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James F. Kahn is a third-generation commercial law and bankruptcy attorney, who has been in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona since 1972.  He has been designated a Southwest Super Lawyer for 2007-2015 by Thomson Reuters. Jim has served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Phoenix School of Law 2007-2013.

Mr. Kahn concentrates his practice in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ & Debtors’ rights.  In 1988, he was certified as a Bankruptcy Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona, Board of Legal Specialization.  Mr. Kahn has served on numerous committees and regularly lectures in various educational programs on bankruptcy as well as Creditors’ and Debtors’ rights.  He served as Chairman of the Arizona State Bar Committee on Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights and as Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section of the Arizona State Bar.  Mr. Kahn has served as a Judge Pro Tem of the Superior Court of Arizona (1995-2015).

James F. Kahn is the founder and senior attorney of Kahn & Ahart, PLLC (Bankruptcy Legal Center™) in Arizona. He is a veteran attorney with more than 40 years of experience practicing law. He devotes his practice to representing individuals and businesses in bankruptcy and creditor’s and debtors’ rights cases.


As an experienced Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney, James F. Kahn recognizes that his clients want personalized legal advice and service that is tailored to meet their needs. That is why he works closely with each client to identify his or her goals and to develop a legal strategy that will help meet those goals. He understands that bankruptcy is not a one-size-fits-all solution for his clients. He will take the time to craft the best legal strategy for your unique situation, carefully guiding you through each decision.

At the Bankruptcy Legal Center™, we are committed to providing the best service possible for our clients. That is why we are dedicated to answering your calls and emails in a timely manner, providing frequent and clear communication, and keeping you informed through every phase of your case.

Education and Background

Wayne State University Law School, Juris Doctor, 1972. University of Detroit, B.S. in Marketing and Management, 1968. Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corp, U.S. Army Reserve, 1968-1979.

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If you are facing bankruptcy, you need the counsel of an experienced bankruptcy attorney. At the Bankruptcy Legal Center™, our attorneys and staff have the necessary knowledge and skill to provide the customized legal counsel you need to achieve your goals. Contact our Arizona office today to schedule a consultation with experienced bankruptcy attorney James Kahn.