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Diane L Drain

also known as Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.

About me

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.  Ms. Drain is a strong and practical advocate for her clients and well respected in the legal community.  Ms. Drain is 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.  Ms. Drain takes 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.


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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 30%
    30 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13: 30%
    30 years, 50 cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 30%
    30 years, 1.25 thousand cases
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    30 years, 200 cases
  5. Foreclosure: 5%
    30 years, 4 thousand cases



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • James F Kahn

    I wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Drain as a bankruptcy practitioner. She is, at all times, a conscientious and caring professional. Diane is one of those attorneys to whom I refer clients with total confidence that their legal needs will be well handled, and that the client will receive the personal attention they deserve. I have worked with Diane over the last 20 years, and know her to be very well informed in law generally and specifically in Bankruptcy. She is on top of all current issues and technology. She lectures in law regularly, including as an adjunct professor at Phoenix School of Law. Diane serves on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Arizona, and has participated in numerous committees and sections of the State Bar and other professional organizations.


    James Kahn Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gary R Stickell

    Diane is a dedicated individual that to gives without measure to her community. It is has been my honor to know Diane for the past ten years. She is committed to the service of individuals in financial straights. To know Diane is to know a caring, committed professional. She has the abilities and the compassion to represent her Clients’ needs. I recommend Diane without reservation.


    Gary Stickell Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office Of D.L. Drain, P.A.

2375 East Camelback Rd
Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ, 85016


AZActive 198507/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Lifetime Achievement Pro Bono AwardJudge Daniel Collins presents on behalf of the AZ Bankruptcy Section and the AZ Bankruptcy Court2014
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Attorneys in the ValleyNorth Valley Magazine2012
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona for 2011Arizona Foundation of Legal Services2011
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Governor's Commission on Service and VolunteerGovernor of Arizona2009
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Arizona State Bar President’s AwardState Bar of Arizona2006
Supreme Court's Commission on TechnologyState Bar of Arizona2000
Cover of the Arizona Attorney magazineState Bar of Arizona1999
Profile section of the Arizona Business GazetteArizona Business Gazette1996
Arizona State Bar Member of the Year AwardState Bar of Arizona1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Summit Law School, fka Phoenix School of LawAdjunct law professor2008 - Present
Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy CounselFounding Co-Chair2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2004 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaBoard of Governors1998 - Present
Arizona Women Lawyers AssociationPresident - Maricopa Chapter 19981990 - Present
Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of ArizonaMember and Board of Governor's liason1989 - Present
Arizona School of Real Estateinstructor1988 - Present
Arizona Trustee's Associationfounding chairperson1986 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
contributing author, 2012 ed, Published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters businessBest Practices for Filing Chapter 132012
Contributing author, Commission on Women in the Profession, ABA publicationThe Road to Independence2011
Law Office of D.L. Drain, web siteArizona Exemptions2010
Law Office of D.L. Drain, web siteHow to Handle Harassing Creditors & Collection Companies2010
State Bar of ArizonaTrustee sales and bankruptcy2009
Law Office of D.L. Drain, web siteWhat Can a Creditor Do When a Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy Is Filed?2009
Law Office of D.L. Drain, web siteBankruptcy Basics2009
Law Office of D.L. Drain, web siteBankruptcy Articles for Consumers and Debtors2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Arizona State UniversityPsychology and Criminal JustcieBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Arizona ConventionBig World, Small Firm: Future Challenges for Small Firm Lawyers to Embrace2014
law school classLaw Office Administration2014
law school classConsumer Bankruptcy Practice2014
CLE programBankruptcy and divorce or separation2014
Phoenix School of LawConsumer Bankruptcy2012
Monthly classesBankruptcy2012
fall sessionConsumer Bankruptcy2012
consumer chapter 7 and 13Chapter 7 and 13 seminar2012
Arizona State Bar CLE program100 Things all Lawyers Should Know2012
adjunct law professorConsumer Bankrupty2012
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy LawBankruptcy2010
Law Office Management for Solos and Small FirmsOffice management for lawyers2010
Bankruptcy 101 - series of classes for lawyers, realtors & title officersBankruptcy, short sales, trustee's sales, deficiency, tax issues2010