Diana K. Carey


Diana K. Carey

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Diana Carey is a Karr Tuttle Campbell shareholder and currently chairs the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Insolvency Practice Group. She has an extensive background in bankruptcy and receiverships, and frequently represents bankruptcy trustees, creditors’ committees, and state court receivers. “Best Lawyers” named Diana “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Seattle for 2015 and 2017. She is a member of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Diana Carey currently chairs the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Insolvency Practice Group. She has an extensive background in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, representing purchasers, landlords, and creditors in contested bankruptcy matters, including relief from automatic stay, assumption of leases and executory contracts, and avoidance actions. Diana has been a Chapter 11 trustee and a state court receiver and has also represented state court receivers, bankruptcy trustees and unsecured creditors’ committees; she has at times represented debtors in Chapters 7 and 11. Diana is a frequent speaker on insolvency topics at bar-related seminars.

Diana’s practice also encompasses corporate and business law. Clients she assists include a number of small to medium sized businesses in the Puget Sound area, including manufacturers, retirement homes and medical facilities.

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1999- 2021 (Women in Law)
  • Seattle Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers, 2015, 2017
  • Chambers & Partners USA, Ranked Band 1 Bankruptcy 2015; Band 2 2019
  • Super Lawyers National Advisory Board, 2013+
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers/Washington Law & Politics, since 1999
  • One of Top 50 Female Super Lawyers, Washington Law & Politics, since 2005
  • Among Top 100 Attorneys in Washington, Super Lawyers/Washington Law & Politics, since 2008
  • No. 1 Ranked Among the Top 10 Attorneys in Washington, Super Lawyers/Washington Law & Politics, 2015-2018; No. 2 2019
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Chapter 11,” Bankruptcy Court, June 2014; Panelist
  • “Real Estate Issues in Bankruptcy and Receiverships,” WSBA, 2014
  • “Summary Judgments in Bankruptcy,” WSBA, February 2013
  • “Administrative Insolvency,” NBI, April 2013; Panelist
  • “The Trustee’s Role in Individual Chapter 11’s,” ABI, January 2011
  • FBA Panel on Receiverships and Bankruptcy, 2009
    “Receiverships: When? How?” and “Comparison of Chapter 11 and Receiverships,” WSBA, 2009
  • “The When and How of Receiverships,” E. WA. Bankruptcy Bar, 2009
  • “Foreclosures and Receiverships,” LSI, 2008
    “Real Property Related Litigation in Bankruptcy,” WSBA, 2006
  • “Receiverships in Washington,” Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, 2006
  • Annual Real Estate Institute, “Receiverships,” 1999, 2000
  • ACB, Pro Bono Committee 2017-2019
  • Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS),
    • Member, 1998-2014; President, 2007-2010
  • King County Bar Association
    • Volunteer Legal Services Committee, 1987-1994, Chairman, 1990-1992
    • Board of Trustees, 1994-1997
    • Awards Committee 2017-2019
  • King County Bar Foundation
    • Trustee, 1993-2000
    • President, Board of Trustees, 1995-1996
  • TT Glover Mediation Program, Executive Committee, 2014-2016
  • University of Washington Law School Foundation Trustee, 2000-2008
  • Seattle Chamber Music Society, Board of Trustees, 2007-present; President, 2012-2014
  • University of Washington, Friends of the Libraries, Board of Directors, 2015+
  • 98.1 King FM, Board of Trustees, 2016+
  • Board Certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification, 1995-2010
  • J.D., University of Washington, 1986
    • Associate Editor in Chief, Washington Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A. and M.L.S., University of Washington
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Washington, 2015
  • President’s Award, King County Bar Association, 2017
  • Washington State Bar, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1991

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