Larry O. Folks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Folks Hess Kass, PLLC
 | 1850 North Central Avenue, Suite 1140
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-256-5906
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (50%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (30%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Folks & O'Connor, PLLC, Larry O. Folks has 29 years of experience representing his clients in Phoenix, Arizona, and throughout the state. Mr. Folks concentrates his practice in the areas of creditor rights, bankruptcy law and foreclosure of residential and commercial real property, and he represents large banks and creditors in prosecuting their claims in Chapters 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Folks is a certified specialist in bankruptcy law by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Certification, and he is certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America directory each year from 2015 to 2017. Mr. Folks is rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, which is a peer reviewed rating that is only given to attorneys who are viewed as having reached the pinnacle of their practice in terms of ethics and skill. In 2016, Mr. Folks was named to the nation's top one percent of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

A published author, Mr. Folks regularly updates "Arizona Mortgage Deficiency Law" in the American Bankruptcy Law Journal. In the past decade, Mr. Folks has represented several of the largest commercial banks in the U.S. in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Folks graduated with his Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in 1985 from Arizona State University. He then obtained his Juris Doctor at Northwestern University School of Law in 1988. He has been licensed to practice law for 29 years. He has served as a trustee and as a judge pro tem, helping parties reach resolutions through mediation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (50%): Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy (30%): Bankruptcy Law

Creditor Debtor Rights (20%): Collections, Foreclosure

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy: Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy: Bankruptcy Law

Creditor Debtor Rights: Collections, Foreclosure


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Super Lawyers: 2007, 2010 - 2017

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About Larry Folks

Admitted: 1988, Arizona

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Honors and Awards:

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2007, 2010-2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Superior Court of Arizona
  • Former Judge Pro Tem, Superior Court of Arizona
  • Arizona Bankers Association
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • American Legal & Financial Network
  • Arizona Trustee Association: Legislative Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona: Bankruptcy Section (Chair, 2009-2010); Past Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; Member, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 2006-2010
  • Court Appointed Panel Mediator, United States Bankruptcy Court of the District of Arizona

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Educational Background:

  • Arizona State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1985

Industry Groups

  • American Legal And Financial Network (ALFN)
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    Office Location for Larry O. Folks

    1850 North Central Avenue
    Suite 1140
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Phone: 602-256-5906


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    Last Updated: 9/8/2017

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