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Best Lawyers honors Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

Congratulations to the 16 lawyers from Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. that were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. New to the list this year are J. Gary Linder and Ryan J. McCarthy. Donald L. Myles, Jr. has also been named the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law in Phoenix, Arizona. According to Best Lawyers. When an attorney is selected as “Lawyer of the Year,” it “reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”

Robert R. Berk
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Stephen A. Bullington
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Gregory L. Folger
Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Eileen Dennis GilBride
Appellate Practice

Edward G. Hochuli
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

William D. Holm
Insurance Law

William R. Jones, Jr.
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Gordon Lewis
Education Law
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

J. Gary Linder
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Michael A. Ludwig
Construction Law

John T. Masterson
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Ryan J. McCarthy
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

A. Melvin McDonald
Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar

Donald L. Myles, Jr.
Insurance Law

J. Russell Skelton
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Georgia A. Staton
Employment Law – Management

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers® lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli is one of the largest and most experienced defense trial law firms in Arizona. Having been in business for 32 years, the firm specializes in trial practice; insurance coverage; defense of corporations; self-insureds; governmental entities and insurance carriers. For additional information please visit www.jshfirm.com or call 602.263.1798.

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Best Lawyers honors Gordon & Rees’ John Condrey

GetFileAttachmentThe Phoenix office of Gordon & Rees announced that John Condrey is once again honored in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 for his Construction Law expertise. Each year, Best Lawyers compiles the list of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review evaluations in which 79,000 leading attorneys cast over six million votes to evaluate the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

Condrey, who joined Gordon & Rees in 1995, represents general contractors, architects and engineers, developers and owners in matters ranging from professional negligence claims, default terminations, delay and disruption claims, bid protests, project development, land use, and in other types of transactions and disputes. He has experience with all types of project delivery methods, including representation of municipalities with respect to Public/Private Partnerships related to infrastructure development and maintenance. Condrey has also defended class actions, claims of legal malpractice, employment discrimination, and insurance bad faith, among others.

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Best Lawyers honors Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys

Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, has announced that 11 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers®. Among the honorees, James Belanger was also named “Lawyer of the Year” for the criminal defense-white collar practice area in Phoenix, and Kent Brockelman was awarded this designation in employment law-management.

Now in its 21st edition, The Best Lawyers in America is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession. Each year, Best Lawyers conducts comprehensive surveys among tens of thousands of leading lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Based on the results of these surveys, the publication designates the year’s Best Lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys who are recognized in the 2016 edition include:

  • James Belanger: “Lawyer of the Year” in criminal defense: white-collar; also named a Best Lawyer in commercial litigation, criminal defense: non-white-collar, ethics and professional responsibility law, litigation-regulatory enforcement (SEC, telecom, energy), qui tam law
  • Kent Brockelman: “Lawyer of the Year” in employment law-management; also named a Best Lawyer in litigation-labor and employment
  • Keith Beauchamp: commercial litigation, legal malpractice law-defendants, litigation-securities
  • Scott Bennett: criminal defense: non-white-collar
  • Jill Chasson: employment law-management, labor law-management
  • Roopali Desai: commercial litigation
  • John DeWulf: bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, litigation-securities
  • Kimberly Fatica: employment law-management, litigation-labor and employment
  • Andy Gordon: administrative/regulatory law, antitrust law, commercial litigation, health care law, litigation-health care
  • Karen Owens: antitrust law, health care law
  • Kristen Rosati: health care law

“To be recognized by one’s peers is a tremendous honor in any profession,” said Kent Brockelman, managing partner, Coppersmith Brockelman. “We’re thrilled that so many of our attorneys have been recognized as Best Lawyers, as it’s a testament to the depth and breadth of our small, but powerful, team.”

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Steptoe’s Pat Derdenger named Phoenix ‘Lawyer of the Year’

GetFileAttachment-7Steptoe partner Pat Derdenger has been named Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year” for tax law in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  This marks the second consecutive year Mr. Derdenger has been singled out by Best Lawyers for his tax practice in the Valley of the Sun.  He has been listed in Best Lawyers since 1995.

Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which nearly 80,000 lawyers globally are eligible to vote on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.  For the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, some 6.7 million votes were cast.  In 2009, Best Lawyers began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the United States in high-profile legal practice areas.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year.”  The lawyers named as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in this year’s survey by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

At Steptoe, Mr. Derdenger focuses on federal, state, and local taxation law.  Widely recognized as one of Arizona’s top tax lawyers, Mr. Derdenger has been listed in Southwest Super Lawyers for nine consecutive years and in 2013, was selected as one of the “Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona.”

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Best Lawyers in America: Fennemore Craig

Fennemore Craig has announced that 95 attorneys, 60 of which are in the firm’s Phoenix office, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016, regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Of the 60 attorneys recognized, six attorneys were also named The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 – “Lawyer of the Year”.

“We have a great team of attorneys dedicated to providing excellent service to our clients,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We are honored to be recognized by our peers and to be included in this prestigious listing year after year.”

The following Fennemore Craig attorneys were named The Best Lawyers in America 2016© – “Lawyer of the Year”:

  • Timothy J. Berg – Litigation – Municipal
  • Timothy J. Burke – Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Lauren J. Caster – Litigation – Environmental
  • Andrew M. Federhar – Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • Laura A. Lo Bianco – Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Sarah A. Strunk – Securities/Capital Markets Law

The following Fennemore Craig attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016:

  • Amy Abdo – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Robert D. Anderson – Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law; Water Law
  • John J. Balitis – Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Timothy J. Berg – Appellate Practice; Communications Law; Energy Law; Litigation – Municipal; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Utilities Law
  • Rhett A. Billingsley – Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law; Water Law
  • Patrick J. Black – Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law
  • Kevin J. Bonner – Litigation – Construction
  • Timothy J. Burke – Antitrust Law; Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Litigation – Antitrust
  • Aaron Cain – Commercial Finance Law; Corporate Law
  • Christopher L. Callahan – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Larry J. Caster – Litigation – Environmental; Natural Resources Law; Water Law
  • A. Joseph Chandler – Real Estate Law
  • Susan M. Ciupak – Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • George T. Cole – Leisure and Hospitality Law; Real Estate Law
  • Louis F. Comus, Jr. – Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • C. Webb Crockett – Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law
  • Theresa Dwyer-Federhar – Appellate Practice
  • Rita A. Eisenfeld – Trusts and Estates
  • Phillip F. Fargotstein – Litigation – Environmental
  • Andrew M. Federhar – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Municipal; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Scott M. Finical – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Margaret R. Gallogly – Natural Resources Law; Water Law
  • Donald R. Gilbert – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • J. Christopher Gooch – Construction Law
  • Stephen A. Good – Corporate Law; Tax Law
  • Gregg Hanks – Real Estate Law; Tax Law
  • Roger T. Hargrove – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Trusts and Estate
  • Ray K. Harris – Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Technology Law
  • David N. Heap – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Neil H. Hiller – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Patrick Irvine – Appellate Practice; Native American Law; Tax Law
  • Norman D. James – Energy Law; Litigation – Environmental; Natural Resources Law; Water Law
  • John Randall Jefferies – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction
  • John E. Kofron – Construction Law
  • Jay S. Kramer – Real Estate Law
  • Neal Kurn – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Marc H. Lamber – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • T. James Lee – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Laura A. Lo Bianco – Corporate Law; Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Dawn Meidinger – Mining Law
  • Don J. Miner – Real Estate Law
  • Kendis Key Muscheid – Non-Profit/Charities Law; Tax Law
  • Mark A. Nesvig – Real Estate Law
  • Douglas C. Northup – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • John M. Pearce – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Michael J. Phalen – Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • Janice Procter-Murphy – Appellate Practice; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Cathy L. Reece – Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Robert P. Robinson – Real Estate Law
  • Susan Stone Rosenfield – Patent Law
  • Whitney M. Sedwick Meister – Employment Law – Management
  • J. Barry Shelley – Corporate Law; Tax Law
  • Gerald L. Shelley – Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Kenneth J. Sherk – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Mediation; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Cynthia L. Shupe – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Ronald J. Stolkin – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Sarah A. Strunk – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mining Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • Scott H. Thomas – Natural Resources Law
  • David E. Vieweg – Real Estate Law
  • Susan M. Wissink – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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Ogletree Deakins earns Best Lawyers recognition

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has seven attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices that were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. The lawyers on the 2016 list were reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional experience and underwent an authentication process to ensure they are in current practice and in good standing.

The Arizona-based Ogletree Deakins attorneys appearing on the 2016 Best Lawyers in America© list include:

  • Joseph T. Clees (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management)
  • L. Eric Dowell (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Leah S. Freed (Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Mark G. Kisicki (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • James K. Mackie (Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Tracy A. Miller (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Tibor Nagy, Jr. (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Nonnie L. Shivers (Employment Law – Management)

Best Lawyers® has also named Mackie as the 2016 Tucson Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year.” The publication awards this honor to a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

Firm-wide, 190 Ogletree Deakins attorneys were named to the Best Lawyers© list. Many earned recognition in multiple categories—147 were named under the Employment Law – Management category; 101 were named under the Labor Law – Management category; and 111 were named under the Litigation – Labor and Employment category.

 

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Jennings, Haug & Cunningham earns distinction

Jennings, Haug & Cunningham was honored by the Best Lawyers in America®, a preeminent legal peer ranking, which recognized the firm as a “Tier 1 Best Law Firm” in its 2015 national rankings.

Several of the firm’s practice areas also earned top rankings. Jennings, Haug & Cunningham’s construction law and litigation practice was recognized as top in national and metropolitan Phoenix law firm rankings.The firm’s environmental law, mediation and arbitration practices each also earned top metropolitan Phoenix firm rankings.
The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes firms each year, naming firms and 81 practice areas ranked by the legal community as top tier providers nationally, by state and by metropolitan area.

Full data is available online for the law firms that received rankings, ranging from large firms to small and one-person or two-person firms, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented.

“This is a significant honor for the firm and our recognized practice areas,” said John Sinodis, managing partner of Jennings, Haug & Cunningham. “Our attorneys strive to deliver the best legal advice and exceptional client service no matter how large or small a matter may be, and these rankings serve as a sign that the legal and business communities recognize and appreciate our efforts.”

18 Ryley Carlock & Applewhite attorneys earn recognition

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that 18 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, Phoenix shareholder Michael D. Moberly is named Best Lawyers’ 2015 Phoenix Litigation – Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in a practice area in the community is selected for this honor.

The 18 attorneys named as Best Lawyers include:

ARIZONA
Fredric D. Bellamy (Information Technology Law; Technology Law)
James E. Brophy (Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation – Labor & Employment)
John J. Fries (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
W. Scott Jenkins, Jr. (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
John Lemaster (Commercial Litigation)
W John Lischer (Trusts and Estates)
William B. McManus (Commercial Litigation)
Michael Moberly (Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment)
Nathan R. Niemuth (Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management)
Rodolfo Parga, Jr. (Commercial Litigation; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation – Labor and Employment)
Michael Ripp (Banking and Finance Law)
Sheryl A. Sweeney (Energy Law; Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law; Water Law)
Michele L. Van Quathem (Water Law)
William F. Wilder (Corporate Law; Public Finance Law)

COLORADO
Richard C. Kaufman (Administrative/Regulatory Law)
Brian M. Nazarenus (Water Law)
David M. Powell (Real Estate Law)
Jonathan H. Steeler (Corporate Law; Environmental Law)

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner earns honor

U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers ® recently named one of North Scottsdale’s largest law firms, Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C., as one of the 2014 “Best Law Firms.” “The award comes shortly after the firm’s named partners, Randy Nussbaum, Greg Gillis and Dean Dinner were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in  The Best Lawyers in America©,  2014.

Nationally, U.S. News and Best Lawyers ® named the firm Tier 3 in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

In the Metro Phoenix area, U.S. News and Best Lawyers ®named the firm Tier 1 in the in the practice areas of: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation – Bankruptcy and Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation Construction Law.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey and the Law Firm Leaders Survey and Best Lawyers peer-review.

The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 scoring for Randy Nussbaum, Greg Gillis and Dean Dinner were part of the scoring criteria used by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Listed on the The Best Lawyers in America ®  website are quotes from clients including Tim Hammer of TJM Painting Inc. who said, “Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner is a great firm and has great lawyers.”

Christine Ritter of Rental Service Corporation in her client comment is quoted as saying, “I have worked with Nussbaum through my equipment rental company and they are a very good firm and work with the client on several issues,”

Randy Nussbaum’s areas of practice include complex bankruptcy law, real estate, construction, and contract law. Mr. Nussbaum is a certified specialist in bankruptcy law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and is also certified specialist in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.

Greg Gillis’ areas of practice include construction law, commercial collection, real estate law, and bankruptcy litigation which he has performed in Arizona for 25 years. During that time, he has appeared and litigated cases in 14 of Arizona’s 15 county superior courts.

Dean Dinner’s practice has emphasized bankruptcy law, creditor-debtor rights, workouts, commercial transactions and commercial litigation. He is certified as a Bankruptcy Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. His experience in the bankruptcy field is extensive, involving representation of secured creditors, surety companies, unsecured creditors, creditor committees, lessors, trustees and debtors in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 proceedings.

The firm, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, was founded in July of 2008 by Randy Nussbaum and Gregory Gillis with a focus on complex bankruptcies, commercial litigation, construction law, real estate law, just as the economic downturn began. Despite the recession, the firm surpassed its initial three-year business plan in just two years. Dean Dinner one of the initial partners became the third named partner in 2010 and the firm added to its expertise to include trust and estate planning and probate, administrative law such as within the pest control and landscaping industry, and insurance defense work. Over the years, the firm has continued to expand to its current number of 11 lawyers and nearly 30 employees total.

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner earns honor

U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers ® recently named one of North Scottsdale’s largest law firms, Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C., as one of the 2014 “Best Law Firms.” “The award comes shortly after the firm’s named partners, Randy Nussbaum, Greg Gillis and Dean Dinner were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in  The Best Lawyers in America©,  2014.

Nationally, U.S. News and Best Lawyers ® named the firm Tier 3 in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

In the Metro Phoenix area, U.S. News and Best Lawyers ®named the firm Tier 1 in the in the practice areas of: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation – Bankruptcy and Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation Construction Law.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey and the Law Firm Leaders Survey and Best Lawyers peer-review.

The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 scoring for Randy Nussbaum, Greg Gillis and Dean Dinner were part of the scoring criteria used by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Listed on the The Best Lawyers in America ®  website are quotes from clients including Tim Hammer of TJM Painting Inc. who said, “Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner is a great firm and has great lawyers.”

Christine Ritter of Rental Service Corporation in her client comment is quoted as saying, “I have worked with Nussbaum through my equipment rental company and they are a very good firm and work with the client on several issues,”

Randy Nussbaum’s areas of practice include complex bankruptcy law, real estate, construction, and contract law. Mr. Nussbaum is a certified specialist in bankruptcy law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and is also certified specialist in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.

Greg Gillis’ areas of practice include construction law, commercial collection, real estate law, and bankruptcy litigation which he has performed in Arizona for 25 years. During that time, he has appeared and litigated cases in 14 of Arizona’s 15 county superior courts.

Dean Dinner’s practice has emphasized bankruptcy law, creditor-debtor rights, workouts, commercial transactions and commercial litigation. He is certified as a Bankruptcy Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. His experience in the bankruptcy field is extensive, involving representation of secured creditors, surety companies, unsecured creditors, creditor committees, lessors, trustees and debtors in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 proceedings.

The firm, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, was founded in July of 2008 by Randy Nussbaum and Gregory Gillis with a focus on complex bankruptcies, commercial litigation, construction law, real estate law, just as the economic downturn began. Despite the recession, the firm surpassed its initial three-year business plan in just two years. Dean Dinner one of the initial partners became the third named partner in 2010 and the firm added to its expertise to include trust and estate planning and probate, administrative law such as within the pest control and landscaping industry, and insurance defense work. Over the years, the firm has continued to expand to its current number of 11 lawyers and nearly 30 employees total.

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Steptoe’s Bienstock a ‘Lawyer of the Year’

Steptoe & Johnson LLP partner Floyd Bienstock, based in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named the 2014 “Phoenix Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers.  The designation is in conjunction with the launch of the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).  Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which nearly 50,000 attorneys cast almost five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

Best Lawyers began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the US in high-profile legal practice areas in conjunction with its 15th edition in 2009.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”  The lawyers being named as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in this year’s survey by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

At Steptoe, Mr. Bienstock leads the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith group.  He is an experienced trial attorney with a practice focusing on litigation insurance coverage and bad faith matters, including class actions, as well as complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts in Arizona and throughout the United States.

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31 Quarles & Brady Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that 31 attorneys from its Phoenix office, and a total of 162 nationwide, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. The local Quarles & Brady attorneys distinguished for excellence in their practice areas are:

·         Scott M. Berg (Banking and Finance Law)
·         Brian R. Booker (Commercial Litigation)
·         Joseph A. Drazek (Environmental Law / Litigation – Environmental / Natural Resources Law)
·         Lisa D. Duran (Immigration Law)
·         Steven P. Emerick (Corporate Law / Equipment Finance Law / Securities/Capital Markets Law)
·         Roger K. Ferland (Environmental Law / Litigation – Environmental)
·         Nicole France-Stanton (Commercial Litigation / Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants)
·         Jeffrey B. Fugal (Tax Law)
·         Jeffrey L. Gage (Real Estate Law)
·         Diane M. Haller (Real Estate Law)
·         John A. Harris (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation – Bankruptcy)
·         Robert P. Harris (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
·         Christian J. Hoffmann III (Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Securities/Capital Markets Law / Securities Regulation)
·         Don P. Martin (Commercial Litigation / Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants / Litigation – Banking and Finance / Litigation – Real Estate)
·         Matthew Mehr (Banking and Finance Law)
·         Roger N. Morris (Health Care Law)
·         P. Robert Moya (Corporate Law / Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Securities/Capital Markets Law)
·         Daniel L. Muchow (Environmental Law)
·         John Maston O’Neal (Commercial Litigation)
·         Jon E. Pettibone (Administrative/Regulatory Law / Employment Law – Management / Labor Law – Management)
·         James A. Ryan (Bet-the-Company Litigation / Commercial Litigation / Tax Law)
·         Edward Salanga (Litigation – Construction)
·         Brian Sirower (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law / Litigation Bankruptcy)
·         Derek L. Sorenson (Real Estate Law)
·         Kent W. Stevens (Banking and Finance Law)
·         Peter A. Terry (Banking and Finance Law)
·         James A. Ullman (Franchise Law)
·         C. Bradley Vynalek* (Commercial Litigation)
·         Jacque N. Westling (Banking and Finance Law / Corporate Law)
·         Lori L. Winkelman (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
·         Jeffrey H. Wolf (Franchise Law)

Quarles & Brady's Roger K. Ferland

31 Quarles & Brady Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that 31 attorneys from its Phoenix office, and a total of 162 nationwide, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. The local Quarles & Brady attorneys distinguished for excellence in their practice areas are:

·         Scott M. Berg (Banking and Finance Law)
·         Brian R. Booker (Commercial Litigation)
·         Joseph A. Drazek (Environmental Law / Litigation – Environmental / Natural Resources Law)
·         Lisa D. Duran (Immigration Law)
·         Steven P. Emerick (Corporate Law / Equipment Finance Law / Securities/Capital Markets Law)
·         Roger K. Ferland (Environmental Law / Litigation – Environmental)
·         Nicole France-Stanton (Commercial Litigation / Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants)
·         Jeffrey B. Fugal (Tax Law)
·         Jeffrey L. Gage (Real Estate Law)
·         Diane M. Haller (Real Estate Law)
·         John A. Harris (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation – Bankruptcy)
·         Robert P. Harris (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
·         Christian J. Hoffmann III (Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Securities/Capital Markets Law / Securities Regulation)
·         Don P. Martin (Commercial Litigation / Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants / Litigation – Banking and Finance / Litigation – Real Estate)
·         Matthew Mehr (Banking and Finance Law)
·         Roger N. Morris (Health Care Law)
·         P. Robert Moya (Corporate Law / Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Securities/Capital Markets Law)
·         Daniel L. Muchow (Environmental Law)
·         John Maston O’Neal (Commercial Litigation)
·         Jon E. Pettibone (Administrative/Regulatory Law / Employment Law – Management / Labor Law – Management)
·         James A. Ryan (Bet-the-Company Litigation / Commercial Litigation / Tax Law)
·         Edward Salanga (Litigation – Construction)
·         Brian Sirower (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law / Litigation Bankruptcy)
·         Derek L. Sorenson (Real Estate Law)
·         Kent W. Stevens (Banking and Finance Law)
·         Peter A. Terry (Banking and Finance Law)
·         James A. Ullman (Franchise Law)
·         C. Bradley Vynalek* (Commercial Litigation)
·         Jacque N. Westling (Banking and Finance Law / Corporate Law)
·         Lori L. Winkelman (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
·         Jeffrey H. Wolf (Franchise Law)

Nicole France Stanton - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Nicole France Stanton – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Nicole France StantonPartner, Quarles & Brady   

The primary focus of France Stanton’s practice is defending professionals such as lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers and others in malpractice actions, earning a spot in The Best Lawyers in America in 2011 and 2013. In 2012, she created the award-winning Stop Bullying AZ to bring awareness of the issue of bullying.

Surprising fact: “I have three tiaras from pageants I was in during high school. I am a firm believer that every women should have at least one tiara.”

Biggest challenge: “Trying to balance the competing interests in my life … I have overcome this by knowing what my highest priority is — my kids … I’ve become much more organized and intensely selective in what I choose to participate in both professionally and personally.”

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