCBA) Legal Clinic, working in various capacities, such as a bankruptcy attorney and as a student loan discharge attorney respectively. For her contributions in raising the standards of her industry, she is rated a perfect “10.0” on Avvo and holds many positive testimonials on the site as well.

Outside her law practice, Ms. Lobo is actively involved within various prominent legal organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, the Loren Miller Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. Additionally, she takes part in various sections of the KCBA, including in its Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, the Solo and Small Practice Section (former vice chair) and the Bankruptcy Law Section.

Darcel Lobo is a debt relief agent. She helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Practice areas

Bankruptcy: Consumer, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate: Consumer

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law, Estate Planning, Mortgage & Refinance, Power of Attorney, Short Sale, Trusts, Wills

  • 50% Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • 30% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20% Real Estate: Consumer

First Admitted: 2009, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.dallawfirm.com/about/

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021 - 2023
  • Top Bankruptcy Firm in the Seattle Times’ Best in the PNW- 2023
  • 2021 Best Lawyers
  • 2021 Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Kent
  • Top Attorney Avvo rating
  • Rising Star, Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication company in the legal profession. Recognition by Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by their peers., Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyer, Expertise.com, 2021
  • Rising Star, Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Rising Star, Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers, 2022
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Tips To Help Attorneys Live Their Lives with Intention” (Washington State Bar Association, September 2023)
  • Financial Budgeting- King 5 News (December 2016)  
  • Recent Real Estate Law Updates- 570 KVI Talk Radio (April 2017)
  • Financial Responsibility and Living the Life You Want- King County Bar Association (May 2017)
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Overview- Washington State Bar Association (February 2018)
  • Estate Planning- King 5 News (June 2018)
  • Covid 19 Impacts on Local Small Businesses- Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce (May 2020)
  • Bankruptcy Case Updates- Western Washington Bankruptcy Bench Bar (Feb 2021)
  • “Covid 19 and the Small Law Firm” (Washington State Bar Association, July 2021)
  • “Top 5 Tips for Financial Self Care” (King 5 News, October 2021)
  • “Picking Your Practice Area and Defining Your Niche” (Seattle University School of Law, January 2023)
  • “Oh, You Don’t Have Boundaries?” (King County Bar Bulletin, May 2023)
  • “Attorney Well-Being CLE: Finding Balance and Fulfillment as a Modern Day Attorney” (National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys, September 2023)
  • Presentation for the Seattle University School of Law Incubator program for law firm owners., Speaker, How To Run Your Law Firm More Efficiently, Seattle University School of Law Incubator program, Legal, 2023
  • Presentation to help attorneys be more efficient in their law firms., Speaker, Implementing Systems and Streamlining Processes In Your Law Firm, King County Bar Association, Legal, 2021
  • Presentation for mother attorneys on how to open a law firm., Speaker, Starting Your Law Firm While Juggling Your Personal Life, Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle, Legal, 2023
  • Presentation on time management skills for attorneys., Speaker, Time Management: How To Finish Things and Stop Procrastinating, King County Bar Association, Legal, 2023
  • Presentation for attorneys on how to better balance their personal lives and work lives., Speaker, Balancing Your Life and Law Practice, Washington State Bar Association, Legal, 2022
  • Presentation for attorneys on time management and how to balance your personal life/work life., Speaker, How To Run Your Law Firm Under 25 Hours Per Week, Maximum Lawyer Conference, Legal, 2022
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Volunteer  
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle, Member
  • King County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Treasurer 2021- Current
  • Loren Miller Bar Association, Member, 2006- Current
  • Washington State Bar Association 2009- Current
  • King County Bar Association 2009- Current
  • Women Bankruptcy Attorneys (WOMBATS) 2010- Current
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association 2010- Current
  • American Bar Association 2010- Current
  • South King County Bar Association Vice President 2015- 2016
  • South King County Bar Association President 2016- 2017
  • KCBA Solo and Small Firm Co-Chair 2017- 2018
  • WSBA Solo and Small Practice Section Executive Committee Secretary 2018- Current
  • Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018- Current
  • King County Board of Trustees 2020- Current
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Co-Chair of the King County Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Section, 2017 to 2018
  • WSBA Solo and Small Practice Section Executive Committee, Chair 2023 - Current
  • Washington
  • Washington State Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Section Chair Elect, 2022
  • MAMA Seattle Ladder Down Program Co-Director, 2023
  • King County Bar Association Board of Trustees, 2020 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2009
Educational Background:
  • Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, B.A., Major: History, 2006

Office location for Darcel Lobo

19803 1st Ave. S.
Suite 200
Normandy Park, WA 98148

Phone: 206-408-8158


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024

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