Combining Passion and Persistence

For Even the Most Complex Legal Matters

Carlene Simmons

Carlene Simmons began practicing in the State of Arizona in 2003 after graduating from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Her practice emphasizes consumer bankruptcy filings, including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases as well as personal injury cases.

Carlene believes that attorneys have an obligation to volunteer their time and efforts within the community. She is honored to work with the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, the Pro Bono Volunteer Lawyer’s Program and she has received commendations for work done with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona Pro Bono Panel.​

Awards

  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, Friends of the Court Outstanding Law Student Mentor 2016

  • Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel Honoree, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona 2011-2015

  • Client Choice Award AVVO 2014-2015

  • Client Distinction Award Martindale-Hubbell 2015

  • BV-rated Martindale-Hubbell 2014

  • Distinguished 4.3 out of 5 Martindale-Hubbell 2014

  • Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2014

Associations

  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program Volunteer Attorney 2015 – Present

  • State Bar of Arizona Law Day Legal Aid Clinic Volunteer Attorney 2015 – Present

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona Chapter 13 Expert Panel 2014 – Present

  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, Friends of the Court Participant 2013 – Present

  • Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel Member 2012 – Present

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Member 2012 – Present

  • Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Volunteer Attorney 2012 – Present

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona Self Help Center Volunteer Attorney 2012 – Present

  • State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Law Section Member 2011 – Present

Bar Admissions

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law, 2003

  • Northern Arizona University, 1999

Education

Bar Admissions

  • State of Arizona, 2009

  • Maricopa County, 2009