Firm Overview

I am a sole practitioner. While I have a general practice, the primary focus of my practice is representing consumers and small businesses with financial problems. If I can't help a client, through my referral network, I can often help them find some one who can. I have been designated as a Debt Relief Agency by the Bankruptcy Act of 2005. I have proudly assisted people in obtaining financial relief and a fresh start through the use of the Bankruptcy Laws for over 20 years.

Example cases

Consumer and small business bankruptcy

Main Office

Main
7303 W Boston St.
Chandler  AZ  85226

Phone
  • (480) 705-7550
Fax
  • (480) 705-7503

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I charge a minimal fee of $100.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

While the fee will depend on the complexity of the case, fixed fees are generally $2,500 for a Chapter 7 and $4,500 for a Chapter 13.

Hourly Rates

$250

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Office Manager

None

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

None

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

First, I am not a certified specialist. Bankruptcy is my primary area of practice. I believe that everyone deserves a second chance. Bankruptcy provides that opportunity.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage clients to become as informed as possible. Effective representation requires clients to invest more time and energy in their cases than they may initially contemplate.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I do this very rarely and only on discrete matters. For instance, I might review a motion to redeem in a bankruptcy; but would not review a petition and schedules. I prefer to handle the entire case. A piecemeal approach may not serve the client's best interests.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I do not do this for the reason set forth above. Often it is less expensive to simply have an attorney handle the entire case.

Gary V. Ringler

I have served as a law clerk to two federal bankruptcy court judges, an associate at a medium sized firm doing primarily collections and bankruptcy work for financial institutions, and as an Attorney-Advisor for the Office of the United States Trustee for the District of Arizona. I have represented debtors, creditors, and trustees in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases.

I come from a middle class background and worked my way through school. Some people would consider some of my jobs as menial labor. I believe that this helps me relate to people struggling to make ends meet in today's economy.

I believe that having seen cases from the perspective of judges, trustees, the office of the United States Trustee (a division of the Department of Justice), and both creditors and debtors gives me a perspective which few other attorneys enjoy.

I strive to provide compassionate, personalized attention while being direct and providing an assessment of the case based upon my experience and knowledge. Clients will deal with me, not a secretary, associate or paralegal. The decision to file bankruptcy is often difficult and even heart-wrenching. I attempt to guide clients through the process and help them to focus on their future.

Personal interests:

My personal interests include comparative religion - especially eastern religions and Catholicism, spirituality and social justice, facilitating and helping my wife with her ministry, my children (now mostly grown) and extended family and golf.

License
  • Bar Number: 6956
    Arizona , 1981
Education
  • Arizona State University
    J.D. , 1981
    Tempe, AZ
  • Plymouth State College
    B.S. , 1976
    Plymouth, NH
    Physical Education

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