Gallagher & Kennedy achieves top rankings

The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that it has been ranked among the best firms in Arizona and New Mexico by Chambers & Partners, publishers of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  For 2019, 5 practice areas and 12 individual attorneys were recognized. 

The firm received the following rankings for Arizona attorneys:

• Band 1: David P. Kimball III – Environment (including water rights)

• Band 2: Dana Stagg Belknap – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

• Band 2: Stanton Curry – Environment (including water rights)

• Band 2: Chris S. Leason – Environment (including water rights)

• Band 3: Lee Decker – Environment (including water rights)

• Band 3: Michael K. Kennedy – Litigation: General Commercial

• Band 3: Kevin E. O’Malley – Litigation: General Commercial

• Band 3: Terence W. Thompson – Corporate/M&A

• Band 3: David Wallis – Environment (including water rights)

• Spotlight: Anne Leary – Labor & Employment: ERISA

The firm received the following Arizona Firm rankings:

• Band 2: Environment (including water rights)

• Band 3: Corporate/M&A

• Band 3: Litigation – General Commercial

• Band 3: Real Estate – Zoning/Land Use

13 Polsinelli Phoenix attorneys earn honors

National law firm Polsinelli announced 13 attorneys from its Phoenix office who have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® including Edward Novak who was named one of Arizona’s Top 50 attorneys.   

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

The list of 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers® includes several shareholders in multiple practice areas:

Todd Burgess – Bankruptcy; Business

John Clemency – Creditor/Debtor Rights

John Craiger – Banking

Phil Guttilla – Mergers & Acquisitions

Anne Kleindienst – Business: Corporate

Edward Novak – Criminal Defense: White Collar

The following attorneys were selected as Southwest Rising Stars®:

Jennifer Axel – Business Litigation

Jonathan Brinson – Insurance Coverage

Janel Glynn – Bankruptcy: Business

Melissa Ho – Criminal Defense: White Collar

Gus Schneider – Banking

Craig Waugh – Business Litigation

Lindsi Weber – Bankruptcy: Business

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli earns rankings by Chambers USA

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli announced that the firm and our partner Donald Myles, Jr. have been recognized by Chambers USA 2019, one of the most highly regarded annual rankings of law firms and attorneys worldwide.

New in 2019, Chambers USA created a general category for insurance law in Arizona. Based upon their extensive market research, the firm’s insurance practice and Don Myles have each earned a Band 1 ranking, the highest ranking awarded by Chambers.

With more than 36 years of experience, Don Myles focuses his practice on defending clients in cases involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims, bad faith and extra-contractual liability, professional liability, and insurance coverage and fraud. He is the 2018-2019 President of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), and a Past-President of USLAW Network and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC). Don is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. In 2016 and 2018, Don was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year,” and has been listed in Southwest Super Lawyers since 2012.

Burch & Cracchiolo attorney named to Top 50

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. has announced that firm president and shareholder Andrew “Andy” Abraham has been named in the 2019 ‘Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona” by Southwest Super Lawyers.

Abraham is certified as a Real Estate Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Transactions since 2008 and in every edition of Southwest Super Lawyers. In the 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions, he was also voted among the top 50 lawyers in Arizona by his peers. He is included among Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell.

In the course of his 38 years of practice at Burch & Cracchiolo, Abraham has successfully tried real property cases to verdict, including adverse possession claims and condemnation matters. He closed over 100 loans, most of which were in excess of $1 million and cured hundreds of title claims. Prior to joining the firm in 1983, Abraham served for one year as law clerk to The Honorable Frank X. Gordon, Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, during 1982-1983. Concentrating his practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate-related litigation and real estate transactions, Abraham also has substantial experience in the area of franchisor/franchisee relations. He has served as lead counsel in numerous state and federal court trials.