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Practice areas:

Real Estate, Divorce & Separation, Litigation, Bankruptcy & Debt, Commercial, Appeals

About Me

Licensed in the Federal Courts for the District of Arizona and the Western District of Oklahoma, as well as the United States Courts of Appeal for the 8th, 9th and 10th Circuits.  Finally, licensed in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Real Estate: 25%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Commercial: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
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Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • David J Harowitz

    I endorse this lawyer. I have know John for years and I have referred many clients to him. I know they will be well taken care of. John knows the law and he also treats clients with respect. I endorce him highly.

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    David Harowitz Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ashley Blair Rahaman

    John was responsive, professional, and worked with me to assist our clients in reaching a settlement that was fair to them both.

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    Ashley Rahaman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

McKindles Law Firm, PLLC

1108 East Greenway Street
Suite 1
Mesa, AZ, 85203-4355

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 198003/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Censure
    issued in AZ, 2005

    updated

    Censure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State censures the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

    John’s comment: “I self-reported to the bar after my CPA advised me that my then partner's accounting practices were not in technical compliance with bar standards. Although my clients' funds were always fully secure, I was on the partnership account with him. So we were both sanctioned as the account was in both names.”

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Arizona Top LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Register of Preeminent Lawyers (top 5%)Martindale-Hubbell2011
Register of Preeminent Lawyers (top 5%)Martindale-Hubbell2010
Outstanding Leadership and AchievementContinental Who's Who2010
Honored ProfessionalNational Directory of Who's Who2010
Award for Leadership and AchievementStrathmore's Who's Who2010
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Christian Care CompaniesPresident2013 - Present
Central Christian Church Legal ClinicFounding Attorney2010 - Present
Community Bridges Development FoundationPresident2007 - Present
Christian Care CompaniesBoard Member2007 - Present
East Valley Addiction Council (EVAC)President of the Board1993 - 2003
East Valley Bar AssociationMember1990 - 2012
Community Legal ServicesBoard of Directors1983 - 1989
American Arbitration AssociationMember1983 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1980 - 2012
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Nationwide v. Ormbreck, et al.Prevailed at trial, and prevailed on appeal.
Rogus v LordsWe prevailed at trial and at appeal
Marriage of WorcesterLost at trial, won on appeal

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCOperating Agreement: A Key To An Effective LLC2013
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCThe Anatomy of a Divorce, Part One:The Divorce Plan2012
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCThe Anatomy of a Divorce, Part 2: Asset Distribution2012
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCThe Anatomy of a Divorce, Part 3: Debt Allocation2012
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCThe Anatomy of a Divorce, Part 4: Child Custody and Access2012
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCThe Anatomy of a Divorce, Part 5: Child Support2012
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCHAMP and the Perils of Home Loan Modification2012
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCUncle Sam: Your Worst Creditor2012
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCFAQs regarding Arizona Divorce2011
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCArizona Exemptions from Collection2011
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCDealing with Creditors2011
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCDeeds in Lieu of Foreclosure in Arizona2011
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCFraudulent Conveyance 101: Creditor Avoidance vs Creditor Evasion2011
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCMaking Your Business Litigation-Resistant2011
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCTips for Testifying in Depositions and in Court2011
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCThe Anatomy of a Jury Trial2011
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCAdventures in Probate: Hand-written Wills and Dying Intestate2011
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCYour Estate Plan: Prepared of Unprepared2011
www.mckindles-law.comDebt Modification Strategies2010
www.mckindles-law.comPersonal Economic Recovery2010
McKindles Law Firm, PLLCDiffering Burdens of Proof in Contract Claims and Tort Claims2010
www.mckindles-law.comBankruptcy Alternatives2009
www,mckindles-law.comSecured Assets: Debt Negotiation/Protection2009
www.mckindles-law.comArizona Anti-Deficiency Protection2009
www.mckindles-law.comDivorce and the Economy2009
National Business Institute SeminarDivorce and Bankruptcy2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Northern Michigan UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A