Our focus is to help our clients deal with the difficult circumstances that have led them to consider bankruptcy and to ensure that they are treated with respect and dignity by everyone involved in the debt collection process (including lenders, debt collectors, other lawyers and the bankruptcy trustee and court).
We provide our clients with compassionate, knowledgeable and effective representation to help them find meaningful relief from burdensome debts, including seeking loan modifications and debt restructuring, as well as represent them in all aspects of their bankruptcy case. We provide prompt, professional service and always maintain the highest level of honesty and integrity.
We currently have offices in Tempe and Apache Junction, Arizona, and serve clients throughout the state and from all across the country via phone, e-mail and other technologies.
Our most rewarding cases are those in which we are able to structure a bankruptcy to discharge every permissible debt and at the same time preserve nearly all of the client's assets. Our clients are honest people who just happen to have fallen victim to layoffs, medical emergencies or other circumstances beyond their control. It is very rewarding to take on some of that burden for them and to help them restart their lives with a meaningful chance at a new beginning. Other lawyers promise to "get between" their clients and creditors. We certainly do that
21 East 6th St.
Tempe AZ 85281
We offer a free initial consultation, which typically lasts one-half hour.
For a typical, no-asset Chapter 7 bankruptcy, our fee is $1,701. This does not include the $299 bankruptcy filing fee that is paid to the bankruptcy court. Our fees for Chapter 13 cases and other debt relief services vary depending on the specifics of the case.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We can provide interpreters for Spanish and Vietnamese-speaking clients.
I enjoy helping people find real solutions to problems that they can't solve by themselves. As a bankruptcy and debt relief lawyer I have the opportunity to help people at a period in their lives when they desperately need someone on their side, someone who can help them through the difficult and complex bankruptcy process.
The law is very complex, but I always encourage clients to educate themselves as much as possible regarding the laws that affect them and their businesses. That is why we provide so much educational content on our website.
Unfortunately, too many people believe that "one size fits all" form documents they purchased at a store, had prepared by a document preparation service, found on the internet or received from an escrow company or broker are, or can be made, to work for any situation. Rarely will a form that works in one situation ever work again in any other situation, because every situation is unique and therefore requires at least some different language or form. That said, I am always happy to review documents prepared by clients or by non-lawyers.
Often times, my clients, because of their relationships with lenders or other creditors, are able to do a fair amount of work on their own behalf. Sometimes, all a client needs my assistance with is to develop a plan for dealing with creditors to begin eliminating or reducing debts. However, most of my clients understand that they need a strong and experienced advocate to negotiate with creditors and guide them through the bankruptcy process.
After practicing in some of the largest firms in the state and country for more than seven years, I left the Lewis and Roca law firm, where I was a partner, about a year and a half ago to start my own firm. My goal was to build a firm that focused on quality, one-on-one client service and that could provide that service at much lower rates than are possible under a large-firm structure. After only a few months on my own, my client focus was paying off, and as a result, I was able to bring my senior associate, Ian Douglas, from my prior firm on-board at my new firm. Ian shares my vision of an affordable, client-focused law firm and is now my law partner and a valuable asset to all of our clients.
During the years I worked for a large law firm, I represented a broad range of clients, from individuals and small business owners to large corporations in several practice areas. With this experience and the training that goes with working in a large-firm setting, I understand my clients' issues from all perspectives and am, therefore, able to structure effective and creative solutions to their debt problems and minimize creditor and other objections, whether that involves working with creditors to reduce or restructure debts, or filing a bankruptcy case to eliminate debts and help my clients achieve a fresh start.
Because we are a small law firm, the attorneys are personally involved in each case, and our clients always meet and speak one-on-one with an attorney. We are always available when our clients need us. We provide our clients with the expert advice and representation they expect and the personalized attention they deserve.Personal interests:
I enjoy hiking (the Flatiron in the Lost Dutchman State Park is a favorite), running, reading (mostly economics and science books and articles), and watching television (House is a favorite).
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