Timothy R. Fischer

Timothy R. Fischer’s practice primarily focuses on bankruptcy, creditor/debtor rights, complex commercial litigation, and real estate litigation.  Mr. Fischer represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings, and also prosecutes and defends bankruptcy litigation, including adversary proceedings dealing with dischargeability issues.  Mr. Fischer joined Winston & Cashatt in 2013.

Tim graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2007. During law school, he was an extern clerk for Judge Patricia C. Williams of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington.

Professional and Civic Activities

Past- Trustee, Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Reported Decisions

In re Berry, 2013 WL 249862 (Bankr. E.D. Wash.)

First Pacific Properties, Inc. v. Nilkanth, Inc., 156 Wn. App. 1028 (2010), review denied, 170 Wn.2d. 1014, 245 P.3d 774 (2010)

Presentations and Publications

Presentation: Bankruptcy Practice Today: Overview of the Bankruptcy Process and Development of Bankruptcy Law Affecting Family Law Practice, WSBA Young Lawyers Division: CLE Express, Spokane, Washington, 2009

Publication: Notice and Service: An Essential Distinction, Bankruptcy Notes, Bankruptcy Bar Ass’n E.D. Washington, February 2007 (co-authored)

Publication: IRS Priority Claims in Chapter 11 Plans: Are Equal Periodic Payments Required?, Bankruptcy Notes, Bankruptcy Bar Ass’n E.D. Washington, May 2012

Publication: Retention of Excess Social Security Benefits in Chapter 7 Proceedings: Does Retention Constitute “Cause” for Dismissal for Abuse Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 707?, Bankruptcy Notes, Bankruptcy Bar Ass’n E.D. Washington, December 2012

Publication: Is a Debtor Required to Contribute Social Security Act Benefits in a Chapter 13 Proceeding, and Does the Failure to do so Constitute Bad Faith? Bankruptcy Notes, Bankruptcy Bar Ass’n E.D. Washington, May 2013


Areas of Emphasis


Debtor/Creditor’s Rights

Commercial Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Class Action


Gonzaga School of Law, Gonzaga University, J.D. 2007

University of West Florida, BSBA Economics, with Minors in Political Science and Business Management

Admitted to Practice

Washington State Courts

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Idaho State Courts