Janessa applies her substantial experience in creditor's rights to assist clients in collecting what is owed to them. She uses legal remedies, including deficiency actions, judgments, workout strategies, replevins, foreclosures and represents her creditor clients in bankruptcy courts. Janessa represents various lending clients – including banks, credit unions, equipment suppliers and private lenders - and brings and defends claims in numerous commercial and bankruptcy litigation actions.
She has handled thousands of matters for her lending clients resulting in monetary compensation, recovery of the lender’s assets and workouts that are viable for both the lender and borrower. Her expertise in collections, creditor’s rights and bankruptcy provide her clients not only both with broad base of creditor’s rights knowledge but also with practical and feasible solutions. In today’s economic climate, Janessa’s legal skills have assisted many of our lender clients.
While in law school, Janessa was a Note and Comment Editor for the Arizona State University Law Journal and a writing instructor for the Legal Writing and Method Program. Her article, "A More Active Jury: Has Arizona Set the Standard for Reform with Its New Jury Rules?" was published in the Arizona State University Law Journal. As an undergraduate, she won the Margaret Faust Award for the most outstanding senior thesis in Psychology for her thesis entitled "Gender and Sex Role Violations: Are They Biasing Judgments in our Courtrooms?"
She belongs to the State Bar of Arizona, is a member of the State Bar’s Bankruptcy Section, and is a member of the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Sojourner Center, which operates the largest domestic violence shelter in Maricopa County. Janessa continues to support this and other charitable organizations. She belongs to the State Bar of Arizona and is a member of the State Bar’s Bankruptcy Section.
Janessa's civic involvement includes serving as a past member of the Board of Directors of the Sojourner Center, which operates the largest domestic violence shelter in Maricopa County.