Elizabeth E. Stephens

Elizabeth E. Stephens offers comprehensive financial analysis and personalized debt relief strategies in her insolvency and bankruptcy practice. Her approach incorporates comprehensive financial analysis and personalized debt relief strategies. An experienced appellate lawyer, she has successfully litigated before the Ninth Circuit, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Nevada courts, Wisconsin courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A graduate of Marquette University Law School and former staff editor of its Law Review, Ms. Stephens has a background in criminal appeals as an assistant state public defender in Wisconsin. She also has experience representing consumer debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, demonstrating her wide-ranging knowledge in bankruptcy law and commitment to client-focused solutions.


  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • MALS, University of Wisconsin
  • B.A., Alverno College

Areas Of Practice

One of the largest and most active bankruptcy and creditors’ rights legal practices in the Southwest and California, representing clients locally, regionally, and nationally.


  • Author, “New Congress, Familiar Legislation,” ABI Journal, Vol. XL, No. 3, March 2021.
  • Author, “Key Bankruptcy Legislation Sent to the House Floor,” ABI Journal, Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, November 2020.
  • Author, “BANKRUPTCY IN 2020: Part of the Treatment; Part of the Cure,” Firm Newsletter, June 2020.
  • Co-Author, “Chapter 12 Bankruptcy and the Family Farmer Relief Act,” Firm Newsletter, June 2020.
  • Author, “Sen. Warren Proposes Sweeping Reforms to the Bankruptcy Code,” ABI Journal, Vol. XXXIX, No. 3, March 2020.
  • Author, “Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Congressional Action and Consumer Commission Recommendations,” ABI Journal, October 2019.
  • Author, “Using Appearance Counsel in Court: Risky Business?” ABI Journal, Vol. XXXVII, No. 11, November 2018.
  • Author, “Proof of Claim: To Sign or Not to Sign?” Consumer Bankruptcy Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 6, October 2016.
  • Author, “PACT Will Not Prevent Trustees from Attempting to Claw Back College Tuition Payments,” ABI Journal, Vol. XXXV, No. 2, February 2016.
  • Author, “Should Bankruptcy Trustees Retain the Ability to Claw Back College Tuition Payments Under Section 548,” ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Newsletter, August 2015.
  • Author, “Bankruptcy Exemptions in Nevada: A Mash-Up of State and Federal Law,” Comminque’ Vol. 36 No. 3, March 2015.


  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute’s Legislation Committee
  • Member, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
  • Member, Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Co-Chair, Consumer Bankruptcy and Legislation Committees, American Bankruptcy Institute


  • Nevada