Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that John C. Norling has been elected Managing Attorney. Norling succeeds J. Scott Rhodes, who stepped down from the position after six years to focus on his thriving legal ethics and professional responsibility practice. Rhodes will also resume the position as the firm’s General Counsel, which he held prior to being elected as Managing Attorney in 2009.
“During my tenure as Managing Attorney, I have seen the firm grow and flourish. We are in a great position to expand our services to clients, while continuing to provide exceptional and cost-effective legal work,” said Rhodes. “I strongly believe that leadership change is essential to the evolution of any law firm. John Norling has the insight and innovation to guide the firm’s future.”
Norling has held numerous leadership roles in the firm, including serving as a member of the Management Committee and as chair of the Corporate, Securities and Finance Department. As Managing Attorney, he will oversee all firm operations and focus on maintaining Jennings, Strouss & Salmon’s long-lasting reputation as a leader in the Arizona legal, business and non-profit communities. Norling will also support the growth of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and its thriving energy and utilities law practice.
“I am honored to have been elected as the Managing Attorney of a firm with the reputation and esteemed history of Jennings Strouss,” stated Norling. “I have the utmost respect for Scott Rhodes and thank him for the remarkable leadership and service he has devoted to our firm. Scott has been, and will continue to be, a tremendous asset for Jennings Strouss. We are well-positioned for the future and I look forward to working with each and every member of the firm as we continue to grow and expand the services offered to our clients.”
Prior to joining Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in 2013, Norling served as Member-in-Charge of Clark Hill’s Arizona office. He was also a partner at Norling, Kolsrud, Sifferman & Davis PLC.