Proposition 209 was approved by voters in November 2022 and went into effect on December 5, 2022. While proponents of this Act said it would help with past due medical debt, prevent bankruptcies from medical debt, and address predatory debt collection, we will look at the current state of this Act including the pending Appeal and how it has affected access to credit and the collection industry in Arizona.
Eric Logvin is the Managing Partner at the Law Office of James R. Vaughan, P.C. He started as the receptionist in 2006, attending law school at night. While slowly moving up the ranks to operations manager, attorney, and shareholder, he has performed most functions in the 16 years spent at this firm. Eric emphasizes a team-style, process-oriented, “fingers-on-files” workflow that is successful in the firm’s collection, judgment recovery, and subrogation practices. The firm has collection operations in Arizona, Nevada, and Washington with offices in Scottsdale, Tucson, and Seattle.
Eric is the President Elect of the Arizona Creditor Bar Association, active on committees with the National Creditor Bar Association, and is a Certified Receivables Compliance Professional with the Receivables Management Association International (the national trade organization for Debt Buyers and their Servicers). Eric regularly speaks at judicial panels, mediation clinics, law schools and at the State Bar on the topics of mediation, collections, community property, and ethics.
TINA M. ZIEGLER is an Advanced Certified Paralegal at the Law Office of James R. Vaughan, P.C. in Scottsdale, AZ which specializes in collection law. She has worked in the area of collection law for 29 years, previously working for Hammerman & Hultgren, P.C. up until their closure in July of 2023. Ms. Ziegler earned her associate degree in Legal Assisting from Phoenix College, graduating with high distinction in May 1995. In December 2002, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences from Arizona State University, graduating summa cum laude.
Ms. Ziegler is a local and national speaker on the topics of collection law and civil trial practice. She is a Past President of the Maricopa County Bar Association’s Paralegal Division and was selected as the Paralegal Member of the Year by the Division in 2012 and 2014. In 2016, she was selected as the MCBA’s first non-attorney recipient of the Robert R. Mills Member of the Year Award. She was also one of the first non-attorney Members to be elected to the MCBA’s Board of Directors.