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Neeley Law

Kenneth Neeley founded Neeley Law Firm in 2009 when he recognized a pressing need for a legal practice that prioritized personalized service and unwavering dedication to clients. Armed with a profound understanding of the intricacies of the law and a passion for advocating on behalf of those facing legal challenges, Neeley set out to establish a firm that would provide exceptional representation and guidance. With a clear vision in mind, he meticulously assembled a team of talented attorneys who shared his commitment to excellence. Together, they cultivated an environment where clients could find solace and trust in the expertise of their legal advocates. From the outset, Neeley Law Firm became known for its client-centered approach, going above and beyond to ensure that each individual received the attention and support they deserved. Today, under Kenneth Neeley’s leadership, the firm continues to thrive, remaining steadfast in its mission to deliver unparalleled legal services and foster lasting relationships with clients.

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Kenneth Neeley, bankruptcy attorney, giving a free initial consultation
Tax Debt Resolution Attorney Nick Van Vleet consults with Amber Ray
Student Loan Paralegal Caroline Zemp shows Olivia Warkins how to discharge student loans on her laptop screen
Chapter 13 Attorney Geoff Khotim Consults with Bankruptcy Paralegal Angie Daniel

14+

Years in Business

30,000+

Clients Helped

180+

Positive Reviews

Our Team

Attorneys

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Kenneth 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 an amazing wife and 5 awesome kids who keep him sharp with their debate skills.

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).

Geoff Khotim, Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer

Geoff M. Khotim

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Geoffrey Khotim has over 27 years of bankruptcy experience as a consumer bankruptcy attorney and general litigator. Geoff has helped thousands of clients resolve their financial problems. He has also served as a Past Chair of the Maricopa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section.

Geoff grew up in the Los Angeles area and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  He is a graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego.  He has extensive experience in all areas of bankruptcy law, including consumer bankruptcy, business bankruptcy, creditor rights and bankruptcy trustee representation.

Geoff has been happily married since 1995 and has two daughters.  Geoff’s hobbies include cycling, ancient history, science fiction and spending time with family.

Geoff Khotim, Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer

Ryan C. Beaumont

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Ryan is a dedicated attorney with extensive experience in real estate transactions, title review, contract interpretation, complex negotiations, debt settlement, and bankruptcy. Known for his compassionate and empathetic approach, Ryan has built a reputation for providing effective and personalized legal services.

He is passionate about helping clients and provides a personalized approach to debt relief. He works with clients to develop tailored strategies aimed at achieving the best possible outcomes for their situation.

Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Outside of his professional life, Ryan is happily married with two children who keep him on his toes. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading about history, spending time outdoors, and watching sports, especially UCLA and (unfortunately) the Los Angeles Angels.

Paralegals

Gabrielle, bankruptcy law client services

Gabrielle Hereema

Client Intake Specialist

Gabrielle graduated from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. One area where she has truly thrived is in customer service. She has amassed an abundance of experience in this field, constantly striving to provide clients with the utmost respect and exceptional service. It brings her immense satisfaction to help people and ensure their needs are met. This commitment to exceptional customer care has allowed her to cultivate strong relationships with clients and contribute to their overall satisfaction. While her expertise lies in business management, she has always had a burning passion for law and is eager to explore this field further in the future. Beyond her professional pursuits, she enjoys hiking, playing tennis, and spending quality time with friends.

Angie, Chapter 13 bankruptcy paralegal

Angie Daniel

Paralegal

Angie has worked in the bankruptcy field for almost 10 years and has honed her knowledge here at Neeley. She studied music at the University of Arizona before deciding to pivot into law. Angie stays in bankruptcy law because of how rewarding it feels to help our clients.

Before starting her career, Angie was lucky enough to stay home to raise two boys who are now teenagers.  In her free time, she likes to relax with her kids and husband of almost 20 years, read, and keep her many houseplants.

Jocelyn, bankruptcy paralegal

Jocelyn Rick

Paralegal

Jocelyn practiced as bankruptcy attorney in Utah for ten years, in private practice representing Debtors, and as the Senior Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee.  She retired from the practice of law when she moved to Arizona and spent the following decade concentrating on her family.  Kids grown, finding too much time on her hands, and (strangely) missing bankruptcy law, she reached out to Neeley Law to see if they had room in their Chapter 13 department and has been working on post confirmation Chapter 13 cases since 2021.

Jocelyn, bankruptcy paralegal

Dougie Broadbent

Paralegal

Born and raised in Boulder City, Nevada, Dougie is a product of the vibrant community that shaped his early years. His journey through life has been marked by a commitment to excellence and a relentless pursuit of knowledge, qualities that were ingrained in him from a young age.

As a collegiate swimmer at Brigham Young University, Dougie not only honed his athletic prowess but also cultivated discipline, determination, and the ability to thrive in a competitive environment. Following his collegiate endeavors, Dougie embarked on a new path in pursuit of his passion for the law. This led him to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate (JD). It was at this institution that he deepened his understanding of the legal system and honed the skills necessary to navigate its complexities.

With 8 years of bankruptcy law experience Dougie understands the impact that legal outcomes can have on individuals’ lives and is committed to offering unwavering support to clients during challenging times.

Dougie has a wife and three children. Dougie’s hobbies include anything sports related, photography, and dad jokes.

Client Services & More

Amber, bankruptcy client services director

Amber Ray

Client Services Director

Amber has been with Neeley Law since 2017, and her favorite part of her role is being able to utilize the skill 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, she’s either spending time with her girls, doing crosswords, or watching Star Trek reruns. 

Nikki, bankruptcy law firm receptionist

Nikki Padgen

Receptionist
Nikki, bankruptcy law firm receptionist

Steph Brinkley

Client Intake Specialist

Steph graduated from the University of Arizona in 2022 with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law. After graduating, she interned for a small firm in London, England. After moving back to the States, she worked in mental health law, before starting here at Neeley Law in November of 2023.

Steph loves the warm and friendly culture here at Neeley and thrives in a client-focused role where she gets to interact with, help, and form connections with people.

Outside of work, Steph loves to travel, go to the gym and spend time with her loved ones- especially her cat, Kiwi.

Nikki, bankruptcy law firm receptionist

Taylor Espalin

Legal Assistant