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Bankruptcy - Obtaining a Judgment


Obtaining a judgment may seem easier than keeping it, effectively enforcing it and collecting your money.

There are several pre-suit considerations and remedies available when obtaining a judgment. Discovery should be conducted as soon as possible as it can sometimes lead to settlement and save the time and resources in obtaining a judgment. There are different forms of judgment created by statute in each jurisdiction. Categories of judgments, requirements for different types of judgments, and bankruptcy issues related to judgment can vary from court to court. Having a practical approach to problems can save valuable time and money.



Russell D. Garrett

Russell D. Garrett

Jordan Ramis PC

  • Shareholder with Jordan Ramis PC
  • Practice focuses on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, commercial and bankruptcy litigation, and real estate matters
  • Admitted to practice in both Oregon and Washington state bars, the federal district bars in Oregon and Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Regularly represents creditors and bankruptcy trustees, and also serves as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the Western District of Washington
  • Routinely speaks on practice issues relating to creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, ethics and insolvency matters
  • Written many articles relating to creditor issues
  • Member of the executive committee for the Washington Bar Debtor-Creditor Section, and serves as a delegate to the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates
  • Serves as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit and as a trustee for the Federal Bar Association in the Western District of Washington
  • J.D. degree, Willamette University College of Law, where he served as a member of the law review
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

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