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Pro Bono Honor Roll

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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 second highest self-represented filing rate in the nation and we are first in Chapter 7 filings.  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 year the Court suffered the collapse of a large consumer bankruptcy firm in Phoenix that resulted in hundreds of debtors becoming unrepresented. Pro bono volunteers came to the rescue assisting at 341 meetings, in the Self Help Center and through the Chapter 13 Expert Panel. This collaborated effort helped to alleviate the strain on the Court and the community.  Additionally, this year our Pro Bono Panel grew to one of the largest in the nation.  

      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; Chapter 13 Expert Panel; and the Southern Arizona Legal Aid and Community Legal Services Volunteer Lawyer Program representation in individual Chapter 7 cases.  The Court thanks each of the following Honor Roll of Pro Bono volunteers for their current and continued support in assisting self-represented parties in our district.1

Daniel P. Collins, Chief Bankruptcy Judge


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.


2014 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Volunteers


Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel

Tom Allen
Hilary Barnes
Alissa Brice
Grant Cartwright
Jason Cassidy
Tim Coons
Jody Corrales
Franklin Troy Dodge

Nathan Finch
Elizabeth Fella
Don Gaffney
Greg Gnepper
Andrew Hardenbrook
Steve Jerome
Cody Jess
Jill Perrella

Jason Romero
Katherine Sanchez
Gerald Shelly
Brian Spector
Warren Stapleton
Lori Winkelman
Michael Zimmerman


Chapter 13 Expert Panel

Diane Drain
James Kahn
Larry Karandreas
Mark Lischwe
Vince Mayr
Kevin Rattay
Charles Sabo
Ray Steele
Gary Stickell
Joe Volin
Carlene Simmons


Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center Volunteers

Phoenix

Scott Brown
Diane Drain
Cindy Greene
Shirley Fobke
Anca Iacob
Larry Karandreas
Mark Lischwe
Jacque Rambo
Carlene Simmons
Gary Stickell
Shawn Stone
R.J. Sunkin
Matthew White
Andrea Wimmer


Tucson

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


Yuma

Tom Allen Katherine Sanchez


Friends of the Court Reaffirmation Program Volunteers

Phoenix - Volunteer Lawyers Program / Community Legal Services

Volunteer Coordinators:

Krystal Ahart Nathan Finch


Attorneys:

Krystal Ahart
Diane Drain
Rachel Johnson
Margaret Gillespie
Cindy Greene
Scott Hyder
Cody Jess
Elizabeth Kamper
Mallory Powers
Carlene Simmons
Teresa Starrs
Shawn Stone
Jim Webster
Sara Witthoft
Michael Zimmerman


Law Students:

Tania Cruz
Samantha Elledge
Nathan Finch
Jason Forcier
Erica Gadberry
Jim Gaudiosi
Melody Goodwin
Sonya Guzman
Nicholas Illario
Quiera Martinez
Mark Massier
Jack Meccia
Dean Offret
John Olson
Amber Qualls
Timothy Rose
Janet Smith
Soheila Shahidi
Danielle Trogden
Lindsay Whitney
Amy Witzleb
Jesi Wolnik


Tucson - Volunteer Lawyers Program / Southern Arizona Legal Aid

Attorneys:

Ron Allen
Ryan Anderson
Caleb Brown
George Carroll
Rob Charles
Dennis Clancy
Steve Cox
Cheryl Copperstone
Scott Gibson
Albert Hartwell
C. R. Hyde
Nancy March
Kasey Nye
Eric Ollason
Isaac Rothschild
Alan Solot


Law Students:

Maria Hubbard
Edward laber
Jahna Locke
Jonathan Loe
Swati Malik
Logan Rogers
Lauren Ruiz
Alexander Valentine
Samridhi Vasudeva
Bolin Zhang


Representation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases to Assist Working Poor Families

Phoenix - Volunteer Lawyer Program / Community Legal Services

Krystal Ahart
Thomas Allen
Alice Vacek Aranda
Mark Atchley
Brian Blum
Kellen Bradley
Nathan Brelsford
Wade Burgeson
Diane Drain
Douglas Edmunds
David Engelman
Nathan Finch
Meredith Flori
Shirley Fobke
Jonathan Frutkin
Margaret Gillespie
Cindy Greene
Kirk Guinn
Macie Hawkes
Jillian Hindo
Mark Hudson
Anca Iacob
Cody Jess
Joon Kee
Christopher Lazenby
Jonathan Manley
Christopher Margolis
Randy Nussbaum
Chhayal Patel
Cristina Perez
Brian Petersen
Donald Powell
Mallory Powers
Kevin Rattay
Robin Reiten
Rita Roberts
Aryeh Schwartz
Warren Stapleton
Teresa Starrs
Shawn Stone
Theodore Stokes
Robert Teague
James Webster
Matthew White
Daniel Zebelman
J. Murry Ziegler
Olga Zlotnik


Tucson - Volunteer Lawyer Program / Southern Arizona Legal Aid

Ron Allen
Ryan Anderson
Caleb Brown
George Carroll
Rob Charles
Dennis Clancy
Steve Cox
Cheryl Copperstone
Scott Gibson
Albert Hartwell
C. R. Hyde
Nancy March
Kasey Nye
Eric Ollason
Isaac Rothschild
Alan Solot