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Roshka DeWulf & Patten earns recongnition

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Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm representing clients in litigation and regulatory issues, announced the firm has been ranked among the 2015 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Roshka DeWulf & Patten achieved first-tier ranking both nationally and in the Phoenix Metro area. Firms included on… Read More →

Fisher & Phillips named as Law Firm of the Year

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Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that the law firm has been named 2015 “Law Firm of the Year” for Labor & Employment Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. The firm also received “First-Tier Rankings” for its Employment and Labor Law practices. The firm has been included in all five editions of the prestigious rankings.… Read More →

Ryley Carlock Named to the ‘Best Law Firms’

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that the firm has been listed by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” as a National Tier 3, Metropolitan Tier 1 and Metropolitan Tier 2 firm in 24 categories. National Tier 3 Rankings: • Environmental Law • Litigation – Labor & Employment Metropolitan Tier 1: Arizona •… Read More →

Quarles & Brady Launches Privacy and Security Blog

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP, which has three offices across Arizona in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, today announced that the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Team has launched Safe & Sound, a blog that provides a practical, business-focused discussion of the legal issues relating to the privacy and security of a… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy earns distinction

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced today that it has been named a “Highly Recommended Arizona Litigation Firm” in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. In addition, six Gallagher & Kennedy shareholders have been named 2015 “Local Litigation Stars” in the rankings. Gallagher… Read More →

How Does Arizona Same Sex Marriage Impact HR?

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On Friday October 17, same sex marriages became legal in Arizona. What are the changes that Arizona employers and their HR professionals need to be aware of? 1. The definition of spouse in employee manuals and handbooks. If a generic definition, such as “spouse” is used, there should not be a need to update. However,… Read More →

Bryan Cave Elects Kyle Hirsch to Partnership

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By a vote of the partnership, the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has elected 14 new lawyers to partnership in the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2015, including one new partner in Phoenix. Kyle Hirsch practices with the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups. Hirsch’s practice primarily focuses on defending… Read More →

Marriage Equality Coming to Arizona

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Today U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick ruled against Arizona’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, making Arizona the latest state to see such a ban struck down in court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June. “This is a wonderful day for Arizona,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “Today’s… Read More →

Keating Joins NewLAWu.s. as Member Attorney

NewLAWu.s., an innovative, national law firm with a high quality, cost-effective business model, announced that Kristina R. Keating has joined the firm as a member attorney, to practice in Arizona. Keating has practiced with NewLAWu.s. as an affiliate attorney since its inception within the real estate and business law and transactions groups. Before joining NewLAWu.s.,… Read More →

Michelle Morris Joins Sherman & Howard

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The law firm of Sherman & Howard announced that Michelle M. Morris has joined its Phoenix office as a Member of the Business and Corporate Department. She brings more than 15 years’ experience to the firm. Michelle’s practice focuses on intellectual property and trademark matters, including development and implementation of brand strategies, trademark prosecution and… Read More →

U.N. taps Arizona Summit Law School prof to design system

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Arizona Summit Law School professor and founding faculty member Steven Gonzales was invited by the United Nations to assist the Industrial Court of Botswana on the development of the court’s alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system. Professor Gonzales will advise the court on effective mediation and arbitration policies and practices, as well as provide comprehensive mediation… Read More →

Quarles & Brady Adds 2 Partners in Tucson Office

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that two of its associate attorneys in Tucson have been admitted as partners as a result of excellent performance and the promise of generating strong future value for the firm and its clients. They are: Elizabeth Fella, who practices in the firm’s Bankruptcy &… Read More →

Tyler Joins Watton at NewLAWu.s.

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NewLAWu.s., an innovative, national law firm with a high quality, cost-effective business model, announced that Karen E. Tyler has joined the firm as an attorney to practice in Arizona among attorneys such as Brooke K. A. Watton. Tyler has extensive experience in environmental, water and utility law, representing both business clients and governmental agencies. She… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Grows Insurance, Construction Practices

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The law firm of Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. announced that C. Cole Crabtree and Erick Durlach both joined the firm as partners, bringing a variety of knowledge and expertise to the firm. Crabtree’s practice areas include construction defect, products liability, professional liability, personal injury and general insurance defense litigation. He represents both design professionals including… Read More →