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About Me

    James F. Kahn is a third-generation commercial law and bankruptcy attorney, who has been in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona since 1972.  He has been designated a Southwest Super Lawyer for 2007-2014 by Thomson Reuters. Jim has served as  Adjunct Professor of Law at  Phoenix School of Law 2007-2013.
    Mr. Kahn concentrates his practice in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditors' & Debtors' rights.  In 1988, he was certified as a Bankruptcy Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona, Board of Legal Specialization.  Mr. Kahn has served on numerous committees and regularly lectures in various educational programs on bankruptcy as well as Creditors’ and Debtors’ rights.  He served as Chairman of the Arizona State Bar Committee on Creditors' and Debtors' Rights and as Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section of the Arizona State Bar.  Mr. Kahn has served as a Judge Pro Tem of the Superior Court of Arizona since 1995.


Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 30%
    42 years
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 30%
  3. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 15%
    42 years
  4. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 15%
    42 years
  5. Mediation: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Asheton B Call

    In addition to being a nice guy that obviously cares about his clients, Jim is one of the most experienced, and highly respected lawyers in the bankruptcy community. I highly recommend and endorse him.


    Asheton Call Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tiffany Michelle Christianson

    James Kahn and his staff are unwavering in knowledge and comprehensive work. He is a delight to work with, and I hope to have the opportunity to work with him on client matters in the future.


    Tiffany Christianson Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Bankruptcy Legal Center™ Law Office of James F. Kahn, P.C.

301 East Bethany Home Road
Suite C-195
Phoenix, AZ, 85012


AZActive 197205/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of RecognitionVolunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona2014
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2008
Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy LawBoard of Legal Specialization-State Bar of AZ1988
Southwest Super Lawyer 2007-2014Super Lawyers / Thomson ReutersN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentJames F. Kahn, P.C.1996 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorArizona Summit Law School2008 - 2013
Judge Pro TemSuperior Court Of Arizona In Maricopa County1995 - 2014
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy CouncilMember2013 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaBankruptcy Section1972 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationBankruptcy Section1972 - Present
Commercial Law League of AmericaWestern Region-Past Chairman1972 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State UniversityLawJuris Doctor1972
University of DetroitMarketing & MangementB.S.1968
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Chapter 11 SeminarBasics of an Individual Chapter 11 Case2014
Introduction to BankruptcyBankruptcy Basics2011
Solo and Small Firm ConferenceFee Agreements2010