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Alice Vacek Aranda

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2009
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About Alice

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Alice’s professional interests, as exemplified in her firm’s practice areas, have deep roots in her past before she became a lawyer.  Alice was born in southern Europe.  Her father escaped from a Communist regime. When Alice immigrated to the United States, it was her third cultural adjustment. She knows well the difficult challenges that assimilation presents. For this reason, the immigration experience is in her blood.

Drawn to the study of foreign cultures, Alice decided to pursue a graduate degree in History, focusing on Latin American Studies, with minors in the Caribbean and Africa. She learned about the political and socio-economic histories of these nations, and travelled through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Jamaica and Mexico City.

After graduation, she went to Washington D.C. where she worked as a paralegal. However, the terrible injustices resulting from the wars in Central America led her to also volunteer at a D.C. non-profit, helping people with asylum applications. Her interest in asylum law continued in law school, where she interned at a San Diego non-profit that handled asylum law.

Alice understands what it is like for families separated by borders.  When she was very young her father came to the United States first while she and her brother and mother followed.  She is committed to reunited families separated by borders through family based visa petitions, which may include adjustment of status or consular processing.  More often than not, they will include having to file waivers for unlawful presence. Alice can also help clients with less than perfect records file for naturalization.

Alice’s other interest is bankruptcy.  When she graduated from law school and passed the bar the real estate market was crashing and the financial markets froze.  People were losing their homes. Since law firms were not hiring Alice decided to hang out her own shingle and she started off helping people file for bankruptcy. She finds it very rewarding helping people get their financial life back on track.

Alice enjoys having her own law practice, which focuses on immigration and bankruptcy law.  If you want a dedicated lawyer committed to achieving the best possible results, give the Law Offices of Alice Vacek Aranda PLLC a call.  She will find a creative solution to your immigration issues or tell you truthfully whether anything at all can be done.  She will also analyze your financial problems and let you know whether bankruptcy might offer a solution


Law Offices of Alice Vacek Aranda PLLC
4600 East Washington Street
Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ, 85034
Law Offices of Alice Vacek Aranda PLLC
Business Assistance Center
821 North Main Street
Cottonwood, AZ, 86326
Law Offices of Alice Vacek Aranda PLLC
PO Box 4485
Sedona, AZ, 86340
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Posted by Victor | January 7, 2024
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I am thankful to god and Alice Aranda for winning my Asylum case, I know it wasn't an easy case and she got the job done. Mrs. Arandas hard work and dedication paid off. Alice is one of the best immigration lawyers around. I 100% recommend her as a lawyer.
Posted by Clinton Teneng | June 12, 2023
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Madam Alice was a God sent
I don’t know where to start thanking madam Alice, she has done the best thing in my life today 06/12/2023..I was surprised I won my case within 6 months of being in the United States of America. She is good at what she does.. look no further, she is the right person for the job. I assure you..I love you madam Alice. May your days on earth be extended so that you help those coming behind me. I wish I could extend the stars
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Posted by Fabiola | April 28, 2017
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Alice was beyond helpful throughout my bankruptcy process. Didn't let me down at any time, always so knowledgeable and understanding. Was available to answer any questions I had along the way and kept me updated even with her busy schedule. I was referred by a couple of friends to Alice who she had previously worked with, beyond happy with her services will definitely refer her to any one in need of a great immigration or bankruptcy Lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2017
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Stay Calm And Carry On
I contacted Alice at the end of investigating debt settlement. I realized bankruptcy made more sense over renegotiating monthly payments that I couldn't afford at any price. I had spoken with a few other BK lawyers but Alice caught my attention with her website and credentials. She really seemed like a lawyer for the people. I spoke with her directly the first time I called and felt comfortable with her. We agreed to work together and started the process of bankruptcy. I trusted her and followed her lead. She was very clear on the articles that I had to prepare and we gathered the information piece by piece. Alice assured and encouraged me along the way. She was patient and clear with her direction and timeliness. We filed on Dec. 7th and on Jan. 27th my case was closed with my discharge to come once my 2016 tax return is complete. I am grateful for the work she did and the "fresh start" that I truly feel.
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Posted by Rita | April 16, 2016
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Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer than Alice Vacek Aranda!
Having never filed for bankruptcy, I found it a very frightening and difficult thing to go through as well as feeling very ashamed that I found myself needing to do so. Alice was so kind and quick to put me at ease. She was on top of things from the start to the finish. She would explain things in ways I could understand, helped with all the things I had to do. She was always in contact and was always there whenever I had a question. Always encouraging! I will forever be thankful for her excellent and supportive care.
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Posted by Molly | April 13, 2016
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Knowledgeable, understanding, and supportive
Bankruptcy can be a tough pill to swallow, but Ms. Vacek Aranda certainly made the process a little sweeter. She really knows her stuff and is hands-on with you through the process. She didn't just send me home with a ton of paperwork to do all by myself, she actually answers your questions and helps you discern all of the forms and requirements. She will be reasonable with you on all levels and keep you well informed. During the consultation she will outline the whole process and fees required, and is fair and informative. You won't be surprised with extras or made to feel less than respected throughout the case. I couldn't have asked for anyone better than Alice to handle my case!
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Posted by Victor | April 13, 2016
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Alice is a incredible attorney. She genuinely cares about her clients.
Let's face it. Bad things do happen to good people. When I met Alice my home was in foreclosure my vehicle was subject to repossession. I honestly had a lot of sleepless nights. After meeting hours my life changed right away. That evening I was able to go home get in bed and sleep like a baby. That's how confident she made me feel about handling my case. She saved my home and my car on top of all of that she even got the finance company of my car to give me a cheaper interest rate on the loan that's amazing. She actually saved me thousands of dollars.
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Posted by Daler Radzhabov | March 4, 2016
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Firuz - Excellent
I had a chance to be a client of Mrs. Alice Vacek Aranda. She is very professional and dedicated lawyer with the high sense of responsibility. Mrs. Alice is extremely talented attorney who cares a great deal about her clients. While I was her client she was very punctual and responsive. Sincerely, Firuz
Posted by Andrea | September 1, 2012
Bankruptcy Client
Alice was prompt and easy to deal with. She handled my case efficiently and with much knowledge. She handled problem solving situation with ease. I would recommend Alice to anyone who is in need of attorney services. Her charges for services are fair and easy to work with. If you are looking an attorney who is professional and a pleasure to work with you need to contact Alice Vacek Aranda!!!!
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Posted by MariaB | July 5, 2012
Former Client (MariaB)
Alice is a exemplary attorney. Always treated my spouse and I with respect. She was patient and willing to listen to all of our concerns and questions. I highly recommend her.... Sincerely, A very satisfied former client......
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Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • The Law Offices of Alice Vacek Aranda PLLC
  • 2009 - 2017


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Georgetown University
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • 1990
  • University of Florida
  • MA - Masters
  • 1989
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976
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  • Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Arizona chapter)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Immigration Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Somali
  • Arabic
  • Punjabi
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Honors and Awards

  • Achievment Award - hightest grade in International Trade
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2005


  • Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy
  • Sugar Wars: Dispute Settlement under NAFTA and the WTO as seen through the lens of the HFCS case, and its effects on U.S.-Mexican relations
  • 2006

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