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David Howard Cutler

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   160 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 3 years
    Illinois - IL 33 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    30%
    Our firm represents debtors in the filing of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. We represent individuals and corporations.

    50 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    30%
    Our firm represents debtors in the filing of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. We represent individuals and corporations.

    50 years

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After passing the Illinois Bar and Illinois Certified Public Accounting exams in 1990, David Cutler began his legal career combining his legal and financial skills for the benefit of small business and entrepreneurial type clients. He has served as corporate counsel to numerous start-up, mid-size, and public companies. His litigation experience includes bench and jury trials, ranging from tort to corporate and commercial litigation, and includes trademark, employment, shareholder oppression, contract, real estate, consumer fraud and franchise litigation. The testimony to his success is a near 100% long term client retention.

As Cutler & Associates grew, Cutler chose to concentrate his practice in consumer bankruptcy, where his accounting and financial background has earned him respect and appreciation amongst his peers and court trustees alike.

Cutler has served on various non-profit boards and has been recognized and honored by the Chicago Legal Volunteer Services, The Ark and the Chicago Legal Clinic.

In 2020, Cutler joined the Arizona State Bar and works as a partner at Phoenix Fresh Start Bankruptcy, with offices throughout Arizona.

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Location

Phoenix Fresh Start Bankruptcy
4602 E Thomas Rd
S-9
Phoenix, AZ, 85018
Phoenix Fresh Start Bankruptcy
11201 N Tatum Blvd, Ste 300
Phoenix, AZ, 85028
Cutler & Associates, Ltd
Cutler & Associates
1901 N Roselle Rd, Ste 801
Schaumburg, IL, 60195
Cutler & Associates, Ltd
17W220 22nd Street, Suite 410
Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181
Cutler & Associates
Phoenix Fresh Start Bankruptcy
2990 N Litchfield Rd
Goodyear, AZ, 85395
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  160 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David helped my family!
David and his staff helped me get out of deep debt. Honestly, he was an answer to our family's prayers. The help he provided me and my family is beyond words. I felt trapped by the creditors, but David provided me relief and protection at the time I needed him most. Cutler and Associates are awesome!
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful firm and very helpful throughout the whole case.
David and his firm was very informative upfront, never ambiguous or tried to confuse us with legal terminology. He was always readily accessible and quite responsive. I'd def refer David for anyone in need of legal assistance.
Posted by Derek | June 30, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Derek Lutes- David Culter is knowledge and professional
David Culter has a wealth of knowledge and is very professional and understands the legal scope of the matter and the law and can relate to his clients. He is very understanding and wants to help the community in a positive manner. I would recommend this attorney to anyone.
Posted by Maria | January 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Haven’t used him yet
But he took his time with me answering every question . Was very very clear and helped me understand everything I needed to know . Made me wise to many things I was unsure about !
Posted by Miguel | December 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just wow
Stuart Swanson is amazing! I met with several lawyers and I didn't feel I had many options because of my situation but Stuart's experience was invaluable. Thank you so much for all your help.
Posted by RC | September 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, efficient, and highly recommended!
This firm helped me with my bankruptcy filing in 2015 and I couldn't be happier. They got my filings done, showed up timely to my appearance before the judge, and were so patient with me during a difficult time. Hopefully I never have to use them for a bankruptcy again, but I will sincerely recommend them to a friend in need.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timely and Efficient
David was excellent! He gave me all my choices upfront and made a great suggestion to me about purchasing a car. Anytime I had a question it was handled in a timely manner and very respectfully and thoughtfully. All the people that I spoke with or communicated with via email or text message were very thorough and assured me that I had nothing to fear. And they were right! l would highly recommend David and his firm .
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A big Thank you
Mr Stuart Swanson was very helpful and the staff they were very helpful ,ready to answer any questions that i had . I highly recommend the office of David Howard Cutler. Thank you again.
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Stuart was great to work with; very accomodating and helpful. Made a stressful situation much more bearable.
Posted by Michael | November 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you.
I just want to say that I highly recommend Cutler & Assoc. Everyone was extremely helpful, and gave me all of the assistance I needed in filing my bankruptcy case.
Posted by Tami | November 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
From start to finish my experience with David Cutler and his associates was outstanding. David was a great listener and explained what would happen very clearly. This is my 1st (and hopefully last) time filing for bankruptcy and I was very anxious about the whole thing. After I spoke to David and received email updates, I was much more at ease. I would recommend anyone looking for an attorney go with David Cutler with Avvo.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
Consultation was free. Talked briefly about my case with Stuart over phone. Finally Met with Stuart, he went over all details and filed my case. Withing 3 months my case was discharge. The process was very easy thanks to the firm office, I didn't run into any issues. They were able to work with me and set up monthly payments to cover for fees. Only had to meet with Stuart once, second time with attorney and Judge. Overall they did a great job representing my case. Most importantly in a timely matter. Thank you !
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Posted by Doug | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stuart Swanson
The entire staff of this firm is excellent. They respond quickly and professionally to any question or concerns that you may have. I highly recommend their services to anyone that may be considering hiring them.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stuart Swanson and team
My mother needed an attorney to help her file her bankruptcy case. We met with Stuart Swanson. He provided thorough details on how bankruptcy laws work and what would entail to proceed with my mother's case. He was generous with his time and gave my mother and I the information we so needed. His team was outstanding, too. Aneta Salazar-Servent who works with Mr. Swanson was so helpful and responsive. Mr. Swanson and Aneta made the whole process painless and simplified it for us in a way my mother and I could understand it. Great individuals and assets to their company.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney assistance
I needed an attorney on a financial matter and remembered I had used Cutler & Associates a few years ago. Because of there wonderful service and making me feel comfortable and well informed I chose them again. And again they were very informational and ready to assist me. I think a lot of us dont have high opions of attorneys. You feel like your just a number in their many cases. But not here its more like family taking care of you. They truly care
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
David Cutler has been a delight to work with. He has helped us through our bankruptcy case and we are extremely pleased with his efforts to help us throughout the course of these years.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome professional experience
Thanks for all the great work and professional work you've accomplished to help is out. I'm very pleased with how the entire process went. They were always their for us. Just a phone call away. To everyone thank you very much. And i could give you guys more stars we would. Again thank you and god bless definitely will recommend
Posted by Erin | July 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
My husband had a phone conversation with Mr. Cutler and because of our conflicts with scheduling, we ended up meeting with Stuart Swanson. Stuart was a tremendous help during this process. He tried to make it as painless as possible and quite honestly we feel he succeeded. The office assistants/paralegals were always helpful and let us know when we needed to get our forms in. I believe this firm is well equipped to handle any bankruptcy situation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ATTORNEY : STEWART SWANSON
MR. SWANSON AND HIS TEAM WERE OF EXCELENT HELP, ALWAYS ABLE TO REACH WHEN YOU NEED THEM, WHEATER BY PHONE OR EMAIL, THEY MADE THE PROCESS SO SIMPLE AND EASY, I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE WHO NEED A TEAM OF EXCELLENT LAWYERS TO WORK WITH AND WOULD DEFINATELY USE THEM AGAIN IF NEED BE. THANKS TO ALL OF YOUR TEAM, YOU ROCK.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Informative
He went out of his way to meet us on his day off just for a consultation! He explained everything about bankruptcy in great detail and even gave us time to think about it. I would definitely recommend him and his staff!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Phoenix Fresh Start Bankruptcy
  • 2020 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Cutler & Associates
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Touro College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Contributions
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Cutler is an attorney that I happily endorse, as an upstanding member of the legal community and a strong advocate for clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Cutler is a top notch attorney who is well respected by the entire legal community. This is an attorney that I would trust my family members and closest friends to, and whom I proudly endorse!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave Cutler is a great lawyer with formidable legal skills; strongly liked and respected by the lawyers and judges in the legal community. This is an attorney that I absolutely endorse!"
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Phoenix Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer David Howard Cutler
David Howard Cutler
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 33 years
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