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William is an Arizona native, born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, having attended Westwood High School and Arizona State University. William is married to the former Kristy Dennison.


 


Following high school, William served as a missionary for the LDS Church in Rostov-Na-Donu, Russia. Upon return from his service as a missionary William completed his formal education. While attending ASU as an undergraduate William was selected to be a Junior Fellow in the Political Science Department. While a Junior Fellow, William collected data on military coup d'états in Sub-Saharan Africa. William graduated cum laude from ASU with a degree in Justice Studies and minor in Political Science.


 


William attended Mississippi College in Jackson, MS on a scholarship for his first year of law school. While attending Mississippi College he received the highest overall grade in his Torts class. Following the first year of law school William transferred back to ASU to complete his law degree. 


 


William opened his own practice in 2007 and concentrates in creditor's rights law and in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy representation of creditors and consumers. In keeping with a client-centered philosophy, William provides prompt and professional legal services, with personal attention, and excellent communication to every client, all while keeping the rates of representation low. 


 


 When William is not spending time with his wife and children he practices martial arts and enjoys reading about contemporary military history.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Debt Collection: 65%
    8 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    10 years, 1.4 thousand cases
  3. Estate Planning: 5%
    10 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 5%
    8 years, 200 cases
  5. General Practice: 5%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Douglas Jeffery Newborn

    Will is a consummate professional. He was extremely prepared and essentially left me no room to maneuver. However, he did this with class, and he earned my respect in the process. I highly recommend him; and hope, for my client's sake, I don't have to go against him in the future.

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    Douglas Newborn Real estate Attorney
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  • James David Hartt

    I endorse this lawyer. William is not only an excellent lawyer, but his character and work ethic are unmatched. I highly recommend William as a lawyer.

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    James Hartt Employment and labor Attorney
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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201508/17/2016
AZActive 200607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Paper TortsMississippi College School of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBrinkman, Portillo & Ronk, PC2015 - Present
Owner - AttorneyLaw Office of William Fife, PLC2007 - Present
PartnerLaw Office of Fife & Cesta PLC2009 - 2014
Associate AttorneyThe Elardo Law Firm2007 - 2007
AssociateStruckmeyer & Wilson, LLP2006 - 2007
AssociateWilson Goodman & Fong, PC2006 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Credit and Collection ProfessionalsN/A2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2008 - 2014
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A2008 - 2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Grand Canyon UniversityBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration2017
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Arizona State UniversityJustice StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science2001