Skip to main content : law + consciousness

unites American minds through consumer advocacy and empowers you to prosper


SaraEllen M. Hutchison is a Seattle lawyer and entrepreneur. Known as a tenacious, thorough and compassionate litigator, SaraEllen is the lawyer that other lawyers call when they have consumer law questions. SaraEllen is an engaging speaker, trainer, and consultant sought after for her insights on law, life and career. She has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, KIRO-7 and other media outlets. She is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. SaraEllen graduated cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law in December 2004.


Your Advocate

Are you here wondering if you have a consumer case? Well, did someone else's bad debt or criminal history that is absolutely not yours show up in your credit report or in a background check? My practice, Law Office of SaraEllen Hutchison, PLLC takes on a limited number of Fair Credit Reporting Act cases like these. I have a track record of righting wrongs against consumers and getting them money in the process. If someone else's stuff is on your credit report and it is screwing things up for you, I'd like to hear from you.

Your Consumer Law Hired Gun.

You're a lawyer with clients who have gut-wrenching consumer problems you can't solve. Don't leave money on the table and your clients in a lurch. Let me be your hired gun. I can help you help your clients solve these problems.

Your Career and Practice Consultant/Coach

Do you feel overworked and overwhelmed? Making a lot of money but don't have a life anymore? Maybe you're ready to work for yourself, but don't know where to start? Let me coach you into the booming practice you deserve. You CAN make an excellent income and still be a good-hearted person with a life outside your career. Really. Chat me up.


Samuel Leonard Attorney at Law

"I have worked with SaraEllen Hutchison on numerous consumer cases. She is a mentor and someone I consult with on all of my consumer cases. SaraEllen is an expert in all claims relating to consumers and is an expert teacher and partner to work with on FDCPA and FCRA claims. I highly recommend using SaraEllen as a consultant or partner on any consumer case. She is feared by collectors, because she is an expert in her field."

Sheila O'Sullivan Executive Director, Northwest Consumer Law Center

"SaraEllen is a very engaging and knowledgeable educator. She easily conveys her breadth of experience via stories that capture and hold attention. She has been an enormous asset to the attorneys at NWCLC."

Omar Nur Attorney at Law

"Having a solid ally in a consumer protection case is important to the success of your case. SaraEllen is the person you want to align with on these types of cases. SaraEllen has an excellent grasp of the law and legal issues in this practice area, and she uses her expertise to guide her co-counsel and clients towards a successful outcome."

I.G. client

"The nicest attorney I've ever known."

Thunderhead Ranch

Recent posts

On Consumer Protection, Consumerism, and Mindfulness

On Consumer Protection, Consumerism, and Mindfulness

As a consumer protection attorney, I attract a lot of interesting questions, such as:

"I've heard that if you pay a lawyer to send a…

The "Least Sophisticated Consumer" is Everyone

The "Least Sophisticated Consumer" is Everyone

The "least sophisticated consumer" standard in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects you from debt collectors' efforts to mislead and…

Occupational Hazards: Networking

Occupational Hazards: Networking

I write this post because a twenty-five dollar cheese plate pissed me off.

I went into the city the other day for a lawyer networking…