Hilltop Law Firm was founded by Attorney/Owner, Cy T. Hainey.

Mr. Hainey has nearly a decade’s worth of experience in bankruptcy, consumer, debt relief, and estate planning law. This experience, coupled with his background in finance and banking, makes him a powerful advocate for his clients.

Mr. Hainey grew up in rural Kansas with a strong sense of ethics, integrity, and friendliness that he incorporates into his law firm practice. He treats each client as if they are family, providing them with the legal advice they need to make the best decisions. His years of studying for both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Colorado, Montana, France, Spain, and Mexico all positioned Mr. Hainey for the next step in his career, studying law.

After earning his degree and receiving his license to practice law, he gained a wealth of experience in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, personal injury, debt relief, estate planning, and general civil litigation. His previous work in banking, his experience in the legal field, and his entrepreneurial spirit helped him take the next step of opening his own law firm in 2018. Mr. Hainey’s true calling is providing consultations and supporting clients in the bankruptcy, debt relief, and estate planning sectors. Mr. Hainey speaks English and Spanish.

Family first, attorney second, but always an advocate and adventurer, Mr. Hainey and his wife are a powerful team when it comes to supporting their clients. Listening to their clients’ needs and providing them tailored solutions is a source of pride for both.

Providing Tailored Solutions

Mr. Hainey’s background and active listening skills have helped him expand his experience in providing solutions to fit the needs of each individual client. Every financial situation or estate planning need is as different as the individual.

  • Bankruptcy – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 personal bankruptcy can provide clients with a fresh start.
  • Debt Relief – Leave the difficult negotiations and communications to the experts.
  • Estate Planning – Making sure you and your loved ones have a clear plan in mind for when you are gone.
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Meet the Hilltop Law Firm team

Family owned and operated, Mr. Hainey and his wife work with clients who need a fresh start and help navigating the murky waters of financial and estate planning distress. We help lift the tremendous burden from your shoulders by providing well laid out plans to help map out practical solutions. Click on the links below to get to know our team better.

Cy Hainey

Contact Me: 602-466-9631

Representing individual clients through the ever-changing times, we provide experience, reliability, and results at Hilltop Law Firm for clients all throughout the Valley and Arizona. We help provide tailored solutions to fit each individual client’s needs and lift the burden off of their shoulders.

With almost 10 years of legal experience, and 2 years of banking experience, our attorney guides you through some of the most difficult challenges facing you and your family. Whether you require specified consultation around your financial concerns or need to speak with an experienced attorney about the best way to care for your family after you are gone, we are here to assist.


Phoenix School of Law, Phoenix, Arizona

  • J. D. – 2013
  • Mexican Summer Law Institute – Universidad de Guanajuato (Guanajuato, Mexico)

University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Cum Laude
  • Graduate Business Student Association, Member

Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado

  • Bachelor of Arts, International Business
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Dean’s List
  • Valedictorian Scholarship Recipient
  • VP, Spanish Club
  • Trimester Abroad – École Supérieure du Commerce in La Rochelle, France
  • Spanish Language Studies Estudio Sampere Internacional – Salamanca, Spain

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2013
  • US. District Court, District of Arizona, 2013

Past Positions

  • Client Engagement Attorney, McCarthy Law, PLC
  • Associate Attorney, Phelps & Moore, PLC
  • Law Clerk, Jenkins Law Firm
  • Banking Officer, Alpine Banks of Colorado

Professional Associations

  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member
  • Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel, Member


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Samantha Hainey

Contact Me: 602-466-9631

With more than 22 years of customer service, account management, operational and leadership experience, Samantha brings her customer centric focus to the practice. Guiding the clients through the operational, system and day-to-day questions, she can provide sympathy and understanding while tailoring to the client’s needs.

As a former VP of Client Services, responsible for multiple global clients, while leading an office of 30+ individuals, she understands firsthand what it takes to ensure excellent customer service. Working in coordination with the attorney to streamline processes and systems and ensure empathetic and effective communication, all from the client’s point of view is her primary goal.

Her education with a Bachelor’s Degree from Simpson College in Iowa in German and International Relations, coupled with her 22 years of business experience led her to take the next step in her career. It was a dream to be able to work with her husband hand in hand, providing additional business insight and expertise to the practice. She joined Hilltop Law Firm in January of 2021. While working in the mobility industry she has collected multiple certifications including; Certified Relocation Professional, Global Mobility Specialist Certification and Talent Certification in the mobility industry. She is also currently working to obtain her Arizona Real Estate License and Appraisal Certification.

She speaks German fluently and enjoys kayaking, hiking, fishing and traveling with her husband.