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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 Celebrate Pro Bono week, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona recognizes the exceptional commitment and efforts of bankruptcy attorneys and their staff in our district who assist self-represented parties.  The District of Arizona has the second highest self-represented filing rates 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 its litigants. We are especially grateful as volunteers continue their services remotely during these unprecedented and uncertain times.
 

This is the Court’s ninth 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, Step Up to Justice 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.


2020 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Volunteers

Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel

Alissa Brice Castaneda
Grant Cartwright
Jody Corrales
Tracy Essig
Nathan Finch
James Florentine
Donald Gaffney
Parham Hakimi

Henry Jacobs
Cody Jess
Michael Jones
Molly Kjartanson
Robert Miller
Michael Myers
Kenneth Neeley
Eric Ollason

Jared Parker
Jill Perrella
Isaac Rothschild
Katey Anderson Sanchez
Gerald Shelley
Tyler Stanton
Warren Stapleton
Michael Thrall

 

Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center

Phoenix

Diane Drain
Cindy Greene
Scott Hyder
Larry Karandreas
Mark Lischwe 

Claudia Lopez
Jacque Rambo
Kevin Rattay
Carlene Simmons
Gary Stickell 

Ray Steele
Shawn Stone
R.J. Sunkin
Andrea Wimmer 


Tucson

Jody Corrales
Steve Cox
Katherine Johnson Finn
David Hindman
Henry Jacobs
Jill Perrella
Fred Petersen
Isaac Rothschild
Dan Rylander
Lisa Thompson


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
Carlene Simmons
 
Nathan Finch
Scott Hyder
Shawn Stone
 
Cody Jess
Ross Mumme
Jason Treguboff
 


Law Students:

Jacklyn Branby
David Garcia

Amanda Manke
Matthew O'Donnell

 

 

Tucson - Volunteer Lawyers Program / Southern Arizona Legal Aid

Attorneys:

Rob Charles
Fred Peterson
Isaac Rothschild
Alan Solot
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

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


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
Jeffrey Sklar
Eric Sparks
Charles Smith
Shirley Spira


Tucson - Step Up to Justice Pro Bono Law Center

Ron Allen
Caleb Brown
George Carroll
Rob Charles
Kasey Nye
Fred Petersen
Dan Rylander

 

Consumer Debt Advice Clinics

Phoenix - Volunteer Lawyer Program/Community Legal Services

Krystal Ahart
Mel Anderson
Nancy Anger
Thomas Allen
Lee Bennett
Marcia Busching
Jose Castro-Palomino
Harold Campbell III
Robert Crawford
Michele Crick
Diane Drain
Romy Drysdale
David Wm. Engelman
Tracy Essig
Nathan Finch
John F. Gordon
John Halk
Hon. Hugh Hegyi
Jillian Hindo
Jacob Hippensted
Kenny Ho
Betty Hum
Cody Jess
Alex John
Michael Jones
James Kahn
Peggy LeMoine
Ryan McBride
Tom Moring
Ross Mumme
Judith O'Neill
Alan Pedersen-Giles
Robin Petrowski
Jeremy Poryes
Donald Powell
Misbah Rashid
Philip Rudd
Shawn Stone
Scott Uthe
Magdalena Valenzuela
Tina Zeigler


Tucson - Volunteer Lawyers Program/Southern Arizona Legal Aid

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


Tucson - Step Up to Justice Pro Bono Law Center

Ron Allen
Caleb Brown
George Carroll
Rob Charles
Steve Cox
Robert Johnstone
Robert Kuhn
Kasey Nye
Fred Petersen
John Richardson
Dan Rylander
Jeffrey Sklar
Bern Velasco