About Mesa Bankruptcy Attorney, John Skiba
John N. Skiba, Esq.
1640 South Stapley Drive, Suite 127
Mesa, Arizona 85204
Over the years I have counseled with more than ten thousand families about their finances and the stress that accompanies overwhelming debt. And while many of the issues facing families in debt are the same, each family is different in what type of solution will solve their debt problems.
I am a bankruptcy attorney who doesn’t believe that bankruptcy is always the best option. In fact, in some cases, it might cause you more harm than good.
I take the time to meet with each client, learn about your situation, evaluate your case, and help you decide what the best path to becoming debt-free will best suit your family’s needs.
That is why in addition to my law degree I obtained additional training and become certified as a Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach. This certification is obtained through Dave Ramsey’s organization and I use the principles taught in Financial Peace University and found in Dave’s book “The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness“.
Through my training as a Consumer Protection Attorney as well as a Ramsey Solutions Financial Coach, I can assist you in choosing the right course to get out of debt and obtain financial peace.
I first became interested in practicing bankruptcy law while attending law school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). It was there that I studied bankruptcy law under the Honorable Bruce Markell, a bankruptcy judge and nationally known expert in bankruptcy law. This unique experience was a tremendous opportunity to learn bankruptcy from a preeminent scholar and accomplished author in the field of bankruptcy.
Also while in law school I also served as an extern to the Honorable Clive Jones, another bankruptcy judge in the District of Nevada. Working with Judge Jones provided me with the opportunity to witness first-hand bankruptcy law in action as I saw the great relief bankruptcy can provide for those going through financial hardship.
Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach
In the world of personal finance, Dave Ramsey is a household name. I first became familiar with Dave’s work when my wife and I were driving from Phoenix to Salt Lake City as a young couple just starting out. I found his book “The Total Money Makeover” at a gas station while we were fueling up. We bought the book and on the long drive to Salt Lake City we took turns reading out loud (this was before audible/podcast, and even the iPhone!:). The principles and strategies he taught make a lot of sense to me and have been something my wife and I have tried to implement into our financial lives.
I recently became certified as a Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach. This is a certification that is provided by Dave Ramsey’s company after attending a vigorous training course designed to train financial coaches in the Dave Ramsey approach to eliminating debt and obtaining financial freedom.
I use the skills I obtained in this certification for both financial coaching clients (nationwide) as well as in my law practice (Arizona only) in assisting clients to not only eliminate debt but to solve their money problems once and for all.
I graduated from Brigham Young University. While I was there I was fortunate to play football for the BYU football team. I played guard on the offensive line and am proud to have been a member of the inaugural Mountain West Conference championship team. The fact that this is the first thing I mention when discussing my undergraduate work should tell you a lot about where my time was spent. Football was a full-time job but I am proud to have graduated from BYU with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology.
I am a member of the State Bar of Arizona and am licensed to practice before all state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
I am a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), and the National Association of Consumer Attorneys (NACA). Why should this matter to you? I attend conferences through the year by these organizations that keep me up to date on the latest in court developments and bankruptcy trends nationwide. This means that I will be prepared to handle issues that may arise in your case. Bankruptcy law is a complex area of law that is continually changing. You need a bankruptcy attorney who is committed to staying up to date and fully understands the bankruptcy process.
I grew up in Utah and my wife was raised in the White Mountains of Arizona. My wife and I have six kids (yes, six!). Having a large family, I know that it takes a lot of work to keep the kids fed and a roof over everyone’s head. When I am not practicing law I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, following the BYU Cougar football team, and coaching the offensive line for the varsity football team at Benjamin Franklin High School in Queen Creek, Arizona.