AWARDS – ANNOUNCEMENTS – PRESS RELEASES – PROMOTIONS Ridenour, Hienton and Lewis PLLC is pleased to announce that Robert Erven Brown recently joined the firm to serve as coordinator of their new nonprofit practice group. Attorneys Denise M. Bainton and John C. Richardson recently made presentations before the Arizona School Boards Association at meetings in Tucson and Flagstaff. Their topic was the role of public school governing board members in the processes used to terminate the employment of public school employees. The presentation included a discussion of termination procedures applicable to administrators, teachers, and support staff employees. Sesaly O. Stamps is being recognized as February’s Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by Southern Arizona Legal Aid’s Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP). With the help of attorneys who volunteer their time for free, VLP offers legal assistance to low income residents of Southern Arizona. The story of the Baca Float #3 Mexican land grant tells the tale of Tubac and the surrounding area. It tells the tale of land grab and fraud, of “Manifest Destiny” and westward expansion, of the rich and the poor. Attorney John Lacy tried to sort it all out in a presentation to the Tubac Historical Society recently. Audience members heard Mr. Lacy describe how the law was used in ways that forever impacted the town of Tubac and the people who settled there. AZ Business Magazine’s Ranking Arizona has named Edwin C. Bull, Edwin D. Fleming and Martha C. Patrick of Burch & Cracchiolo in their 2012 top lawyers rankings. Garland Brown, co-founder of the law firm Weiss Brown, has been selected by the American Bar Association Journal as one of “America’s tech-iest lawyers.” Both an attorney and a software development engineer, Mr. Brown counsels emerging technology-based companies, entrepreneurs and established businesses in the areas of technology law, intellectual property, and IP licensing.” Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Kenneth D. Burns has joined the firm as chief operating officer (COO). The position was previously held by Steven Smitham, who retires from the firm on March 30th. Snell & Wilmer announced that Donald Ennis, a bankruptcy associate in the firm’s Phoenix office, has joined the advisory council for the 3rd Annual Stars of the Season fundraising event to benefit the Cardon Children’s Medical Center, to be held October 27 at the Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley. The Scottsdale office of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to welcome L. Edward Humphrey as its newest associate attorney. Gust Rosenfeld is pleased to announce that two attorneys have been elected to membership. Matthew D. Bedwell and Jennifer N. MacLennan have been elected as capital members. Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC is pleased to announce that Joshua W. Carden has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Tempe office. Also licensed in Texas, Mr. Carden’s practice focuses on state and federal civil litigation in both Arizona and Texas, including business, employment, insurance, energy, civil rights, consumer, property tax (Texas), administrative law, and appeals. Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced that Jerry Fellows has been named co-chair of the technology and innovation committee of the Arizona Technology Council’s Arizona Energy Consortium. Mark E. Lassiter, a partner at Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC was recently recognized in Ranking Arizona’s Best of Arizona Business 2012 Attorneys for alternative dispute resolution. The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that shareholder Christopher R. Kaup has been elected president of the Arizona chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). The TMA is an international organization of professionals, lenders and investors who provide a broad range of services to financial distressed companies and creditors of those businesses. Struck Wieneke & Love, PLC is pleased to announce that Courtney Cloman has joined their firm as a litigation associate. Jonathon A. Talcott has joined Ballard Spahr LLP in Phoenix as an associate in the intellectual property department and a member of the intellectual property litigation and patents groups. The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney J. Daryl Dorsey has been named to the board of Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is a local organization that works to assist neglected, homeless and abused children in coping with their situation through various forms of art therapy. Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Rebecca In-Young Chung has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as an associate in the corporate services group. Ray H. Burgan has joined the Phoenix office of Farhang & Medcoff, PLLC as a partner. Effective March 1, 2012, Manning & Kass, Ellrod Ramirez, Trester, LLP is pleased to announce that Keith R. Ricker and Rick J. Horton have joined its Scottsdale, Arizona office, Jackson White shareholder, Jared Everton has been named to the Arizona Rising Stars list as a prominent up-and-coming attorney in Arizona for 2012. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Arizona are selected by the Super Lawyers research team to receive this honor annually. Phoenix School of Law hosted a conference in mid April where they invited law students, lawyers, judges, mediators and other legal professionals to join them in an event which was centered around an international law movement gaining more notoriety around the world known as comprehensive/integrative law. The conference began on Friday evening which was open to the public and continued on Saturday and Sunday with continuing legal education (CLE) opportunities for legal professionals. It featured renowned leaders within the comprehensive law discipline presenting on a number of informative and interactive panels.
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