Forrester & Worth PLLC, Phoenix Bankruptcy Attorneys

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John R. Worth, Phoenix Bankruptcy/Receivership, Business Law Attorney


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John R. Worth

In a legal career of more than 25 years, John Worth has built a diverse business bankruptcy and litigation practice.

Practice Areas


Commercial Litigation

Probate Litigation


In his bankruptcy practice, John Worth has represented businesses as debtors, creditors and asset purchasers in bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations. He has represented business owners as debtors and creditors in bankruptcy liquidations and in fraud discharge proceedings.

In commercial litigation, he has served as counsel in a wide variety of complex disputes that include:

  • representation of a minority shareholder in a successful action to obtain the liquidation of his interest in a closely held media company;

  • successful prosecution of accounting malpractice claims by a failed clothing manufacturer; and

  • representation of a number of victims of a charitable annuity Ponzi scheme that resulted in the victims receiving an enhanced recovery.

John Worth also practices in the area of probate litigation, including adult guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. He holds contracts with Maricopa County to:

  • serve as a court-appointed attorney for allegedly incapacitated individuals in probate court cases; and

  • act as a guardian ad litem in mental health, criminal, probate, and civil cases.

Peer Recognition

Mr. Worth is an AV Preeminent® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona: Bankruptcy Section

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1989

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1989


J.D., University of Southern California, 1989

B.A., With Distinction, University of Arizona, 1986

Community Activities

Esperança, Inc.: Member, Board of Directors

Eagle Scout


Santa Monica, California, 1963