Dale C. Schian



Corporate Restructurings
Settlement Advocate


“Lawyer of the Year,” Litigation – Bankruptcy (Phoenix), The Best Lawyers in America, 2016, 2018
The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-present
Super Lawyers, 2010-present
Arizona’s Finest Lawyers


U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1985
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1985
State Bar of Arizona, 1985


J.D., cum laude, American University, Washington College of Law, 1985
B.A., Michigan State University, 1982

Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" (Litigation - Bankruptcy), Phoenix, 2018Dale Schian represents businesses and individuals in commercial creditor and debtor matters, emphasizing out-of-court workouts, restructurings, and Chapter 11 reorganizations. Over the years, Mr. Schian has represented clients in a wide variety of businesses, including manufacturing, retail, high-tech, agribusiness, commercial real estate, multi-family housing, and real estate development.

Mr. Schian’s peer recognition includes his 2016 and 2018 selections as Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year” (Litigation – Bankruptcy) by The Best Lawyers in America®.

He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law and Trial Practice Sections and the Law Practice Division, where he has served on the Ethics & Professional Responsibility and Member Development committees.

Super LawyersMr. Schian is a past chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona and is a member of the State Bar’s Bankruptcy and Business Law Sections. He has served on the Bankruptcy Advisory Commission to the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization He is also an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and serves as Alumni Coordinator for the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.

His support of Arizona’s legal community includes being a Fellow of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. He is a Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America® selectee, a member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, and listed in Corporate Counsel’s Top Lawyers in Bankruptcy Debtor-Creditor Rights Law.


American Bar Association: Business Law Section; Law Practice Division,
Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee,
Member Development Committee
American Bankruptcy Institute

Federal Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona: Bankruptcy Section (Past Chair),
Business Law Section, Trial Practice Section
Maricopa County Bar Association
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education