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Phoenix Bankruptcy Lawyer

D. Lamar Hawkins

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating

Rated by Super Lawyers 


Practice Areas



Creditors' Rights

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers (Bankruptcy): 2012-present

The Best Lawyers in America® (Bankruptcy), 2016-2018

Arizona's Finest Lawyers: 2013

AV Preeminent®  Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Chairman, Bankruptcy Section (2004-2005); Chairman, Bankruptcy Advisory Commission, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (2006-present); Co-Chairman, Committee to Rewrite Local Bankruptcy Rules (2005-present)

"DailyDAC" (Deal Acquisition Central): Advisory Board Member (2011-present)

Maricopa County Bar Association

Volunteer Lawyers Program of Maricopa County

Court Admissions


U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Published Articles

"Retention of Professionals in Bankruptcy"

"Pre-Bankruptcy Planning: Where Do You Draw the Line?"

"The Scope of the Automatic Stay"


J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University, 1990

B.S., magna cum laude, Accounting, Arizona State University, 1987

Language Proficiency



Phoenix, Arizona


Lamar Hawkins: Phoenix Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney


Phoenix bankruptcy attorney Lamar Hawkins helps financially distressed Arizona companies, business owners, and persons with extensive assets achieve relief from creditors through Chapter 11 reorganization or liquidation.

Bankruptcy Sales

A six-time Super Lawyers selectee, a Best Lawyers® selectee, and a member of Arizona's Finest Lawyers, Lamar Hawkins represents both buyers and sellers in significant bankruptcy sales and helps individuals resolve their financial issues through out-of-court workouts or through Chapter 7, 11 or 13 bankruptcy.

He negotiated the buyout of Great Western Produce, a regional broker of agricultural products; BS&W Energy Corp., a used oil supplier; and numerous real estate ventures. His favorable ruling in Inselman eased “responsible person” liability for the unpaid transaction privilege taxes of a corporation and limited liability company.


Lamar has successfully reorganized numerous real estate ventures on behalf of both the controlling equity ownership and the non-controlling equity ownership. Since 2008, he has achieved successful reorganization plans for a number of companies, including:

  • Native Environmental, an industrial cleaning company

  • Panda Medical

  • Mattias Enterprises

  • All-Pro Sweepers

  • Paradise Car Wash

  • Southwest Forest Industries

  • Sun Radiology

  • Freeport Logistics, Inc. / Freeport Distribution, Inc.

  • Atomic Pest Control

  • Two Brothers, a chain of gas stations

  • Floorco, Inc.

 His earlier business reorganizations include:

  • Ironite Products Company, an international fertilizer business

  • CrackerJax Family Centers, an amusement center

  • Fiesta Canning, an international manufacturer and seller of southwestern foods

  • Harold’s Corral, a local restaurant

  • Prime Financial Partners

  • Trendsetter’s Furniture Showcase, Inc.

  • Smith & Cooper Fine Furnishings

  • Arnold & Baker Farms, real estate development

  • Botanical Expressions, a faux plant manufacturer

  • Gardencraft Landscaping

  • CPS, Inc., a commercial contractor

  • Carey Chiropractic

  • Jean’s Hallmark

  • Treadway Industries of Phoenix, a faux surface construction company

  • Circle B Market

  • Pinehurst Group Investments, motel

  • Prodeo Technologies, Inc.

  • A-Rand, Inc., a manufacturing company

  • Suntastic USA, Inc., a farming venture


  • "Bankruptcy in Transition – Preparing for the Future" (panelist), State Bar of Arizona Convention, 2014

  • "Basics of an Individual Chapter 11 Case," State Bar of Arizona, 2014

  • “Individual Chapter 11 Proceedings,” State Bar of Arizona Convention (2009)

  • "The New Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure for the District of Arizona" (2007)

  • "What Happens When a Borrower with Multiple Loans Files Bankruptcy" (2007)

  • "Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005: Individuals in Chapter 11" (2005, 2006)

  • "Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Leases" (2006)

  • "New Bankruptcy Code Amendments: How They Impact Your Real Estate Practice" (2005)


Lamar volunteers extensive amounts of time to assist the Volunteer Lawyers Program in providing workout and bankruptcy assistance to the less fortunate and has been honored with the VLP's Lawyer of the Month Award. In his youth, Lamar earned the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America.