According to the United States Congress, when I represent consumers with financial problems, I am a debt relief agency. That means that at times, I help consumers file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code.

Expertise in stopping Debt Collector abuse

There are State & Federal “Rules & Laws” that protect you and give you rights when you deal with your mortgage, creditors,  debt collectors & even the IRS.



There is more to come.  I will be adding quips, quotes and observations to assist you.  A dime for a cup of coffee is a lot of money if you do not have it.

James A. Sturdevant, Attorney At Law

Member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates NACA and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)

James Sturdevant business portrait. Bellingham, WA. © 2013 Mark TurnerI am an attorney in Bellingham, WA .  My telephone number is 360-671-2990.  My e-mail address is sturde@openaccess.org.  My address is 119 North Commercial Street #920, Bellingham, WA 98225.

I graduated from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C. during 1974.   I practiced law in Washington, D.C. from 1976 through 1977.  I then moved to Bellingham, Washington during December 1977, and became a member of the Washington State Bar Association during January, 1978.  I have practice law in Bellingham, Washington ever since.  I am presently a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Bar of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit , United States Tax Court, the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)  since  about 2003, the National Association of   Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) since 1998,  and the Washington State Association of Justice (WSAJ)  formerly known as the Washington State Trial Lawyers Assocation (WSTLA) since  1998 .   To keep myself aware of developing legal issues, I subscribed to NACA mails lists and the NACBA mail list.  I have attended a number of conferences on the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,  and Mortgages sponsored by NACA.  I have attended conventions of NACBA.