also known as Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.
QUALITY SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY "Let Us Help You Get Your Life Back On Track"Our mission is to educate you about complex bankruptcy laws & find practical solutions for you.Foreclosure is confusing & scary. We will help guide you through the process & plan for the future.Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a process to save your home, vehicle or pay back taxes or child support.Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a fresh start for you and your family. It is important to know your duties.
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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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
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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 Clientsâ€™ needs. I recommend Diane without reservation.
Gary Stickell Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Lifetime Achievement Pro Bono Award||Judge Daniel Collins presents on behalf of the AZ Bankruptcy Section and the AZ Bankruptcy Court||2014|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent - Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Attorneys in the Valley||North Valley Magazine||2012|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent - Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent - Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona for 2011||Arizona Foundation of Legal Services||2011|
|AV Preeminent - Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|AV Preeminent - Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteer||Governor of Arizona||2009|
|Arizona State Bar President’s Award||State Bar of Arizona||2006|
|Supreme Court's Commission on Technology||State Bar of Arizona||2000|
|Cover of the Arizona Attorney magazine||State Bar of Arizona||1999|
|Profile section of the Arizona Business Gazette||Arizona Business Gazette||1996|
|Arizona State Bar Member of the Year Award||State Bar of Arizona||1996|
|Owner||Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.||1991 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arizona Summit Law School, fka Phoenix School of Law||Adjunct law professor||2008 - Present|
|Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel||Founding Co-Chair||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Board of Governors||1998 - Present|
|Arizona Women Lawyers Association||President - Maricopa Chapter 1998||1990 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona||Member and Board of Governor's liason||1989 - Present|
|Arizona School of Real Estate||instructor||1988 - Present|
|Arizona Trustee's Association||founding chairperson||1986 - Present|
|contributing author, 2012 ed, Published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business||Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13||2012|
|Contributing author, Commission on Women in the Profession, ABA publication||The Road to Independence||2011|
|Law Office of D.L. Drain, web site||Arizona Exemptions||2010|
|Law Office of D.L. Drain, web site||How to Handle Harassing Creditors & Collection Companies||2010|
|State Bar of Arizona||Trustee sales and bankruptcy||2009|
|Law Office of D.L. Drain, web site||What Can a Creditor Do When a Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy Is Filed?||2009|
|Law Office of D.L. Drain, web site||Bankruptcy Basics||2009|
|Law Office of D.L. Drain, web site||Bankruptcy Articles for Consumers and Debtors||2008|
|University of Arizona College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Arizona State University||Psychology and Criminal Justcie||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|State Bar of Arizona Convention||Big World, Small Firm: Future Challenges for Small Firm Lawyers to Embrace||2014|
|law school class||Law Office Administration||2014|
|law school class||Consumer Bankruptcy Practice||2014|
|CLE program||Bankruptcy and divorce or separation||2014|
|Phoenix School of Law||Consumer Bankruptcy||2012|
|fall session||Consumer Bankruptcy||2012|
|consumer chapter 7 and 13||Chapter 7 and 13 seminar||2012|
|Arizona State Bar CLE program||100 Things all Lawyers Should Know||2012|
|adjunct law professor||Consumer Bankrupty||2012|
|Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law||Bankruptcy||2010|
|Law Office Management for Solos and Small Firms||Office management for lawyers||2010|
|Bankruptcy 101 - series of classes for lawyers, realtors & title officers||Bankruptcy, short sales, trustee's sales, deficiency, tax issues||2010|