23 Jennings Strouss attorneys recognized in Super Lawyers

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announce that seventeen attorneys have been listed in the 2019 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers. In addition, six Jennings Strouss attorneys are listed as 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Each year, no more than 5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list. In addition, no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected for inclusion on the Rising Stars list. The Rising Stars are attorneys who are under the age of 40 and have been in practice for 10 years or less.

The Jennings Strouss attorneys listed in 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers are:

Gerald W. Alston – Business Litigation

Thomas C. Arendt – Real Estate

John J. Balitis – Employment & Labor

Timothy W. Barton – Real Estate

John J. Egbert – Employment  & Labor

Jay A. Fradkin – Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

Jeffrey D. Gardner – Securities Litigation

Eric D. Gere – Business Litigation

Norma C. Izzo – Family Law

Richard Lieberman – Mergers & Acquisitions

J. Scott Rhodes – Professional Liability: Defense

Bradley J. Stevens – Bankruptcy: Business

The Jennings Strouss attorneys listed as 2019 Southwest Rising Stars are:

Fay W. Bidlack – Business/Corporate

Shanna N. Bowman – Family Law

Lindsay Leavitt – Business Litigation

Maxwell W. Mahoney – Family Law

Anne E. McClellan – Civil Litigation: Defense

Paul J. Valentine – Tax

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys earn honors

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced 23 attorneys have been recognized as 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers and 12 attorneys have been named as 2019 Southwest Rising Stars. 

Additionally, Susan Freeman and Laura Lo Bianco were named among the Top 25 Arizona women lawyers. Susan Freeman and Bruce Samuels were also named two of the Top 50 Arizona lawyers in the 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers list. 

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers from Arizona are:


Stephen M. Bressler – Insurance Coverage

Carla A. Consoli – Environmental

Dale A. Danneman – Business Litigation

Scott D. DeWald – Business/Corporate 

Susan M. Freeman – Bankruptcy: Business

Frances J. Haynes – Construction Litigation

Steven J. Hulsman – PI General: Plaintiff

Robert M. Kort – Business Litigation

Laura A. Lo Bianco – Nonprofit Organizations

Robert H. McKirgan – Business Litigation

Randy Papetti – Business Litigation

Michael J. Phalen – Land Use/Zoning

Craig W. Phillips – PI General: Defense

Robert F. Roos – Construction Litigation

Bruce E. Samuels – Business Litigation

Heidi K. Short – Land Use/Zoning

Jon D. Weiss – Professional Liability: Defense

John C. West – Health Care


Robert M. Charles, Jr. – Bankruptcy: Business

Lewis D. Schorr – Real Estate 

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 2019 Southwest Rising Stars from Arizona are: 


Tyler J. Carrell – Real Estate

Samuel S. Chang – Real Estate

Todd D. Erb – Insurance Coverage

Justin Henderson – Bankruptcy: Business

Laura Pasqualone – Employment Litigation: Defense

Adam T. Reich – General Litigation

Frances R. Sjoberg – Native American Law

Jared L. Sutton – General Litigation

Cindy A. Villanueva – Intellectual Property Litigation

Peter R. Wand – Health Care


Jeffrey L. Sklar – Business Litigation

Super Lawyers selects 20 Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. today announced that 20 attorneys have been selected by Southwest Super Lawyers as top attorneys in Arizona for 2019. 18 attorneys have been recognized as Southwest Super Lawyers and 2 have attained the title of Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Burch & Cracchiolo’s 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers are:

Daniel Cracchiolo – Commercial Litigation

Edwin C. Bull – Land Use/Zoning

Andrew Abraham – Real Estate Law

Jake Curtis – Commercial Litigation

Brian Kaven – Personal Injury Defense-General

Edwin D. Fleming – Commercial Litigation

Joel K. Heriford – Estate Planning &Wealth Preservation

Thomas A. Longfellow – Family Law

Bryan F. Murphy – Commercial Litigation

Ian Neale – Personal Injury Defense: General

Ralph D. Harris – Commercial Litigation

Susanne E. Ingold – Employment Litigation

David M. Villadolid – Labor & Employment Law

Todd A. Julian – Personal Injury Plaintiff-General

Wendi A. Sorensen – Mediation/Arbitration

Sharon J. Oscar – Real Estate Law

Amy D. Howland – Real Estate Law

Keith A. Olbricht – Personal Injury Defense-General

The 2019 Rising Stars include:

Laura J. Meyer – Commercial Litigation

Brian D. Greathouse – Real Estate Law

13 Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys make list

Coppersmith Brockelman, a prominent business law firm in Phoenix, announced today that 13 of its 19 attorneys have been recognized in Super Lawyers’ 2019 edition.

Super Lawyers honors accomplished attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Attorneys from Coppersmith Brockelman who received the 2019 honor are:

Keith Beauchamp – Business Litigation (recognized since 2007)

Scott Bennett – Health Care (recognized since 2018); Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation (2012-2013)

Kent Brockelman – Employment & Labor Law (recognized since 2007)

Jill Chasson – Employment & Labor Law (recognized since 2016)

John DeWulf – Business Litigation (recognized since 2007); Top 50 Arizona Super Lawyers (recognized since 2011)

Kimberly Fatica – Employment & Labor Law (recognized since 2010)

Andrew Gaona – Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation (recognized since 2014)

Andrew Gordon – Business Litigation (recognized 2008-2009, 2018-present)

Karen Owens – Health Care (recognized since 2010)

Vidula Patki – Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation (recognized since 2018)

Kristen Rosati – Health Care (recognized since 2015)

Marvin Ruth – Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (recognized since 2017); Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2012-2016)

Roopali Desai – Legislative & Government Affairs (2019); Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2014-2016)

“Our firm’s core practice areas shine in this year’s edition of Super Lawyers,” said Kent Brockelman, Coppersmith Brockelman’s managing partner. “That almost 70% of our lawyers gained this recognition from our peers is a terrific honor and reflects the breadth and depth we enjoy in those areas.”