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Attorney Krystal Ahart

Krystal Ahart’s desire to be a lawyer began at a very young age (she was voted most likely to become a lawyer in elementary school!). She focuses her practice on assisting individuals and businesses through the bankruptcy process in Chapters 7, 11, and 13. She is an experienced Arizona bankruptcy attorney who has successfully guided many clients through bankruptcy, providing the high-quality, personalized legal advice they need through every phase of their case.

Experience and Education

Krystal has been licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona since 2012, after obtaining her Juris Doctor degree at Phoenix School of Law. Krystal started with the law firm of James F. Kahn, P.C., in 2002, moving her way up from file clerk/receptionist, to secretary, to paralegal, and finally to lawyer. She is now a Partner at Kahn & Ahart, PLLC.

Krystal recently became the fourth female to be Certified as a Bankruptcy Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona!

Volunteer Activities

In addition to her work at Bankruptcy Legal Center™, Krystal is an active member of the legal community and devotes a substantial amount of time to serving the underserved. She works closely with the Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) on the Friend of the Court Reaffirmation program at the bankruptcy court, where she teaches law students various skills including effective client communication, interviewing, courtroom decorum, and presentation; the law students then represent debtors who don’t have their own attorney at their reaffirmation hearing (as a “Friend of the Court”).

Krystal is a past-president of the Young Lawyers Division Board of the Maricopa County Bar Association and currently serves as Chair of VLP’s Advisory Committee and as Co-Executive Director of Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel (“ACBC”).

Awards and Accolades

In 2014, Krystal was the first recipient of the Honorable Sarah Sharer Curley Self-Help Center Volunteer Award, in recognition of her commitment to the success of the Bankruptcy Court’s Self-Help Center. Krystal was recently selected to be a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2020 Class of 40 Under 40. Krystal was also selected to Super Lawyers’ 2021 Southwest Rising Stars® list, an honor reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys in the Southwest!


As an experienced Arizona bankruptcy attorney, Krystal knows no two cases are alike; that is why she is dedicated to providing each of her clients with the personalized, high-quality legal counsel they need to achieve their goals. She works closely with her clients to ensure that they understand all of their options. She will take the time to explain the pros and cons of the bankruptcy process and will help you identify the best strategy for you or your company.

Contact Us

If you are facing bankruptcy, you need the counsel of an experienced attorney. At Bankruptcy Legal Center™, both of the firm’s attorneys have been Certified as Bankruptcy Specialists by the State Bar of Arizona. They and their staff have the knowledge and skill to help identify the best path for you or your business. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with experienced bankruptcy attorney Krystal Ahart.