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Super Lawyers: Burch & Cracchiolo

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced that 19 attorneys have been selected by Southwest Super Lawyers as top attorneys

in Arizona for 2015. Fifteen attorneys have been recognized as Southwest Super Lawyers and four have attained the title of Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Burch & Cracchiolo’s 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers include:

• Daniel Cracchiolo, Business Litigation

• Edwin C. Bull, Land Use/Zoning

• Andrew Abraham, Real Estate

• Brian Kaven, Personal Injury Defense-General

• Clare H. Abel, Real Estate

• Edwin D. Fleming, Business Litigation

• Ian Neale, Personal Injury Defense: General

• Bryan F. Murphy, Business Litigation

• Martha C. Patrick, Tax

• Ralph D. Harris, Commercial Litigation

• Susanne E. Ingold, Employment Litigation

• Steven M. Serrano, Family Law

• David M. Villadolid, Labor & Employment Law

• Todd A. Julian, Personal Injury Plaintiff-General

• Wendi A. Sorensen, Personal Injury Defense-General

The 2015 Rising Stars include:

• Casey S. Blais, Business Litigation

• Melissa Iyer Julian, Business Litigation

• Tonya K. Macbeth, Family Law

• Laura J. Meyer, Business Litigation


Hallier’s Book Says Divorce Need Not Be Adversarial

coverDitch the drama and forget the blame game. Divorce is never an easy time, but going into it prepared and aware of brighter possibilities can make the difference between just surviving and achieving your Next Best Life. “The Wiser Divorce: Positive Solutions for Your Next Best Life” (Megève Press, September 15, 2014) by attorney and certified family law specialist Angie Hallier is about realistic strategies and positive solutions that can heal a broken family, help you uncover hidden talents and interests, and grow as an individual. “The Wiser Divorce” will help you:

• Develop a solid game plan to keep tempers in check and everyone moving forward.
• Identify bad habits that lead to unhealthy choices.
• Learn how to collaborate with your ex-spouse to give your kids a bright future.
• Understand that going to court is rarely the best solution.
• Save money by choosing your battles wisely.
• Discover the dangers of discussing your divorce and finances on social media.
• Recognize how rebound dating can derail your case and impact your children.
• Embrace Your Next Best Life and emerge from the divorce process a happier, healthier and more fulfilled person.

Learn how to talk to your children, find the right attorney, watch the bottom line and keep courts and judges from controlling your destiny. You can achieve the optimal outcome at the end of the legal process and move forward with hope as an individual and as a family.

Divorce doesn’t have to be an adversarial, high-stakes battleground. The Wiser Divorce is possible.

Angie Hallier is the founder and managing partner of Hallier & Lawrence PLC, ranked the No. 1 family law firm in Arizona by Ranking Arizona. Her practice includes complex divorce and legal separation, business issues incident to divorce, spousal maintenance, appellate work, and paternity issues. She has been named a “Super Lawyer” by superlawyers.com every year since 2007. She has received the “Top 10 Attorney Award” from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and is on the “Top Lawyers List” of AZ Business Magazine and Phoenix Magazine’s “Best Family Law Attorney” list.

Jason B. Castle

Jaburg Wilk Expands Family Law Group

The law firm of Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. announced that Jason B. Castle joined the firm as a Partner to expand the Family Law group.

Castle is experienced in handling all aspects of family law including paternity, annulment, child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, business valuations, Orders of Protection and post-decree matters involving enforcement or modification.

“We are very pleased Jason joined our group,” said Jaburg Wilk Family Law Specialist Mitchell Reichman. “His experience with divorces involving complex financial issues and high net worth estates along with his expertise in conflicts between parents regarding legal decision making and parenting time gives our team greater depth to assist clients with their needs. As President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Jason has worked with numerous judges and mental health professionals providing him with the knowledge and sensitivity needed to address difficult situations where there’s been domestic violence, substance abuse or dysfunctional relationships. This provides our group and clients with a new and important resource.”

Castle received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He obtained his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati and his Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies from Indiana University. He is licensed to practice in the State of Arizona and the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Castle was named a 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star, a status awarded to outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Michelle Perkins

Michelle J. Perkins – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Michelle J. Perkins – Managing partner, Owens & Perkins, P.C.

In 1996, Perkins formed Owens & Perkins with her grandfather, C.D. Owens. Perkins practices in the areas of family law, including divorce, legal separation, paternity, child support, custody and relocation matters; business and corporate formation, including Limited Liablity Companies, lease negotiations, business counseling in a tough economy and dissolution of a business entity. She received the 2013 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, which recognizes lawyers for their quality of service, overall value, responsiveness and communication ability.

Surprising fact: “The only thing I can cook is lasagna. Thankfully, my boyfriend can cook or I would starve.”

Biggest challenge: “Handling a full case load with multi-state, high conflict complex litigation and managing the law firm. My solution: excellent support staff.”

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