About Diane L. Drain – Arizona Bankruptcy LawyerDiane Drain, attorney and retired law professor2022-06-28T06:24:56-07:00

I love my work

Diane Drain’s mission as a top Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer, is her commitment to lifelong learning, and the teaching of others. Our clients come to us when they are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Everyone has the right to a restful night’s sleep free of harassing phone calls, litigation, or salary garnishments. We want all of our clients to feel secure in the knowledge that we are on their side. Some attorneys went to law school to make their fortune; I dedicated my life to helping individuals who are in need, and to educating the public about bankruptcy.

Diane L. Drain

Diane L. Drain Bankruptcy Lawyer

Clients from all across Arizona have put their trust in us

5 / 5

“You folks are the BEST OF THE BEST in Arizona.” M.H.

You and Jay are the best attorneys I have ever had or needed and thank God for the Honorable Robert Gottsfield in recommending you folks – I would have never made it through the entire process without you and Jay and God Bless you both always and stay in touch as well. You folks are the BEST OF THE BEST in Arizona.

5 / 5

“AVOID THE BANKRUPTCY MILLS!” D&B Bankruptcy

We were extremely pleased with the quality and level of support you and Jay provided. We had shopped around a bit before contacting you and once we did the comparison with other attorneys and bankruptcy “mills” was extremely and significantly positive.

5 / 5

“My only regret is that I didn’t find Diane sooner.” K.H.

I can’t say enough good things about Diane. The way she handled my not typical circumstances was amazing. I was very nervous to start the bankruptcy process but Diane just has a very comforting way of explaining the whole process. My only regret is that I didn’t find Diane sooner. If you find yourself in a financial situation that you can’t correct on your own, please Call Diane Drain as soon as possible.

My Philosophy represented with helping hands bridge

My Philosophy

This illustration depicts our approach to working with clients. We don’t carry our clients across the bridge from their old life to their new existence; rather, we assist them along the way to a new beginning. To complete this journey, our clients must be willing to put in the effort.

“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

– Jack London

Why I love Bankruptcy

If you’re looking for a resume’, the above information will suffice; however, if you’re curious about why Diane chose bankruptcy law as her primary area of practice, please read the article The Reasons Why Diane Drain Chose to Help Consumers for insight into her philosophy and passion for the field. It’s a thorough examination of her perspective on the impact of bankruptcy on families, communities, and the entire economy.

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Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.

Arizona residents require the services of a bankruptcy law firm they can rely on in this difficult economic climate. Diane L. Drain, a top Phoenix bankruptcy attorney, understands how stressful it can be to feel as if you are drowning in debt, which is why she has dedicated herself to assisting individuals and businesses in starting over through bankruptcy. Diane’s primary goal at the Law Office of D.L. Drain is to “help you get your life back on track.”

Her bankruptcy law experience can help you decide which path is best for you and ensure that your case goes as smoothly as possible. You have numerous financial options available to you. Our FREE consultation will help guide you in the direction you need to go with chapter 7, chapter 13, or any other financial hardship to help you decide which is best for you and your family. Diane will help you understand that your primary goal is to gather information during our initial consultation. There is no obligation to file for bankruptcy or to retain our services.

The code I have always followed

As an Arizona bankruptcy lawyer, I have always advocated for my clients in a conservative and sensible manner.

In addition, I have provided the following quote from Abraham Lincoln: “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser – in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” [“The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, Notes for a Law Lecture, July 1, 1985, p. 81” ]

Our Promise to you

  • Always listen to you.
  • Never treat you as though you just walked onto a used car lot.
  • Treat you with respect, compassion and courtesy
  • Will answer your questions and return your calls in a reasonable time.
  • All legal work is done directly with a lawyer, not a paralegal or secretary.
  • Explain legal concepts and not use complicated legal jargon.
  • With your help we will keep our fees to a minimum.
  • As a retired law professor I know the importance of education. Therefore, we provide lots of free education.
  • Anticipate pitfalls and help you avoid them.
  • Understand your needs and be ready to guide you to the next step.
  • Not suggest bankruptcy if there is a feasible alternative.
  • Help you plan for your future after bankruptcy or foreclosure.
  • Always be happy to provide references from prior clients or other attorneys.
  • If we cannot help, we will offer referrals to fellow lawyers.

My mantra

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal” Albert Pike

“Do things correctly the first time,” as the old adage goes.

Many people feel that drafting their own legal documents can save money, such as bankruptcy petitions, difficult tax returns and, or estate plans. They are unaware of the meticulous planning that goes into filing for bankruptcy. They do not realize that they will lose their tax refunds or other non-exempt property if they do not plan properly. Even worse, they paid relatives or transferred assets before declaring bankruptcy. Now the bankruptcy trustee is threatening to sue the relatives unless they return the monies.

When this comes apart, the same people who filed their own bankruptcy, hire a bankruptcy lawyer for hundreds or thousands of dollars, only to discover that once the problem has been created it cannot be undone without a great deal of effort, if at all.  Therefore not saving money at all, it is the equivalent of performing your own open heart surgery and then going to the hospital to have the harm repaired. This is not a good idea.

Understanding the Law is a Challenge for Everyone – Including Attorneys

Everyone, including attorneys, face difficulties in understanding bankruptcy law.

Every field of law has become far too sophisticated for the majority of people, including excellent lawyers, to comprehend.

That is to say lot of us assume that legal services and decent legal advice is out of their reach. That may be true for some, but not for customers seeking bankruptcy assistance, because the initial consultation, at least at our office, is free. In addition, the Internet, neighbors and acquaintances, as well as inept lawyers and document preparers, are all sources of bad “legal advice.”

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