Legal Archives

Gust Rosenfeld named to Best Small and Mid-sized Firms list

Fennemore Craig

Gust Rosenfeld has been named as one of the top 150 small and midsized law firms in the United States by Vault. Gust Rosenfeld is one of only three law firms with offices in Arizona to be included on this year’s list.  Vault’s Top 150 Under 150 list recognizes leading law firms with less than… Read More →

Clare H. Abel: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Clare H. Abel

Clare H. Abel, shareholder, Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. Abel is certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a Real Estate Specialist. She concentrates in the areas of real estate, zoning and condemnation law and administrative law, specifically liquor licensing matters. Advice: “Find a way that works for you, and only you, to balance career… Read More →

What are the dangers and distractions of cell phone games?

Texting while driving

Personal injury attorney A.J. Mitchell, in light of a number of accidents involving Pokémon GO, illustrates the importance of safety and paying attention while playing games on cell phones.  Mitchell, founder of The Law Office of A.J. Mitchell, P.L.C., in light of a spate of accidents involving people playing the popular Pokémon GO, discusses the… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy expands Litigation Practice Group

Maria Speth

The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy, a full service business law firm, added John P. Flynn, shareholder, Peter J. Moolenaar, of counsel and Katherine E. Hollist, associate, to the firm’s litigation practice group. Flynn’s and Moolenaar’s experience not only expands the breadth of the practice, but also the depth. Flynn’s diverse experience allows him to provide… Read More →

Here’s how to protect yourself from frivolous ADA lawsuits

ada non-compliance

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


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

Kathryn Pidgeon

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 →

Polsinelli makes most recommended firm list

Fennemore Craig

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


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

Fennemore Craig

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

Fennemore Craig

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


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


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

Export service provider

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 →