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Arizona Summit Law School names new president

Dean Mays with Pres Lively

Arizona Summit Law School has appointed Donald Lively as its new president. Lively, who served as Summit Law’s founding dean from 2004 – 05, succeeds Scott Thompson who served as the school’s president for more than 4 years. Lively’s return coincides with the law school’s tenth anniversary. Together with Summit Law’s dean Shirley Mays and… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney among Leading Women in Litigation


Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, announced Cathy Reece, chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Creditors Rights and Restructuring practice group, has been selected as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation in 2015 by Benchmark Litigation for the fourth consecutive year. “The firm’s strength is built on the commitment of our attorneys… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy expands criminal law group garloon

The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy has announced that Woodrow C. “Woody” Thompson and Jay S. Volquardsen have joined the criminal law group as shareholders. “We are pleased to have these two, highly effective criminal defense lawyers joining our attorney team,” said Dean Short, Managing Partner of Gallagher & Kennedy. Mr. Thompson is a… Read More →

Global Law Experts honor Sherman & Howard

Commercial Real Estate Industry - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011

Global Law Experts (GLE) recognized Sherman & Howard as the Labor Law Firm of the Year in Arizona for 2015. GLE conducted a rigorous and extensive nomination and research process for the sixth Annual Global Law Experts Awards. Candidates were judged on client testimonials, key cases, legal rankings, overall reputation, publication contributions, speaking engagements and… Read More →

Data breach: Not if, but when, experts warn


“It will never happen to us.” That misperception puts businesses at risk for data breaches, expert say. “The most common mistake is assuming your company won’t be breached because you’re not a large, multi-national company similar to the ones whose breaches are covered by the national media,” says Ari Bai, shareholder at Polsinelli. “In reality,… Read More →

Quarles & Brady’s Susan Brichler Trujillo earns spot


The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP has announced that Phoenix partner Susan Brichler Trujillo has been elected as vice president of the Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) board of directors.  CLS is an Arizona nonprofit that provides legal assistance, advice, and representation to individuals that are below the federal poverty level. CLS… Read More →

Chambers USA: Sherman & Howard


Six attorneys from Sherman & Howard in Arizona  were recognized in the 2015 release of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  This honor follows a rigorous and independent law firm research and evaluation process that seeks to identify and rank the world’s best lawyers (i.e., those who perform best according to the criteria… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected to lawyers board  Sergey Nivens

Fennemore Craig, a Mountain West law firm, announced Cathy Reece, chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Creditors Rights and Restructuring practice group, has been elected to the Board of Regents for the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. She will serve a 4-year term. “The firm’s strength is built on our attorneys reputation and commitment to… Read More →

John Kerkorian named Ballard Spahr managing partner


John G. Kerkorian, a commercial litigator who represents leading Arizona businesses and national financial institutions, will become Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office effective July 1, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced. Mr. Kerkorian succeeds Stephen M. Savage, who was a co-founder of the Phoenix office and has served as its Managing Partner since it… Read More →

Polsinelli rolls out new bankruptcy app


Polsinelli has announced the official release of the “The Devil’s Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms,” the electronic version, or app, of the original publication, “The Devil’s Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms for Commercial Lenders,” now in its 2nd edition. The “Devil’s Dictionary” is a guide for commercial lenders and other restructuring professionals to obtain a quick reference to… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected president of AADC


Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, has announced Scott Day Freeman, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been elected President of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. “We congratulate Scott on his election as president of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “The… Read More →

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli expands to 78 Lawyers


Jones, Skelton and Hochuli started with 12 lawyers when the firm was founded in 1983. Having been in business for over 32 years now, the firm has now grown to a 78 lawyer firm with the addition of A. Blake DeLong and Gianni Pattas. Mr. DeLong has more than 12 years of civil litigation experience.… Read More →

Quarles & Brady will sponsor golf tournament


The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP will be the exclusive law firm sponsor of the 8th Annual White Mountain Steak Fry & Golf Tournament for local offices, which will take place June 19-20 at the Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club and will raise funds to provide scholarships to deserving local high school students… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Insurance Law Group continues to grow


The law firm of Jaburg Wilk has announced that Matthew T. Anderson joined the firm as a Partner. He concentrates his practice on the defense of retailers, restaurants, and hospitality entities, and health care matters.  He also handles high-exposure litigation involving catastrophic injury, product liability, wrongful death, and professional liability. Anderson’s clients include national hotel… Read More →