For more than four decades, Randy Nussbaum has assisted individuals and businesses with complex bankruptcy protection (debtor and creditor), transaction, and litigation matters. He especially enjoys helping his clients achieve their business and financial objectives using innovative legal strategies.


  • J.D., Arizona State University
  • B.A., cum laude, Arizona State University

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • Certified Specialist, Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification 2005
  • Certified Specialist, Bankruptcy Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization 1997

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year” (Scottsdale) in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights (2019); Bankruptcy Litigation (2021), Bankruptcy Litigation (2024) 
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2010-present); Bankruptcy Litigation (2011-present); Commercial Litigation, Construction Law (2016-present); Banking and Finance Litigation, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2022-present), Real Estate Law (2024)
  • Super Lawyers: Bankruptcy (2007-present); “Top 50 Arizona” (2012, 2013, 2017-2022)
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell® (1997-present)
  • “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona,” Az Business Magazine (2010-present)
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers (2009-2020)
  • “AzBusiness Leaders” (Law: Bankruptcy/Reorganization), Az Business Magazine (2013-Present)
  • Scottsdale History Hall of Fame: Inductee 2018
  • Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce: Volunteer of the Year, Segner Award (2017)
  • Scottsdale Leadership: Volunteer of the Year 2015; Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award (2012)
  • Scottsdale Bar Association: Award of Excellence (2011)
  • Arizona State University Law School Alumnus of the Year (2003)

Professional & Industry Memberships

  • American Board of Certification, President – Elect 2023
  • American Bankruptcy Institute: Co-Chair, Southwest Bankruptcy Conference 2013-2017
  • State Bar of Arizona: Bankruptcy Section, Construction Law Section, Real Property Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association

Community Leadership

  • Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors, 2017-Present
  • Scottsdale Community College: President’s Advisory Board 2017-Present
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts: Board of Directors 2002-2020; Chair 2010-2013; Night Run for the Arts Chair 2007-2009
  • Scottsdale Cultural Council: Board of Trustees 2010-2014; Executive Council 2011-2014; Development Committee 2011-2017
  • Scottsdale Leadership: Class of 1990; Board of Directors 2002-2006; Vice President, 2004-2005; Advisory Council 2013–Present
  • Scottsdale Historical Society: Board of Directors 2017-Present
  • City of Scottsdale: Environmental Quality Advisory Board 1999-2005
  • Phoenix Theatre: Board of Directors 1995-2002