Walter E. "Pete" Moak

The Moak Law Firm, PLLC
Gilbert, Arizona 85299


Areas Of Practice

Creditor's Rights
Personal Injury


Walter E. “Pete” Moak

Walter has been practicing law in Arizona for over 30 years. Prior to admission to the State Bar of Arizona, he served as a legal assistant and bailiff to Judge Kenneth Chatwin of the Maricopa County Superior Court. He has tried legal cases in most of the counties in Arizona and has conducted over 50 jury trials. He has served as the managing attorney of the Arizona office for the largest consumer bankruptcy firm in the nation. He holds a license as a real estate sales agent and has worked as a mortgage loan officer. During the early part of his career, he represented a very active Real Estate firm and home builder. He served as a real estate loan-closing attorney, performed title searches and wrote opinion letters attesting to the validity of title on real estate prior to sale. He served as the Arizona Trial Counsel for ITT Hartford, the Southwest Regional Manager for the legal offices at Allstate Insurance Company. He has a strong background as a consumer advocate protecting the rights of debtors and injury victims.

Other Considerations/Memberships:

  • State Bar of Arizona since 1977
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Bankruptcy Academy
  • National Association of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants
  • Admitted to practice in all Arizona State Courts and U.S. District court for the District of Arizona
  • BV rating from Martindale-Hubbel which is the highest award given for legal ability and high ethical standard
  • Legal Match Certified

Walter is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on how to file personal bankruptcy.
He has been featured in national and regional media outlets. Here are a few:


Walter Moak – The Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney Believes Debt Is Slavery

I BELIEVE DEBT IS SLAVERY and that people who are in debt are on the road to bondage.  Many people have taken on more debt than they can handle often due to circumstances outside of their own control.  Perhaps they have had an unexpected reduction in their income (job loss, illness, divorce, failed business) and find themselves living in FEAR as they experience that sickening feeling when the phone rings or they hear a knock at the door because they know that debt collectors are calling again and several have already threatened that a lawsuit is coming.  Often they are driven to ANGER and then utter HELPLESSNESS because they cannot see any way out of the overwhelming debt cycle created by the creditors who have the goal of making them debt serfs for life. Clients at The Moak Law Firm are taking action and are making the necessary commitment to end the slavery of debt and are taking control of their financial future by hiring The Moak Law Firm. You too can eliminate most, if not all, of your debts and stop the slavery through bankruptcy or debt negotiation.

The vast majority of American families are hard working and pay their bills. However, a larger than usual number of households are drastically over extended and are buried in debt. For many of us the debt was a consequence of circumstances beyond our control. Despite our best efforts, life can throw us a curve ball...job loss, unexpected medical bills or even soaring tax obligations which we simply are unable to pay. The economy has suffered a significant decline which was due to government representatives and bankers who traded our economic security for political payoffs, power and greed. Some of us simply made mistakes believing that we could use debt to soften the blow from the economy down-turn and make up the shortage in our income when the economy got better. Whatever the circumstances, at The Moak Law Firm, we understand such circumstances and are committed to providing real solutions. It is for this reason, our Arizona bankruptcy attorneys vigorously work with families to provide them with effective legal counsel in resolving their debt issues.
The Moak Law Firm
1820 E. Ray Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85225
Tel:  480-755-8000
Fax: 623-399-4293
Email: [email protected]