Kenneth NeeleyKenneth L. Neeley

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Before starting Neeley Law Firm, Kenn owned a custom software development company. His experience with explaining complex technology to business executives helped him learn how to take a complicated process and explain it in an understandable way. He will do that for you in your legal matter.

Kenn is a die-hard entrepreneur and loves small businesses.

Kenn has 5 kids and a wonderful wife who told him that after he graduated from UNLV she wanted to leave Las Vegas for someplace with four seasons and cooler weather – then he found a job in Phoenix… oops.

Professionally, Kenn is most proud of his two published appellate wins for consumer debtors: In re. Gray, 523 B.R. 170 (9th Cir. BAP 2014) and In re. Neidorf, 534 B.R. 369 (9th Cir. BAP 2015).

Christopher DutkiewiczChristopher J. Dutkiewicz

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Chris has over 10 years of bankruptcy and debt solutions experience and has represented thousands of people over that time. He has a great sense of humor and you’ll feel like you’ve known him for years after spending just a few minutes with him. And, he has 6 kids, so he’s got a lot of patience!

He loves coaching his boys’ football teams, playing pick-up basketball, and eating healthy.

 

Nicholas Van VleetNicholas T. Van Vleet

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Nick has been practicing bankruptcy and personal injury law since 2009 and is passionate about representing individuals who find themselves in difficult circumstances. He strives to provide each client with the individualized guidance and support they need throughout the legal process. Nick earned his JD and MBA from Arizona State University and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Nick has a wife and 4 children. He enjoys spending time outdoors and participating in the Tough Mudder each year.

Dane PaulsenDane Paulsen

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Dane first worked at the Neeley Law Firm as a law student. After law school, he spent his first years of practice as a government attorney before coming back to join us again.

He enjoys working at the Neeley Law Firm because of the commitment to excellence and the priority of clients over the bottom-line. He appreciates the opportunity to practice law in a way that helps people get a fresh start.

He is married and has two children. He loves spending time in the outdoors and reading whenever he can.

TeresaTeresa Maloney

Supervising Paralegal
Teresa enjoys working at the Neeley Law Firm because everyone is committed to helping clients find the best outcome to a difficult situation.

She completed a paralegal certificate program through Phoenix College and is always learning. She has been with Neeley Law Firm since 2010 and has grown in her responsibilities as the firm has grown.

In her free time she enjoys volunteering for a local dog rescue and spending time with her friends and family.

JodyJody McClelland Wilkens

Chapter 13 Paralegal
Since 2009, Jody has been working closely with trustees, attorneys and creditors to ensure that bankruptcy clients have the information and support required to successfully complete their cases. She finds it rewarding to help people through the bankruptcy process. Time and time again she hears clients talk about how they feel so much lighter and full of hope after they work with the Neeley Law Firm. She believes the Neeley Law Firm is full of highly skilled, compassionate and positive people who want to help good people get out of debt.

She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Arizona State University and her Masters of Education Leadership from Northern Arizona University. SHe stayed at home with her two daughters and ran a small tutoring business before beginning her career as a paralegal.

When she is not in the office she enjoys sunset bike rides, dancing, and trying new recipes in my kitchen. She is married to her best friend and is the proud mother of two amazing young women. She also volunteers at Sunshine Acres.

CaleyCaley Meegan

Chapter 7 Paralegal

Caley’s career in the field of bankruptcy law started while she was studying for her undergraduate degree at ASU. She began working at a large firm close to campus where she started as a receptionist but soon gained the skills and knowledge to become a paralegal. She has spent time working in family law and landlord-tenant law. However, bankruptcy is her preferred field of practice. She finds it rewarding to help people start anew.

She studied at both Arizona State University and Brigham Young University – Hawaii. She left one school with a double major in Justice Studies & Religious Studies and the other with a good tan! If BYU-H offered an undergraduate degree in surfing, she would have earned one of those too. She enjoys hiking, running and spending time with her son. She used to figure-skate competitively and still likes to drop by the rink every once in a while.

TelinaTelina Thurman

IRS Enrolled Agent, Paralegal

Telina grew up in Orange County, California and came to Arizona for her first semester of college at NAU. After a bit of aimless wandering to various colleges in multiple states, she ultimately graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University – West with a B.A. in Psychology. She met myherhusband in 2001 and was blessed with a beautiful baby girl in 2007.

Her explorative nature has led her to multiple jobs over the last 12 years giving her experience in multiple different areas including: retail, administrative, real estate sales and investing, accounting, and bankruptcy law. She recently became an IRS Enrolled Agent allowing her to further help people with tax debt by representing them before the IRS.

She takes pride in being able to put clients at ease and make the bankruptcy experience as pleasant as possible during a very difficult time in their lives.

AmberAmber Ray

Client Service Director

Amber feels blessed to have landed at the Neeley Law Firm where she is able to utilize the skills she is most proud of: understanding others, then using that understanding to help them where they need to go. She’s always had a passion for people – be it through helping clients while previously a personal shopper, or picking her friends’ and family members’ brains at home (INFJ, here, for all you MBTI folks out there). When She’s not working or spending time with her girls, you can typically find her on the floor with some paints, or out on a volleyball court (gotta stay balanced, right?)

MelanieMelanie Clavell

Administrative Assistant

Melanie started her career out as a legal transcriber in Puerto Rico and she deeply enjoyed working alongside attorneys. In 2011, she got married to her wonderful husband and relocated to Arizona. For about a year, she worked in the customer service field in order to master her English skills. She loves solving problems while leaving a smile on people’s faces and her biggest wish is for everyone to have the ‘Neeley Law Experience.’

Working at Neeley Law Firm has been a blessing for her. She finds the level of professionalism and compassion to be incomparable. She feels surrounded by family and friends.

BonnyBonny Solheim

Receptionist

After Bonny earned her MRS degree, Summa Cum Laude, at Brigham Young University, and raised 12 wonderful kids to adulthood, she started her career by managing two adult care facilities that specialize in Alzheimer’s care in Mesa, AZ, before coming to the Neeley Law Firm. She’s been called “The Friendliest Person on Earth,” but she’s not sure that’s totally accurate – perhaps she’s just the friendliest person in the U.S.

She spends her free time enjoying 18 delightful grandchildren, Googling recipes that will enhance the flavor of baby Brussels sprouts, and editing dense scientific texts.