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Pro Bono Honor Roll

Recognition of Pro Bono Volunteers
in the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona

 In honor of National Pro Bono Celebration week, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona recognizes the exceptional commitment and efforts of bankruptcy attorneys in our district who assist self-represented parties. The District of Arizona has on of the highest self-represented filing rates in the nation. Pro bono volunteers help those debtors and creditors navigate through the complicated bankruptcy system. These attorneys greatly benefit the Court and all of its litigants.

This is the Court’s seventh year recognizing bankruptcy attorneys who give back to the community. The pro bono services recognized this year include volunteer commitment to one or more of the following programs: Bankruptcy Court Pro Bono Panel (consultation and representation in adversaries and contested matters); Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center; Friends of the Court Reaffirmation Programs; Southern Arizona Legal Aid and Community Legal Services Volunteer Lawyer debt advice clinic and direct representation of low-income Chapter 7 debtors. The Court thanks each of the following volunteers for their current and continued support in assisting self-represented parties in our district.1

 United States Bankruptcy Judges, District of Arizona

1The Honor Roll lists will be updated annually. If you wish to volunteer for a pro bono program, please contact Tami Johnson, Pro Se Law Clerk, at tami_johnson@azb.uscourts.gov.


2018 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Volunteers

Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel

Tom Allen
Alissa Brice Castaneda
Grant Cartwright
Jody Corrales
Franklin Troy Dodge
Nathan Finch
Elizabeth Fella
James Florentine
Craig Friedrichs
Donald Gaffney

Tyler Grimm
David Hindman
Henry Jacobs
Cody Jess
Molly Kjartanson
Morgan McCain
Robert Miller
Michael Myers
Ken Neeley
Eric Ollason

Jared Parker
Jill Perrella
Isaac Rothschild
Katherine Sanchez
Warren Stapleton
Brad Terry
Michael Thrall
Lori Winkelman
Michael Zimmerman

 

Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center

Phoenix

Diane Drain
Cindy Greene
Scott Hyder
Larry Karandreas
Elizabeth Kamper 

Mark Lischwe
Claudia Lopez
Mallory Powers
Jacque Rambo
Kevin Rattay
 

Carlene Simmons
Gary Stickell
Ray Steele
Shawn Stone
R.J. Sunkin
 


Tucson

Eric Button
Jody Corrales
Elizabeth Fella
David Hindman
Henry Jacobs
Jill Perrella
Isaac Rothschild
Dan Rylander
Brad Terry


Yuma

Thomas Allen
Philip Giles
David Nelson
Khalid Tarazi
 

 

Friends of the Court Reaffirmation Program

Phoenix - Volunteer Lawyers Program / Community Legal Services

Attorneys:

Krystal Ahart
Diane Drain
Nathan Finch
Scott Hyder
 
Ross Mumme
Mallory Powers
Carlene Simmons
 
Shawn Stone
Nick Van Vleet
Andrea Wimmer


Law Students:

Jacklyn Branby
Patrick De Cou

Amena Kheshtchin
Amanda Manke

Weston Meeth
Lezlie Sistrunk

 

Tucson - Volunteer Lawyers Program / Southern Arizona Legal Aid

Attorneys:

Ron Allen
George Carroll
Noreen Cary
Rob Charles
Jeff Coe
Cheryl Copperstone
Steve Cox
Michael McGrath
Kasey Nye
Eric Ollason
Fred Petersen
Dan Rylander
 
Isaac Rothschild
Ron Ryan
Jeff Sklar
Shirley Spira
Eric Sparks


Law Students:

Sijia Huang
Deana Palmer
Sandeep Pruthi
Jon Rich

 

Direct Representation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases to Assist Working Poor Families

Phoenix - Volunteer Lawyer Program / Community Legal Services

Krystal Ahart
Thomas Allen
Stanley Buzzelle
Scott Cohen
Diane Drain
David Wm. Engelman
Nathan Finch
Lamar Hawkins
Jillian Hindo
Anca Iacob
Florin Ivan
Joon Kee
April Maxwell
Paul Mittelstadt
Ross Mumme
Ken Neeley
Liz Nguyen
Sandra Oswalt
Jared Parker
Cristina Perez
Donald Powell
Kevin Rattay
Carlene Simmons
David Siscel
Warren Stapleton
Bradley Stevens
Shawn Stone
Carolyn Tatkin
Robert Teague
Michael Thrall
James Webster
Michael Zimmerman


Tucson - Volunteer Lawyer Program / Step Up to Justice

Rob Charles
Cheryl Copperstone
Kasey Nye
Eric Ollason
Fred Petersen
Dan Rylander


Tucson - Volunteer Lawyer Program / Southern Arizona Legal Aid

Ron Allen
George Carroll
Noreen Cary
Rob Charles
Dennis Clancy
Cheryl Copperstone
Steve Cox
Michael McGrath
Eric Ollason
Jim Penny
Fred Petersen
John Richardson
Isaac Rothschild
Ron Ryan
Dan Rylander
Jeff Sklar
Eric Sparks
Charles Smith
Shirley Spira

 

Consumer Debt Advice Clinics

Phoenix - Volunteer Lawyer Program/Communicty Legal Services

Krystal Ahart
Mel Anderson
Nancy Anger
Thomas Allen
Lee Bennett
Craig Bolton
Wade Burgeson
Daniel Christensen
Scott Currey
Romy Drysdale
Rose Eltanal
David Wm. Engleman
Tracy Essig
Nathan Finch
John Halk
Stanley Hammerman
Jillian Hindo
Kenny Ho
Betty Hum
Cody Jess
Alex John
James Kahn
Tom Moring
Ross Mumme
David Ouimette
Bradley Pack
Alan Petersen-Giles
Brian Petersen
Robin Petrowski
Jeremy Poryes
Don Powell
Misbah Rashid
Katherine Sanchez
Scott Uthe
Magdalena Valenzuela
Lindsi Weber

 

 


Tucson - Step Up to Justice

George Carroll
Rob Charles
Cheryl Copperstone
Steve Cox
Bob Johnstone
Kasey Nye
Eric Ollason
Fred Petersen
Jeff Sklar
John Richardson


Tucson - Southern Arizona Legal Aid

Ron Allen
George Carroll
Noreen Cary
Rob Charles
Dennis Clancy
Cheryl Copperstone
Steve Cox
Bob Johnstone
Michael McGrath
Eric Ollason
Jim Penny
Fred Petersen
John Richardson
Isaac Rothschild
Dan Rylander
Ron Ryan
Jeff Sklar
Eric Sparks
Charles Smith
Shirley Spira