Darcel Lobo

  • Attorney and Owner
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Real Estate Law

Darcel Lobo is a practicing attorney, and is admitted to practice in the State of Washington as well in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. In her bankruptcy practice she helps debtors who are in financial distress, whether it be seeking relief under the Bankruptcy Code or other alternatives to bankruptcy. In her real estate practice, she assists clients with various real estate needs, including but not limited to: landlord/tenant disputes; condominium and HOA disputes, real estate purchases, FSBOs, deeds, property agreements, and other various real estate issues.

Darcel is a member of numerous local organizations and is also a volunteer bankruptcy attorney at the King County Neighborhood Clinic in Seattle.

Specialties and Certifications
  • Certified King County Collaborative Law Attorney
  • Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program, Executive Committee Member 2023- Current
  • WSBA Solo and Small Practice Section Executive Committee, Chair-Elect 2022- Current
  • King County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Treasurer 2021- Current
  • MAMA Seattle, Ladder Down Co-Director 2021- Current
  • King County Board of Trustees 2020- Current
  • Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2019- Current
  • King County Bar Association Solo and Small Firm, Co-Chair 2017- 2018
  • South King County Bar Association, President 2016- 2017
Speaking Engagements
  • “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)
  • “Estate Planning Overview” (Renton Senior Center, 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)
  • Best Practices When Filing For Bankruptcy – Pierce County Bar Association (July 2021)
  • Probate Process in Washington State- 1590 AM Radio Station (May 2021)
  • Bankruptcy and Covid- 1590 AM Radio Station (March 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)
  • Estate Planning Overview- Wesley Homes (March 2016)
  • Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 2009
  • Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: History
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • 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