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Wayne B Mortensen

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1997
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Mortensen Law Offices have been at the forefront of consumer bankruptcy in Arizona for over 16 years. Our offices have interviewed, advised, and served tens of thousands of Arizona individuals, families, and small businesses relative to insolvency, debt relief, and bankruptcy matters.

Mortensen Law Offices, PLLC is a federally designated debt relief agency pursuant to Title 11 of the United States Code. We provide legal assistance and help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. We commit to provide you with accurate and timely information concerning bankruptcy. The purpose of this website is to answer common questions that many clients have in deciding whether or not to pursue filing bankruptcy.

Wayne Mortensen

Wayne received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University in 1994. While at Brigham Young he had the opportunity to live in Washington D.C. and complete an internship for Congressman John Rhodes.

After completing work at Brigham Young, Wayne received his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law. It was at Cal Western where Wayne became interested in Bankruptcy Law. During his final semester at law school he was accepted to an externship with with Judge Charles Case (U.S. Bankruptcy Judge District of Arizona).

Wayne’s practice is limited to consumer law with a strong focus on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. During his eleven years of practice he has helped thousands of individuals and small businesses successfully navigate the convoluted area of bankruptcy law.

He is a frequent speaker at various State Bar professional education seminars. He currently resides in Tucson with his wife, 5 children and 2 dogs.


Farnsworth Mortensen PLLC
7012 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ, 85710-2805

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Posted by Maria | April 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great service. He's respectful, professional, funny, and to the point. He has various locations which helps.
Posted by James | December 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wayne, (Mr. Mortensen): I concur, he knows what he is talking about. I should have consulted him earlier, for our current situation. I say, it's never to late. I'm calling Wayne, as soon as I am done here. I'm done. Calling Wayne now.
Posted by Liz M. | November 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent bankruptcy lawyer
Wayne Mortensen is an excellent bankruptcy lawyer. We hired him for our chapter 7 bankruptcy case. He did an outstanding job. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a bankruptcy lawyer.
Posted by Michael | November 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent bankruptcy lawyer
Wayne Mortensen is an excellent bankruptcy lawyer, I hired him for my chapter 7 bankruptcy case and he did a great job. his prices are very reasonable.
Posted by Susan | June 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I was very nervous about filing bankruptcy for the first time but Wayne listened and understood my situation and guided me through the process. He is an outstanding Lawyer who had my best interests in mind and understands the AZ laws and your rights. I appreciated his honestly and reality to my situation and would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help. I must say Wayne and his stuff treated me utmost respect during this difficult time in my life. Thanks to him, I feel I have a brighter financial future.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2015
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I as well as many others found myself in difficult situations twice in my life. Having Wayne as my lawyer helped me make the right choices and his knowledge was really impressive. I have consulted him even after my case was resolved and the information was always 1oo% what was needed. If you need advice as to whether this is the right choice for you , He is the man to ask. Ed F.
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Posted by Margarita | March 24, 2015
Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Tucson
Wayne Mortensen has been my Lawyer for 3 yrs. I feel that he has been outstanding in my case, trustworthy and has" always " had my best interest at heart. I would recommend Mr.Mortensen to anyone who is looking for a Lawyer "1 you can trust".
Posted by Jenna | March 23, 2015
The BEST bankruptcy Attorney
I normally don't leave reviews, but my hope is that even if one or hundreds of people read this they will find relief to their financial struggles... find that light at the end of the tunnel. I would hands down recommend Wayne Mortensen to anyone in search of a bankruptcy attorney. In fact, I have referred several family members to him. He is friendly, personable, knowledgeable, honest & trustworthy. I always thought, as I am sure many people do, that I never thought I'd be in the position to have to file bankruptcy. But you never know what the future holds. My husband lost his job 2 weeks after getting married, which is devastating no matter where you are in your life. After 7 months of unemployment he finally got a job and we thought, "Ok, we can finally catch up on bills." Then he was laid off a couple months later which was followed by several more months of unemployment. By this time we had creditors calling non stop not only to our phones, but our parents and then they called our work.... which I can tell you was quite embarrassing. This was our last straw, we needed to do something. We were recommended to Wayne Mortensen and later that week we had a FREE consultation with him. Prior to seeing him we weren't quite sure what filing bankruptcy all entailed, but Mr. Mortensen was able to answer all of our questions and further educate us in the process. As far as his fees, I found them quite fair considering we were looking at getting rid of a considerable amount of debt. Not only was Mr. Mortensen pleasant to work with, but his staff made the process of filing bankruptcy a lot less stressful. I am sure Mr. Mortensen is a busy man. If he wasn't available to ask questions to I could refer them to his staff, they seem to be pretty knowledgeable themselves. And if they were unsure of an answer to my questions they would leave a message for Mr. Mortensen who in turn was able to return my call in a timely manner. I must admit that starting the process did seem intimidating and overwhelming (at first) but once I gathered all my documents I was able to sit down and fill out the information they needed in no time. It actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. After turning in the documents they requested I was able to come back to review my final documents in preparation for actually filing the bankruptcy. Our case filed about a week after. Then, about a month or so later we had our Court hearing where Mr. Mortensen was there with us. Let me tell you this hearing is nothing to worry, stress or lose sleep over. My paralegal was very informative in letting me know what to expect at this meeting, and what happens next. After filing bankruptcy I have to say there was a huge sense of relief knowing that things will get better as well as knowing that I was in good hands with a knowledgeable attorney who knew what he was doing. All in all we had a great experience with Mr. Mortensen & his firm and I will continue to refer people to him. Don't hesitate to give him a call. Like I said before they offer a free consultation, I mean what do you have to loose? Seriously... call him!
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Posted by Karen | March 12, 2015
Excellent attorney
Wayne Mortensen was a huge help. He got what i needed done fast. He is super nice and made the process go smoothly. He is an excellent attorney. I definitely recommend him!!
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2014
Thank you!
Wayne and his staff were always available to answer any questions and quick to mitigate any issue that might come up during our bankruptcy process.
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2014
Great help and service
Wayne and support staff work hard to make sure my filing we smooth without problems. He kept us updated on all happenings for this process. Class act will recommend him to anyone searching for an attorney
Posted by Angela | September 13, 2014
excellent bankruptcy attorney!
I hired Mr. Mortensen for my bankruptcy. I appreciate that he explained my options and helped me make an informed decision as to which chapter would suit me best. Even though I have already filed, he still took the time to work with me on a new difficult financial situation I'm in. Overall, Mr. Mortensen is extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I have referred others to him that have expressed their own financial distress.
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Posted by Brandon | September 13, 2014
Made my life easier
Having been sent in an endless circle with previous bankruptcy lawyers, spending months looking for one who I could work with in Tucson I finally found Farnsworth/Mortensen. I Didn't Know what to expect at first but after my first meeting he helped me plan the entire thing and gave me the information I needed without giving me the run around, very professional and easy to talk to. I would recommend him to anyone in the Tucson area looking to finally get their bankruptcy taken care of the right way.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2014
Wayne Mortensen Review
Wayne advised me in a professional, personable way - he is easy to talk to and is very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking help with bankruptcy - he will not steer you wrong!
Posted by Heidi | September 10, 2014
Be Wise and Choose this Guy!
My husband and I went to a different lawyer at first. The difference was night and day. Wayne has been worth every penny and more. We are always treated with respect and compassion. There is always a return call and we are into our case by several years now. His office and paralegal are on top of our case. It is reassuring to have a knowledgeable, educated, honest lawyer that is looking out for your best interest. I can not say enough about Mr. Mortensen. I truly feel he is the best choice out there.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2014
Renegotiated My Debt and Saved Me from Bankruptcy!
I am in the real estate development business. I had a very large business line of credit still lingering from the market collapse in 2008. The bank began demanding payment in full which I did not have the means to pay. After many stressful discussions with the bank I hired Wayne in anticipation of filing bankruptcy to stave off the collection. Instead, Wayne took over these negotiations and was able to negotiate a 50% principle reduction in the debt with lower payments than I had been making to start with! I credit Wayne with saving my business from bankruptcy and my credit. He was always available to answer my questions and handled my situation very professionally with results I couldn't have imagined. His fees were very reasonable, worth every dime and more! I would hire him again for any financial needs I have in the future. Thanks Wayne!
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Posted by Steve | September 8, 2014
Makes your problems his problems and always gives the best advice & counsel...
Mr. Mortensen has provided legal advice for me as well as several other business associates, family members and friends who I have referred to him for representation over the years. He is a consummate professional and knows the law. His communication skills are one of his biggest strengths! I highly recommend him as a trusted, knowledgeable and responsive lawyer. He assisted me in organizing my debt and avoiding costly financial mistakes.
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Posted by Jeremy | September 5, 2014
Way better than I expected
I expected this situation to be hard and your firm made this experience as easy as it could possibly go, and with a great understanding of what to expect. Thank-you.
Posted by Charles | September 3, 2014
Very satisfied with the help I recieved!
Wayne and his staff made the entire process so much better than I anticipated. Thank you for taking care of my family!
Posted by Pam | October 15, 2013
Great lawyer
I recommend him to anyone who needs a chapter 7 or 13. I think his paralegal Sue & him are absolutely wonderful!!!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Phillip S Abromowitz & Associates, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Mortesnsen Law Offices, PLLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Judge Charles Case (U.S. Bankruptcy Judge District of Arizona)
  • 1997 - 1997


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Farnsworth
  • Debtor did not lose property but set up payment plan to pay valid lien
  • Universal Bank v. Spaulding
  • Directed verdict for debtor plus and award for attorney fees


  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • US Bankrupcty Court- US District of Arizona
  • Strategic Planning Chair
  • 2011 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Phoenix Bankrupty Trustees
  • Recognition of Excellence
  • 2002


Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar Convention
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Annual Federal District of AZ Conference
  • Pre Bankruptcy Planning
  • 2011
  • State Bar Convention
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Updates
  • 2005
  • State Bar of Arizona, Real Property Section
  • Real Estate & Bankruptcy
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Wayne
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne is very professional, knowledgeable and provides critical services for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows his stuff."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Wayne has always been easy to deal with. I have known him for many years and he is very approachable and will work to get the job done."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Wayne for 20 years. During that time I have had the opportunity to consult with him on Bankruptcy matters, both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, on behalf of my own clients. Wayne has always provided sound, intelligent advice. He is at the top of his game when it comes to Bankruptcy law and in the top 1% of all attorneys I have known through the years. I recommend Wayne's services without hesitation to anyone who is having challenges with creditors and liabilities. If you think you may need bankruptcy help give him a call!"
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