An accomplished litigation and transactional attorney with years of experience in bankruptcy, real estate, and business litigation, Michael Thrall champions the Catalyst Law motto, “We Do Complicated.” After graduating from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU, where he focused on trial advocacy, bankruptcy, and business law, he became a member of the Bankruptcy Section of the Arizona State Bar, licensed in Arizona and Colorado, and an Alumni Member of the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court. Michael, an Arizona native, lucked into marrying an incredible woman, Ashley, and has been blessed with two beautiful children.
Bijal is a born and bred beach girl from San Diego. She got a taste of city life in Baltimore, Maryland where she attended Johns Hopkins University. Until law school brought her to the desert sands of Arizona, she spent ten years working in biotechnology and intellectual property. She is passionate about veteran service philanthropy and her pro bono work advocating for persecuted women and children. In her down time, you can find her with her husband, Chocolate Labrador and German Shepherd on the beach in San Diego or on the snow in the Rockies.
Chief Operating Officer
Christa Melde is the Chief Operating Officer of Catalyst Law. Armed with a degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Arizona State University, Christa entered the legal field with a desire to help others. Finding her way to bankruptcy, she most enjoys providing long term relief for families struggling with pending foreclosure sales and ensuring a family home continues to be a forever home, no matter the circumstance. In her free time, Christa sits as a Board of Director for the Arizona Women’s Climbing Coalition. A passionate rock climber, Christa is frequently featured as a national speaker for women’s issues in the outdoors. She plans to attend law school in fall 2023 and hopes to bring an empathetic and personalized approach to every client’s case.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Carly Scholl is desert dweller at heart. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Azusa Pacific University, she found herself drawn back to her hometown. She spent six years working in the publishing industry as an editor and writer for various magazines before she was called to a career in law. When she isn’t working with clients or filing motions with the court, Carly can be found confidently submitting wrong answers at weekly pub trivia, trying out a new Thai recipe in her kitchen or day-tripping around Arizona with friends or family.