ABOUT dgl law

Deirdre Glynn Levin

A trusted advisor for you

Compassionate and confidential legal counsel

An accomplished business attorney and litigator, Deirdre Glynn Levin has an extensive background in resolving disputes through litigation and alternative forms of dispute resolution.

She brings her experience as a career law clerk for a federal bankruptcy judge, and her work in both small and large law firm settings, to provide you with candid, attentive and effective representation.

Deirdre understands how overwhelming it can be when you find yourself in need of hiring an attorney.  That’s why she works to make the process as simple and transparent as possible.

I am not afraid of challenges. I have scaled the top of Mount Rainier and am ready to help you reach new heights.

Deirdre Glynn Levin
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Law firm experience

Deirdre Glynn Levin served as a Senior Associate in Commercial and Debtor-Creditors’ Rights Practice Groups for a 60+ attorney national firm. She counseled regional companies on governance and corporate structure, including dissolution, contract negotiation, dispute resolution, drafting and enforcement.

She has also counseled growing and established companies in drafting and negotiating contracts, and contract enforcement through both litigation and alternative remedies.

Deirdre has advised businesses on establishing systems for risk management, minimizing uncollectable accounts, and negotiating improvements to contract compliance in a complex regulatory environment.

In-House Counsel

Deirdre has served as primary counsel for a number of Pacific Northwest companies where she provided legal and strategic advice to leadership teams. Her focus was on commercial and condominium property management, brokerage, employment, contracts, litigation and dispute resolution.  She helped clients enforce employment and non-compete agreements.

Judicial and Appellate Law Clerk

Deirdre served as a law clerk for U.S. bankruptcy judges in Seattle, Tacoma and San Francisco. She has had the unique opportunity to serve simultaneously as bankruptcy and appellate law clerk to the Hon. Philip H. Brandt during his term on the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington.  

Pro Bono Work

Deirdre is committed to serving her community. As a volunteer, she served for six years as a Hearing Officer for the Washington State Bar Association. She also served on the Executive Board of the WSBA Debtor-Creditor Section. Deirdre is presently Chair of the Communications Committee for the WSBA Business Law Section and served as Chair of the King County Bar Association Business Law Section 2014-15 and 2017-18.

 

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

Contracts 101 for Small Businesses - The Riveter, Seattle, WA  - 2018

Leasing for Retailers – Greater Seattle SCORE - 2018

Retail Leases in Distress – King County Bar Association - 2017

Basics in Bankruptcy Law – Seattle University School of Law - 2017

Financial Education Instructor, Washington Correctional Center for Women, Purdy, WA - 2015

KCBA Business Law Annual CLE, Chair, “Contracts In and Out of the Courtroom: When Bad Things Happen to Good Contracts” - 2015

The State of the Market - Seattle –Moderator, attended by over 600 real estate professionals - 2015

We are a large Real Estate Company with approximately 200 tenants that require a significant amount of legal help and advice. Deirdre Glynn Levin is a competent and knowledgeable legal resource with common sense and resolve to achieve the desired outcome on our behalf on numerous occasions. 

DON AYRES

Sr. VP Property Management

American Life Inc.

Seattle, WA