Professional Biography

Richard M. Lorenzen Partner

  • Phoenix

    D +1.602.351.8405

    F +1.602.648.7077


    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ




Richard has over 30 years of experience in bankruptcy representation, having represented Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, secured lenders, landlords, and creditors’ committees throughout that period. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America from 2009 to the present: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy.

Professional Recognition

  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 - Present: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Listed as a “Super Lawyer” in Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007, 2012 - 2017

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Committee on Health Care Insolvency, Founding Member
  • Arizona State University College of Law Alumni Association, Past President

Related Employment

  • O’Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Killingsworth & Beshears, P.A., Phoenix, AZ, Associate, 1982 - 1989; Partner, 1989 - 1999




Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.M., 1981
  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, J.D., 1980,
    Editor, Arizona State Law Review
  • Occidental College, B.A., 1977