Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, announced 41 attorneys have been named as 2015 Southwest Super Lawyersfor Arizona. In addition, 14 attorneys have been recognized as 2015 Southwest Rising Stars, Super Lawyers.
“The firm congratulates the 55 Fennemore Craig lawyers selected as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in recognition of their dedication to their clients and their professional accomplishments,” said Steve Good, managing partner.
Fennemore Craig 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers:
John J. Balitis, Jr. – Employment & Labor
Timothy J. Berg – Appellate
Kevin J. Bonner – Construction Litigation
Timothy J. Burke – Antitrust Litigation
Christopher L. Callahan – Environmental Litigation
Susan M. Ciupak – Estate & Probate
George T. Cole – Real Estate
Louis F. Comus, Jr. – Estate & Probate
John F. Daniels, III – Tax
Andrew M. Federhar – General Litigation
Scott Day Freeman – Business Litigation
Donald R. Gilbert – Employment & Labor
J. Christopher Gooch – Business Litigation
Gregg Hanks – Real Estate
Roger T. Hargrove – Business Litigation
Ray K. Harris – Intellectual Property Litigation
Lori A. Higuera – Employment & Labor
Neil H. Hiller – Estate & Probate
Barney M. Holtzman – Employment & Labor
Patrick Irvine – Tax
Norman D. James – Energy & Natural Resources
John Randall Jefferies – Construction Litigation: Business
John E. Kofron – Real Estate: Business
George O. Krauja – Business Litigation
Jay S. Kramer – Real Estate
Neal Kurn – Estate & Probate
Marc H. Lamber – Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff
Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, announced has been appointed to the State Bar of Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct Committee and Patrick Irvine has been elected to serve a three-year term as an at-large member of the Executive Council of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.
“We congratulate Janice and Patrick on their appointments to serve the legal community and the State Bar of Arizona,” said Tim Berg, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “Janice and Patrick’s commitment to legal excellence and dedicated service to clients further enhances the firm’s awareness of the continually evolving legal landscape.”
The State Bar of Arizona’s Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct(“Ethics Committee”) assists the State Bar and its members with questions of professional ethics. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section promotes the awareness and use of dispute resolution methods other than litigation among members of the State Bar; the business, professional and legal communities; and the public at large.
Procter-Murphy practices in the areas of labor and employment law and civil appeals. She currently serves as Corporate Sponsorship chair for the American Cancer Society’s Central Phoenix Relay for Life. Procter-Murphy earned her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Irvine focuses his practice in litigation and business law, with special expertise in taxation, Indian law, appeals, and arbitration/mediation. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judge on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals for over nine years. Irvine earned his LL.M. from the University of San Diego and his J.D. and B.S. from Arizona State University.
Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, has announced the promotion of Michelle Jager and Patrick Irvine as directors in the firm’s Phoenix office.
“It is an honor to congratulate Michelle and Pat on their dedication to our clients, the community and their continued commitment to excellence,” said Tim Berg, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “As directors, Michelle and Patrick will continue to enhance the firm’s legal footprint addressing our clients’ needs with innovative and cost effective solutions.”
In her practice, Jager assists healthcare providers in defending against medical negligence lawsuits. She also assists small and large companies in the areas of personal injury, product liability, and commercial litigation. Jager devotes her free time to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation as an auxiliary board member and to the Institutional Review Board for St. Joseph’s Hospital reviewing biomedical and behavioral research protocols.
Irvine is a former Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals and practices in the areas of business law and litigation, with particular emphasis on taxation, appellate practice, Indian law and arbitration/mediation. He was recently appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on its Committee on Character and Fitness and also serves on the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee. Irvine has previously been a member of the City of Phoenix Judicial Selection Advisory board, the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, and the Arizona State-Tribal-Federal Court Forum. He is active in Kiwanis and is currently president of the Capitol Gateway Kiwanis Club.
Jager earned her J.D. cum laude from Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law and her B.A. magna cum laude from Arizona State University. Irvine earned his J.D. and B.S. from Arizona State University and received his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego.
Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, announced that Patrick Irvine, a shareholder in the firm’s Business and Litigation practice groups, has been appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on its Committee on Character and Fitness.
Irvine is a former Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals who now practices in the areas of business law and litigation, with particular emphasis on taxation, appellate practice, Indian law and arbitration/mediation. He also serves on the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, and has previously been a member of the City of Phoenix Judicial Selection Advisory board, the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, and the Arizona State-Tribal-Federal Court Forum. He is active in Kiwanis and is currently president of the Capitol Gateway Kiwanis Club.
The Committee on Character and Fitness consists of 18 members appointed by the Supreme Court to review applications to practice law in the State of Arizona and recommend to the Court for admission individuals who are deemed qualifies on the basis of character and fitness. If required, the Committee holds formal or informal hearings to enable the Committee to pass upon an applicant’s qualifications.