Litigation associate joins Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP announced Hannah Dolski has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as an associate in the Business Litigation practice group.

Dolski’s practice focuses on civil litigation procedure, employment, contract drafting and negotiations and professional liability. She also has experience in bankruptcy, corporate, regulatory, construction and products liability matters. 

Prior to joining the firm, Dolski had a judicial externship in the Arizona Federal District Court with the Honorable Judge Tuchi. In this role, she drafted orders in various areas of civil law. While in law school, Dolski was a teaching assistant in torts and civil procedure and served on the executive board for the Women Law Students Association. She was also a research assistant for the Master of Legal Studies program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Blythe Grace welcomes Kiri Semerdjian

Kiri Semerdjian has joined Blythe Grace, PLLC, as an attorney. 

“I am excited to be at Blythe Grace because it is unlike any other firm. Blythe Grace has an amazing energy and has the personal touch of a small firm with the experience and efficiency of a large firm,” said Semerdjian. “I am excited to develop my skills and my professional relationships while helping business owners start, grow, or protect their businesses.” 

Semerdjian received her Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University, and her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in San Diego. 

“We are honored to have Kiri join our team,” said Robert Reder, Managing Partner, Blythe Grace, PLLC. “Her knowledge and expertise will be valuable to us and our clients.”

Blythe Grace, PLLC, recently relocated their office, to 4040 E Camelback Road, Suite 275 in Phoenix.

Jaburg Wilk attorney named to board

Nichole Wilk, an attorney at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk, was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League Arizona

The Arizona regional office of ADL was established in 1983. They are one of the premier civil rights, human relations organizations in the state and provide an ongoing and dynamic counter to bigotry, discrimination and hate in all forms, against any and all groups.

Nichole Wilk, a probate, business, and real estate law attorney at Jaburg Wilk, said “The ADL is filling an important and vital need in our community by actively taking a stance against hate. Its outreach and education programs are helping combat bias, discrimination, and hate.”

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli welcomes Matthew Barney

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC announced the addition of Associate Matthew Barney. Matt focuses his practice in the areas of transportation, auto, products and general liability defense. While pursuing his law degree at ASU, Matt served as a Student Ambassador for the Center for Law and Global Affairs, and participated in a humanitarian trip to Panama with the Law Society for Human Rights. During law school, he gained valuable experience in Washington, D.C. working as a legal intern for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and as an intern at the Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA). He also worked as a legal research assistant at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Matt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish Linguistics from Arizona State University.

MIM announces new director of institutional advancement

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) has welcomed Laure O’Neal as its new director of institutional advancement. O’Neal brings to MIM more than twenty years of experience in fundraising and management within higher education, hospital, and public-sector organizations. 

As MIM’s director of institutional advancement, O’Neal will help MIM meet contributed revenue goals through a comprehensive giving program of annual, major, institutional, and planned giving.