Christopher S. Mulvaney’s Mission:

To provide the best legal outcome, smoothest process, best value, and to make a positive difference in the life of every client.  Every client is an estate planning client.  Additional services related to debt, bankruptcy, and real estate are available to estate planning clients.

I am an experienced solo estate planning, debtor bankruptcy, and real estate attorney.  At my law firm in Bellevue, Washington between Eastgate and Factoria, I do things a little differently.  I am passionate about helping people take control of their lives.

     If I agree to perform a legal service for you and you agree to allow me to do so, then we have established an attorney-client relationship.  This creates a duty for me to test your level of understanding of what is being done and why.  The best way for me to fulfill this duty is to send you a draft of estate planning documents that provide context for all real estate transfers.  If you read the draft and ask questions, then the quality of your questions tells me the level of your understanding – which I am required to know

A key element of this understanding is the link between your present rights in property and the transfer of those rights and the effect that has on your estate and on your heirs.  If you don’t understand the effect that what you are doing has (or may have) on the future, then you don’t fully understand what you are doing.

Thinking more broadly and more long term with more sensitivity to multiple generations of your family is the point of reading the draft.  Please don’t get hung up on executing an estate plan.  You are free to electronically sign all, none, or any combination of the documents.  The point is for you to get the benefit of the information and allow it to have a positive impact on your life and relationships.

  One of my primary practice areas is urgent (bankruptcy), and the other is important, but not urgent (estate planning).  Not letting the urgent crowd out the important is key.  I have made a choice to include the positive difference I make in the life of each client in how I calculate profit. This means I have higher job satisfaction, and happy clients who confidently give referrals.  

  My goal is that my work is transformative for people during a challenging time in their lives.  At Mulvaney Law Offices, PLLC (MLO), you will not find a gatekeeper. There are no forgotten cases hiding on an associate’s cluttered desk.  It’s just me, working with each one of my clients one-on-one to resolve their legal concerns as favorably as possible.

 As your lawyer, I will personally handle every aspect of your case. My office is not a factory churning out thousands of filings per year, where each case matters little.  You, and your case, matter to me.

I offer initial ZOOM legal consultations to prospective estate planning and bankruptcy clients for two reasons:

(1) determining if the issues are within my practice areas, and

(2) determining whether a potential client is willing to let me lead them to the best likelihood of achieving a favorable outcome with the smoothest process of getting there. 

If either is not a match, then it is best for prospective clients to know that as soon as possible, so that they can find another referral to help address their issues.  The purpose of an initial consultation is not for me to give free legal advice in a manner dictated by the potential client.  For example, if you want to talk on the telephone before sending me any information to evaluate, then please look for another referral.  There is too much risk of miscommunication in doing that. 

My goal is initial transparency so that prospective clients know right away whether their expectations match with the services I offer.  There are many different kinds of clients and issues that can be handled in different ways.

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Please email me at or use the form below to schedule your ZOOM consultation.

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