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Pursuing Arizona Diane L. Drain
Diane L. Drain

Diane L. Drain

Helping You Get Your Life Back on Track

36 years of experience




Our clients come to us at a time they are overwhelmed and scared. Everyone has a right to a peaceful night’s sleep without the worry of unwanted phone calls, law suits or their wages being garnished. We want all our clients to have that peace of mind and know we are in their corner. Some attorneys went to law school to make their fortune; I committed my life to making a difference for those who need a helping hand. Many believe they cannot afford good legal advice. That may be true for some, but NOT for consumers seeking advice regarding bankruptcy because the initial advice is free, at least at our office. Some people believe they can prepare their own legal documents: bankruptcy, complicated tax returns or plan their own estate. They do not understand the planning that goes into every bankruptcy. Without proper planning they will lose their tax refunds or other non-exempt property. Worse yet is that they repaid relatives or transferred assets, then filed bankruptcy. Now the bankruptcy trustee demands the relatives return the funds or face a law suit. When this falls apart the same people who filed their own bankruptcy pay hundreds of dollars to hire a lawyer, but find that once the problem is created it cannot be undone without a lot of work, if ever. As a well known attorney, Diane truly believes that “when you find your passion, going to work every day is a joy, not a job.” Her clients and fellow lawyers can attest to her passion and commitment to excellence. She practices only the areas of bankruptcy. Diane is a retired professor of law and has taught bankruptcy since 1990. Since 2006 she has received an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating for an attorney and shows that she reached the pinnacle of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity by both her clients and fellow lawyers. Something to consider - you would not do your own surgery, so don't try filing your own bankruptcy. View More ›


Free Consultation As a retired law professor my focus is to educate everyone about the bankruptcy process (both debtors and creditors). We offer a detailed free consultation for everyone, including referrals to other non-bankruptcy options. Our fees are based on the complexity and type of work needed. Normally we offer flat fees with a focus on your ability to pay, depending on circumstances.

Practice Area

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief,


English: Spoken, Written

Professional Experience

Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.
1991 - Current


University of Arizona

J.D. | law

University of Arizona


highest rating possible by both peers and clients
Ruth V. McGregor Award
Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Maricopa County
Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to helping Arizona citizens understand their rights in bankruptcy
State Bar of Arizona, Bankruprtcy Section and Bankruptcy Court
Service and Volunteerism as the Small Business Annual Award.
Governor's Commission
Arizona State Bar President’s Award
State Bar of Arizona

Professional Associations

Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel 'ACBC'

co-Founder and co-Executive Director

2005 - Current

Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel 'ACBC'
various organizations


1985 - Current

various organizations
Board of Governors, State Bar of Arizona

Board member

1998 - 2018

Board of Governors, State Bar of Arizona
Arizona Summit Law School

Ret. Adjunct Professor

2007 - 2017

Arizona Summit Law School
Arizona School of Real Estate


1988 - 2017

Arizona School of Real Estate

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Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.
2375 East Camelback Suite 600 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Telephone: (602) 246-7106
Fax: (602) 249-1969
Notice: We provide free phone and Zoom consultations for those wanting to learn more about bankruptcy. At this time all client meetings will be on Zoom. Please call if you have any questions

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