SaraEllen M. Hutchison

SaraEllen M. Hutchison

Seattle, Washington
SaraEllen is a trial lawyer. She protects the rights of consumers against the abusive and unfair acts of debt collectors, collection agencies, credit card companies, and others who act like jerks and rip people off - they shouldn't get away with that!

SaraEllen Hutchison is licensed in Washington and Alaska, with five years of legal experience, including both litigation and lobbying. She is an attorney with a breadth of courtroom experience to draw on when working on your behalf.

As the daughter of a veteran, SaraEllen has a particular interest in fighting those who prey on the many military servicemembers in our community, whose credit and jobs can be harmed by the unfair and deceptive acts of others. And as a long-time performing artist, she is sympathetic to the financial sacrifices people make when they choose to make a living doing what they love.

SaraEllen Hutchison is a member of NACA, the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

Areas of Practice

  • 45% Consumer Protection
  • 30% Debt Collection
  • 10% Debt & Lending Agreements
  • 10% Identity Theft
  • 5% Class Action

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 2005
  • Washington, 2005


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor - 2004
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College - 2012

Published Works


  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act training , Northwest Consumer Law Center in-house staff training, 2015 - Present
  • Smoking Gun Voicemails - evidence in consumer cases , Evidence Potpourri, 2014 - Present
  • Telling Your Client's Story When they Owe the Debt, Selected Topics in Consumer Protection Law, 2013 - Present
  • Ethics, LawReview CLE Consumer Protection, 2013 - Present
  • Dealing with Debt Collectors and Medical Debt, Financial Fitness Day , 2013 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award - Legislation, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Spokane County Bar Association, Member, 2010 - 2011
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates, Attorney Member, 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Consumer Protection, Antitrust and Unfair Practices Section, Executive Committee Member, 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, 2012 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Allen N. Dayan & Associates, Attorney, 2006 - 2007
  • Alaska Center for the Environment, Municipal Lobbyist, 2007 - 2009