Lexington Law editorial standards
April 16, 2021
At Lexington Law firm, we hold our editorial staff to a high standard to make sure that the information you read on our site is up-to-date and accurate. This is the process by which we ensure said excellence.
The purpose of our content
At the heart of our firm, we are consumer advocates. From a service level, this entails searching your credit reports for errors, managing disputes with creditors and many other processes dedicated to ensuring your right to an accurate credit report.
From a content level, this means providing industry insights and educational materials that can help you improve your finances and your credit score. We believe that your credit score has a direct impact on your life, and we want to see you achieve your highest credit score.
Navigating the financial industry can be confusing, which is why our content aims to correctly explain every nuance so that you can be better prepared. We strive to answer all questions pertaining to your finances, from the most essential (What affects my credit score?) to the more complicated (What do I need to know about debt collection laws?). We want you to feel as though you have complete control over your credit score and your financial future, and our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to do so.
Our editorial guidelines
How we research content
All of our content is researched using up-to-date and reliable sources. Any specific information is hyperlinked to allow the reader to verify the information for themselves.
How we review content
Each article and blog post is carefully researched, written and reviewed by our editorial staff. It is then sent to our legal and compliance team to review for factual accuracy. Each member of our legal and compliance team has years of experience working in the financial industry.
Prior to going live, the piece is reviewed a final time by one of Lexington Law’s attorneys.
Our attorney reviewers
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, John Heath earned his BA from the University of Utah and his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University. John has been the Directing Attorney of Lexington Law Firm since 2004. The firm focuses primarily on consumer credit report repair, but also practices family law, criminal law, general consumer litigation and collection defense on behalf of consumer debtors. John is admitted to practice law in Utah, Colorado, Washington D. C., Georgia, Texas and New York.
Alexis Peacock was born in Santa Cruz, California and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2013, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology, graduating cum laude from Arizona State University. Ms. Peacock received her Juris Doctor from Arizona Summit Law School and graduated in 2016. Prior to joining Lexington Law Firm, Ms. Peacock worked in Criminal Defense as both a paralegal and practicing attorney. Ms. Peacock represented clients in criminal matters varying from minor traffic infractions to serious felony cases. Alexis is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Florida. She is located in the Phoenix office.
Kenton Arbon is an Associate Attorney in the Arizona office. Mr. Arbon was born in Bakersfield, California, and grew up in the Northwest. He earned his B.A. in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, while working as an Oregon State Trooper. His interest in the law lead him to relocate to Arizona, attend law school, and graduate from Arizona State College of Law in 2017. Since graduating from law school, Mr. Arbon has worked in multiple compliance domains, including anti-money laundering, Medicare Part D, contracts and debt negotiation. Mr. Arbon is licensed to practice law in Arizona. He is located in the Phoenix office.
Daniel Woolston is the Assistant Managing Attorney in the Arizona office. Mr. Woolston was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Sugar Land, Texas. He received his B.S. in Political Science at Brigham Young University and his Juris Doctorate at Arizona State University. After graduation, Mr. Woolston worked as a misdemeanor and felony prosecutor in Arizona. He has conducted numerous jury trials and hundreds of other court hearings. While at Lexington Law Firm, Mr. Woolston dedicates his time to training paralegals and attorneys in credit repair, problem solving, and ethical and legal compliance. Daniel is licensed to practice law in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Nevada. He is located in the Phoenix office.
Vince has considerable expertise in the field of bankruptcy law. He has represented clients in more than 3,000 bankruptcy matters under chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Vince earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Government from the University of Maryland. His Masters of Public Administration degree was earned from Golden Gate University School of Public Administration. His Juris Doctor was earned at Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California. Vince is licensed to practice law in Arizona, Nevada and Colorado. He is located in the Phoenix office.
Miriam Allred was born and raised in Southern California. After high school she joined the US Navy. She then went on to get an Economics degree from Chapman University where she got to enjoy an internship at the United States Supreme Court. Miriam then went to Brigham Young University where she received her Juris Doctor. Prior to joining Lexington Law, Miriam worked as a civil rights attorney dealing with discrimination and sexual harassment. In this role she helped write and create policies and investigate sexual harassment and discrimination complaints. Miriam also has experience in family law. Miriam is licensed to practice in Utah.
Horacio Celaya was born in Tucson, Arizona but eventually moved with his family to Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Mr. Celaya went on to graduate with Honors from the Autonomous University of Baja California Law School. Mr. Celaya is a graduate of the University of Arizona where he graduated from James E. Rogers College of Law. During law school, Mr. Celaya received his certificate in International Trade Law, completing his thesis on United States foreign direct investment in Latin America. Since graduating from law school, Mr. Celaya has worked in an immigration firm where he helped foreign investors organize their assets in order to apply for investment-based visas. He also has extensive experience in debt settlement negotiations on behalf of clients looking to achieve debt relief. Mr. Celaya is licensed to practice law in New Mexico. He is located in the Phoenix office.
Brad is an attorney at Lexington Law firm whose practice is primarily focused on corporate compliance. His focus is primarily in the areas of marketing and advertising of financial services. He regularly deals with issues related to FTC Regulation 5, UDAAP, FCRA, FDCPA, CROA, TCPA, and TSR. He also has experience in LLC formation, contract review and negotiation, and trial and litigation experience in the areas of consumer protection and family law. Prior to joining Lexington Brad worked on Department of Labor administrative law cases and federal class action lawsuits. He also externed for a Utah State Court trial judge where he worked on both civil and criminal cases. Brad is licensed to practice law in Utah and Ohio. He is located in the North Salt Lake office.
Anna Grozdanov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria but moved to Arizona with her family. Ms. Grozdanov grew up in Arizona and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in both Philosophy and Psychology. Ms. Grozdanov finished her first year of law school at Pepperdine University School of Law in California, but returned to Arizona where she graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Since graduating from law school, Ms. Grozdanov has worked in Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate, and Personal Injury. She has extensive experience advising and working closely with clients and applies these skills at Lexington by helping clients achieve their credit repair goals. Ms. Grozdanov is licensed to practice law in Arizona. She is located in the Phoenix office.
Shana Dawson Fish is an Arizona native whose family migrated from Guyana. Shana graduated from Arizona State University in 2008 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology, and in 2012 she graduated from Arizona Summit Law School earning her Juris Doctor. During law school, Shana was a Judicial Intern at the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and the Maricopa County Superior Court. In 2016, Shana was awarded a legal defense contract and represented clients as a Trial Attorney in juvenile proceedings. Shana has experience in litigating numerous trials and diligently pursuing the rights of her clients. As a Trial Attorney, Shana identified the needs of her clients and also represented debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. Shana is licensed to practice in Arizona and is an Associate Attorney in the Phoenix office.
Prior to his legal career, Cody Johnson served in the United States Marine Corps. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and served in a Light Armored Reconnaissance Unit. Mr. Johnson began his legal career as a trial attorney. During that time, he represented clients in business and real estate litigation. He thereafter used that experience to serve as a Deputy County Attorney while becoming a recognized criminal prosecutor and was honored with the “Prosecutor of the Year” award for that county. After later serving as an Assistant City Attorney, Mr. Johnson was delighted to become a consumer advocate with Lexington Law Firm in 2014. Mr. Johnson feels it a privilege to represent clients in their fight for consumer rights. In addition to representing Lexington Law Firm clients, Mr. Johnson also serves as a Town Prosecutor as he fulfills Lexington Law Firm’s contract with that town. Cody is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Colorado. He is located in the Phoenix office.