I have been practicing bankruptcy and creditor/debtor law in Arizona since 1986. I do not advertise, but receive the bulk of my work as referrals from attorneys, accountants, and former clients. Although I have a wonderful staff, I will give you my personal time and attention. If you are in trouble financially, we look forward to providing you with relief and peace of mind.

I received an "AV" rating from my peers in 1990, the earliest I was eligible (after practicing for five years), and have retained that rating ever since.

This rating, from Martindale-Hubbell (publishers of Lawyers.com), is the highest rating an attorney can receive, and comes from a survey of fellow attorneys and judges. I am pleased to enjoy a positive reputation in my field.

Current Employment Position(s):
Shareholder at Udall, Shumway & Lyons, PLC

Areas Of Practice:
Bankruptcy Law, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
Debt Settlement
Business Organization
Estate Planning and Asset Protection


Arizona, 1985; California, 1986; U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985; U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 1985


I have instructed various seminars for attorneys and others since 1996, in the areas of business organization, estate planning and asset protection, and bankruptcy law.

Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona. June, 1985 J. D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Law Review:  Senior Editor, Arizona State Law Journal, 1984 - 1985

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. August, 1981 B. A., Bachelor of Arts
Major: International Relations

Pro Bono Activities:

Never Again Foundation
Save the Family
Boy Scouts of America



Birth Information:

February 4, 1957, Hemet, California, United States of America