Richard Symmes – Symmes Law Group, PLLC

Practice/Organization Description

Richard J. Symmes, Esq. is a Seattle native and the managing 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 hundreds of bankruptcy petitions prior to starting his own firm. 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.

Mr. 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.

Publications:

Does CentSports Engage in Illegal Bookmaking or Violate National Collegiate Athletic Association Bylaws,? Legal Issues In College Athletics, May, 2009 and Sports Litigation Alert May, 2009

How Facebook and Twitter Are Affecting Major Sports and Individual’s First Amendment Rights, Sports Litigation Alert, May, 2009

Bar Admissions

Colorado

Washington

United States District Court, District of CO

United States District Court, Western District of WA

Education

JD University of Denver

B.A University of Washington

Professional Associations & Memberships

Colorado, Denver, Washington, King County, and American Bar Associations

Contact

1001 4th Ave, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154, United States

  • 206-682-7975
  • 206-905-2993

Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Intellectual Property
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