Tracy Essig, Attorney,
State Bar of Arizona
Tracy S. Essig is the Managing Member of his Firm, ESSIG LAW (aka Law Offices Tracy S. Essig P.L.C.). He has owned his Firm from 2004 – present. Practice areas include: Asset Protection -Trusts and Wills; Bankruptcy – Chapter 7, 11 and 13 (for debtors and creditors); Business Formation/Advice, Licensing, Statutory Agent & Representation (Corporation, LLC’s and Sole Proprietorships); Collections; Contractors (ROC), Contracts; Landlord-Tenant, HOA; Litigation; Mediation; Real Property (Leases, Buy/Sell Agreements, Deeds, Transfers, etc.); Tax Issues/Collections (IRS, State, Municipalities). Representation includes individuals, businesses, receivers, and governmental agencies.
Tracy was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 1988, and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Education: University of Arizona (B.A. – Degrees in Economics & Political Science; J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 1988). Master’s degree from Eller School of Management at the University of Arizona. He served as Legal Intern to the Judiciary Committee & Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Sub-Committee for Senator Dennis DeConcini; is a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Tracy is Certified English as a Second Language Instructor and is Certified Mediator/Arbitrator.
Tracy was with Arizona Attorney General’s Office from 1992 – 2003 as Chief Counsel, Bankruptcy, & Collection Enforcement Section, a nationally recognized program that handled the collection of debts owed to the State of Arizona. He was instrumental in the design and testing phase of the Bankruptcy Electronic Filing Program which Arizona was one of the initial pilot programs. He created and had oversight of one of the largest and most profitable bankruptcy and state court collection programs in the country.
Member: Maricopa County Bar Association (Executive Committee, Bankruptcy Section and Executive Committee, Solo and Small Firm), State Bar of Arizona member: Bankruptcy Section (Section Executive Council), Solo and Small Firm Section (Past Chair and current Treasurer), Tax Section, and Past Executive Counsel of Public Lawyers); Peer Support Network volunteer for the Arizona State Bar and Professionalism Advisory Council Member; Arizona Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court; States’ Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (SABA) (Past-President and current Director); National Association of Attorney’s General’s (NAAG); American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI); Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution (AACR); Arizona Forum for Improvement of Taxation (AFIT) (Executive Board Member); North Phoenix Bar Association, Member: cont. National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). Faculty Member at National Business Institute; Community Legal Services, Board Member.
Former Arizona State Board of Governor Representative; Past-President of the Young Lawyer’s Division for the State Bar of Arizona; Maricopa County Representative to the Public Lawyer Section Executive Counsel; Immediate Past Chair of the Solo Practitioners/Small Firm Section; Recipient: DuBois Scholar; Award of Excellence, National Association of Attorneys Generals’ Spirit Award.
Tracy lectures locally, statewide and nationally. He has authored many materials, books, articles, etc., as well as having been chapter editor for several national publications. He was actively involved in legislation regarding the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and the Consumer Protection Act of 2005, including participation in drafting a number of key Bankruptcy Code provisions. Additionally, he drafted other legislation involving governmental rights in the tax, debtor-creditor rights and bankruptcy and assists many governmental agencies throughout the country in writing and presenting their legislation with regards to bankruptcy and collection. He also was involved in drafting for the Legislature the tax ramifications of the changes to the Limited Liability Companies on behalf of the Tax Section of the State Bar.
Tracy volunteers much of his time for the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, and Community Legal Services for various programs [Professionalism Committee, Financial Distress Clinic, Arizona Stand-Down, Glendale Standup (programs to help veterans)] and for various animal charities in the Phoenix and New Mexico area, including being elected to being a Director and Vice-President of Four Corners Wolf/Dog Rescue/Sanctuary. Tracy was recognized by the Arizona State Bar and the Maricopa County Bar Association, as well as the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Volunteers) for his volunteer service contribution.