Legal Archives

Here’s how to protect yourself from frivolous ADA lawsuits

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There is a wave of frivolous Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits hitting Arizona, but now it’s not just in the hospitality industry. “All types of businesses are affected, from big box stores to small mom-and-pop businesses,” says Lindsay Leavitt, a litigator who practices commercial litigation, personal injury, administrative law and labor and employment law… Read More →

NLRB permit temporary employees to vote in union elections

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Over the last seven + years, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board or NLRB) has consistently expanded collective bargaining rights in a variety of employment settings. Continuing that trend, the NLRB has now reversed over a decade of precedent and ruled that outside temporary employees supplied to a “user” employer, and the user employer’s… Read More →

Kathryn Pidgeon celebrates 25 years as an adoption attorney

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Kathryn Pidgeon always wanted to be a teacher, but her father convinced her to go to law school, something she approached “half-heartedly.” After graduation, Pidgeon still considered becoming a teacher, but her credits wouldn’t roll over, so she ended up working in construction law. Pidgeon’s dream of working with children would eventually be realized when… Read More →

Az Business names Most Influential Women of 2016

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They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of industry. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016, as selected from a pool of more than 1,000 candidates by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. “While their resumes and industries may differ, the women we… Read More →

Polsinelli makes most recommended firm list

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Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 law firm, earned praise from legal decision makers at top corporations in key client service activities, securing placement on BTI Consulting’s 2016 Most Recommended Law Firms, Brand Elite and Client Service A-Team lists. The firm’s breadth of services was also singled out as a core firm in BTI’s Power Rankings… Read More →

Nicholle Harris is president-elect of Arizona Black Bar

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The Arizona Black Bar has announced that Gust Rosenfeld partner Nicholle Harris will serve as President-Elect for the 2016-2017 year. The Arizona Black Bar (ABB), formerly known as the Hayzel B. Daniels Bar Association, was founded in 1971.  ABB has a statewide membership of attorneys, judges, paralegals, law students and community members who work tirelessly… Read More →

Firetag Stoss & Dowdell Partners join Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner

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Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner P.C. announced John L. Stoss and Paul F. Dowdell have joined the firm’s Scottsdale office as Partners. Mr. Dowdell’s practice is dedicated to business and real estate law and litigation, with a particular emphasis on real estate contracts and disputes, business contracts and disputes, post-judgment collections, title insurance and escrow matters, and… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected to Arizona mining board

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Fennemore Craig Phoenix office director Dawn Meidinger was elected to the Board of Directors for the Arizona Mining Association. “We encourage our colleagues to become actively involved in the industries we serve,” said Sarah Strunk, chair of the board of directors of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Dawn on her recent appointment to Arizona Mining Association’s board of directors,… Read More →

Polsinelli honored for emphasis on women in leadership

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For the second year in a row, national firm Polsinelli received “Gold Standard Certification” from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for incorporating women into the highest levels of firm leadership. With eligibility limited to U.S. firms with 300 or more attorneys, only 31 firms nationwide achieved this recognition, down from 44 in 2015 and… Read More →

Former Congressman John Shadegg joins Polsinelli

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Former U.S. Congressman John B. Shadegg joined Polsinelli’s Phoenix and Washington, D.C. offices, Tuesday, as shareholder. Shadegg brings extensive experience to Polsinelli’s national Public Policy Practice, including eight terms in Congress where he demonstrated leadership and a passion for health care and energy issues on behalf of the country and Arizonans specifically. “Polsinelli has an established and… Read More →

Polsinelli earns Export Service Provider of the Year Award

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National law firm Polsinelli has been named the recipient of the Mayor’s 2016 Export Services Provider of the Year Award. The firm was recognized at the Sisters Cities 17th Annual Global Links Business Outlook luncheon this past week for its “tireless generosity in supporting every aspect of all export and international related activities in the city… Read More →

Attorneys at Arizona Greenberg Traurig earn honor

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Six attorneys and two Arizona practices from international law firm Greenberg Traurig where honored in the latest edition of Chambers USA. The Greenberg Traurig attorneys include: Brian H. Blaney — Corporate/M&A Rebecca Lynne Burnham — Real Estate Robert S. Kant — Corporate/M&A Leslie A. Klein — Labor & Employment Bruce E. Macdonough — Corporate/M&A Quinn… Read More →

4 Ogletree Deakins attorneys earn rankings

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Four employment law attorneys from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. have been included in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, an annual ranking of the top U.S.-based law firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas. Those from the Arizona offices include: Joseph Clees- Phoenix Mark Kisicki- Phoenix Nonnie Shivers- Phoenix Tibor Nagy Jr.- Tucson Ogletree Deakins’… Read More →

Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys earn recognition

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Six lawyers from Coppersmith Brockelman were recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, an annual guide to the nation’s best attorneys and legal firms. The 20-lawyer firm earned national rankings in the Labor & Employment and Health Care practice areas, and individual attorneys were named Leaders in their Field in four areas: Keith Beauchamp: Litigation-General Commercial James Belanger:… Read More →