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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 the highest self-represented filing rate in the Ninth Circuit. 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 eighth 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.


2019 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Volunteers

Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel

Alissa Brice Castaneda
Grant Cartwright
Jody Corrales
Nathan Finch
James Florentine
Donald Gaffney
Parham Hakimi
Henry Jacobs

Cody Jess
Molly Kjartanson
Robert Miller
Michael Myers
Kenneth Neeley
Eric Ollason
Jared Parker
Jill Perrella

Isaac Rothschild
Katherine Sanchez
Gerald Shelley
Tyler Stanton
Michael Thrall

 

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
David Hindman
Jill Perrella
Isaac Rothschild
Dan Rylander


Yuma

Thomas Allen
Philip Giles
David Nelson
   

 

Friends of the Court Reaffirmation Program

Phoenix - Volunteer Lawyers Program / Community Legal Services

Attorneys:

Krystal Ahart
Diane Drain
Scott Hyder
 
Ross Mumme
Carlene Simmons
 
Shawn Stone
Andrea Wimmer


Law Students:

Jacklyn Branby
Amanda Manke

Matthew O'Donnell
Vassupradha Rengarajan

Isaac Rounseville
Sheng Qin

 

Tucson - Volunteer Lawyers Program / Southern Arizona Legal Aid

Attorneys:

Rob Charles
Fred Peterson
Isaac Rothschild
Shirley Spira
 

Law Students:

Valorie Douglas
Mika Galilee-Belfer
David Herrera Perera
Claudia Kozlowska
 

 

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

Phoenix - Volunteer Lawyer Program / Community Legal Services

Krystal Ahart
Thomas Allen
Nathan Brelsford
Stanley Buzzelle II
Scott Cohen
Joseph Cotterman
Diane Drain
David Wm. Engelman
Nathan Finch
Cristina Perez Hesano
Jillian Hindo
Joshua Blake Mayes
Kenneth Neeley
Kevin P. Nelson
Liz Nguyen
Jared Parker
Donald Powell
Kevin Rattay
Bradley Stevens
Shawn Stone
Carolyn Tatkin
Robert Teague
Michael Thrall
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/Community Legal Services

Krystal Ahart
Mel Anderson
Nancy Anger
Thomas Allen
Lee Bennett
Wade Burgeson
Marcia Busching
Jose Castro-Palomino
Daniel Christensen
Michele Crick
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
Mike Jones
James Kahn
Ryan McBride
Tom Moring
Ross Mumme
David Ouimette
Bradley Pack
Alan Petersen-Giles
Robin Petrowski
Jeremy Poryes
Donald Powell
Misbah Rashid
Katherine Sanchez
Shawn Stone
Magdalena Valenzuela
Tina Ziegler


Tucson - Step Up to Justice

Ron Allen
George Carroll
Rob Charles
Cheryl Copperstone
Steve Cox
Robert Johnstone
Kasey Nye
Eric Ollason
Fred Petersen
Jeffrey Sklar
John Richardson
Dan Rylander


Tucson - Southern Arizona Legal Aid

Rob Charles
Henry Jacobs
Robert Johnstone
John Richardson
Jeffrey Sklar
Marvin Zuransky