Deirdre Glynn Levin

Of Counsel

Ms. Glynn Levin joined Hackett, Beecher & Hart in 2017 as Of Counsel. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation and appellate advocacy. Her background spans many years as a business litigator, including roles as in-house counsel, a sole practitioner and a senior associate at a large Seattle law firm.  Deirdre‘s extensive experience encompasses all dispute stages and she enjoys working with clients to develop strategy, interviewing witnesses and early discovery preparation.


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


Deirdre adopted Seattle as her hometown in 1992 and is a proud dual-citizen of Canada and U.S.





Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (1986)

     Bachelor of Public Administration (Honors).




University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (1990)

     Juris Doctor



Deirdre Glynn Levin

Notable Work

Deirdre Glynn Levin

Notable Cases

Successfully represented landlord, Gorlick Building Master Tenant, LLC in heavily contested lease termination case In re United Holding, LLC


Assisted client Capital Pacific LLC in avoiding fraudulent transfers and recovering broker’s real estate commission In re Hardy-Beacon, LLC et al


Successfully reversed judgment of non dischargeability against principals of Northwest Aquifer Surveying, Inc. , a franchisor of water locating system at trial and in two appeals against claim of fraudulent misrepresentation  Kraemer v. NWAS Oklahoma Inc. et al


Assisted insolvent excavator in reorganization of company assets, $1.3M in claims administration and debt reduction In re 5th Ave. Excavating, LLC



Pro Bono and Professional Recognition

Currently, Deirdre is an executive member of the WSBA Business Law section and has previously chaired the King County Bar Association Business Law Section.  In 2007, Deirdre was appointed by the Washington State Supreme Court to serve a six-year term on the Washington State Bar Association (“WSBA”) Hearing Panel. She presided over hearings and issued recommendations to the WSBA Disciplinary Board.  In its published opinion, In re Disciplinary Proceeding against Van Camp, 171 Wn. 2d 781 (2011)(en banc) the Washington State Supreme Court adopted almost all of her findings and conclusions.


Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • “Financial Education”, Instructor, Washington Correctional Center for Women, Purdy, WA  July 2015
  • KCBA Business Law Annual CLE, Chair, and Panelist, “Contracts In and Out of the Courtroom: When Bad Things Happen to Good Contracts” June 2015
  • Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (4th Annual Fall CLE) “Recognizing Creditor-Debtor Issues in Estate Planning” October 2013
  • KCBA Business Law Annual CLE “Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law - A Case Study” April 2013
  • KCBA Business Law CLE “Tricky Issues in Assumption and Rejection of Commercial Leases” March 2013
  • WSBA – Bankruptcy Law CLE “Special Cases–Dealing with Difficult Issues” (Ethics in Bankruptcy) June 2010
  • 9th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference “Employment Law in Recessionary Times” Nov. 2009
  • KCBA Appellate Practice Section Meeting (w/ Hon. Philip H. Brandt) June 2009 American Bar Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY
  • “Bankruptcy Appeals” Aug.  2008 Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, “Trips and Traps in Bankruptcy Appeals” (panelist)
  • WSBA Debtor-Creditor Section Newsletter, “Appellate Law Summary” (bi-annual) 2007 - 2011
  • Bankruptcy Appeals Manual, Contributor (ABI, 1st and 2nd Ed.)   2007 & 2010
  • Financial Handbook for Bankruptcy Professionals (West, 2nd Ed.) Editor, Annual Pocket Part, 2001 & 2002


Deirdre Glynn Levin

E-mail dglynnlevin@hackettbeecher.com


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