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REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS AND FELLOW ATTORNEYS

Diane L. Drain

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

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 please 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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CLIENT REVIEWS

Our clients seek our help at time their lives are turned upside down; most are scared and just want a calm nights sleep.  Our responsibility is to guide our clients toward that peaceful sleep, but requires their hard work.   Many of these reviews describe their successful travel to that peaceful life.

CLIENT RATING

Ms. Drain ranks 5.0 out of 5.0 for over all client rating on Martindale Hubbell (a site for lawyers).

September 2020

September 15th, 2020|

“she is the last person to quit, and the first person to help” Beits Livneh, Legal Technology Solutions

Diane is a first CUSTOMER that I’m leaving a review for… As her IT consultant, Diane proves to us weekly that she is a capable, responsible, honest and hard working woman! Diane’s care of her customers, their security, her professionalism towards them and what she does to keep up with technology and security, is above any other lawyer we’ve worked with! Diane’s contribution to the attorney community in Arizona is a fresh breath of greatness, and the fact that she’s been practicing law and helping so many lawyers grow, tells us she’s the last person to quit, and the first person to help. Thanks to Diane, we have made lots of connections with the legal industry, the state bar, lawyers and firms in Arizona and out. She’s an honest, professional and “easy going” down to earth lady.

September 14th, 2020|

five-star
She’s the best! P.I.

Diane helped me file a bankruptcy. I messed up and continued paying on one credit card. It was because of Diane’s expert help that I was refunded my full amount of $1200.

July 2020

July 12th, 2020|

five-star
I took your advise and have that old monkey off my back now! L.M.

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!

July 7th, 2020|

five-star
Some firms make you feel like a number and just want you to do the bankruptcy that benefits them more. Not Diane. S.E.

Diane and Jay helped out a family member file a bankruptcy. They were very easy to work with during a their difficult time. Compassionate and very helpful getting through the bankruptcy process. Some firms make you feel like a number and just want you to do the bankruptcy that benefits them more. Not Diane. Reviewed all the info thoroughly to help make best decisions. Always available for follow up questions and really knowledgeable about bankruptcy laws. We were fortunate to find her.

June 2020

June 23rd, 2020|

five-star
Her team did a fantastic job taking care of my case C.C.

Diane helped me with my Bankruptcy and it was one the more complicated ones where the trustee asked for quite a bit of information and she and Jay did a fantastic job taking care of my case. She will guide you all the way through and it was a pleasure to work.

June 3rd, 2020|

five-star
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!

June 3rd, 2020|

five-star
They are compassionate truth-tellers who educate and empower. M.R.

Diane and Jay are caring and competent professionals who have helped so many people through difficult legal processes. They are compassionate truth-tellers who educate and empower as much as they provide legal assistance. Highly recommend.

June 3rd, 2020|

five-star
Diane is sincerely interested. S.B.

We are grateful to Jay for us sound advice and, also, to Diane for answering our messages. Diane is sincerely interested in any questions you may have.

May 2020

May 3rd, 2020|

five-star
Her warmth and caring and wealth of experience greatly eased the stress. J.R.

One and a half years ago, after a series of physical problems, I finally admitted to myself that I could no longer handle my debt load. I was going under, and knew I would have to consider bankruptcy. I had a high credit score and had always been responsible about paying my debts, so the decision was very hard to make. I was scared to the point of panic attacks and had no idea how to find a lawyer. I went on yelp and read through many reviews. When I saw a picture of Diane, I knew she was the person I wanted to work with. What a great decision that turned out to be! From our first phone conversation, her calmness, empathy, and careful, thorough explanations helped me gain confidence in walking through this complicated process.

Her and Jay treated with me with such kindness, patiently answering my many questions and quieting my fears with precise, professional knowledge. This is a difficult experience emotionally, but the process is a series of steps, each one of which you will be guided through. Diane and Jay always answered my calls and e-mails in a timely manner. I am so glad I found Diane. Her warmth and caring and wealth of experience greatly eased the stress of going through this difficult and emotional process. I highly recommend using her services.

May 3rd, 2020|

five-star
Assisted in identifying and helping me successfully navigate any pitfalls. R.G.

Diane Drain and Jay provided professional, comprehensive services and support through every step of the bankruptcy process, were always available to answer questions. Diane has developed an extensive array of handouts and email templates that addressed every component of the process that a client is experiencing. These handouts and templates address every aspect of the process and serve as excellent guides and reference materials as you are struggling through what can be a very painstaking ordeal.

Diane and Jay were both, very knowledgeable, and very supportive during the entire process, and also assisted in identifying and helping me successfully navigate any pitfalls that I otherwise would not have been aware of. I highly recommend Diane Drain’s Law Office because I received one on one personal advice and guidance from her as needed, compared with the larger law firms where you seldom get to speak with, or receive guidance from the attorney, and instead are serviced by paralegals and other assistants. Diane and Jay made me feel confident through what otherwise would have been a harrowing experience. I recommend them 100%! Thank you Diane and Jay!

February 2020

February 3rd, 2020|

five-star
I will be forever grateful to Diane and Jay for giving us our life back! P.E.

I cannot adequately describe how much we appreciate the help Diane and Jay provided us. We were in serious financial trouble, which created an incredible amount of stress that was beginning to affect my health. After contacting Diane and starting the process I was able to get the first decent night’s sleep I’d had in months. Diane and Jay were always available to answer EVERY question I had, no matter how ridiculous it sounded.

Unlike some attorney’s specializing in bankruptcy, Diane takes a hands-on approach from start to finish providing a complete outline of the process as well as the expected timeline. It was quite apparent how lucky we were to have her during our 341 meeting with the trustee. At that meeting there were several individuals assigned to the same time slot and unfortunately most were represented by people they had never met. Diane told us what to expect during the meeting and remained by our side through the entire process. We are coming to the end of this journey and my husband I will be forever grateful to Diane and Jay for giving us our life back!

February 3rd, 2020|

five-star
Diane has a very calm confidence because she knows the laws inside and out. L.D.

Diane is very smart, patient, kind and sincere. I am a better person for knowing her. I was so nervous to call and start the process but Diane made everything seem easy. I think Diane has a very calm confidence because she knows the laws inside and out.

My situation was complicated but she made it simple. She lives her mantra- definitely. Diane’s mantra from her website- “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

January 2020

January 3rd, 2020|

five-star
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.

January 3rd, 2020|

five-star
There were no demons or dragons. It my constitutional right to be free of debt. V.M.

I first met Diane in 2009. I was losing control of my finances and therefore my whole life seemed a day to day mix of anxiety and fear. I landed on her website and returned numerous times to understand the process. I found it one of the best and most informative sites on the subject and just decided that whoever was behind all that information was the person I needed. I remember my first visit, I cried thinking my life was over and she quickly alleviated all my fears. There were no demons or dragons. It my constitutional right to be free of debt. For the first time, I felt empowered and had faith that she would get me past this chapter of my life. Indeed she did. Ten years later, after a major backpacking injury, disability and subsequent loss of employment ( I had been basically debt for all those years in between) I needed her again and returned. Her sound advice, again, helped me get my life back, as I knew she would. I’ll be forever grateful. Diane and Jay are a class act. No one does it better.

December 2019

December 3rd, 2019|

five-star
She helped me find resources and gave advice even if she will not be benefiting. R.B.

Diane Drain is a very kind person. She helped me find resources and gave advice even if she will not be benefiting from the advice. Thank you Diane!

FELLOW ATTORNEY’S REVIEWS

Over the year we have met and worked with some of the finest attorneys in Arizona.  Many of these attorneys have left remarks on Martindale Hubbell, AVVO and LinkedIn.

CLIENT AND FELLOW LAWYER’S RATING

Diane ranks 10.0 out of 10.0 for over all client and her peers rating on AVVO (a site for lawyers).

September 2020

September 15th, 2020|

“She‘s definitely a keeper and you’ll be well taken care of.” Jacque Rambo

Although I’ve only known Diane short time, I’ve learned: her ethics are impeccable, she’s highly competent, she cares about her clients, she’s committed the legal community and to helping people, she perseveres, she’s approachable, and she’ll go the extra mile. She’s been very supportive and helpful in helping me acclimate into a new legal community, for no other reason than – just because. She’s definitely a keeper and you’ll be well taken care of.

September 15th, 2020|

“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.

September 15th, 2020|

“Diane is a leader in the legal community” Judy Zimet

Diane is a leader in the legal community who creates time to advise and mentor other attorneys, thereby raising the level of the profession.

September 15th, 2020|

“She is a lawyer who cares deeply” Elizabeth Kamper

Diane is an excellent mentor for young bankruptcy lawyers and I have personally benefited greatly from the experience of being one of her mentees. She is a lawyer who cares deeply not only about her clients but about the legal community.

September 15th, 2020|

“Her abilities and compassion are unmatched” David Glynn

I endorse Diane without reservation or hesitation! She is as dedicated to her clients as she is to the local legal community and you will not find a more caring or committed professional. Her abilities and compassion are unmatched.

September 15th, 2020|

“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.

September 15th, 2020|

“Diane is very personable.” Danielle Graham

I endorse this lawyer. Diane is incredibly knowledgeable about the bankruptcy process and very personable too.

September 15th, 2020|

“I would not hesitate to recommend her for my own mother’s bankruptcy!” Robert E. Brown

I endorse Diane without reservation. She is kind, caring and extremely knowledgeable. She combines years of experience, common sense and great customer service. I would not hesitate to recommend her for my own mother’s bankruptcy!

September 15th, 2020|

“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.

September 15th, 2020|

“She cares about each of her clients” Harold Campbell

I endorse this lawyer. Diane is not only very knowledgeable, but she cares about each of her clients individually, something many bankruptcy lawyers do not do.

September 15th, 2020|

“The gold standard in attorney ratings” AV Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards. Individuals seeking legal counsel, as well as attorneys looking to refer a colleague, use these ratings to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer.

An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services.

September 15th, 2020|

“tirelessly and unselfishly devoted” Asheton Call

Diane is truly one of the preeminent lawyers in Arizona. Her knowledge of real estate and bankruptcy matters is vast. She has tirelessly and unselfishly devoted a considerable amount of her own time in assisting others, and working to improve the bankruptcy system. I highly recommend and endorse her.

September 15th, 2020|

“I endorse this lawyer” John O’Brien

I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community.

September 15th, 2020|

“excellent legal advice and professional representation” Richard Coffinger

I endorse Diane L. Drain, who I’ve known for over 35 years. She served as an elected members of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Arizona for more than 18 years. I have referred clients to her in the past and have always always received reports of her excellent legal advice and professional representation of the clients I have referred to her.

September 14th, 2020|

“caring, committed professional” Gary Stickell

Diane is a dedicated individual that to gives without measure to her community. It is has been my honor to know Diane for the past ten years. She is committed to the service of individuals in financial straights. To know Diane is to know a caring, committed professional. She has the abilities and the compassion to represent her Clients’ needs. I recommend Diane without reservation.

CLIENT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS – 2018 (JULY – DEC)

Diane is extremely knowledgeable about the whole process. Following her guidance help make the process as smooth as possible. Throughout the process she treated me with the upmost in respect and professionalism.

D.K.
“Following her guidance help make the process as smooth as possible.”
five-star

Diane Drain is an expert who gets the job done!  We hired Diane Drain to handle a complicated eviction / Lift of Stay on a tenant who filed bankruptcy. Not only did she answer my multitude of questions in a timely manner, I quickly discovered that she has a vast knowledge of all kinds of bankruptcy issues. I was confident that I was in good hands. Her years of practicing law give her an edge over many novices and it is very apparent that she is well respected in the court system. I think Diane Drain is the best Bankruptcy attorney out there.

B.R.
“Diane handled a complicated eviction / Lift of Stay on a tenant who filed bankruptcy.”
five-star

Diane and Jay did a great job for us. Diane is a very knowledgeable, experienced, and well-connected bankruptcy lawyer. She instructed us well, was invaluable in getting all the paperwork completed, and represented us well at the creditors’ meeting. Jay’s accounting and financial experience contributed a lot to the process. They were very accommodating, and tried to honor my work schedule as much as possible. Our situation was complicated by having moved here recently from another state, but that posed no problem for them. I highly recommend them.

R.B.
“Our situation was complicated by having moved here recently from another state, but that posed no problem for them.”
five-star

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.

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

Diane and Jay provided a professional and caring service.  Thank you.

M.C.
“caring service”
five-star

I knew what to do and what to expect every step of the way thanks to your guidance and insistence that I take responsibility for my case. I greatly appreciate that! Not to mention, both you and Jay are wonderful people. Thanks so much!

S.Z.
“Thanks to your guidance and insistence that I take responsibility for my case.”

CLIENT RATING

Ms. Drain ranks 5.0 out of 5.0 for over all client rating on Martindale Hubbell (a site for lawyers).

Diane and Jay provide hope and ease throughout a very stressful situation. Diane is thorough, knowledgeable, experienced and trustworthy. She takes her time with each step ensuring she understands the story. They are both available when needed and respond timely. She provides the educational tools to help you be prepared for the next steps. I would recommend Diane Drain to anyone needing BK assistance.

C.G.
“They provide hope and ease throughout a very stressful situation”
five-star

Diane and Jay are an impeccable professional team! She explains everything you need to know and puts your heart and mind at ease with her compassion and understanding throughout the filing process. Her expertise and guidance are unsurpassed!

P.H.
“Her expertise and guidance are unsurpassed!”

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.

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

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. Communication is key when entering into a bankruptcy and there was never a time when I was unsure about where I stood. Diane and Jay were always willing to take their time to answer any questions I might have. 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.

K.H.
“Communication is key when entering into a bankruptcy”

Thank you !!! Diane and Jay for all your help. I would highly recommend your services. You were very caring and helpful during the whole process. You gave us great guidance through a very stressful time. We appreciate it.

J.B.
“You gave us great guidance..”
five-star

Thank you speaking with me and for the advice given. Wish I would have found you to begin with.

N.L.
“Thank you.”

I have worked in the demanding High Technology Industry for over 40 years and have been involved with many stressful and high pressure business situations worldwide. None of these experiences prepared me for the prospect of dealing with the discussions of filing for bankruptcy and the day to day emotions associated with this process. Fortunately my wife and I selected Diane Drain’s Firm as our Bankruptcy Law Firm. Diane Drain is extremely knowledgeable, extremely well organized and has predefined processes that help the client through this complex process.

Please understand that you must be prepared and willing to follow these processes and you will get very good results in return. You will not be “ babied “ and you will have to put in the required time and effort, but Diane’s processes and methodology does work.

My wife and I are very happy with our decision to engage Diane Drain and we highly recommend her.

A &.N.S.
“You will have to put in the required time and effort, but Diane’s processes and methodology does work”
five-star

The best of the best to be represented by Diane. Very high grade!!!

J & B B.
“Very high grade!!! Five out of five stars.”

Diane’s expertise and solid experience and instructions made my entire Bankruptcy process very understandable and helpful! Her guidelines helped tremendously. The entire process would have daunting without her professional help. Anytime I need any professional legal help in the future she will be the first one I call and recommend to my closest family and friends!

P.H.
“Made the Bankruptcy process very understandable and helpful”
five-star

Diane Drain, and her amazing teammate, Jay were two of the most helpful, caring individuals I have met in a long, long time. The process of bankruptcy is daunting, having a guiding hand and experienced consul are an extremely important aspect. Remember, this is your bankruptcy, and you get out of it what you put in. It is hard work. It is not easy. If you follow Diane’s outline and are proactive, it will go on track and follow its course. If you do not, you will face challenges. Be prepared, trust in Diane, trust in Jay, and her team, you will climb the mountain and be successful.

K.B.
“This is your bankruptcy; you get out of it what you put in.”
five-star

I had filed for Chapter 7 with Diane and it was the easiest most stress free process. My wife and I were considering for months on just what to do since this was my first time filing and we got different or incomplete answers from the lawyers we talked with which did not help and lead me to put off filing. My wife found Diane and when we consulted with her I immediately felt more at ease as she answered every question no matter how ridiculous I felt to ask and gave me sound advice. More important was that my wife felt we can trust her with how patient and well informed she was which helped with her anxiety and meant the world to me. Diane and her husband Jay are cool, salt of the earth people who REALLY want to help! Hands down the “scary” experience of bankruptcy was not scary at all and we retained her immediately. She was kind, knew what she was talking about and kept me very well informed with each step as we went along. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her services and I cannot be more grateful to her for all she did in helping me get through my bankruptcy. Good woman and AMAZING lawyer!

K.
“The BEST! – Five Stars”

five-star

Diane is very detailed, and although it may be overwhelming it is in your best interest to do EXACTLY what she says to do. Follow her directions, be organized and prepared. This helps to ensure that your assets are protected, and the Bankruptcy is discharged. I appreciated her patience and professionalism.

R.B.
“helps to ensure that your assets are protected”

CLIENT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS – 2017 (JULY – DEC)

five-star

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.

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

I have called Diane seeking help with a Real Estate issue. Even though my issue does not fall into her area of focus, she kindly gave advice and recommended someone else. I wish I could hire her, as I have been through crook lawyers in the past, who made me pay for advice that was useless, unlike Diane, whose advice was free, generous and to the point.

S.I.
“Diane’s advice was free, generous and to the point”

Diane I just wanted to give you an update on us. We filed bk with you representing us about 7 years ago now. Just wanted you to know we are doing very well. We did listen to you and have no credit card debt to this day. We purchased a home 3 years ago but stayed way under our budget. We bought vehicles but both vehicles are a lot cheaper than what we could have purchased and the one is almost paid off and we have owned it a year. Vehicles are our weakness. We would like to get better in that area.

We have only paid interest on our vehicles and home since we filed. We try to follow Dave Ramsey as much as possible. So paying off everything is our goal. I am doing amazing in real estate now and my husband is still at UPS and doing well.

That was the hardest time in our life and it was rough on our marriage and mental state. We ended up needing counseling 2 years ago for our marriage and our counselor said our problems started 5 years ago and wanted to know what happen then. Well that’s when we filed.  I don’t know how people file every 10 years. Thank you for bringing us out of the mess we got ourselves in. We plan on never being in that situation ever again we look at money and credit very differently now. Just wanted to share our story so you can share with others that come in. It is not an easy road to just file bk. Take care and thank you.

Followup  from client : please tell people that the first year is hard but after doing a lot of research on how to build our credit by reading bk forums we were able to get back to doing very well. Now we have credit scores in the 740-750 range.  So, yes it isn’t the end all, but it isn’t easy either you have to buckle down and not blame each other as well.  It happens to more people that the public realizes.

K.T.
“Just wanted to share our story so you can share with others that come in.”

We found ourselves in a financial tsunami 2 yrs ago. No matter how we did things the financial outlook was getting worse and worse. We finally decided we needed to investigate options. Once we found Diane Drains website and started to learn what the process of bankruptcy entailed we felt there could be an answer for us. We made an appoint to speak with Diane and decided this was the path we needed to take. While we were getting our documents in order and other paperwork completed, we became bogged down once again thinking maybe we can try something else, something different. So after delaying almost a year longer in April of 2017 we finally jumped onboard @ 100%. Diane and Jay were great guiding us and making sure we had all the items needed completed. They filed, kept us informed, went to the Trustee’s meeting with us, and kept us inform during the entire process. They made the whole process less painful and manageable. We owe a debt of gratitude for Diane having the wisdom to use her website to promote the education of the bankruptcy process available to everyone. If it had not been for her well thought out website and the detailed information we would have had to take our chances with the process. If you find yourself totally stressed and unsure of how you can repair your financial health, you can rest assured that Diane and Jay will do what is needed to get you through the process. They’ll give you peace of mind once again.

Additional note: 0ne of the things I forgot to put in there was the personal service especially the day of the trustee’s meeting.  There were a minimum of 4 people that were meeting their lawyers for the first time. One lawyer asked us twice what our name was. She waited another five minutes and then asked again and I quote ” are you SURE your not the Thomas’s?”  I’m pretty sure we know who we are and that is not us.” We thought at the time how odd that was that so many people would not have taken the time to actually meet before hand. Very odd.

T & G. W.
“Diane uses her website to promote the education of the bankruptcy process available to everyone.”

Our experience with you as council was so much more comfortable and professional than I expected. You are simply the best. I recommend anyone who has the unfortunate situation of being faced with bankruptcy to seek your service. Thank you, and be blessed.

D.& D.S.
“Experience more comfortable and professional than expected”

Very professional Diane and Jay, loved their process was very simple to understand.

R.C.
“Process was very simple to understand”

Diane and Jay did a fantastic job helping me through the bankruptcy process and making sure I knew what I needed to do and what to expect every step of the way. They were amazing and helped me feel at ease with the process.

T.R.
“They helped me feel at ease with the process.”

My experience with both Diane Drain & Jay have eased my troubled mind! They both were Extra Helpful during this trying time!

P.A.
“They eased my troubled mind”
five-star

I read all of Diane’s messages and she seems to be a very bright and informed woman.

Thanks for all of your help that you provide to people that need your help by your messages.

D.H.
“Thanks for all of your help that you provide”
five-star

Diane called me today and kindly took 45 minutes of here very valuable time to determine the best course of action for my financial problems. Turns out bankruptcy and her chance for a legal fee were ruled out in the course of our interview. Diane proved to me her greatest goal is her clients best interests! This bankruptcy decision you may be thinking about is a serious one and you should lean on Diane with confidence because she is seriously focused on the best long range outcome for solving your financial distress! Richard

R.M.
“her greatest goal is her clients best interests”
five-star

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

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

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!!

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

You made this terribly difficult situation as comfortable for me as possible.  You relieved deep seated fears for me and I felt I was very well taken care of and I felt every area was taken care of completely. And I was guided and encouraged very kindly and professionally.

J.M.
“You relieved deep seated fears for me…”

Diane and Jay helped me through a very difficult time. My Husband passed after a year-long had to file chapter 7 bankruptcy, and needed to re-locate to Seattle to live with my daughter and her family.

P.G.
“They helped me through a very difficult time”
five-star

Diane and Jay are a wonderful team that will get you through your BK with as little stress as possible (Still super stressful, but it’s minimized). She goes way above and beyond the call of duty to represent you. Most importantly, she’s a wonderful, down to earth mental supporter which is much needed during these times. If I could give her a 10 star, I would.

Anon
five-star

Diane and Jay have far exceeded my expectations of legal services by going above and beyond. Not only did they help me prepare during that most stressful time period in my life but also educated me during the process to prevent any future occurrences. Their systematic process streamlined the procedure and they took the time to listen without judgment. Diane’s personal review of my financial disposition and consultation of my legal options helped me make the right decisions for my case.

E.G.
“Superb Client Service”
five-star

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!!

J.P.
“Highly recommend Diane Drain!”
five-star

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 obtain 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

L.A.
“Amazing experience”
five-star

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.

Anon
“Super Kind!”
five-star

We found ourselves in a financial tsunami 2 yrs ago. No matter how we did things the financial outlook was getting worse and worse. We finally decided we needed to investigate options. Once we found Diane Drains website and started to learn what the process of bankruptcy entailed we felt there could be an answer for us. We made an appoint to speak with Diane and decided this was the path we needed to take. While we were getting our documents in order and other paperwork completed, we became bogged down once again thinking maybe we can try something else, something different. So after delaying almost a year longer in April of 2017 we finally jumped onboard @ 100%. Diane and Jay were great guiding us and making sure we had all the items needed completed. They filed, kept us informed, went to the Trustee’s meeting with us, and kept us inform during the entire process. They made the whole process less painful and manageable. We owe a debt of gratitude for Diane having the wisdom to use her website to promote the education of the bankruptcy process available to everyone. If it had not been for her well thought out website and the detailed information we would have had to take our chances with the process. If you find yourself totally stressed and unsure of how you can repair your financial health, you can rest assured that Diane and Jay will do what is needed to get you through the process. They’ll give you peace of mind once again.

T.&G.W.
“Finding the right lawyer to help with a financial reboot.”

She helped us with our bk 7 years ago and not only did she do a wonderful job representing us she taught us a few things about money! We are doing great now with great credit scores, a new home and cars all within our budget. Thank you

Anon
“Wonderful attorney”

It was such a pleasure working with Diane through this difficult process. Diane is a wonderful attorney who not only knows the bankruptcy law inside and out, but is very compassionate and explains everything in detail through each step of the process. If you are in need of an experienced attorney, who will have your back while you navigate the bankruptcy process, look no further than Diane.

J & B S.
“Best Bankruptcy Attorney in Phoenix!”
five-star

Diane and Jay were amazing! They made everything so easy and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I appreciate all the help and guidance I received throughout my filing experience. I would highly recommend Diane to anyone looking into bankruptcy.

E.L.
“Amazing Experience”
five-star

Diane and Jay were excellent. They were very patient with all the questions we had during the process. I would recommend them for anyone who needs help.

R.B.
“Diane and Jay were excellent.”

CLIENT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS – 2017 (JAN – JUNE)

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.

S.V. 1-17
“January, 2017”
five-star

Diane and Jay are wonderful people that really went to great lengths to help us out and manage our bankruptcy in order the give us the best chance at financial recovery. Bankruptcy is horribly stressful and they really made it as streamlined as it could have possibly been…I’m not saying I ever want to go through this nightmare again, but if I did I would definitely call Diane.

J & T M.
January, 2017
five-star

Everything takes time. Your help was outstanding and I am at the end now. Thank you for your patience. You and Jay get five stars from me!

D.J.January, 2017
five-star

Diane and Jay were both very helpful and promptly answered questions that came up either via return phone call, email or both. They both were very knowledgeable about the whole process and did a good job keeping us informed of progress and next steps. My wife and I would definitely recommend her services to others.

N.F.January, 2017

Absolutely top notch.   All my questions were answered.    Would definitely recommend this firm to anyone.

D.W. 1-17January, 2017

I didn’t care for the experience of filing for bankruptcy but it was made enjoyable by the very patient guidance through the process by both you and Jay. Your ability to relate and explain things in a calm, professional manner made the process seem less cold and less stressful. I would highly recommend your firm to anyone who may need bankruptcy advice.  K.C.

K.C. January, 2017

Five years ago, I was in financial term oil for various reasons and was running scared. I did not know what to do or how how was going to get out of the mess I was under. I avoided answering my phone and opening collection letters like the plague. I didn’t want to admit that I needed legal help. I was stubborn and thought I could handle it….wrong!!! I consulted with two different attorneys and left both feeling like I was just number and not an actual person who needed help. To my good fortune, I then found and consulted with Diane Drain. I felt at ease with her. She listened to me with empathy and understood my situation and reassured me that she would help me and that I was not a failure and that bankruptcy is a legal right to anybody who just needs a fresh financial start. Filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a lot of work and takes tremendous discipline but Diane and Jay were with me every step of the way and I will be forever grateful to them for helping me through a very dark time and providing me a guiding and comforting light while I worked toward getting my life back on track. For me, the third time was the charm. Diane and Jay, I thank you so very much for all of your help. You truly are a credit to all you represent and I will not hesitate to refer anybody I know to you should he or she need legal financial advice.

G.S., February 2017chapter 13

Diane and Jay were amazing! They made everything so easy and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I appreciate all the help and guidance I received throughout my filing experience. I would highly recommend Diane to anyone looking into bankruptcy.

E.L. March, 2017“answered all of my questions thoroughly”

It was such a pleasure working with Diane through this difficult process. Diane is a wonderful attorney who not only knows the bankruptcy law inside and out, but is very compassionate and explains everything in detail through each step of the process. If you are in need of an experienced attorney, who will have your back while you navigate the bankruptcy process, look no further than Diane.

J. & B. S. April, 2017
“very compassionate and explains everything”

Diane and Jay made sure we were put at ease throughout the process.

S.L.
“We were put at ease throughout the process.”
five-star

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.

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

CLIENT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS – 2016 (JULY – DEC)

Again, thank you. You made this unpleasant experience very calming and reassuring for both me and my wife.

D & J 7-16
July, 2016

This was a real learning experience! Every time I met with Diane I learned new things. Each visit I became calmer about the situation because it was a big step in getting my life back in order. The educational experience was awesome!

W.S. 7-16
July, 2016
five-star

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.

A.M. 7-16
July, 2016
five-star

An expert who gets the job done!
We hired Diane Drain to handle a complicated eviction / Lift of Stay on a tenant who filed bankruptcy. Not only did she answer my multitude of questions in a timely manner, she knows her way around the Bankruptcy Court. Her years of practicing law give her an edge over many novices and it is very apparent that she is well respected in the court system. I think Diane Drain is the best Bankruptcy lawyer out there. –

B.R. 7-16
July, 2016

You truly are amazing – we can never thank you enough for your hard work, concern and professionalism. I knew from my initial phone call to you that I was very lucky to have found you.

B. & M. 8-16
August, 2016

Diane, Thank you so much! You did a fantastic job and made this complex process so easy to understand. As you know I interviewed a different Attorney first. I’m so happy I choose you! You are by far the most informed person on this subject here in Phoenix! Thank you so much!

G.S. 9-16
September, 2016
five-star

Great attorney

I live in Las Vegas and had a legal matter involving bankruptcy. My attorney in Las Vegas informed me that I would need an attorney from Arizona since the claim was filed in Arizona. I knew no one so went online and searched for Arizona attorneys. No one had better reviews than D.L. Drain
I cannot praise this attorney enough. She was very pleasant, knowledgeable and informative.
I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

J. 9-16
September, 2016
five-star

Diane was extremely thorough and educated me on my responsibilities and how to be proactive in order to make this life changing event a little easier to deal with. She was very to the point and quick to respond to my queries and concerns.

S.A. 9-16
September, 2016

Diane and Jay were great to work with. They were very understanding of our situation.

B. A. 9-16
September, 2016

Diane and Jay were amazing to work with throughout the process of filing bankruptcy. They provided all of the information needed to make an informed decision.

O.Q. 9-16
September, 2016
five-star

I have just recently received my Chapter 7 Discharge of Debtor from the US Bankruptcy Court and I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to Ms. Drain for the excellent work and support that she provided me during my bankruptcy. From the abundant information on her website, to the answering of all of my questions, she turned a personally upsetting situation into a bearable journey. No matter what my questions were or how many questions I had, she took the time to patiently answer them in a timely manner, whether in-person or by email. She also explained them in a way that was easy to be understood, and if not, took the time to answer them again until I was able to fully comprehend the answer. Finally, when I was asked a tough question at the Meeting of Creditors by the Bankruptcy Trustee and I didn’t answer in the best fashion, she was there to provide the necessary simple response that clarified my situation such that the Trustee had no further questions. I was extremely fortunate and blessed that I obtained her as my legal counsel and I would highly recommend her to anyone considering bankruptcy.
Thank you again Ms. Drain! Five out of five stars.

J. 9-16
September, 2016
five-star

“I met Diane Drain at a professional seminar where she was a guest speaker and was most impressed with her legal knowledge and her willingness to answer questions following the seminar and later by phone for follow up questions.

When our health and business reversals made declaring bankruptcy our only option, Diane Drain was our first and only choice for our bankruptcy attorney. From the moment we talked with Diane on the phone, she put us at ease with her understanding about our situation and was very supportive. She explained over the phone before we met the overall bankruptcy process, our options, what was expected of us, her role, her fee, court costs, time frames and answered our questions. It was an immediate partnership and she was all in to help us. What a relief we felt immediately!

Once we gathered our initial documentation with a lot of Jay’s patient guidance, we met with Diane, signed paperwork and waited for our court date. Diane kept us updated on where we were in the process, answered questions and met us at the courthouse  for the Trustee’s hearing.

Thank you, Diane and Jay for all you did for us to get our lives back on track and your support along the way.”

S. & L. 12-16
December, 2016
five-star

My husband and I needed to file for bankruptcy and a member of our church highly recommended Diane Drain. We could not have gotten a more knowledgeable and genuinely caring lawyer than Diane. She helped us with every step to make sure we were well informed of the needed forms,procedures and information that was required. It was a stressful time for us,however, Diane was always very reassuring. Thank you.Diane, for your thoughtful ways in getting us through the bankruptcy Sincerely and most Grateful.

J.F. 10-16October, 2016
five-star

Finally, an attorney that is honest, informative and doesn’t have a hidden agenda! Diane was unbiased, informative and basically pleasant to speak with! She made us feel very comfortable when asking questions and answered our questions with our best interest in mind. I will recommend Ms. Drain to anyone that is in need of her services. She proved to be knowledgeable, intelligent and professional! D&M I

D & M I. 7-16October, 2016
five-star

Diane, Thank you so much! You did a fantastic job and made this complex process so easy to understand. As you know I interviewed a different Attorney first. I’m so happy I chose you! You are by far the most informed person on this subject here in Phoenix! Thank you so much!

M.C. 10-16October, 2016
five-star

Going thru CH13 was a huge and difficult decision for us. Both Diane and Jay were very patient. Took time to explain everything. They were receptive, understanding and helpful thru the entire process. As you can imagine we had many questions during the 5 year process but they were always quick to respond. I would recommend them highly.

D.M. 11-16November, 2016
five-star

I live in Las Vegas and had a legal matter involving bankruptcy. My attorney in Las Vegas informed me that I would need an attorney from Arizona since the claim was filed in Arizona. I knew no one so went online and searched. No one had better reviews than D.L. Drain. I cannot praise this attorney enough. She was very pleasant, knowledgeable and informative. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

P.K. 12-16December, 2016
five-star

Simply put, Ms. Diane Drain knows her stuff and you certainly want somebody of her caliber in your corner when the chips are down. It is a great privilege and a greater comfort to have her in mine. I have made some bad choices along the path of life as most of us do. Its all part of life’s lesson. However, the choice I made to select her as my attorney was no doubt one of the best decisions of my life to this point. Call her…call her now and get control of your life back…I did!!! I promise you will not be disappointed. Thank you Diane and thank you Jay !!!!

Glenn 12-16December, 2016

Thank you for your caring and professionalism with my case.

You are the best!

R. L. 9-16September, 2016

My experience was great! Diane was very professional and dedicated to helping me with everything I needed. Outstanding! I would recommend her firm to my friends.

J. H.November, 2016

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.

D. & B. 11/16avoid bankruptcy mills

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. Rate Ms. Drain’s services: 4.8 out of 5.0

Anonymous

CLIENT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS – 2016 (JAN – JUNE)

five-star

The absolute best Bankruptcy Attorney. 5.0 stars Diane and Jay were wonderful. I really appreciated their genuine compassion. I hired the absolute best for a fair price. Diane has an absolute mastery of the law and she explains everything in a easy to understand style. She will not only answer every question in detail, she will ask you questions to be sure that you understand all the content and details. You get the absolute best counsel money can buy, which is very comforting during such a drastic life event. I highly recommend Diane and her staff without any reservation.

W. Z. 5-16May, 2016

Diane did a great job handling our bankruptcy. She kept us informed throughout the process and always responded to calls & emails. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering bankruptcy.

Ron 1-16January, 2016

Diane and Jay did an excellent job and my wife and I could not be happier. She was able to help us keep the assets that were important to our family and answered our questions along the way. Very knowledgeable and professional. Diane came very highly recommended to us by a long time family friend who is also an attorney. Would not hesitate to recommend their services.

S.K. 2-16February, 2016
five-star

To file bk was a very hard decision to have to make. I felt like a failure. In my early 20’s my husband and I bought a home and financed it using an arm loan. Long story short…we trusted a lot of people we shouldn’t have. We thought we were asking all the right questions, but there was so much we didn’t know. The economy tanked about the time our arm adjusted and our monthly payment skyrocketed. We worked with the lender for months to get a modification, just to be put back into another arm loan with a higher payment. After a year on the modification we realized we were back in the same place we were previously….arm loan set to adjust during a recession. So we decided to short sale. It felt like the right thing to do. Just up and walking away from the home seemed so dishonest. The first and second mortgage would both make money off the short sale and we would sleep at night knowing we did as much as we could right in a bad situation. Wrong! Another thing we learned the hard way is that the 2nd mortgage can, and will, agree to a settlement and then sue you for the rest. We tried, and TRIED, to work out a payment plan with them, but they refused. They wanted all or nothing. That’s when I went looking for an attorney and found Diane. On a personal and professional level I couldn’t have dreamt of a better person to be on my side. She knows the law and wants us to know the law. She was concerned about our future financial welfare. My experience with her was not- pay a fee, file, and good luck. My experience with her was that of a protective loving mentor. She wants people to succeed in life and gives you the tools to do so. I can’t recommend her enough and will be forever grateful for finding her!

A.C. 4-16April, 2016
five-star

Your process and approach are clear, comprehensive, and thoughtful. You treated us with the utmost respect and left no stone unturned in helping us to sort through and make appropriate decisions from our first meeting through the final phase of the process. In fact, your process alone is more than worth your fee. The quality and extensive documentation, Q&A, plus your anticipation of potential challenges and roadblocks were especially complete and helpful.

But it is your personal style, commitment to upholding the detailed level of review required to ensure client fulfillment of obligations under this difficult and complex process, and your willingness to patiently review topics, as well as your willingness to really listen and respond forthrightly to our questions and “special circumstances” that probably every client has that really stands out to us. As a couple who have never before experienced the kind of setbacks that ultimately led us to the decision to file Chapter 7 you focused on our case, did not treat us as a “cookie cutter” case and helped us navigate the process in a way that preserved dignity and focused on a successful outcome. We are most grateful for your and Jay’s professional approach and your commitment to providing outstanding support that we will always remember.

A.J. 2016

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.

Anonymous 3-16March, 2016
five-star

Diane made this whole process a lot less scary and answered all my questions in a way that made me feel like this really wasn’t the end of the world for me. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering their options to file for bankruptcy.

L.S. 4-16April, 2016

As difficult as this entire process was emotionally and physically bringing everything together my experience with you has been amazing and much easier than I thought it would be thank you for all of your help.

C.S. 4-16April, 2016

I was extremely pleased by the professionalism and care that I was handled with.  I will recommend you to everyone I know that can use the expert help that you provided.

M.M. 5-16May, 2016

Diane, Thank you for the good news and for being nothing less than a “stellar” legal representative, a great and understanding sounding board for me during a most difficult and emotional time period, and a most patient person with all my various questions.  Say thanks also to Jay for me, he was also of great assistance in the documentation process and in answering procedural process questions regarding the required documentation needed to complete the file for submission.

C.M. 5-16May, 2016
five-star

Ms. Drain helped make a very difficult time more bearable. She treated us with the utmost respect and caring while pushing us to get together the paperwork needed to get us to the best possible end result. It was very obvious that her peers held her in high esteem. I even had another attorney tell me we had one of the best attorneys out there. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of her services. Rate Ms. Drain’s services: 5.0 out of 5.0

Anonymous
“Rated high among her peers”
five-star

Experienced and excellent. 5.0 stars

Diane did a tremendous job preparing me for my bankruptcy. She educated me thoroughly about the process and stressed the importance of following all the steps as concisely as possible. Her rates are very reasonable, and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

M.R. 5-16May, 2016

My wife and I had several questions and concerns regarding our home and a second mortgage which the lender is unwilling to work with us. After jumping through numerous hoops and an endless paper trails we were denied a loan modification. After sitting down with Diane and going over all our options, it was clear to us what our next strategy was to be dealing with our situation. She was honest and upfront with us and really knows her subject matter. All of our questions were answered and if anything arises in the future(and it probably will) she stresses please don’t hesitate to call her. We strongly suggest if you in the market for an attorney to deal with your legal matters you reach out to Diane-we were not disappointed.

H.P. 6-16June, 2016
five-star

Diane and her team were true professionals throughout our bankruptcy process. My husband and I did extensive research when choosing an attorney and the information we received on Diane was positive and she was also less expensive than many of the other attorneys we contacted.It was a very emotional time for my husband and myself, we never thought we would be in the position we found ourselves.We would definitely recommend her to anyone who is in the unfortunate situation of filing bankrupt. Rate Ms. Drain’s services: 5.0 out of 5.0

Anonymous
five-star

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

Anonymous

CLIENT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS – 2015 (JULY – DEC)

If you are reading this; you probably need the services of a bankruptcy attorney and you’re worried and maybe a little frightened of the entire process and it’s impact on your life. Please trust us when we tell you that Diane is the resource you need. We will never forget what she did for us in time of need. There are Angels in disguise out there – we know that now.

K.M. 11-15November, 2015
five-star

5 Star service and representation from Diane and Jay. Extremely competent representation and explanations of the legal process and how to prepare for the filing. True compassion shown to those going through a very difficult time in their lives. Diane is obviously respected by the bankruptcy attorney legal community and I can recommend her services without any reservation.

K.M. 11-15November, 2015

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!

M.D. 10-15October, 2015

Diane is great. After looking around for an attorney, I couldn’t be anymore happier with my decision of going with her. She answered all of my questions and took her time with me. Very motherly and straight forward. It’s very hard to find an attorney that treats you with respect and is very straight forward. Honesty is key in these situations, and she has it. Thank you Diane for helping us!

M.M 7-15July, 2015

The best! Very professional, patient and kind. We hope we never are the position to use her again. But if you do she is the one to go to!

T & C R. 12-15December, 2015

Diane Drain is really knowledgeable. She helped us tremendously in our bankruptcy case. We are thankful for all she did for us!

B.W. 7-15July, 2015

I was greatly relieved to find an attorney that I felt completely at ease with, confident in her professionalism and her staff; and to find someone I felt I could trust completely.

D.A. 9-15September, 2015
five-star

Diane was a the best choice we could have made when choosing our legal counsel. She is as much a teacher as a lawyer, always patient and willing to answer any questions no matter how small. She was very thorough, making sure an already stressful situation did not become worse. She put us at ease immediately. Thanks Diane!

R.D. 7-15July, 2015

My wife and I would highly recommend Diane Drain to any one who is considering bankruptcy. She handled our case professionally and in a very timely manner. Diane and her team made a long, frustrating process pretty painless. Thank you Diane!!

B & D 9-15September, 2015
five-star

Overall grade for help received from Diane and her staff – 110%. Now I can breath and it is thanks to Diane.

N. 7-15July, 2015
five-star

Thank you. It was a pleasure and privilege to be your client. I am continually grateful that I was led to you to help me through my bankruptcy process. You are truly the best of the best and it would be a welcome honor to share my most wonderful and painless experience I had with you as my guide and wise counsel with anyone at any time. I have never read directions and followed rules more thoroughly in my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful for your master-planned website and life experience in this profession to make sure I remained educated and on track throughout. For your guidance, infinite knowledge and wisdom, professional-counsel and encouragement, I am most grateful. I sing your and Jay’s praises from the rooftops for the array of help and guidance I received.

K 8-15August, 2015
five-star

I can’t tell you how glad I am that you were our bankruptcy attorney. You helped me in many ways and I am very grateful. Most of all, I appreciate your frankness and honesty. You always took the extra time to explain everything very thoroughly. You were always “up front” about everything. This was a VERY difficult time for me. Through your kindness and expertise you made it much more bearable for me.

D. 11-15November, 2015
five-star

I will never forget what you’ve done for me. You were brilliant!

Thank you.

G. 7-15January, 2015

My wife and I would highly recommend Diane Drain to any one who is considering bankruptcy. She handled our case professionally and in a very timely manner. Diane and her team made a long, frustrating process pretty painless. Thank you Diane!!

R. 7-15July, 2015
five-star

When I was looking for a bankruptcy attorney, the U.S. Courts’ website had some Phoenix attorney’s listed. I visited one in person and the then read Ms. Drain’s site. The in-person attorney gave me a 2 inch stack of papers to fill out, but this would cost me $1000 more than Ms. Drain’s fee. Ms. Drain’s website is incredibly informative, so I chose her and submitted all information online. I found her to be very caring and compassionate. Her process was very efficient, detail-oriented and smooth. Rate Ms. Drain’s services: 5.0 out of 5.0

Anonymous

CLIENT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS – 2015 (JAN – JUNE)

After a divorce I found myself in a situation where I needed to file bankruptcy. I hired Diane and could not be more pleased. Thank you so much for all your hard work on my case. I appreciate all your support and compassion through a very difficult process.

M.C. 3-15March, 2015

Thank you so much for all your hard work on my case. I appreciate all your support and compassion through a very difficult process.

M.C. 3-15March, 2015

Diane and Jay were very patient with us in explaining every important detail involved in our case which helped ease the anxiety that sometimes came when we felt unsure about certain questions, Thank you.

N & J. 3-15March, 2015
five-star

You made an unexpected, uncomfortable experience easy to get thru and recover and move on in our lives!. Thank – you are the best.

J. & H. 4-15April, 2015
five-star

Dearest Diane & Jay, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to express what a great honor it was to have you represent us in our bankruptcy. We are sneaking up on our third anniversary of that bankruptcy. I can’t tell you how many times J & I look at each other and say how glad we are that we went thru w/ it. It truly has changed our lives. All is well w/ our family. J was laid off at the end of May, but w/o that huge debt weighing us down we are surviving! Both younger kids are full time students & we couldn’t be more excited about that.
Hope all is well w/ you two.

J & D 3-15March, 2015
five-star

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.

N. 5-15May, 2015

Just a quick note to say Thank You! We received our discharge paperwork this week and it has been a huge burden lifted off of our shoulders. I want to thank you for your total professionalism and the manner in which you treated us as clients….we never once felt judged for the position that we were in. Instead, we felt that you had a genuine concern for us as clients and that one of your goals is to insure that we were educated on the process and what our options were from the start. You were the main catalyst that made a very emotionally draining time very bearable and helped us to see the light at the end of a very long dark tunnel.

M & B 2015
five-star

*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.

Anonymous 2015
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five-star

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.

Anonymous 2015Posted on AVVO
five-star

When my wife and I first considered bankruptcy we contacted one of the TV advertised law firms that specializes in bankruptcy law. On our appointment we met a group of the most inept people I have ever met. It was exactly the same as trying to buy a used car on Van Buren.
Later I told a friend of our experience and I said I don’t want to file a bankruptcy and deal with “that” kind of people. He quickly corrected my thinking and recommended The Law Office of Diane Drain.
On my first visit it was a pleasure to have someone explain the process so thoroughly. Mrs. Drain is very direct and clear on required documentation and what was required by us. We followed her instructions to the letter and the whole process went very smoothly.
In my 65 years I have dealt with a lot of people in the corporate world and I feel Mrs. Drain and her staff offer integrity and professionalism second to none.

Anonymous – 20152015

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

M.L. 2015

CLIENT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS – 2014

I asked Ms. Drain to help me with a bankruptcy. When I first called I was scared, afraid to answer my phone and worried that my wages were about to be garnished. Ms. Drain was caring, professional and committed to making sure that I fully understood the bankruptcy process. She assured me that the law was designed to protect me. The process was complicated, but she always was available to help me with any questions. I have friends who hired Phillips and Associates to file their bankruptcy. Because of the education Ms. Drain provided me, I was explaining the bankruptcy process to my friends because their own attorneys would not take their calls.
I wish all attorneys treated their clients the way that Ms. Drain and Jay treated me. I have referred my mother and a friend at work. They both think that Ms. Drain is the best attorney they ever talked to. She even answers her own phone.

Anonymous 9-14, September, 2014

EXCESS SALE PROCEEDS: P. and I would like to thank you both, especially you Jay, for all the work you did in obtaining our Excess Funds check today. You somehow managed to get this done between January and June and I know how persistent you were. P. and I would like you to know that you can use us a a referral for Excess Funds clients anytime you need to. We were very impressed with what you did and the knowledge you had in getting the job done. It didn’t take me long to realize there are a lot of swindlers out there offering to do the same thing, but when I talked to you back in December, 2013 Diane, and had read your many articles on Excess Funds, I really felt I could trust you. That was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and we will always be grateful for how you’ve helped us. When you’ve had to walk away from the home you love, being able to secure the Excess Funds through a firm you can trust makes all the difference in the world.     Great job!

G & P 3-14, March, 2014

We filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and the whole process went very smoothly from beginning to end. This was thanks to Ms. Drain who was caring, professional and committed to making sure that we fully understood the bankruptcy process. She kept our best interest in mind at all times. We will definitely recommend Ms. Drain for anyone’s bankruptcy filing.

Anonymous 2-14, February, 2014

Filing for Bankruptcy is a huge decision, yet Diane’s knowledge of the laws from her years of experience make it far less daunting. My wife and I would recommend Diane to anyone who is thinking of filing or ready to do so.

P.A. 6-14, June, 2014

Filing bankruptcy was not an easy decision but Diane made the whole process very easy and understandable. As a client you have a lot of control as to your personal outcome. Be diligent, do the homework, and complete all the information (and there is a lot of it) as requested. At age 60, this was the last place my wife and I expected to be at this time in our lives, but Diane was very concerned and compassionate and didn’t make us feel like failures in life. We made mistakes but thanks to Diane we are already on the road to a better future. Recommended without any reservations.

Thanks Diane!

J & S 6-14, June, 2014

We were amazed at how accessible Diane was. Weekdays or weekends at all times of the day it didn’t matter. She was quick to respond to our questions or needs. In short Diane did a great job for us and in record time. If the need arises we will certainly work with here again and not hesitate to recommend her to others.

Robert 7-14, July, 2014

“When I was looking for a bankruptcy attorney, I visited four large and small firms. Diane Drain was the most informative. I appreciated her very educational website and was prepared with questions when we met. I found her to be the most forthright, with information about the process, and her’s, seemed to be the most efficient. I input the information online and then received timely help from her office when needed. So the process went smoothly and quickly as a result.”

L.H. 8-14, August, 2014

Filing bankruptcy was a very difficult choice and experience. But, Diane and Jay were very knowledgeable, professional and supportive throughout the process. Your team made the honor roll in a perfect grade.

April 11-14, November, 2014

About 10 years ago you represented me in my bankruptcy and you were wonderful.
I have referred a number of people to you, though I fear some of them did not have the ovaries for the follow through.
I have followed your advice, and that contained in the information you gave, me and am proud to say my credit rating is approaching the mid- 700s and one of my creditors, USAA Federal Bank, actually re-issued me a credit card. I have done better than I ever expected and believe that much of my success is due to the thorough and respectful manner in which you led me through the process.

B.B. 12-14, December, 2014

Thank you so so much for all your help and understanding. Especially in the beginning when I had so many questions and you were so very patient with me. I felt that you were very upfront about everything, letting me know what to expect at every step on the process. Even more important, I felt that you truly care about your clients and work hard to ensure that you give the best advice. Now I can finally breathe easy and deep again. Even though the circumstances that led me to you were somewhat out of my control, I have still learned so much and I thank you for that!

J. 2014, December, 2014

I wish that I did not have to file for bankruptcy protection; nevertheless, having to go through the process I am glad that Diane was the person to lead me through it. Diane definitely gets an A+ for all the guidance and empathy that she gave to me as a client.

T. 2014

Diane – thank you for helping me keep my car and some self respect. This was so hard to do. I did feel a sense of relief once I saw you and we actually were ready to file.

G. 2014, 2014

Words cannot express the gratitude we have for you! Rate Ms. Drain’s services: 5.0 out of 5.0.

Anonymous

Diane is very compassionate and comforting. She made a very difficult process much easier for us. Rate Ms. Drain’s services: 5.0 out of 5.0

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.

Anonymous

CLIENT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS – 2013

She and her team are responsive, knowledgeable, efficient, trustworthy, good communicators, detail-oriented, well-connected, caring and compassionate. They provided a balance of head and heart combined with expertise and appropriate action to get it done. Being a well-established lawyer, when issues came up that were not directly in her area of expertise, we received excellent referrals. The process was smooth and easy. Not a single problem with our experience. Everything was positive.

R.F. 2-13February, 2013
five-star

It became necessary for me to file bankruptcy in earlier this year. While I was contemplating that action, I interviewed with several attorneys to determine their attitudes and work habits. In all but one I felt that the attorneys were far too impersonal and lacked the sensitivity that was displayed by Ms. Drain. Taking bankruptcy is not a very pleasant situation and, had I not had such a fine attorney as Ms. Drain, I would have been extremely distraught. Obviously, I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Drain to anyone that found themselves in a predicament and needed legal advice.

R 3-13March, 2013
five-star

We were forced to file for bankruptcy about three years ago. We had no idea if we should use an attorney or what attorney to use. After contacting one attorney we quickly realized we might know more than him about the procedure. A realtor acquaintance of ours then recommended Diane Drain, who he had used in a bankruptcy filing. Diane led us through the procedure and helped us avoid numerous pitfalls. Her leadership was superb including starting the procedure, the filing, the hearing in court and numerous issues along the way. We recommend Diane Drain without reservation.

H.H. 6-13June, 2013

Diane and Jay helped my wife and I get past a difficult chapter in our lives. They are experienced and professional. They answered all our questions and gave us excellent advice. We followed there directions from start to finish and the process was smooth. We are very happy we met Diane and Jay. Thank you.

M & J 7-13July, 2013
five-star

As a single mother of two college sons, one can imagine, how difficult it was to explain to my sons that my finances between home, college and building past debt had me making the heartbreaking choice of filing bankruptcy. A dear friend recommended Diane to me. She was professional and spent hours during this process guiding me patiently through this somewhat complicated and tedious experience. She always returned my calls promptly, she stayed by my side during the court proceedings, but mostly she kept reassuring me that I would eventually be okay and begin again. It could have been a humiliating experience and Diane made sure that it was not. I give her Five Stars for the work she does. Thank you Diane.

Anonymous 12-13December, 2013
five-star

If there is more than 5 stars, I would Jump to give the highest possible rating to attorney Diane Drain. Before I called Diane, we did our own research, read everything on their web site, we liked what we read and called Diane’s office. Diane spent more than 1 and 1/2 hours on the initial consultation alone. Our chapter 7 is a bit more complicated but Diane made everything so easy to go through the process and Jay is also equally, extremely helpful to get the information into the electronic format, on time. When we needed any clarification they both were there to pick the phone and guide us through. I consider Diane is a God sent to us and I told her too. Both Diane and Jay are extremely professional, kind, considerate and down right genuine. Because of Diane’s experience and knowledge on legal matters, she will let you know what to expect right away. We are fortunate and blessed to meet them, in the time of our need. Thank you Diane and Jay!

P.G. 12-13December, 2013

Diane Drain and her staff are exceptionally knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. Diane guided and supported me throughout the challenges of bankruptcy in a very supportive and respectful manner. Diane has earned my trust, recommendation, and highest regard.

April 11-13November, 2013

*Diane helped me retain my dignity during a very uncomfortable time. I am very grateful.

S & A 12-13December, 2013
five-star

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.

S. 12-13December, 2013

CLIENT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS – 2010-2012

five-star

Diane helped my husband and me get past a difficult chapter in our lives. She answered all our questions and gave us excellent advice. We followed her directions from start to finish and the process went smoothly. Having Diane in our corner, an experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge, turned out to be the best decision we could make. We are very happy we were referred to Diane for assistance.

S.G. 7-10July, 2010
five-star

If only you knew how much you changed our lives.  I can sleep through the nite, answer my phone and door without worrying who would be on the other side.  Bankruptcy was not an easy choice (you understand :0-).  You and Jay were so patient!!  You never seem to tire of my constant questions.  You were our savoir and mentor.  Five stars.

B. & J. 112011

I thought lawyers were all greedy.  You made sure we could afford your fees which allowed us to keep our car.  There will never be a way to repay all you did for us.

J. & P. 102010

Diane and Jay are a wonderful team. Efficiency and clarity were the hallmark of our experience.

R & S. 9-11September, 2011

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.

K.M. 2-12March, 2012
five-star

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.

Anonymous 3-12March, 2013
five-star

*I never felt ashamed about my decision because you were so kind to me about my situation. I thank you for you kindness and compassion as I struggled with my decision. I also thank you for your integrity for allowing me to move the processes as slowly as I did and not charging me any additional fee’s! Thank you for everything Diane and Jay! Thank you for the tissues as I cried about my life… and you were kind enough to listen. Your guidance and support is the only thing that kept me from loosing my mind through this very stressful and confusing process. Not once did you ever make me feel stupid because I didn’t understand the process. You are appreciated greatly!

E.B. 3-12March, 2012
five-star

Thanks for your professional and compassionate treatment of B. and myself. It was a pleasure working with you. As you are well aware, this was a very trying and sometimes painful 6 months but you helped us get through it. Having just filed at the beginning of 2012 we are already reaping the benefits of our bankruptcy. Our credit score is already climbing into the GOOD to FAIR range. Thank Jay for all of his help also. Forever grateful

M & B 8-12August, 2012
five-star

We were very apprehensive and stressed out at the thought of having to go through such a difficult process. From our first meeting with Diane Drain it was clear that we would not have to go through this alone! Immediately we felt a huge sense of relief. We were led step by step as to what would need to be done and when. When we did have a question or concern she responded right away.We never had to call more than once. We were treated with the utmost care and respect. Many years ago I had been a victim of an attorney who treated me insultingly, never explained anything and did not return my calls. I was left alone to try and resolve things on my own and it was extremely stressful. Our experience this time was completely different. We cannot thank her enough!

A.W. 8-12August, 2012
five-star

Thank you so much for your assistance with this. It’s nice to see that not everyone treats bankruptcy filers as lepers. I was afraid that filing was going to be a huge and embarrassing hurdle to overcome and thanks to you, it wasn’t nearly the horror I had imagined. Thank you so much for your understanding and help! You’ve helped restore my thinking that not all attorneys’ are terrible and could care less about their clients.

T. 20122012

Diane – thank you very much for all of your help. I do not know what I would have done if I had not found you. Every other attorney I talked to was so cold and uncaring. You helped me understand what was happening in my bankruptcy. Thanks again.

S. 5-12May, 2012
five-star

You were wonderful – Thank you so much. I am so glad that my son went to your seminar and found you.

L. 122012

Diane, you were the ultimate in legal professional representation. Thank you forever for all you did.

M. 122012

CLIENT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS – 2000-2010

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.

S. 06

I do appreciate your kindness in helping us through this tedious process.

D. 072007

Thank you once again for your incredible knowledge and persistence with these people. Ever since we have done the filing, I feel better mentally and physically, just like you said I would.

M. 082008
five-star

In our eyes you are all A’s. You helped us so much. We are thankful for you and all your help. You are a caring person, and most understanding. You took time for us at a time that was very hard. We haven’t got to where we were before everything broke loose and we may never. But we are thankful for you.

S & G. 09
five-star

Diane helped my husband and me get past a difficult chapter in our lives. She answered all our questions and gave us excellent advice. We followed her directions from start to finish and the process went smoothly. Having Diane in our corner, an experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge, turned out to be the best decision we could make. We are very happy we were referred to Diane for assistance.

S.G. 7-10July, 2010

Thank you for helping us through such a difficult time. You patience and expertise was comforting and we knew that we were in very good hands.

G. & S. 20092009

I thought lawyers were all greedy.  You made sure we could afford your fees which allowed us to keep our car.  There will never be a way to repay all you did for us.

J. & P. 102010

I first met Diane Drain in September 2008 when she agreed to represent me in my Bankruptcy filing. It was a difficult decision for me as I had always had outstanding credit and prided myself on being responsible and trustworthy. But, with my marriage of 30 years ending, the housing market sliding (I was upside down in the home), I had spent most of my savings and resources just to keep my head above water and then, I started sinking financially into a bottomless pit of debt. Bankruptcy was the best solution for me and that was a hard realization. Diane Drain handled my case with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. She kept me informed in all aspects of the case as it moved through the Court system. My Bankruptcy was discharged in Jan 2009 and Diane had advised me of the negative changes that would occur to my credit report. She also educated me, that the BK was a fresh start and my credit could be rebuilt with hard work and patience on my part. I want to inform others who may be going through the bankruptcy process, that with time, hard work and informed financial decisions, you can climb out of the lowest financial point in your life and achieve the highest point again.

In the 3 years since my Bankruptcy, I have worked my credit score back to 700 , I purchased a new vehicle in Oct 2011 and I just closed on a new home and mortgage in May 2012. All this was possible by the knowledge, skill and expertise Diane Drain has as a Bankruptcy attorney. To Diane I again say thank you. You have help me once again attain the American dream…

J.R. 6-09June, 2009
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