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35 Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys earn honors

35 attorneys from the law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy have been named to the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This year, more than 55 percent of the law firm’s shareholders are recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers in America, 14 of whom have been included for 10 or more years. Founders Michael L. Gallagher and Michael K. Kennedy are once again honored with inclusion.

Gallagher & Kennedy received the following Best Lawyers in America honors for Phoenix attorneys:

  • William Allison – Government Relations Practice; Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Dana Stagg Belknap – Government Relations Practice; Land Use & Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • Robert W. Boatman – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Timothy D. Brown – Tax Law
  • Robert Erven Brown – Real Estate Law
  • Shannon L. Clark – Appellate Practice; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • John R. Clemency – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Lincoln Combs – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • James B. Connor – Real Estate Law
  • J. Stanton Curry – Environmental Law
  • Mark C. Dangerfield – Commercial Litigation
  • Mark M. Deatherage – Commercial Litigation
  • D. Lee Decker – Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Mark A. Fuller – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • Michael L. Gallagher – Entertainment Law; Sports Law
  • Jeffrey D. Gross – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Real Estate Law
  • Robert J. Itri – Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Trademark Law
  • Rodney Q. Jarvis – Land Use &Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Donald Peder Johnsen – Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Michael K. Kennedy – Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • David P. Kimball III – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Anne L. Leary – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Thomas A. Maraz – Construction Law
  • Patrick J. McGroder III – Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Raymond M. Norris – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Mark S. O’Connor – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Kevin E. O’Malley – Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Municipal; Litigation – Securities
  • Donald B. Petrie – Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law
  • Jeffrey T. Pyburn – Litigation – Insurance; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Dean C. Short II – Corporate Law; Sports Law
  • Terence W. Thompson – Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Wm. Charles Thomson – Commercial Litigation
  • David L. Wallis – Environmental Law

Gallagher & Kennedy’s New Mexico attorneys received the following Best Lawyers in America honors:

  • Dalva L. Moellenberg  – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Natural Resources Law
  • Timothy R. Van Valen – Litigation &Controversy – Tax; Tax Law

In addition to his 2016 Best Lawyers in America honor, Mr. Moellenberg was also recognized as Santa Fe’s Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law.


Super Lawyers: Gallagher & Kennedy

The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that 18 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers. Additionally, 12 attorneys have been named as 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars.   Annually, only the top five percent of attorneys in Arizona and New Mexico are selected by Southwest Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

The following Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys are named 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers in Arizona:

• Robert W. Boatman – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

• Timothy D. Brown – Tax Law

• Shannon L. Clark – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

• John R. Clemency – Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights

• J. Stanton Curry – Environmental Law

• Mark A. Fuller – Business Litigation

• Michael L. Gallagher – General Litigation

• Jeffrey D. Gross – Real Estate Litigation

• Tom Henze – Criminal Defense Law

• Robert J. Itri – Business Litigation

• Michael K. Kennedy – Business Litigation

• Patrick J. McGroder, III – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

• Raymond M. Norris – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

• Mark S. O’Connor – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

• Kevin E. O’Malley – Business Litigation

• Jeffrey T. Pyburn – Insurance Coverage

• Terence W. Thompson – Mergers & Acquisitions

The following Gallagher & Kennedy attorney is selected to the 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers list in New Mexico:

• Dalva L. Moellenberg – Environmental Law

The following Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys are named 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Arizona:

• Kimberly G. Allen – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

• Laura E. Antonuccio – Government Contracts

• Tyler J. Carrell – Real Estate Litigation

• Lincoln Combs – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

• Alicia N. Corbett – Securities Law

• Jennifer A. Cranston – Eminent Domain

• Liana J. Garcia – General Litigation

• Janel M. Glynn – Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights

• Jonathan T. Hasebe – Business/Corporate Law

• Matthew P. MacLeod – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

• Timothy W. Overton – Business Litigation

• Lindsi M. Weber – Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights


Gallagher & Kennedy earns distinction

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 & Kennedy founders Michael L. Gallagher and Michael K. Kennedy have been named 2015 “Local Litigation Stars” in Arizona. Also recognized as 2015 “Local Litigation Stars” are Kevin O’Malley, shareholder and head of the firm’s litigation department, and shareholders Mark A. Fuller, Donald Peder Johnsen and Paul L. Stoller. The list of “Local Litigation Stars” for each state includes only individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers.

Recognizing excellence in litigation since 2008, Benchmark Litigation is the only publication to focus exclusively on U.S. litigation. Benchmark Litigation conducts an extensive interview process with litigators and clients to determine the top litigators on a local and national level. “Highly Recommended” firms receive the most client and peer mentions and are dominant in their particular jurisdiction.

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2013 Top Lawyers list: Commercial 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.

Edward O. Comitz
Comitz | Beethe
Comitz heads the healthcare and disability insurance practice, earning a national reputation for prosecuting disability insurance claims on behalf of individuals based on bad faith and unfair business practices.

John R. (Jack) Cunningham
Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP
Cunningham’s practice includes both prosecution and defense of personal injury cases, all types of professional malpractice cases, litigation of insurance coverage and bad faith issues, general commercial litigation, as well as general trial and appellate work.

Garrick Gallagher
Sanders & Parks, P.C.
Gallagher’s practice includes insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, insurance coverage litigation, excess and surplus lines, directors and officers liability, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, professional negligence, construction, and intellectual property litigation.

Richard H. Himelrick
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
Himelrick chairs Tiffany & Bosco’s Civil and Commercial Litigation Department. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Southwest Super Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America and Who’s Who in American Law.

Michael K. Kennedy
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
Kennedy, co-founding partner of Gallagher & Kennedy, practices in general civil litigation and serves as local, regional and national counsel to a variety of business clients.

Christopher A. LaVoy
Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
LaVoy concentrates his practice in commercial litigation with significant experience in the following areas: business buy-sell disputes; partnership and shareholder disputes; insurance coverage disputes; commercial landlord-tenant disputes; and business torts.

Thomas Littler
Gordon Silver
The focus of Littler’s practice is representing debtors and creditors, trustees, official committees, and secured creditors in reorganizations throughout a wide range of industries including construction, real estate, and technology.

Steven G. Mesaros
Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA
Mesaros is the firm practice group chair in both the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith and Professional Liability groups.

Gregory L. Miles
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC
Miles, who has an “AV Preeminent” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system, focuses his practice on business, commercial litigation and real estate.

Mark A. Nadeau
DLA Piper
Nadeau is a published author, with articles concerning trade competition, product liability and dispute resolution for transfers of technology.

Leon Silver
Silver is a trial lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience handling complex commercial and real estate disputes. His clients include national and multi-national retailers, restaurants and manufacturers, and real estate investors and developers.

Donald A. Wall
Squire Sanders
Wall has nearly 40 years of experience handling a broad range of commercial litigation and other methods of dispute resolution. He is recognized in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.