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Charles Robinson's practice is focused on commercial litigation, emphasizing creditor's rights, bankruptcy litigation and related transactional work. His clients include creditors, commercial lenders, financially troubled companies and investors in corporate and partnership restructurings and liquidations in out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy cases. He advises clients in all aspects of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. Additionally, he has represented the purchaser of assets from bankruptcy estates including multimillion dollar transactions in the NPR, Inc., Schwinn Cycling & Fitness, Inc. and StairMaster, Inc. bankruptcy cases.

Charles has 19 years' experience as a trial attorney in bankruptcy, federal and state courts. His practice includes counsel to and representation of clients in bankruptcy courts in reorganization cases and in bankruptcy court litigation, including preferential transfer and fraudulent transfer recovery cases, and other bankruptcy estate recovery actions. He has appeared in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States, including Washington, Delaware, Oregon, California, Colorado and Louisiana.  Additionally, he has appeared in federal and state courts in a variety of commercial disputes, focusing on those involving debtor-creditor issues.

Charles represents clients in a variety of industries important to the Northwest economy including shipping, manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, telecommunications, real estate, farming, healthcare, insurance, fishing and entertainment.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Creditor-Debtor Law Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Bankruptcy Law Section, King County Bar Association

News & Insights


  • Washington, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 2003


Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1985

University of Puget Sound, M.B.A., 1983

University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration, 1976

Honors | Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV/5.0 Peer Review Rated
  • Named a "Top Lawyer" for Bankruptcy in Seattle Met magazine, 2010
  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for Commercial Litigation, 2010


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