Our Bankruptcy Attorneys

Russell WenkRussell F. Wenk

Practice Areas: Chapters 7 and 13 bankruptcy

Law School: University of Akron School of Law, Cum Laude

College: Arizona State University, Magna Cum Laude

Memberships: Federal District Court for the District of Arizona

Russell F. Wenk graduated cum laude from The University of Akron School of Law in 2005. Since that time, he has handled hundreds of bankruptcy cases for clients. Mr. Wenk's primary focus is in pre-bankruptcy planning and ensuring that clients get the fresh start that should come with a bankruptcy. The law exists for those who are unable to meet their monthly financial obligations, for whatever reason, and have overwhelming debt that they are struggling with, or dealing with creditors who have no sympathy for their financial hardship. Mr. Wenk focuses his practice on bankruptcy because it is an area of law that is designed to help the client obtain financial freedom. Mr. Wenk is an experienced attorney who understands the sensitive nature of bankruptcy and respects the client's wishes, while also ensuring compliance with all applicable rules and statutes regarding bankruptcy. He also understands the goals of the client and advises them and guides them through every step of the process.

Michael LincolnMichael A. Lincoln

Michael Lincoln moved to Arizona with his family in 1991. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2000 and from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2003. He was admitted to practice in Arizona in 2005 and in federal court in 2010. Mr. Lincoln focuses his practice on the protection of debtors in Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings.

Vanessa HeimVanessa R. Heim

Vanessa R. Heim graduated in 2011 from The John Marshall Law School, in Chicago, Illinois. As an Arizona native, Ms. Heim was eager to return to Arizona to begin her practice of law. Since that time, she has assisted numerous clients through the bankruptcy process. Ms. Heim actively discusses and explains to clients the benefits that protection under bankruptcy can provide, including protecting exempt property and the discharge of debts which are frequently financially debilitating. She believes it is important for clients to understand that bankruptcy laws exist to provide for those who cannot meet their monthly financial commitments, and that the laws should be used as an effective tool to help people through personal financial struggles. She understands the stigma clients commonly associate with bankruptcy and strives to eliminate any anxiety through thoughtful explanation of the process from inception to closing, while working as a supportive advocate for the client. Ms. Heim works ardently with clients from pre-bankruptcy planning through post-petition living to ensure that bankruptcy provides the new financial beginning that so many people are determined to find.