Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, announced James Goodnow, a director in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named to the Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual “Hot List”, which recognizes early-to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners.

“Fennemore Craig congratulates James Goodnow on this prestigious recognition as a leading young professional in the legal community,” said Tim Berg, managing partner of Fennemore Craig.

Honorees will be profiled in Lawyers Of Color’s “Hot List” 2014 Issue (July 2014). The Western Region honorees will also be feted at a reception hosted by Morgan Lewis on July 23rd.

The honorees for the 2014 “Hot List” were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar association publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues were accepted. The selection committee also made editorial picks of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, especially those active in legal pipeline initiatives.

Goodnow, a Harvard Law graduate, practices in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He has successfully litigated and resolved numerous cases. He has received countless awards and accolades. He has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell and a perfect 10/10 Avvo rating and a “Lead Counsel” rating based on input from peer attorneys.

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