Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce that senior litigation partner Rick Mahrle has been elected to serve as the chairman of the Town of Paradise Valley Planning Commission for the coming year. Faith, Ledyard & Nickel, PLC has announced the hiring of attorney Barry M. Aylstock. Barry will be developing the firm’s employment law practice representing both employers and employees. Lewis & Roca LLP is pleased to announce that partner Susan Freeman has been listed as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation in the Benchmark Litigation Publication. Freeman concentrates her practice on business bankruptcy and all areas of appeals. Squire Sanders is pleased to announce Jason S. Baskind is now one of their associates. Baskind will be practicing with the corporate law group. The firm, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in the 2013 “Best Lawyers” list. They won in both litigation labor & employment and the employment law management categories. Quarles & Brady LLP welcome four new attorneys. David Blackledge and Stephanie King join as associates in the corporate services practice group. Benjamin Nielsen will practice in the commercial litigation group as an associate. Lara Rhodes is an associate in the real estate practice group. Michael Curley and Nikia Gray of Quarles & Brady LLP named Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 Honorees. Snell & Wilmer LLP is pleased to announce that Carlos Sugich, a partner in the Phoenix office, was appointed to the board of directors for the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association. Edward G. Hochuli one of the founding partners of Jones Skelton & Holculi PLC has been elected as the USLaw Network Chair. Jones, Skelton & Holculi PLC are pleased to announce that partner, Joseph J. Popolizio and associate, Russell Yurk have been appointed as judges pro tem for Maricopa County Superior Court. Polsinelli Shughart is pleased to announce that they have added 19 new associates, including 2 in the Phoenix office. Frances R. Sjoberg will practice in real estate development. Andrew C. Stanley will focus on environmental litigation. Ryley Carlock & Applewhite elected Thomas G. Stack, an associate in the litigation and restrictive covenants and trade secrets practice groups, as a shareholder in the firm. This will become effective January 1, 2013. The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) has added four new staff members. Keva Womble and Tom Toretta will be philanthropic advisors. Glenn Wike will be the philanthropic services coordinator. Leslie Hunt will be the foundation manager for the Sedona Community Foundation. The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is pleased to announce that Lora Golke has been promoted to senior philanthropic advisor and Virginia Cijntje has been promoted to quality improvement and grantmaking manager. Fruitkin Law Firm has added a new office in Kierland Commons. They will still maintain their office in downtown Phoenix. Along with this move, they will be looking to add a few experienced attorneys. Lewis & Roca LLP has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a “Highly Recommended Local Litigation” firm. Susan Freeman, Robert McKirgan, Jesse Simpson, and Randy Papetti were honored as “Local Litigation Stars.” Lewis & Roca LLP is pleased to announce that Peter Larson has been appointed to the Indian Legal Program’s Advisory Council at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce the addition of James Senften to the business organizations and commercial transactions, commercial finance and real estate practice groups. Lewis & Roca LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been named to the 2013 edition of U.S. News Best Lawyer “Best Law Firms” list. They were honored with national ranking for product liability and litigation-defendants, as well as, regional ranking in 26 practice areas. Effective November 1st, Polsinelli Shughart was pleased to congratulate Ryan A. Berry on his recent election to shareholder. Quarles & Brady LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Allison N. Weyer as an associate in the real estate practice group. Burch & Cracchiolo P.A. announces recent leadership appointments in the firm’s construction defect practice group. Susanne E. Ingold and Keith A. Olbricht have been named co-chairs. Susan Dana- Kobey is chair of the California construction defect practice area. Kenneth J. Januszewski is chair of the New Mexico and Nevada construction defect practice area. Squire Sanders is pleased to announce Peter P. Nadimi, a new associate, practicing with the corporate law group. Gallagher & Kennedy P.A. announced the firm’s inclusion in the metropolitan first-tier rankings of prestigious law firms in U.S. News Media Group’s listing of Best Law Firms for 2012-2013. Loose, Brown & Associates P.C. is proud to announce their new hire of Troy Roberts. Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Lawrence Rosenfeld has been recognized by Best Lawyers. Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the addition of two new associates. Cheyenne C. Walsh joins the firm in the environmental practice. K. Derek Judd will be working in the restructuring and insolvency practice. Browning Oberg Woods & Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Jerry T. Collen as of counsel. His litigation practice focuses on insurance law, premises liability and products liability. Cynthia Y. Patane and Jathan P. McLaughlin join Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson, P.C. as associates. Patane focuses primarily on medical malpractice litigation. McLaughlin focuses on professional liability defense and insurance law.
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