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Dwayne Farnsworth is the Magaging Partner of Farnsworth Law Offices in Mesa, Arizona. He has practiced as a bankruptcy attorney for over 25 years throughout the State of Arizona. He has authored books on bankruptcy for consumers, has personally tutored other bankruptcy attorneys, taught bankruptcy seminars to other practicing attorneys, and currently teaches a law school class on bankruptcy and debtor / creditor General Practice Skills.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 40%
    25 years, 6 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 35%
    25 years, 4.5 thousand cases
  3. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 25%
    25 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • John J Volin

    Dwayne is the kind of lawyer that any law student with sense would aspire to be like. He is as tough as nails when he is advocating for his clients, he is as knowledgeable as a lawyer can be, and he treats everyone with respect and courtesy. I have a short list of lawyers that I refer to. Dwayne is on that list. I am not exaggerating when I say he is one of the best.


    John Volin Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Michael Phillips

    Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Farnsworth are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos.


    John Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

1837 S Mesa Dr Suite A103
Mesa, AZ, 85210-6231


AZActive 199005/22/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Attorney of the YearArizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel2013
Bankrutpcy Attorney of the MonthAttorney at Law Magazine2013
Attorney of the YearAttorney At Law Magazine - Digital Edition2013
Lifetime Acheivement AwardArizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel2013
Peer Seleted Sustaining MemberArizona's Finest Lawyers2009
Recognition of ExcellenceChapter 13 Trustees - District of Arizona2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor of LawArizona Summit Law School2013 - Present
Managing PartnerPhilip S Abromowitz & Associates2011 - Present
Managing PartnerFarnsworth Mortensen2000 - Present
OwnerFarnsworth Law Offices1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy CounselFounding Member2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysAttorney Member2009 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaAttorney Member1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
US Trustee vs RicksFinding for the Debtor
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Publication nameTitleDate
Real Estate & Mortgage WorkshopThe American Dream2009
ASPAA Pound of Cure1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Mesa Community CollegeBusiness StudiesAssociates of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
General Practice SkillsCreditors & Debtor's Rights Module2015
General Practice SkillsCreditors & Debtor's Rights Module2014
General Pracitce SkillsCreditors & Debtor's Rights Module2014
Arizona Bankruptcy CourtChapter 13 Workshop2014
New & Old Realities About Real Property and BankruptcyHomestead Exemptions & Other Arizona Exemption Law Updates2013
Trial Practice in Consumer Bankrutpcy CasesLegislative Agenda Update2012
Brown Bag SeriesBankruptcy Basics - A Primer for Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys2012
Bankruptcy 101Chapter 7 Secured Debt Issues2010
Real Estate & Mortgage WorkshopMiscellaneous Real Estate Issues in Bamkruptcy2009
Real Estate & Mortgage WorkshopLien Stripping and Undersecured Mortgages2009
Real Estate & Mortgage WorkshopThe American Dream2009
State Bar Compendium on BankruptcyBankruptcy Chapter 7 Changes under BAPCPA2005
New Law Update for Bankruptcy AmendmentsBankruptcy Chapter 13 - BAPCPA 20052005
Public Accounting Meet & GreetInsolvency and the IRS1993
Arizona Public Accounting SummitDischargeability of Taxes in Bankruptcy1992
Tucson Tax Amnesty WeekendTax Discharge in Bankruptcy1991