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About me

I am a bankruptcy lawyer, business owner, mother and wife.  Each of my jobs is completely fulfilling and I feel extremely lucky to have the ability to balance work and family.

I studied international law at Tulane Law School and had planned to be a "big firm" corporate lawyer, but fell in love with bankruptcy law during my second year as a lawyer - and never left the field.  I am in my second decade as a bankruptcy lawyer and find it to be the most rewarding work in that I can help a client in desperate times find peace, not in the fact of filing bankruptcy, but at finding a solution to a problem and regaining control of their lives again. 


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 30%
  2. Chapter 13: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • James Charles Shields

    I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.


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AZActive 200404/24/2016
ILAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice200005/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Strathmore's Who's WhoStrathmore's Who's Who2008
Dean's ListUniversity of Arizona1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyClark Law Offices2005 - Present
Managed Chapter 13 DepartmentMacey & Aleman Dba Legal Helpers, PC2001 - 2005
Contract AttorneyAllstate Insurance Company2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauMember2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2006 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2005 - Present
Federal BarMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy asset protectionMy client was allowed to keep his property.
Chapter 13 special circumstancesMy clients were allowed to stay on course for discharge
Avoided dismissal and prosecution of DebtorDischarge and Settlement with the United States Trustee
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolInternational LawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of ArizonaPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Total Attorneys "Power Chat:Serving Clients and Saving Your Sanity During Crunch Time2011
Arizona Society of CPAs’ Financial Planning ConferenceBankruptcy in our current economic climate – what do you need to know and what does it mean to your clients?2009
Entrepreneurs Panel DiscussionEntrepreneurs Panel Discussion2008