Our firm was founded in 1990 by Diane L. Drain, counselor and attorney at law. Ms. Drain has received an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell as "exemplary reputation and well-established practice". This AV rating is the highest rating for an attorney and shows that Ms. Drain has reached the height of professional excellence. She is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Her clients have included commercial mortgage lenders, national banks and professionals such as lawyers and brokers. But her greatest rewards come from helping individuals who are experiencing financial difficulties. Since 1985 Ms. Drain has worked as a lawyer at a large firm and now her own firm. Prior to law school Ms. Drain worked for 15 years as a paralegal, legal secretary and law office administrator.
She appears regularly before the United States Bankruptcy Court. She is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, along with several other professional organizations. Diane is a retired law professor (teaching bankruptcy) and is a strong and practical advocate for her clients and well respected in the legal community. For almost 20 years Diane was a member of the Board of Governor's for the State Bar of Arizona. As such she has a responsibility to both the practicing lawyers and the citizens of our State. Diane took those duties very seriously; so much so that one friend referred to her as a "cowboy".
This firm is dedicated to a client-centered approach to the practice of law. Our mission is to explain the intricacies of law in plain, understandable English. We will never tell you what we think you want to hear, only what the realities are of your situation. Nor, do we look for reasons why we can't do something. Instead, we try to find appropriate ways to help. Our interpretation of the law is conservative. Therefore, our clients are usually prepared for most situations. More importantly, we try to help you plan for the future, not just address your current legal issues.
Your satisfaction is our goal. Legal proceedings are difficult enough, so we do our best to help you understand the process and keep you informed as to the status of your case.