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Charles M Leftwich Jr

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Mesa, AZ

4.4   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2017

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%
    At Leftwich Law, we have addressed many different types of debt in negotiations, chapter 7, 11 or 13 of bankruptcy. Give us a call today for a free consultation!!!

    27 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    40%
    At Leftwich Law, we focus our practice on Chapter 7, and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. We offer a low cost alternative for high quality legal representation.

    27 years, 7,000 cases

  3. Debt settlement
    10%
    At Leftwich Law we have helped many of our clients avoid bankruptcy by negotiating reasonable debt settlements with creditors that enable them to improve their credit score and even obtain home mortgages and auto loans

    27 years, 100 cases

Over 17 years of practicing law in Arizona I have served thousands of clients experiencing trying times and difficult circumstances. There are many reasons for coming to the place in one's life when the need for filing a bankruptcy becomes necessary. Job loss, illness, disability, even loss of a loved one can all result in devastating financial consequences and hardship, which may leave no other choice. No one sufferring these consequences should have to have their misfortunes compounded by having to deal with abusive collection agencies, lawsuits, and wage garnishments. My first step in serving your bankruptcy needs will be to charge you a reasonable and affordable fee far below what many other bankruptcy attorneys will charge you. I do not want my fee to serve as an impediment to you gaining prompt access to the Bankruptcy Court. Secondly, when you retain my services, you can immediately begin to regain some peace in your life knowing that I, not you, will deal with your creditors directly. You no longer need to avoid phone calls or worry about being humilated by collection agencies.  Finally, within a few months your bankruptcy discharge will be complete and you will be free to take advantage of the fresh start in life you are entitled to through either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

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Location

Leftwich Law
1423 S. Higley Road, Suite 127
Mesa, AZ, 85206

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
Posted by Joseph | December 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Charles Leftwich was a great help in my bankruptcy case. Charles guided me through the process of the bankruptcy case.
Posted by Terra | April 10, 2014
Most happy clients
Going through a BK is hard enough, Mr Leftwich was patient and willing to answer all of my questions. The process was made painless and easy. When issues arose after the BK, with debt collectors attempting to collect after we filed, his firm graciously and effectively handled all of the harassment of those turkey buzzards. If in seven years, I need to file again, I will HAPPILY file with his firm again.
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Posted by Dennis | October 23, 2013
Great representation at an affordable price !
I was informed about the bankruptcy laws and felt comfortable with Mr. Leftwich and his firm. Haven't received discharge papers yet but am confident there will be no problem.
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2013
Does a proffessional job!
He was able to get my bankruptcy going and said everything he was going to do he did. everything was done in timely manner. The price was so reasonable that I don't know how i would have been able to do my bankruptcy. Thanks to Charles my live is back on track. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to do bankruptcy.
Posted by Michelle | October 2, 2013
Bankruptcy at Ease
Charles and his assistant helped me and gave me great information on my Bankruptcy. I would recommend his services to anyone that is looking for fast and excellent services. Thank You, Michelle B.
Posted by Timothy | October 1, 2013
Best for the Money
I have used Charles Leftwich for my legal council for yrs. He is a Great Attorney. Charles did an excellent job of handling my bankruptcy , He was very proffessional. I will refer him to anyone that needs a Bankrupcy Attorney. I ever need an attorney in the future he will be my first choice.
Posted by Lissette | October 1, 2013
Client
Charles Leftwich is an extremely competent, knowledgable, reliable and very responsive attorney. Unlike other law firms, he is hands on when it comes to addressing his clients and their legal needs. No need to worry about not being called back or becoming just another case file on his desk as he personally makes it his mission to inform you every single step of the way about what and where your case is going. That's rare in any legal firm and for that reason alone I am highly recommending him! He is indeed by far the most sincere, honest and caring individual when it comes to his clients legal needs. At Leftwich law , you are not just another file, you are a real person!
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Posted by Tanesha | September 27, 2013
A firm you can count on!!
When you are in search of a lawyer you should consider thoughtfulness, honesty, and effectiveness these are the words I choose to use in regards to Leftwich Law, PLLC. I won't get into explicit details on my experience, but just know that I have successfully been able to put my hard times and setbacks all behind me with the help of this firm. All of my concerns were addressed, all of my questions were answered, and all of my time was treated as important. I highly recommend this firm. -Ms, Vaughn
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2013
NEW START
I needed help and my questions answered my friend recommended Leftwich Law. I met with Charles Leftwich he answered my questions and talked to me like a real person not someone that's in debt. Charles Leftwich explained how this is my chance for a new start and it has been. Thank you, I recommend Charles Leftwich.
Posted by Yolanda | August 5, 2013
Well after my case was closed still received a prompt call from attorney
Attorney kept me informed throughout the entire process , returned my calls promptly ,and let me know all the options I had and what would best work for me . What most impressed me is well after my case was closed I'm talking 4 plus years I called for information regarding my bankruptcy, again attorney promptly returned my call didn't pass me off to his secretary, handled my needs that same day. I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Steve | July 19, 2013
Trustworthy and knowledgeable
I was recently involved in a matter concerning possible suspension of my drivers license by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department. They had scheduled a telephonic hearing before an administrative law judge, and the consequences for me would have been devastating had I not been successfully represented by Mr. Leftwich. I would whole heartedly recommend Mr. Leftwich on the basis of his proven competence, and his willingness to provide me with his legal services at a very affordable fee.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2013
Very Pleased!
I had several legal issues that covered many different areas of the law. All of which stemmed from my divorce from my ex-husband. While I was awarded the house in my divorce my ex-husband would not sign the deed to put the house solely in my name. In addition, my ex failed to keep the agreement to pay our credit card bill even though I gave him most of our valuable personal property. I was in a bad legal situation and could not get out!!! But, Mr. Leftwich was able to get my ex-husband to sign the property deed and even filed paperwork to get my house out of my ex-husband's bankruptcy. This allowed me to sell my house for $25,000.00 profit. I am grateful to Mr. Leftwich and I would recommend him to my friends and family. He was very kind and understanding during a time of great need.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2013
Thank you!
Durning a difficult time in my life Charles Leftwich helped make it easer for us to start over. Mr.LEftwich took the time to answer all my questions. Returned my calls himself which is unheard of these days. Mr. Leftwich stopped a garnishment of wages dead in its tracks and stopped creditors phone calls. Mr. Leftwich never made me feel less of a person in fact he gave he my confidence back. He helped me understand that bad things happen to good people. Even after my case has ended Mr. Leftwich still answers questions and sends corespondent on my behave.
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Posted by Jon | May 7, 2013
Professional & Affordable Bankruptcy Attorney.
I have nothing but good things to say about Charles Leftwich and his staff. I was very nervous and worried about the whole bankruptcy process and Charles made me feel so much better by giving me a clear understanding of how the process worked, and what to expect. Everything happened successfully just as he promised. Charles is extremely affordable and professional.
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Posted by Matt | May 7, 2013
Great experience, easy, they take the time to learn about my case. I would definetly recommend this firm.
My experience with Leftwich Law was really great and better than I expected. I was in financial hardship and I couldnt afford to pay my bills. I had a free consultation with the firm and they guided and informed me of my options and what would be best for me. They were very knowledgeable and they explained every step of the process as I had never filed bankruptcy before, this was all new for me. They keep me informed during my filing and pretty much shared with me what to expect during the process and after. All in all, I am very happy that I chose Leftwich Law as they were trustworhy, knowledgeable, and even very affordable! They even gave me a payment plan! Make sure you speak to these guys and you will be impressed.
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Posted by Ann | March 28, 2013
Wonderful and Affordable
When my x husband tried to make me look like a bad parent in order to manipulate the courts into letting him have my children, Mr Leftwich was there to handle both my family matters as well as my civil matters.
Posted by Nguyen | May 1, 2013
Divorced and happy client
I was recently involved in a horrible divorce from wife of over 20 years. Even though we had no children under 18 and my wife had been earning more money than I was she was still asking the Court to order me to pay alimony which I couldn't afford. I spoke with some lawyers who all said I had a good case but they also said theyd need $2500 dollars to fight it. I was referred to Mr. Leftwich from a friend of mine who had his bankruptcy done by Mr. Leftwich. Mr. Leftwich told me he thought that there was a good chance the court would refuse to grant my wife alimoney since she was better prepared to support herself than I was. He took my case on a very minimum fee. Then he was able to negotiate with my wife's attorney to bring the case to end without even going back to court. She dropped her demand for alimony and the judge granted the divorce without any further hearings. Some of my other friends ended up paying 10 or 20 thousands of dollars in there divorce cases so I was very happy with the service I was provided by Mr. Leftwich.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mishandled paperwork
Charles handled our bankruptcy in 2019. We were told that we could reaffirm our mortgage which we had never missed a payment on , and still have not. When we went to refinance this year we discovered he had never filed the reaffirmation paperwork he had said he would. He had assured us that while everything had to be incorporated in the bankruptcy that that would be reaffirmed as would our car loan that was also current. However, he sent someone in his stead to court and apparently left it up to that person to file the paperwork? I have tried contacting him several times and have received no response. He only responded to one text saying that “judges don’t reaffirm real property.” I’m not even sure what that means, but that was NEVER part of the conversation we had before. He had assured us that it would be reaffirmed. Otherwise, we would never have gone this route. The fact that he has not returned three emails to help us address this with our mortgage company, four years later leads to my frustration. It does not show any of our payments for the last four years to the credit bureau! And we are stuck on how to reaffirm our mortgage. Very frustrating! I would not recommend going to this lawyer. We were handed off and the paperwork not properly filed and now no response at our request for help.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
i was refered to im by my buisness lawyer he took my money and did not file proper paperwork in time i almost lost my homes
well he took my 1340 and didnt file proper paperwork witch almost caused me too loose my homes my buisness my only source of income he does not care about his clients best interest do yourself a favor look for another better lawyer
Posted by AJ Tulips | May 5, 2012
Flat Rate Fee equals Flat Rate Service
Hiring the firm for dissolution of marriage, I quickly learned what a mistake I made. In the 5 weeks that I kept this firm retained, the communication was extremely poor. Issues were not addressed, and phone calls were not returned. They say they have a flat rate, however, the fine print (and ALWAYS read before you sign documents) says that there will be an hourly charge for "unreasonable work". If you choose to hire this firm, ensure that 'unreasonable' is defined and put in writing. I fired this firm after the poor communication and represented myself in court until I was able to retain another law firm to handle my dissolution of marriage. I was told that because it was a "flat rate" there was no refund and in fact, I owed them money. Ha! I went home, wrote a letter requesting a refund for the unjustified rates they charged and also for charging me to complete paperwork AFTER I fired them. (If your employer fired you, would they continue to pay you? NO.) In my letter, I stated they would have 14 days to issue a refund or I would file a complaint with the state bar. I received a call from the firm 2 days after sending the letter; they would refund my money. When I went to collect the refund, I met Charles Leftwich for the first time. This should be another red flag to any one considering hiring this firm. Make sure you meet the lawyer and not just some paralegal when you interview the firm. Just remember: Flat rate fee = flat rate service.
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Response from Charles Leftwich September 3, 2013
I must strongly object to this review. I have never had any client by the name AJ Tulips in over ten thousand (10,000) clients. I suspect the author of this review is a former disgruntled employee or else is an unethical competitor. Nevertheless, I am sorry if there is any grain of truth to this story. PLEASE NOTE, I rarely accept family law cases. I have found that as a general rule neither party is happy with the result. Divorce is an extremely emotional situation fraught with negativity and extreme disappointment. Consequently, I have restructured my law office accordingly. I don't even practice family law anymore. After letting go my paralegal, I notice that this suspicious review was posted. So I suspect that this may be a former employee and not a former client. Returning client's calls and customer service is very important at Leftwich Law. We strive to keep in contact with all of our clients. For a free consultation on a bankruptcy, debt settlement, or elder law issue please call (602) 266-8080. Thank you.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Admonition and Probation issued in AZ, 2017
updated on 09/07/2017

An admonishment means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. While on probation, the State monitors the attorney's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Owner -General Counsel
  • Leftwich Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Clark Law Office
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Phillips & Associates Law Firm
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Andrew M. Ellis, PC
  • 2000 - 2005
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Award Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Avvo Contributor
  • Avvo Contributor
  • 2013

Publications

  • FM Media, LLC
  • Most Frequently Requested Information About Bankruptcy
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • A Bankruptcy Primer for Professionals
  • Bankruptcy 101
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (14)
Endorse Charles
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Having worked with Charles in the past, I have found him to have a very thorough understanding of the bankruptcy laws. Even beyond that, his work ethic is unparalleled and I have great respect for his ethical standards. I can definitely endorse Charles Leftwich."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Charles worked for me for several years in 2000's, handling our chapter 7 cases with competence, integrity and professionalism. Since then, he and I have worked on cases together, covered for each other at hearings and referred clients to each other. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Charles in the past and he is very knowledgable about bankruptcy. He is one of the good ones. If I ever had a bankruptcy question he was the first person I would ask. Keep up the good work Charles."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally observed Mr. Leftwich's professionalism and desire to help clients. He is a zealous advocate, knowledgeable and the type of attorney clients can count on. I wholeheartedly endorse his practice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Leftwich. His answers on Avvo demonstrate his legal skill and knowledge."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Leftwich is who I would recommend for Bankruptcy Issues in Arizona!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Leftwich's advice is spot on; as shown by the answers to the legal questions he has posted, he takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and addresses the legal issues and needs. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Charles for over 10 years and he is an excellent attorney that takes good care of his clients. In many cases, especially with bankruptcy work, the difference between a good lawyer and a bad one is how well the lawyer handles his client's non-legal concerns. Charles not only knows the law, he knows how to guide his clients through the often emotional process of filing bankruptcy."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Mr. Leftwich is a strong member of our legal community. His dedication to making sure that citizens receive the best legal advice is represented by his thoughtful answer here."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is a very knowledgeable and trusted bankruptcy attorney in Phoenix. I had a complex bankruptcy question and Charles took the time to answer my question in a timely and competent manner. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Leftwich is one of the most experienced bankruptcy attorneys in the state of Arizona. He is thorough, practical and reasonable. He is well aquatinted with all aspects of bankruptcy representation."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles has been a colleague of mine for about 5 years now. I am familiar with his work and his service to his clients. Charles is a very capable attorney, and his clients value his work and their relationships with him. He is one of the veteran lawyers in bankruptcy court, and by now I'm sure he's filed thousands of successful cases. Charles is one of the more approachable lawyers in bk court, and it's always a pleasure to chat him up, whether it be for a laugh or for an opinion on a legal issue."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles has a great work ethic and is highly dependable. Always well dressed and presentable. Great person to work with and highly recommend this attorney."
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