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Stone will lead Young Lawyers Division of State Bar

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC announced that Erik Stone has been named President-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Arizona.

Stone has been a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division since 2011 and has served on the Executive Board from 2011 to 2013 before being elected President.

Stone joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli as an Associate in 2010, and concentrates his practice on Commercial and Business Litigation; General Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense; Construction Litigation; and Wrongful Death and Personal Injury. Mr. Stone received his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 2009, and is admitted to practice in Arizona and California. Prior to joining the firm, Stone served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Patricia A. Orozco, of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I.

The YLD is a dynamic community and professional service organization of the State Bar of Arizona, specifically created for new lawyers who are under 37 years of age, or have been in practice for five years or less. Presently, the Division has approximately 4,000 active members in the state, which constitutes nearly 33% of the total in-state active Bar membership.

Lisa Borowsky, partner, Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC

2013 Top Lawyers list: Construction litigation

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to determine the exclusive 2013 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers list.

Lisa Borowsky
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC
The former Scottsdale City Council member’s areas of expertise include HOA, complex civil litigation, real estate, and general business law.

John Condrey
Gordon & Rees LLP
For more than 20 years, Condrey has representwd general contractors, architects, engineers, developers and owners in matters including negligence claims, default terminations, delay and disruption claims, project development, land use, and other types of construction disputes.

Andy Kvesic
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
Kvesic represents clients in the construction industry litigating construction defect claims and mechanics’ liens rights.  Super Lawyers magazine recently recognized him as a 2012 Southwest Rising Star.

D. Kim Lough
Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP
Lough devotes a substantial majority of his practice to litigation. He has extensive trial experience in complex construction, employment discrimination and other civil and administrative cases.

Matthew B. Meaker
Sacks Tierney P.A.
Meaker has been a business litigator since 2003, with his practice emphasizing providing legal advice to clients on all facets of commercial law and development issues.

William Nebeker
Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck, LLP
Nebeker practices in the area of insurance litigation defense with an emphasis on personal injury and construction defect litigation.

Kevin P. Nelson
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
Nelson practices extensively in all areas of risk management related to the construction, real estate and mortgage industries.

Kevin E. O’Malley
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
O’Malley is head of the firm’s litigation department.  His practice covers a variety of civil litigation areas.

William J. Simon
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
Simon concentrates in construction related issues, both transactional and litigation. He also practices in insurance and commercial litigation and governmental administrative matters.

David C. Tierney
Sacks Tierney P.A.
From 2003-2013, Tierney has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for arbitration, commercial litigation, construction litigation, mediation, and real estate litigation.

Denise J. Wachholz
Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA
Wachholz is her firm’s chair for the Construction Litigation Practice Group, which focuses on proceedings involving architects, engineers, and other design professionals; contractors, subcontractors, and project managers; and material and equipment suppliers.

Mark Worischeck
Sanders & Parks, P.C.
Worischeck’s practice emphasizes complex civil litigation, primarily in the areas of insurance coverage and insurance bad faith, aviation, construction litigation, directors and officers’ liability, professional liability defense and products liability.


Jennings, Haug & Cunningham attorneys earn honors

Eight attorneys from Jennings, Haug & Cunningham were named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013 list, a peer-review ranking publication for the legal profession, in the areas of Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Environmental Law, Personal Injury Defense, Arbitration, and Mediation.  In addition, the firm was again recognized with top honors, being named a 2013 Best Law Firm in America by the same survey.

The firm’s Best Lawyers in America include:

* Mark E. Barker was recognized for the fifth consecutive year for his work in construction law, and construction litigation.

* James Csontos was recognized for the third consecutive year for his practice in construction law, and construction litigation.

* Jack Cunningham was recognized for the first time this year, for his work as defense counsel in personal injury litigation.

* Karen Gaylord was named to the list for the fifth consecutive year for her work in environmental law.

* William F. Haug, was recognized for the sixth consecutive year for his practice in construction law, construction litigation, mediation and arbitration.

* D. Kim Lough was recognized for the sixth consecutive year in construction law, and construction litigation.

* Edward Rubacha was recognized for the second consecutive for his work in construction law, and construction litigation.

* Chad Schexnayder was named to the list for the third consecutive year in construction litigation.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.


Arizona’s Top Lawyers – 2012 Construction Litigation Employment/Labor Relations

Arizona Business Magazine used its own research, solicited input from legal experts, and referenced professional ratings and rankings to determine the legal professionals who made the 2012 Top Lawyers list.

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Kevin J. Bonner ◆ Fennemore Craig PC
602-916-5379 ◆ fclaw.com
Bonner has extensive experience in construction litigation, representing commercial owners, contractors, design professionals and homeowners in a variety of disputes involving both private and public contracts.

David J. Cantelme ◆ Cantelme & Brown PLC
602-200-0104 ◆ cb-attorneys.com
Cantelme focuses his practice in the areas of representation of government entities, construction law, government contracts and procurement, education law and commercial litigation.

Michael J. Holden ◆ Holden Willits PLC
602-508-6210 ◆ holdenwillits.com
Holden has concentrated his practice for over 23 years in the areas of commercial litigation and construction law.

Brad Holm ◆ Holm Wright Hyde & Hays PLC
480-961-0040 ◆ holmwright.com
Holm concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on construction, architect/engineer liability, and environmental matters.

Michael A. Ludwig ◆ Jones Skelton & Hochuli, PLC
602-263-7342 ◆ jshfirm.com
Ludwig concentrates his practice on construction law, personal injury defense, insurance coverage litigation and professional liability defense.

Matthew B. Meaker ◆ Andante Law Group
480-421-9449 ◆ andantelaw.com
Meaker currently serves on the Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona Construction Law Section.

William Nebeker ◆ Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck, LLP
602-256-0000 ◆ knchlaw.com
Nebeker practices in the area of insurance litigation defense with an emphasis on personal injury and construction defect litigation.

Randy Nussbaum ◆ Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C.
480-609-0011 ◆ nussbaumgillis.com
Nussbaum’s practice concentrates in the areas of real estate, construction, and contracting law.

Robert F. Roos ◆ Lewis and Roca LLP
602-262-5779 ◆ lrlaw.com
Roos advises businesses on all facets of commercial, construction and environmental law and regularly represents clients in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings.

Sharon B. Shively ◆ Sacks Tierney
480-425-2625 ◆ sackstierney.com
Named to The Best Lawyers in America list for construction law and construction litigation from 2007-2012.


Joseph T. Clees ◆ Ogletree Deakins
602-778-3700 ◆ ogletreedeakins.com
Clees represents employers throughout the United States in discrimination and wrongful discharge cases and labor relations.

John Alan Doran ◆ Sherman and Howard
602-240-3000 ◆ sah.com
Doran has more than 20 years of experience representing clients primarily in the areas of labor and employment, appellate and litigation.

Carrie Francis ◆ Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
602-212-8535 ◆ stinson.com
Francis has extensive trial experience representing clients in labor, employment and commercial disputes.

Paul R. Garry ◆ Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP
602-734-0862 ◆ mbtlaw.com
Garry has practiced in the areas of labor and employment relations law for over 30 years representing various corporate clients, including insurance and manufacturing companies.

Amy J. Gittler ◆ Jackson Lewis LLP
602-714-7044 ◆ jacksonlewis.com
Gittler advises, counsels, and defends corporations and business professionals in all aspects of employment, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, and employment discrimination.

Lawrence Allen Katz ◆ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
602-257-5211 ◆ steptoe.com
Katz is head of his fi rm’s Labor Relations and Employment Law
Department and manages the 12 Phoenix attorneys who practice in that area.

Stanley Lubin ◆ Lubin & Enoch, P.C.
602-234-0008 ◆ lubinandenoch.com
Lubin’s practice concentrates in providing advice and representing labor unions, employees and employers in all facets of labor relations and employment law.

Jill Osborn ◆ Udall, Shumway & Lyons
480-461-5331 ◆ udallshumway.com
Osborne is a regular speaker at legal seminars and statewide conferences and frequently speaks before school administrators and employees on education and employment law issues.

Michael J. Petitti ◆ Gomez & Petitti PC
602-957-8686 ◆ gomezlaw.net
Petitti focuses on labor and employment law, from contract disputes, discrimination and wrongful discharge, to wage and hour issues and matters under the auspices of the National Labor Relations Board.

David A. Selden ◆ The Cavanagh Law Firm
602-322-4009 ◆ cavanaghlaw.com
Selden concentrates his practice on employment law matters, including discrimination, wrongful discharge and employment contracts, workplace torts, noncompetition, trade secrets, and human resources counseling.

Arizona Business Magazine has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list, but does not warrant that the information contained herein is a complete or exhaustive list of the top lawyers in Arizona, and hereby disclaims any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein.

Arizona Business Magazine March/April 2012