Bennett A. Taylor

Bennett A. Taylor

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Superlawyer Bennett A. Taylor

Biography

I represent community associations in the collection of delinquent assessments, bankruptcy matters, foreclosure and covenant enforcement actions, and provide other general legal counsel. Prior to representing community associations, I represented consumers and small businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings as well as other general real estate matters.

I attended Gonzaga University School of Law and graduated in 2008. While in law school, I worked as a judicial extern to Justice J.M. Johnson. I drafted the pre-hearing memorandum for City of Seattle v. Klein, 161 Wn.2d 554, 565, 166 P.3d 1149 (2007), responses to Motions to Modify Commissioner's Rulings, conducted legal research and drafted memoranda to assist in formulating judicial opinions.

I am originally from the Seattle area and enjoy spending my free time with my wife and two daughters.

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. - 2008
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Major: Political Science

Classes & Seminars

  • "Basic Collection Concepts for Community Associations", WSCAI, 2013
  • "Boundary Issues in Homeowners Associations: Beyond the Governing Documents", WSCAI, 2018
  • "Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership", WSCAI, 2014

Pro-Bono Activities

  • King County Bar Association Neighborhood Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, 2010 to Present
  • Washington State Community Association Institute, Volunteer Attorney, WSCAI – Education Committee, 2014 to Present

Past Positions

  • Philips Law Firm, Staff Attorney, 07/2010 to 03/2012
  • Weitz Law Firm PLLC, Associate Attorney, 10/2009 to 06/2010

Languages

  • English

Published Works

  • “Show Me The Money: Finding and Obtaining Assets Through Supplemental Proceedings and Garnishments” , WSBA Litigation News, Volume 25, No.1, 2012
  • Boundary Issues: Associations and Owners Often Face Problems Involving Damage and Repairs that Straddle or Cross Boundary Lines, WSCAI Journal, January, 2018
  • Attorney-Client Privilege for Managers , WSCAI Journal, 2017
  • A View From The Box: What Serving As A Juror Taught Me About Trying A Case, NW Lawyer Magazine, 2015
  • What to Do When an Owner Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, WSCAI Journal, 2014

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • King County Bar Association, Volunteer Attorney, 2010 to Present
  • Community Associations Institute, Volunteer Attorney, 2013 to Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Bankruptcy, Member, 2009 to Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2010 to 2012

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Creditor/Debtor 75%
  • Bankruptcy 15%
  • Real Property 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2009
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington, 2010

Honors

  • Rising Star

Representative Cases

  • City of Seattle v. Klein 166 P. 3d 1149 (2007)