Meet Our Attorneys

pm-mcguire-160x200Attorney Pernell W. McGuire

Mr. McGuire is an AV rated Arizona attorney providing bankruptcy and debtor/creditor services to people and businesses throughout Arizona. Since 1999, Mr. McGuire has been certified by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Bankruptcy.

Mr. McGuire has over 22 years of bankruptcy experience and has personally handled thousands of bankruptcy cases. Mr. McGuire is a member of the bankruptcy advisory commission of the Arizona State Bar Association, which is responsible for reviewing applications by attorneys seeking certification as specialists in bankruptcy law.

Education: Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, J.D. 1991 (Cum Laude); Brigham Young University, B.S. Accounting 1988. Court Admissions: Texas, 1991, Arizona, 1994; admitted to practice in all State and Federal courts in Arizona. Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribal Courts; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

To speak with Pernell W. McGuire, call 928-779-1173, or email him, or contact him online.

jmcguire-160x200Attorney James M. McGuire

Mr. McGuire was raised in Flagstaff, Arizona and now makes his home with his wife and two children in Mesa. During law school, Mr. McGuire was a writer for the Arizona Law Review and graduated with honors.

Mr. McGuire serves on the board of the Mesa Westwood Little League, volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and encourages organ donation. Mr. McGuire received a life saving living donor liver transplant from his brother Pernell in 2006 and both are doing well.
Education: University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D. 2001 (Magna Cum Laude); University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, B.S. Finance/Business Administration. Court Admissions: admitted to practice in all State and Federal courts in Arizona. Member: Arizona State Bar Association, Maricopa County Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, and Civil Litigation.

Bankruptcy Practice includes: Chapter 7 bankruptcy (debt liquidation); Chapter 11 bankruptcy (reorganization); Chapter 13 bankruptcy (debt restructuring); Creditor Services.

Civil Litigation includes: Commercial litigation; business disputes; creditor services.

To speak with James M. McGuire, call 480-829-9081, or email him , or contact him online.


Attorney M. Preston Gardner

Preston Gardner is an associate in the firm’s bankruptcy department. He has represented businesses and individuals as debtors in cases under Chapters 11, 7, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. He has been involved in every phase of liquidation and reorganization cases, from pre-filing planning through confirmation and consummation of plans of reorganization. He has also represented secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy-related litigation.

Preston graduated with honors from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he served as a Senior Editor for the Brigham Young University Law Review. Before attending law school, he lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil for two years and learned to speak Portuguese. He later returned to Sao Paulo for a six-week internship during law school. Preston and his wife are Arizona natives and the parents of two young children. Preston enjoys reading, collecting books, and attending ASU football games.

Education: Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., cum laude 2012. Arizona State University, B.A., English Literature, summa cum laude, 2009.

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Debtor/Creditor Services, and Civil Litigation

To speak with M. Preston Gardner, call 480-344-4574, or email him at , or contact him online.

aubrey-thomas-160x200Attorney Aubrey Thomas

Aubrey focuses her practice areas in bankruptcy, debtor creditor rights, foreclosure services, loan modifications, and commercial litigation. Aubrey was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona. She is also a member of the Coconino County Bar Association, and the Bankruptcy and Appellate Sections of the Arizona State Bar.

Aubrey recieved her B.S. in Arts Management and B.A. in Violin Performance from Northern Arizona University. She then attended and received her J.D. from the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2010.

Prior to joining the firm, Aubrey served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jack L. Landau at both the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court.

Education: Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR, J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 2010 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, B.S. in Arts Management and B.A. in Violin Performance, 2006.

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Debtor/Creditor Rights, Civil Litigation, and Appellate Practice

To speak with Aubrey Thomas, call 928-779-1173, or email her at , or contact her online.

Attorney Ron Holmes

Ron Holmes concentrates his practice in the areas of consumer bankruptcy law and small business bankruptcies. He serves clients throughout the state of New Mexico.

A native New Mexican, Mr. Holmes grew up in Alamogordo. He earned his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1996, and his B.A. in Political Science and Economics also from the University of New Mexico in 1991.

Mr. Holmes currently serves on the Bankruptcy Section Board of Directors from 2001 to 2010 and again in 2013 to present, has served as Secretary and is the past Chairman of the Board (2004). Mr. Holmes is also a former Bankruptcy Trustee.  Mr. Holmes received the New Mexico State Bar’s Outstanding Contribution Award in 2003 and the Robert H. LaFollette Pro Bono Award in 2010, which is the equivalent to a lifetime achievement award.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Holmes is an active licensed real estate broker and Realtor® and the Qualifying Broker for Stetson Realty.

Mr. Holmes is the current treasurer for the Federal Bar Association New Mexico Chapter, the past Chair for the Board of Directors for the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Albuquerque Chapter  and a member of the Greater Albuquerque Area Board of Realtors and a long member of the Albuquerque Bar Association.  Mr. Holmes enjoys playing indoor and outdoor soccer on the weekends.  Finally and most importantly, Mr. Holmes’ proudest moments and achievements are are both brought about and shared because of his five wonderful children and wife, Crystal.

To speak with Ron Holmes, call 505-268-3939, or email him at , or contact him online.

“I sleep better at night knowing my family has a real future again.”
MT, Flagstaff AZ