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Anthony W. Austin

Anthony Austin is a prominent attorney in our financial restructuring, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group, where he works on matters including collection and judgement work, breach of contract, partnership disputes and receiverships. He represents financial institutions, debtors, creditors, and trustees in all phases of complex litigation and restructuring transactions, including trials and appeals. As an experienced bankruptcy attorney, Anthony has a wide range of commercial litigation experience involving foreclosures, receiverships and guarantor litigation.

His experience as a bankruptcy attorney has him representing clients at trial and various types of hearings before the Bankruptcy Court, District Court, and Arizona Supreme Court. He is also adept at litigation matters involving the rapidly-evolving cannabis industry and partnered on a precedent-setting bankruptcy case involving marijuana investors and distributors.

Growing up near the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, where his dad was a park ranger who helped open Kartchner Caverns to the public, Anthony has always had a great love for Arizona – and helping people – and knew from an early age he wanted to be a lawyer. These passions shape his view of his civil practice to this day where selling and merging companies really means saving jobs, keeping companies open, and maintaining the legacy of small business owners and their jobs that support hundreds of family members.

Outside his work as a debt attorney, Anthony loves spending time in the great outdoors with his wife and three kids, exploring and camping in areas like Prescott, Cottonwood, Show Low, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and the Carlsbad Caverns. Although he is a lifelong Cubs fan and grew up listening to Harry Caray on WGN Radio, his love for baseball carried into the Southwest, and he now often enjoys a cold beer with a hot dog at Arizona Diamondbacks games. 


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Political Science, Northern Arizona University
  • Staff Writer, Arizona Law Review, 2005-2007
  • Law Clerk, Pima County Attorney's Office, Criminal Division, 2005-2006
  • Extern, The Hon. David C. Bury, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, Fall 2005

Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of experience in all aspects of dispute resolution and prevention.

We have one of the largest and active Southwestern bankruptcy and creditors’ rights legal practices.


  • Litigation

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2019-2020
  • Southwest Rising Stars®, 2015-2019
  • Emerging Leaders Award, M&A Advisors, 2018

Articles And Presentations


  • Chair, Bankruptcy Section, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court


  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada