Attorney Whitney Coats (Of Counsel)

Attorney Whitney Coates Ms. Coats works Of Counsel with Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC handling bankruptcy matters. She brings a broad range of legal experience to each bankruptcy case.

Legal Career

Prior to establishing her solo practice, Coats Law Firm, P.L.C., and working with Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen, Ms. Coats worked Of Counsel with a prominent Arizona law firm handling extensive bankruptcy matters. She was also a litigator for a North Scottsdale boutique firm practicing in various areas of real estate law, including HOA and construction defect laws.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Coats interned and subsequently worked for a well-respected wealth management firm. In law school, she obtained extensive training in alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Coats also clerked at the Douglas County Public Defender's Office in Omaha, Nebraska and a boutique firm in Council Bluffs, Iowa, practicing in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury law.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel (ACBC)
  • Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce.


  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law
    • Executive Board, Client Counseling and Negotiation Competitions
    • Executive Board, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
    • Participant, Creighton International Law Moot Court Competition
    • Member, Creighton Law Ambassadors
    • Member, Woman's Law Student Association
  • B.B.A., Henry B. Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa
    • Minor in Communications Studies

Personal Life

When Ms. Coats is not assisting clients with legal matters, she may be found spending time with her family and friends (especially her nieces and nephews), playing tennis, running, hiking and enjoying the beautiful Arizona weather and desert.

3850 E Baseline Rd Suite 112
Mesa, AZ 85206
local phone: (480) 378-9000