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“She represents her clients with excellence and integrity” Mae Innabi

Diane is a great bankruptcy attorney and I have no hesitation in referring potential clients to her. I know she will represent them with excellence and integrity.

"My very sincere and heartfelt thanks." Anonymous

My very sincere and heartfelt thanks. I am so very glad that I came across your site as I was educating myself on the situation and that I didn’t go with the first attorney I spoke to. You made this process as painless as it can be and although I’m sorry I had to do it, I am now at peace with what is done and don’t think I could have had a better experience. You are very good at what you do. I wish you continued success in helping your clients.


"This attorney educates clients!" Anonymous

This attorney educates clients on the bankruptcy process and helps them correctly complete the steps needed to reach the end of the process in a timely manner. She is thorough, professional and compassionate.

“Highly recommend Diane Drain!” J.P.

I could not have made a better choice than Diane to help me with my bankruptcy case. During what is a very difficult and stressful time, she made things so easy to understand and the process could not have gone smoother. If you are looking for the right lawyer to help you with your case, do not hesitate to use Diane!!


She is like your favorite professor who just happens to be a spitfire attorney and advocate for understanding, support, kindness and knowledge.N.B.

I can't describe in a short review how much Diane and her team changed my life. I'm not being dramatic or cheesey. I had credit card debt piling up living alone, working in restaurants and the Covid hit. I was scared, stuck, trapped, didn't consider bankruptcy even an option due to growing up hearing it's a shameful or embarrassing resort. She is like your favorite professor who just happens to be a spitfire attorney and advocate for understanding, support, kindness and knowledge. I was notified by long process is over, and I am a completely different person debt free on my way to start my life over again, and yes bankruptcy is part of it but I would have never considered following through with bankruptcy if Diane wasn't the first attorney I looked up on BBB and reached out that night. Her website and almost immediate reply was so comforting, it was like a warm hug and not a scary attorney. I am beyond satisfied, taken care of and couldn't be more pleased with my experience. N.B.

“Her knowledge and patience are a model that every attorney should follow” S.H.

Diane Drain is one of the most incredible attorneys I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. She takes the time necessary with each client to provide expert advice. Her knowledge and patience are a model that every attorney should follow. I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to watch her in action. Anytime anyone asks me who they should consult with in regards to a bankruptcy question, I never hesitate to send them her way. Additionally her website is a fantastic reference for both customers and attorneys.


"Your fees are extremely reasonable!" N.

We cannot thank you enough for helping us through this difficult and embarrassing situation. After our first phone conversation I had no doubt you would be able to help us and that you actually cared about our situation. So many larger firms treat clients as if they were in an assembly line. You r willingness to answer and and all of our questions immediately put my mind at east. The only comment I have is that you should raise your rates. Your fees are extremely reasonable and your personal attention to our issues is worth double what we paid.

"efficient and effective" Anonymous

Diane was efficient and effective in handling my case. She has made herself available whenever a question arose. Her interface with the trustee allowed me sufficient time to allow an expedited discharge. Her office has provided an open door for any future issues that have arisen. An excellent attorney!! Rate Ms. Drain’s services: 5.0 out of 5.0

"Diane was extremely thorough and educated me" S.A.

I had an old debt surprise me the other day by way of a Summons and Diane was kind enough to give me some solid advice. She is very knowledgeable and I highly recommend her if your are looking for any legal council. Thanks again Diane I took your advise and have that old monkey off my back now!

"Nothing short of excellent" A.M.

Nothing short of excellent,
Diane – you are nothing short of excellent! From the first hello, how can I help you- to congratulations, your discharge has been entered, you were superb! Patient, understanding, compassionate, kind, considerate, knowledgeable, highly-skilled expert are a few words that come to mind when I think about you. Superior quality and service. Although a difficult situation, it has been truly “our pleasure” working with you and Jay. We always talk about what an excellent attorney we have and gladly share your information. You also educated us on many issues we were unaware of so that we will never be in this situation again. Words cannot express our gratitude and we thank God everyday to have found you.


"It was clear she cared and was committed to helping people." Posted on AVVO Anonymous 

When I made my decision to file for bankruptcy I did some research. I went through a link on the U.S. court website and read a lot online. Referrals from the court website didn’t include many local lawyers who were willing to list their fees. Not all the lawyers listed gave their fees but Ms. Drain did. Her fee was in the ballpark for me – not the very lowest and not the highest. I visited a few attorneys and they would give me a pile of papers to fill out and then their staff would input the information for an extra $1000! Who needs that, when I’m just as capable, or more, to enter my own information. When I then compared websites and saw Ms. Drain’s I immediately knew I was in the right place – in that her site has so much information about bankruptcy etc. with history, stories, financial information. It was clear she cared and was committed to helping people in financial distress. She is clearly a teacher. I especially liked her personal, caring tone -that showed compassion – in writing and in person – not the normal thing you think of with attorneys! I was able to do the process almost entirely online – which made it quick and easy for me. Yes, you have to get all your details together at home – but that’s not hard. I think by having to enter all the information and with quick responses to questions from Ms. Drain’s associate it was a way for me to take responsibility for the process and thus feel better about it in the end. They were very responsive, efficient, and most of all caring which made the process go quickly and feel good. I’m now heartened, and not cynical, about my experience with an attorney.


"The best professional relationship that I have had with an attorney" M.L.

The best professional relationship that I have had with an attorney (I’ve had more than my share of their services!)_I was treated with respect and all things were timely, correct, and according to plan. Thank you


free consultation and we are ever so grateful. C.M.

Diane gave invaluable advice during the free consultation and we are ever so grateful. If and when the time comes to pursue further actions financially, Diane is without-a-doubt the one who will guide us. Thanks again!

"She knows the ins and outs" M.D.

I’ve been in the legal field for over 25 years (as a legal secretary and paralegal) and Diane is a top notch attorney. She knows the ins and outs of this area of law and does a really great job of explaining each and every step in layman’s terms. It’s a scary time when you come to the decision that you need to file for bankruptcy, but Diane put us at ease and we felt very comfortable with her. Her assistant, Jay, is a great resource and was always available to answer any question that we had. We would definitely recommend her!

“she made things so easy to understand” J.C.

I could not have made a better choice than Diane to help me with my bankruptcy case. During what is a very difficult and stressful time, she made things so easy to understand and the process could not have gone smoother. If you are looking for the right lawyer to help you with your case, do not hesitate to use Diane!!

“Diane is devoted to helping her clients” Ellen Lawson

I have known Diane Drain for many years. I definitely recommend Diane as a bankruptcy attorney. She is very experienced and knowledgeable of the law and she is devoted to helping her clients.


"You allowed me to be human and treated me with dignity." K.M.

I know that you are acutely aware of how deeply emotional and draining financial problems are. You took the time to talk with me about our foreclosure and 2nd mortgage. You allowed me to be human and treated me with dignity. Thank you for your time, expertise, and kindness.

"It is a lot of work to prepare, but….we are more prepared for a better future" L & A.Q.

My wife and I would like to thank Diane and Jay for their hospitality, thoroughness and patience. With the hard decision of wanting to file bankruptcy, they showed no judgment. It is a lot of work to prepare, but the the Law Office of Diane Drain walks you step by step. We appreciate your help, advice and recommendations as we are more prepared for a better future.

“Helpful to establishing a stable life” L.A.

Diane and Jay are a great team. Diane took the time to explain every step of the way and provide me with so much education regarding my bankruptcy. The material I obtained was and is very helpful to have a stable life. Thank you Diane and Jay for all your help and time, I am know witness of all the great things they say about you, you are truly a blessing. THANK YOU

“Top-notch attorney” Christian Lassen

Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

Bankruptcy is not in anyone’s long term plans and was something my wife and I never really considered for years as we slowly drowned in debt. B.K.

Bankruptcy is not in anyone’s long term plans and was something my wife and I never really considered for years as we slowly drowned in debt. Despite the social stigma of bankruptcy, my wife and I started to educate ourselves about it and realized it was a great option for us. We live in Payson, AZ and talked with the first bankruptcy lawyer we could find in Payson. He made it clear that it was the option for us but we felt demeaned and uncomfortable with some of his suggestions. Still, we felt like it was our only options so we started to move forward with him.

Soon after we retained him, we started doing our research on him and found that he had a number of red flags. Our uncomfortableness was founded. We started searching for a highly rated lawyer and found Diane. Even though she wasn’t 100% sure that representing us was our best option (due to location), she confidently and patiently answered numerous questions for us. She even gave us some other options for lawyers that she highly respected. We truly felt as though she had our best interests in mind.

In the end, Diane was able to represent us and her communication, leadership and clarity throughout the process was night and day different than our first lawyer. I can’t stress to you enough how important it was for us to have made the switch. While we were hurting financially, it was %1000 times worth it to lose the money on the retainer to our previous lawyer.

Bankruptcy is something you have to take ownership of. There was a lot of work for us to do and our case’s quality depended on us taking ownership. However, Diane was a great coach in letting us know each upcoming step and what was needed. She simplified it so that we weren’t ever overwhelmed.

When our family met in court we were at peace and confident in our preparation. Furthermore, there was a high level of respect our trustee had with Diane. This made us feel good about our representation and further confirmed our confidence in her.

It has been a year since my wife and I started to consider bankruptcy and my wife and I find ourselves pondering our last year. This time last year we felt hopeless with our debt and struggling to find any solutions. Now, we have hope for the future, more discipline with our finances and eternally thankful for Diane’s guidance through the process. We out 5 months after discharge (with a credit score of 688 which we didn’t think was possible for us) and happy to be moving into a new year with this behind us.

From beginning to end, Diane was consistent, calm, encouraging, thorough and helped us feel hope again. We can’t say enough great things about Diane!

Bankruptcy was the avenue to financial freedom for our family and it might be for yours too. Our only suggestions are to:
1. Make it a lifestyle change so you can get free and stay free
2.Take ownership of your own situation and your own bankruptcy
3. Hire Diane and trust her to help you!

“Super Kind!” Anon

She was very professional and stayed in her lane as she knew I had already hired another Attorney. She was kind and made me feel better about my choice that I made. She gave me sound advice, and she didn’t have to do that. This to me is a sign as to what kind of person and Attorney she is. If I hadn’t had already made a decision I would not have hesitated to look at the possibilities of retaining her. I will however be recommending friends I know that need help to her.


"She helped us to pick up the pieces of our lives" Posted on AVVO Anonymous

*Diane Drain and her staff have guided us through the rough terrain of a bankruptcy. From the beginning of this process, to an end that is quite near, Ms. Drain has provided the highest level of expertise. Her extensive knowledge of bankruptcy law has helped us immeasurably. Communicating with her and her staff has always been easy, swift and the information that is conveyed is very clear and put in layman’s terms. She will explain things as many times as she needs to with a good dose of patience. She helped us to pick up the pieces of our lives and to maintain our dignity while doing so. We cannot say enough wonderful things about this gem of an attorney.


"I can not imagine being treated with more professionalism!" S.

I want to express my appreciation to you and your assistant Jay for all your hard work. I can not imagine being treated with more professionalism and respect that you did. Going to the entire bankruptcy process was not a easy task for my and my family but you provided us with valuable counseling while explaining the law, you answered all our questions in a timely manner and you kept us informed at all times of how the process is going. You are not only a competent and experienced lawyer but also one of those fine individuals who takes pride in their profession while serving others. I will recommend you with any opportunity I might have in the future.

“This has made a huge difference in my life” D.S.

I approached Diane with a large debt problem. Although I was working with a company to pay down the debt, one of the credit card companies decided to sue me. This would have destroyed all my pay-back efforts. Quite frankly I was scared about having to deal with a big credit card company in court. I think they were about to roll me. I sought help from Diane with some degree of trepidation. But Diane was able to explain everything to me even though I was under a lot of personally imposed stress. Diane understood all the emotions that were flowing through me and kept me relaxed enough to get through the entire process. She was part Lawyer, part Psychologist, and part Mother Hen. It was exactly what I needed. I really can’t say that going through Chapter 7 was fun, but Diane made the process acceptable and kept me focused when I needed to be focused. I absolutely recommend Diane to anyone considering walking down this path. Thank you Diane. This has made a huge difference in my life.

Saves me a lot of time and money. M.M.

Extremely knowledgeable attorney. Very helpful and patient, help me to understand the legal situation I am in which save me a lot of time and money. Thank you, Ms. Drain.

“Looks at their situation with a lens focused on real life solutions and consequences” Brian Petersen

Diane is a great asset to the legal community. She is wonderful mentor, professor and someone who I believe genuinely cares about her clients and looks at their situation with a lens focused on real life solutions and consequences.


Five Stars is Not Enough.T.D.

It would be difficult to fully describe how effective and talented Diane is. She took my exceptionally (some would say ridiculously) complex case and made sense of it. I'd had a very negative experience with my former counsel and from Day One the difference of working with her and Jay was like night and day. There's a reason she is so well regarded and respected in the field and you couldn't make a better selection for your representation. T.D.


“Diane was so professional, knowledgeable, thorough and very kind to work with” S.V.

Diane was so professional, knowledgeable, thorough and very kind to work with as she guided me through the extremely emotional process of filing bankruptcy. She was optimistic and positive and always available if I needed to ask questions. Along with her paralegal Jay, an unpleasant experience was turned into a new beginning for me. I know that my bankruptcy case has been handled in the best way possible for my situation, giving me the opportunity to start over. My sincere thanks to Diane and Jay! I am a very satisfied client and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.


"Thank you so much for your help." S.

Thank you so much for your help. I feel very good about my decision and I’m so very glad I chose you to represent me.


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“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

Our clients include both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy, those involved in trustee’s sales, foreclosures and forcible entry and detainers.

At the conclusion of our representation we ask each client to review our services. We are pleased to say that our average grade is an “A” or “Five Stars”. Personal referrals are gladly provided on request.

“Our reputation is built on our client’s trust that we could help them during a very difficult time. Our commitment to each client is to provide them the best guidance we can.”

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As an attorney, retired law professor and counselor I hold my duty as a lawyer in the utmost respect. Our Creed of Professionalism is not just a theory – it is how I try to conduct myself daily.


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