About Lawrence ‘D’ Pew

Lawrence "D" Pew

Lawrence Pew is Managing Attorney for the Pew Law Center, one of the leading bankruptcy and tax law firms in Arizona.

He is an experienced bankruptcy, tax, and transactional attorney. Mr. Pew is a native Arizonan and graduated from Arizona State University and from the Barrett’s Honors College with a major in Finance and a minor is Sociology. He was nominated by his professors and peers for “Outstanding Graduating Senior.”

Upon graduation, Mr. Pew was recruited by IBM and relocated to Silicon Valley. He left his banking career at Bank One and his hometown for a new adventure. Working as a Financial Analyst, Mr. Pew controlled a Billion Dollar budget and was instrumental in saving IBM over $90 Million dollars in one year.

Looking for the next challenge, Mr. Pew then went to law school in San Diego. He focused his education on business planning, tax, contracts, real estate, and estate planning. During law school, Mr. Pew served as president of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the Federalist Society.

One of his presidential highlights was being invited to Washington D.C. as part of a Federalist Leadership Conference where he met Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. While approaching graduation, Mr. Pew was selected for a highly competitive internship with Fisher Thurber in La Jolla, California.

After law school, Mr. Pew returned to Arizona and began working at a prestigious boutique law firm in the Camelback area. His legal practice consisted of estate planning, asset protection, and assisting small businesses in transactional matters.

He then joined Phoenix’s largest consumer law firm where he helped hundreds of people file for bankruptcy. The firm soon recognized his deep understanding of bankruptcy law and his creative solutions to the most complicated cases. As a result, they started assigning him the firm’s most difficult cases. Within a few years, Mr. Pew became a Partner in an East Valley law firm in Mesa where he built a thriving bankruptcy practice coupled with aggressive tax representation.

When founding the Pew Law Center, Mr. Pew’s vision is of a premier, client oriented law firm that is designed to consistently exceed client expectations and achieve stellar legal representation. Mr. Pew’s concern and compassion for his clients adds to the excellent service and standards at the Pew Law Center. He has worked tirelessly in order to produce fantastic results and outcomes for the firm’s clients.

Mr. Pew is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). He continually educates himself on the latest trends and developments in the areas of bankruptcy and tax to ensure the highest service possible for his clients.

Given his diverse background and experience, Mr. Pew provides real world answers and practical solutions to complicated problems. Mr. Pew continues to practice law because of the difference he can make in people’s lives, especially during their darkest most trying hours.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy / Chapter 7
  • Bankruptcy / Chapter 13
  • Bankruptcy / Chapter 11
  • Tax

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2006


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 2006
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
    • B.A., (Magna Cum Laude) – 2000
    • Honors: Nominated for Outstanding Graduating Senior
    • Major: Finance
    • Minor: Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Student Society, President, 2004 – 2005
  • Federalist Society, President, 2005 – 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Carr & Pew, Partner at Carr & Pew, 2008 – 2010
  • PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES, Bankruptcy Attorney, 2007 – 2008
  • HEBERT SCHENK, P.C, Associate Attorney, 2006 – 2007

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Peoria, AZ 85381
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