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Lawrence “D” Pew is Managing Attorney for the Pew Law Center, one of the leading bankruptcy and tax law
firms in Arizona.


They have worked with over 2,000 clients to help them file bankruptcy and
eliminate over $100 Million dollars in taxes and debt.


He is an experienced bankruptcy,
tax, and transactional attorney.  Mr. Pew is a native Arizonan and
graduated from Arizona State University
and from the Barrett’s Honors
College with a major in
Finance and a minor is Sociology. He was nominated by his professors and
peers for “Outstanding Graduating Senior.” 


Upon graduation, Mr. Pew was
recruited by IBM and relocated to Silicon Valley. 
He left his banking career at Bank One and his hometown for a new
adventure.  Working as a Financial Analyst, Mr. Pew controlled a Billion
Dollar budget and was instrumental in saving IBM over $90 Million dollars in
one year. 


Looking for the next challenge, Mr.
Pew then went to law school in San
Diego.   He focused his education on
business planning, tax, contracts, real estate, and estate planning. 
During law school, Mr. Pew served as president of the J. Reuben Clark Law
Society and the Federalist Society. 


One of his presidential highlights
was being invited to Washington
D.C. as part of a Federalist
Leadership Conference where he met Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. 
While approaching graduation, Mr. Pew was selected for a highly competitive
internship with Fisher Thurber in La
Jolla, California.


After law school, Mr. Pew returned
to Arizona
and began working at a prestigious boutique law firm in the Camelback area. His
legal practice consisted of estate planning, asset protection, and assisting
small businesses in transactional matters. 


He then joined Phoenix’s largest consumer law firm where he
helped hundreds of people file for bankruptcy. The firm soon recognized
his deep understanding of bankruptcy law and his creative solutions to the most
complicated cases. As a result, they started assigning him the firm’s most difficult
cases. Within a few years, Mr. Pew became a Partner in an East Valley
law firm in Mesa
where he built a thriving bankruptcy practice coupled with aggressive tax


founding the Pew Law Center,
Mr. Pew’s vision is of a premier, client oriented law firm that is designed to
consistently exceed client expectations and achieve stellar legal
Mr. Pew’s concern and compassion for his clients adds to the
excellent service and standards at the Pew Law Center. He has worked tirelessly in
order to produce fantastic results and outcomes for the firm’s clients. 



Mr. Pew is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), and the
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). He continually
educates himself on the latest trends and developments in the areas of
bankruptcy and tax to ensure the highest service possible for his clients.


his diverse background and experience, Mr. Pew provides real world answers and
practical solutions to complicated problems. Mr. Pew continues to practice
law because of the difference he can make in people’s lives, especially during
their darkest most trying hours.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 30%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 7: 25%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Tax: 20%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Chapter 13: 20%
    10 years, 150 cases
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    4 years, 50 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Derek Brock

    I have known D Pew for years now and can attest to both his integrity and quality work as an attorney. I would highly recommend D to anyone in need of bankruptcy legal services in Arizona.


    Michael Brock Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Marvin Lee

    Dee is one of the most caring attorney's that I know. I have witnessed first hand how much each of Dee's clients mean to him and the work that he pours in on each and every case that he retains. Dee exudes professionalism and if you are having financial troubles in and around the Phoenix area I highly recommend that you hire Dee Pew. To me, Dee is the only option.


    Christopher Lee Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Pew Law Center

1811 S. Alma School Rd. Suite 260
Mesa, AZ, 85210-3042


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Bankruptcy LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2012
AZ Top Lawyer - TaxAZ Business Magazine2012
Top Tax LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2011
Top Bankruptcy LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2011
Top AttorneySo Scottsdale2010
PractionerUnited States Tax Court2010
Top AttorneySo Scottsdale2009
PresidentJ. Rueben Clark Law Society2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentPew Law Center, PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerCarr & Pew2008 - 2010
Bankruptcy AttorneyConsumer Law Firm2007 - 2008
Associate AttorneyHEBERT SCHENK, P.C. – Phoenix, AZ2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Consumer Bankruptcy CounselMember2012 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2010 - Present
American Society of Tax Promblem SolversMember2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Federalist SocietyPresident2005 - 2006
State Bar of ArizonaMember2005 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Student ChapterPresident2004 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
VillelaWe saved his assets and provided the relief from debt that he needed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawEmphasis in Business, Tax, and SecuritiesJD - Juris Doctor2005
Arizona State UniversityFinanceOther - Bachelors2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Your Life A to Z(TV)Bankruptcy Secrets and Tax Secrets2012
Legal AidBankruptcy 1012010
Protect your Assets and Loved OnesAsset Protection/Estate Planning2007