William L. Beecher
William L. Beecher is a graduate of the University of Iowa (1968) with a BBA in Finance and Insurance, attended the University of Puget Sound MBA program (1970-71) and graduated from the University of Puget Sound (Seattle University) School of Law in 1975 (J.D). Mr. Beecher served in the US Army during the Vietnam war from 1969-1970. Mr. Beecher has concentrated his practice on representing all parties in bankruptcy proceedings (both debtors and creditors) and was a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee (appointed by the Justice Department) from 1978 to 2003. Mr. Beecher is admitted to practice in the State of Washington, the United States District Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and has appeared in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the country including Delaware, Chicago, Dallas, and California. Mr. Beecher is a frequent lecturer to local and state bar groups in their continuing education programs. He is a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, American Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Creditor/Debtor Section of the WSBA (Executive Committee) and the Washington State Bar Association. He was honored by his peers as a Super Lawyer in Washington Law and Politics for several years. He has obtained the highest legal and ethical rating (A/V) offered by a national attorney rating organization.
Mr. Beecher prides himself as a people’s lawyer. Most of his work involves helping individuals and small businesses resolve financial problems from both a creditor and debtor perspective. He often works for out-of-area clients who have matters pending in our local Bankruptcy Court (Creditor’s Rights. Relief From Stay, Preference Defenses). His primary focus is in helping individuals in Chapters 7 and 13, and small business reorganization cases (Chapter 11). Recently, Mr Beecher has been appointed as a receiver to prosecute a large ( $100M ) Ponzi scheme and to liquidate a bank holding company after a closure by the FDIC, ( Rainier Pacific Bank Holding Company). Mr. Beecher has been a resident of Tacoma since 1969, has two adult children, and when not in the office, spends most of his time on the golf course.