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Krystal M. Ahart is a partner at Kahn & Ahart, PLLC, dba Bankruptcy Legal Center™. She focuses her practice on assisting individuals and businesses through the bankruptcy process in Chapters 7, 11, and 13. She first began working with her law Partner in 2002, when she was hired as a receptionist for the law firm of James F. Kahn, P.C., moving her way up from file clerk/receptionist, to secretary, to paralegal, and finally to lawyer, all while caring for a sibling, working during the day, and taking her undergrad and law classes at night.
Krystal is an active member of the legal community and devotes a substantial amount of time to serving the underserved. She works closely with the Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) on the Friend of the Court Reaffirmation program at the bankruptcy court, where she teaches law students various skills including effective client communication, interviewing, courtroom decorum, and presentation; the law students then represent debtors who do not have their own attorney at their reaffirmation hearing (as a “Friend of the Court”).
Krystal is a past-president of the Young Lawyers Division Board of the Maricopa County Bar Association and currently serves as Chair of VLP’s Advisory Committee and as Co-Executive Director of Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel (“ACBC”). In 2014, she was the first recipient of the Honorable Sarah Sharer Curley Self-Help Center Volunteer Award, in recognition of her commitment to the success of the Bankruptcy Court’s Self-Help Center.
Krystal recently became the fourth female to be Certified as a Bankruptcy Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona. She was selected to be a member of the 2020 Class of American Bankruptcy Institute's 40 Under 40 Program and to Super Lawyers’ 2021 Southwest Rising Stars® list, an honor reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys in the Southwest! In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, camping, and hiking - with her awesomely well-behaved dog (Tyson) by her side.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona||Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education||2014|
|Hon. Sarah Sharer Curley Self Help Center Volunteer Award||State Bar of Arizona||2014|
|Volunteer Attorney Leadership Award||Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program||2013|
|YLD Member of the Year||Maricopa County Bar Association||2013|
|Paralegal of the Year||Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona||2012|
|Associate||James F. Kahn, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor - GPS||Phoenix School Of Law (Infilaw)||2013 - 2013|
|Paralegal||James F. Kahn, P.C.||2004 - 2011|
|File Clerk/Receptionist||James F. Kahn, P.C.||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section||Chair of Mentor Committee||2014 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Secretary & Chair of Mentor and Initiatives Committee||2013 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel||Executive Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Arizona Summit Law School (fka Phoenix School of Law)||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|DeVry University-Phoenix||Bachelor of Science||2004|
|Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court||Chapter 11 First Day Motions||2014|
|The Annual Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Seminar: Everything You Need to Know and More||Everything You Need to Know to Confirm your Chapter 13 Plan||2014|
|Bankruptcy in Transition: Preparing for the Future||Ethics (Conflicts of Interest)||2014|
|General Practice Skills Course||Creditors' and Debtors' Rights||2013|
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