Ms. Krystal Ahart
Phoenix School of Law
KRYSTAL is a partner and focuses her practice on representing individual and commercial clients in chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings, and also assists businesses through the bankruptcy process. She began her legal career at 16 when she was hired as a receptionist for 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, all while caring for a sibling, working during the day, and taking her undergrad and law classes at night.
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, such as effective client communication, interviewing skills, courtroom decorum and presentation. They then assist pro se debtors through the reaffirmation process. She was recently honored with the Volunteer Attorney Leadership Award for her commitment to the success of the Self-Help Center at the bankruptcy court, and the Hon. Sarah Sharer Curley Self-Help Center Volunteer Award for her consistent involvement with and assistance to pro se debtors at the Bankruptcy Court’s Self-Help Center.
Krystal is a past-president of the Young Lawyers Division Board of the Maricopa County Bar Association and currently serves on a number of other nonprofit boards/committees. She also serves as secretary of the Executive Committee of the Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel (ACBC). In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, camping and hiking with her dog.