Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney John Skiba

20140111-IMG_1753When it comes to hiring a bankruptcy attorney you have a lot of choices out there.  No doubt that prior to finding my website you surfed through various bankruptcy attorney’s websites and have read what they have to say…so why should you hire me?
I can help you.  Bankruptcy is all I do. I understand that financial difficulties are among life’s most challenging problems.  Many would be surprised to learn that most people in bankruptcy are generally financially responsible people that have simply come upon hard times.   A job has been lost, pay decreased, and often debt sky rockets because of a sickness that results in a mountain of medical bills.  You feel terrible, stressed out, embarrassed, and worse, you feel hopeless.

There is a way out. You can have financial peace again. I have dedicated my legal career to helping those who are struggling with debt and financial setbacks. Many are unaware of the powerful protections and relief that bankruptcy law provides in rebuilding their financial lives.

Law School

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.

Undergraduate Work

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.

Professional Memberships

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.

Personal

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, riding ATVs, and every now and again casting some dry flies on the Colorado River.