Faculty Biographies 1 of 7
March 7, 2013
Faculty Biographies 3 of 7
PROGRAM CHAIRS WILLIAM F. MALAIER JR.
Nagler & Malaier, P.S.
500 Union Street, Suite 927 Seattle, WA 98101-2320 (206) 224-3457
WILLIAM F. MALAIER JR. is an attorney with the creditor-debtor firm Nagler & Malaier, P.S.. His practice includes aiding debtors with all aspects of Chapter 7, 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings, representing individual creditors, and helping clients with out-of-court financial work-outs. Bill has previously served on the executive board of the Bankruptcy Section of the King County Bar Association, and was recently elected by his peers to the executive board of the Washington State Bar Association’s Creditor-Debtor Section. Bill is a regular presenter at CLE seminars and recently co-edited the bankruptcy chapter of the Washington State Bar Association’s Family Law Deskbook. He is a graduate, summa cum laude, of Providence College and received his J.D. from the University of Arizona in 2003. In addition, he has been selected by Washington Law and Politics magazine for inclusion on its annual Washington Rising Stars list, every year since 2010. Prior to entering the field of creditor-debtor law, Bill litigated criminal defense and family law matters.
GLORIA Z. NAGLER Nagler & Malaier, P.S.
The Logan Building 500 Union Street, Suite 927
Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 224-3460 Fax (206) 224-3463
GLORIA Z. NAGLER is the managing shareholder in the law firm of Nagler & Malaier, P.S., and she is currently serving as Chair of the Creditor-Debtor Section’s Executive Committee. Gloria was recently elected by her peers to be a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. Her creditor-debtor practice includes Chapter 11 business reorganizations, Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 work. Her practice especially emphasizes clients with tax issues, small businesses in distress, and clients caught in complex divorce situations. Gloria was appointed the Plan Trustee in the Spokane Catholic Diocese bankruptcy case. During the Recession, NPR’s “Morning Edition” featured parts of an interview with Gloria on bankruptcy in the current economy. Gloria clerked in the mid-1980’s for the now retired Honorable Robert W. Skidmore, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington at Tacoma. She received her B.A. with distinction from the University of California at Berkeley and her J.D. from the University of Washington.
Faculty Biographies 5 of 7
K. MICHAEL FITZGERALD Office of Chapter 13 Trustee
600 University Suite 2200 Seattle, WA 98101-4152
K.MICHAEL FITZGERALD, Chapter 13 Trustee, Seattle, Washington. Mr. Fitzgerald has served as the standing chapter 13 trustee since his appointment in October 1999. For the ten years prior to that, Mr. Fitzgerald served as the staff attorney for his predecessor. He previously represented debtors in bankruptcy. B.A., University of Notre Dame; J.D., Willamette University College of Law.
Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Wells 500 Union Street, Suite 502
Seattle, WA 98101
EMILY JARVIS is an attorney practicing in Seattle, Washington at the firm of Wells and Jarvis, P.S. She assists primarily debtors with consumer and commercial bankruptcies under Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13. Emily is a member of the King County (Creditor-Debtor Section) and Washington State Bar associations. She also participates as a volunteer attorney for the King County Bar Association's Debt Clinic. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in sociology and environmental studies from Whitman College. She earned her J.D. from the University of Washington in 2009.
THOMAS S. LINDE
Schweet Rieke & Linde, PLLC 575 South Michigan Street
Seattle, WA 98108 (206) 381-0125 Fax (206) 381-0101
THOMAS S. LINDE is a member of Schweet Rieke & Linde, PLLC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate law and creditors' rights and remedies, including real estate transactions and financing, judicial and non-judicial real property foreclosures, real estate contract forfeitures, evictions, and the representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. Linde received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Washington School of Law. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars relating to creditors' rights and remedies. Mr. Linde is a member of the King County, Washington State and American Bar Associations and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is past chair of the CLE Committee for the Washington State Bar Association, a past chair of the Bankruptcy Section for the King County Bar Association, a current board member of the Creditor-Debtor Section of the Washington State Bar Association, and a current co-chair of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington.
JEFFREY B. WELLS Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Wells
500 Union Street, Suite 502 Seattle, WA 98101
JEFFREY B. WELLS practices in Seattle, Washington at the firm of Wells and Jarvis, P.S. He has concentrated his practice in commercial bankruptcy, Chapter 11, Chapter 13 wage-earners’ plans, and consumer bankruptcy for the past 28 years. Mr. Wells is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars relating to creditor and debtor rights and bankruptcy. He is a member of the King County (Bankruptcy Section) and Washington State Bar associations. He earned his BA cum laude with college honors in history from the University of Washington and his JD from Willamette University in 1975. He is a past member of the Mountlake Terrace City Council and Board of Adjustment.
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JASON WILSON-AGUILAR Office of Chapter 13 Trustee
600 University Suite 2200 Seattle, WA 98101-4152
JASON WILSON-AGUILAR, Office of K. Michael Fitzgerald, Chapter 13 Trustee, Seattle, Washington. Mr. Wilson-Aguilar is Senior Staff Attorney and Legal Department Manager in the Chapter 13 Trustee’s Office. He was previously Vice President and Counsel for Washington Mutual Bank. Mr. Wilson-Aguilar has represented both debtors and creditors in consumer bankruptcy cases in Washington and Oregon. He is a frequent writer and speaker on bankruptcy and mortgage lending topics. B.A., University of Oregon; J.D., Lewis and Clark Law School.