AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ present the Most Admired Companies program each year with the goal of recognizing organizations that excel in these six key areas: Customer opinion; diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovation; leadership excellence; social responsibility; and workplace culture. One of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2021 is Jennings, Strouss & Salmon.

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With hundreds of nominations representing the most innovative, impactful and successful companies in Arizona, being one of Most Admired Companies of 2021 shows that these companies truly represent the best in Arizona business. The Most Admired Companies for 2021 will be honored at an awards dinner Oct. 7, 2021, at Pointe Hilton Resort Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix. Title sponsors for the Most Admired Companies awards are WaFd Bank and Taylor Morrison. For sponsorship information, email For information about the event honoring the Most Admired Companies, email or click here. will be spotlighting one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies each day leading up to the awards dinner.

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Most Admired Company: 2016-2021

Top Arizona executive: John C. Norling, managing attorney

What it does: Full-service law firm.

Company profile: For over 75 years, Jennings Strouss has been dedicated to providing clients with strategic legal guidance to help them seize every opportunity. The firm is well-known for its rich heritage, commitment to community, and long-lasting relationships. Jennings Strouss has a deep understanding of business and law.

Admirable trait: Jennings Strouss promotes seven core values throughout the firm: respect, communication, diversity, balance, recognition, integrity and excellence, and public service. The firm is especially dedicated to maintaining a diverse team that strives to provide the highest quality legal services to its clients, while demonstrating respect for one another and valuing diversity and inclusion, both in the workplace and in working with others outside of the firm.