Darcel Lobo

Darcel Lobo

  • Attorney and Owner

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Practice Areas:

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate

Biography:

Darcel has been helping her clients plan for their financial future since 2009. From helping clients with their estate planning, buying and selling of a home, as well as helping homeowners save their homes and avoid foreclosure. There’s a common thread among her practice areas: helping her clients protect the assets they’ve worked very hard to acquire.

Darcel lives in the area and is married with two children in the Highline School District. She was born and raised in the here, attending Seattle University for both her undergraduate degree and law school. She’s committed to serving her community, and currently serves as a Director for the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to her legal practice, Darcel coaches other lawyers who are seeking to open their own law firms, manage their law firms, and avoid the burnout that can come with juggling work and family life.

Professional Associations:

  • WSBA Well-Being Task Force, Appointed Member, 2024- Current
  • WSBA Solo and Small Practice Section Executive Committee, Chair 2023 - Current
  • King County Bar Association Board of Trustees 2020-2023
  • Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-Current
  • Washington State Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Section Executive Committee 2018-Current
  • Co-Chair of the King County Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Section, 2017 to 2018
  • South King County Bar Association, President, 2016 to 2017
  • Loren Miller Bar Association, Member
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle, Member

Speaking Engagements And Publications

  • “Improve Your Professional and Personal Life In One Year” (American Bar Association Publication, May 2024)
  • “Law Firm Management: How To Run Your Law Firm More Efficiently” (Seattle University School of Law Incubator Program, May 2024)
  • “Networking in the Post Pandemic World” (Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of Seattle, April 2024)
  • “Tips To Help Attorneys Live Their Lives with Intention” (Washington State Bar Association, September 2023)
  • “Attorney Well-Being CLE: Finding Balance and Fulfillment as a Modern Day Attorney” (National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys, September 2023)
  • “How To Run Your Law Firm More Efficiently” (Seattle University School of Law Incubator Program, June 2023)
  • “Oh, You Don’t Have Boundaries?” (King County Bar Bulletin, May 2023) View publication here
  • “Starting Your Law Firm While Juggling Your Personal Life” (Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle, May 2023)
  • “Time Management: How To Finish Things and Stop Procrastinating” (King County Bar Association, February 2023)
  • “Picking Your Practice Area and Defining Your Niche” (Seattle University School of Law, January 2023)
  • “Balancing Your Life and Practice” (Washington State Bar Association, July 2022)
  • “How To Run Your Law Firm Under 25 Hours Per Week” (Maximum Lawyer Conference, June 2022)
  • “Implementing Systems and Streamlining Processes In Your Law Firm” (King County Bar Association, November 2021)
  • “Top 5 Tips for Financial Self Care” (King 5 News, October 2021)
  • “Covid 19 and the Small Law Firm” (Washington State Bar Association, July 2021)
  • Bankruptcy Case Updates- Western Washington Bankruptcy Bench Bar (Feb 2021)
  • Covid 19 Impacts on Local Small Businesses- Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce (May 2020)
  • Estate Planning- King 5 News (June 2018)
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Overview- Washington State Bar Association (February 2018)
  • Financial Responsibility and Living the Life You Want- King County Bar Association (May 2017)
  • Recent Real Estate Law Updates- 570 KVI Talk Radio (April 2017)
  • Financial Budgeting- King 5 News (December 2016)

Honors

  • Super Lawyers
  • Top Bankruptcy Firm in the Seattle Times’ Best in the PNW- 2023
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021 - 2023

Education:

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 2009
  • Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions:

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington

Pro Bono Activity:

  • King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Volunteer

Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers for 2021-2023
  • 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • 2021 Best Lawyers
  • Top Attorney Avvo rating
  • 2021 Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in Kent