Andrew D. Shafer

Andrew D. Shafer: Attorney with Simburg, Ketter, Sheppard & Purdy, LLP
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Andy has a broad based commercial practice but primarily represents businesses in two industries — collection agencies and transportation/ logistics companies (trucking companies, forwarders and brokers)

Andy’s representation of collection agencies focuses on compliance counseling and defending individual and consumer and class action claims brought under FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA and related state laws. He also manages out of state litigation for several Washington based agencies and provides a Washington Office for out of state agencies that must maintain a Washington office to comply with state licensing requirements. Andy is an active member of ACA International, sitting on its House of Delegates and is also a member of that association’s panel for approving written communications between consumers and collection agencies.

Since his admission to practice in 1979, Andy has represented motor carriers, brokers and forwarders in commercial litigation involving the Carmack Amendment and prosecuted actions to recover freight charges involving shipper/consignee disputes with the carriers. His transactional transportation practice spans the gamut of commercial transactions particular to the transportation industry — including representing buyers and sellers in the sale of privately held transportation companies, negotiating and documenting warehousing, logistics management and carrier agreements, preparing owner operator agreements and dealing with regulatory challenges to classifying owner-operators as employees for employment tax purposes.

Member, ACA-Member Attorney Letter Review Panel.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Creditors Rights
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206-812-1710  Phone
(206) 382-2600  Phone
(206) 799-5128  Cell Phone
(206) 223-3929  Fax
University Attended:
Cornell University, A.B., Dean's List, 1975
Law School Attended:
Seattle University School of Law, J.D., Phi Delta Phi Region 12 Graduate of the Year, 1979
Year of First Admission:
Member of the ACA-Member Attorney Letter Review Panel; Admitted to practice in: USDC for Western Washington, USDC for Eastern Washington, USDC for Northern Illinois, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1979, Washington State
Washington State Bar Association.
Special Agencies:
Washington State Department of Licensing-Collection Agency Regulation; CFPB and FTC Consumer Debt Collection Agency Regulation and Compliance.
Birth Information:
New York, NY
Represented debtor in negotiating and documenting $45 million credit facility for start up heavy equipment company; Represent buyer in series of national acquisitions of heavy equipment sales and rental companies; Represent debt buyer in national liquidation of five farming properties located in multiple states; General counsel for national debt collection agency-manage national defense litigation portfolio; Regional defense counsel for numerous national debt collection agencies doing business in the Northwest; Act as Washington State office of national debt collection agency whose operations require a Washington State office. Successfully defended civil RICO defendant in $92 million claim based on 16 distinct allegations.
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Seattle, Washington

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