Jerry N. Stehlik

Since 1985, Jerry Stehlik has had a full time litigation and trial practice focusing on the areas of commercial and bankruptcy litigation. Previously, he gained considerable trial experience with a small boutique litigation firm and as deputy public defender. Jerry has maintained an active practice in business reorganizations, but has always focused on dealing with contested or litigated issues in commercial and bankruptcy settings.

Jerry started his professional career in 1979 as an associate with a civil litigation firm in his hometown of Kearney, Nebraska. After relocating to Seattle in 1982, he worked for a small bankruptcy firm for two years and in 1985 he joined Shulkin, Hutton & Bucknell in 1985 as an associate. He became a partner in 1988. In 1993, he co-founded Bucknell Stehlik Sato & Stubner, LLP. Recently Jerry has successfully mediated several commercial disputes in addition to his traditional law practice.

He has represented a wide array of companies and individuals ranging from both national corporations to local developers and business people in litigation matters ranging from mundane contract disputes to complex commercial disputes, including bank holding company litigation, director and officer liability, securities fraud, fraudulent transfer claims and non-dischargeability cases. Jerry has also litigated numerous contested Chapter 11 issues including contested plan confirmations.

Jerry enjoys working with valuation, finance and accounting professionals and has substantial experience dealing with experts in numerous cases and various settings.


University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1976
University of Nebraska, College of Law, JD 1979

Professional Experience

Law Clerk, Nebraska Attorney General, 1977-1978
Associate and Partner, Jacobson, Orr & Nelson, Kearney, NE 1979-1982
Associate and Partner with Shulkin Hutton & Bucknell, Inc., P.S., Seattle, WA 1985-1993
Founding Partner of Bucknell Stehlik & Sato, LLP, Seattle, WA 1993-Present

Jerry N. Stehlik

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