Law Clerk to Justice James J. Dolliver, Washington State Supreme Court, 1977-1978. 2014 recipient of the Turnaround Management Association's Small Transaction of the Year Award for TC Global, Inc. (dba Tully's Coffee Shops). Named: The Best Lawyers in America, 1989-2015 editions (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law), Seattle Litigation-Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year" 2014, Seattle Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization "Lawyer of the Year" 2011; Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy Section, 2005-2015; Seattle Magazine's Top Lawyers, Bankruptcy Law Section; Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, 1999-2015 (named one of Top 10 Washington Super Lawyers, 2007-2010, 2015, one of Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers, 2011-2014, one of the Top Washington Business & Transactions Lawyers, 2012-2015); The Best of the U.S., Bankruptcy Lawyer Section; Seattle Business Magazine's Best Business Lawyers, Bankruptcy Law. Past Member, Standing Bankruptcy Advisory Committee, Eastern District of Washington.
Bar Fellowship: American College of Bankruptcy.