Udall Shumway PLC is excited to have two members of their administrative staff named to 2013 positions with the Association of Legal Administrators (“ALA”). Firm administrator, Katie Bryant, CLM, has been selected to a two-year term as a Region 6 officer and marketing coordinator, Pam Molnar, CLM, has been selected to serve on the 2014 annual conference planning committee. Dennis Wilenchik was named “Best Trial Attorney” and Wilenchik & Bartness was named “Best Real Estate Firm” by Arizona Foothills Magazine in its 2013 “Best of the Valley.” Lewis and Roca LLP is pleased to announce the firm has been included in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2013. This honor recognizes Lewis and Roca’s excellent client service. International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced that Frank G. Long, of counsel in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been elected as vice president of the Arizona State Parks Foundation (ASPF). He was elected by fellow board members and will hold this position through 2013. Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC is pleased to announce Merton E. Marks has joined their legal team. Mr. Marks is a nationally recognized attorney and arbitrator with experience in trials, appeals, administrative hearings, arbitrations, mediations and special master appointments in business disputes, product liability, insurance, reinsurance and securities. He was a judge pro tempore on the Arizona Court of Appeals, Arizona assistant attorney general and counsel to the Arizona Industrial Commission. Marks is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association in commercial, reinsurance and large. The J.D. at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will now prepare students from the U.S. and Canada to seek bar admission in both countries, expanding the job market for new attorneys and creating new opportunities for international law practice. The North American Law Degree will allow students to graduate, within three years, with a J.D. designed to allow them to immediately seek licensure in Canada without further coursework, in addition to qualifying them for bar admission in the U.S., making the College of Law’s J.D. program unique among U.S. law schools. Jody Arbanas has joined the Phoenix office of Robert Half Legal as branch director overseeing recruitment and placement efforts for the local legal marketplace. Robert Half Legal is a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of project and direct-hire legal professionals at law firms and corporate legal departments. The real estate practice at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has been selected as a Real Estate Practice Group of the Year by Law360, a legal news service. The group, with more than 200 real estate practitioners spanning 35 offices, was also bestowed with this honor in 2011. Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC is pleased to announce Gary D. Ansel has joined our legal team. Mr. Ansel has extensive commercial litigation experience. Focusing his practice on business disputes, class actions, product liability, and contract matters as well as antitrust, and consumer and securities fraud. Mr. Ansel represents small companies and nationally recognized corporations, on either the plaintiff or defense side, in complex commercial litigation matters. Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC is pleased to announce Stacey L. Johnson has joined our legal team. Ms. Johnson’s practice is dedicated to assisting persons responsible for managing personal or financial matters of another, including family member, licensed fiduciaries, corporate trustees or those nominated in estate planning documents. Her practice also includes litigation in all areas of estate and probate law. With over 10 years of legal experience, she represents individuals and business responsible for estate and trust administration as well as guardianships and conservatorships for adults, minors, person injury settlements and adult adoptions. Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC is pleased to announce Melanie G. McBride has joined our legal team. Ms. McBride is an experienced trial attorney with a diverse background in handling business and corporate, lender-liability, real estate and property matters, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury cases. She assists corporate and individual clients in protecting against and preparing for litigation by providing general counsel and precautionary legal advice. Ms. McBride has considerable first-chair trial experience both in bench trials before judges and in front of a jury. Arizona motorcycle lawyer, Mark Breyer, of “The Husband and Wife Law Team,” Breyer Law Offices has been working to spread the message about motorcycle safety for many years. Now, Breyer has been asked to join the board of the Arizona Motorcycle Safety Awareness Foundation (AMSAF). Jennings Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. has been recognized in the LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms list.The list appeared in Fortune Magazine’s special 2013 Investor’s Guide, as well as the January 2013 editions of the awardwinning The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel. Additionally, the list appears on martindale.com® and CNNMoney.com. Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is pleased to announce that Susan Dana-Kobey and M. Brennan Ray have been named shareholders. Dana-Kobey joined the firm in 2005 and practices in all areas of constructionrelated and general liability litigation in Arizona and California. Dana-Kobey principally focuses her practice in civil litigation of first and third party insurance defense matters involving construction defect and personal injury matters. Ray joined Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. as an associate attorney in July 2006 and has experience in the areas of land use planning, zoning, real estate transactions, landlord/tenant, and other real estate-related matters. He also represents defendants in the areas of construction defects and insurance claims. Ray’s experience includes commercial and business litigation. Women Lawyers Association is pleased to introduce their new Executive Committee: President-Laura J. Zeman-Mullen with Zeman-Mullen & Ford, LLP Vice President- Melissa M. Zabor with Office of the Legal Advocate Secretary-Roberta Tepper with State Bar of Arizona Treasurer- Lauren Crawford with Polsinelli Shughart, PC Immediate Past President- Sheri D. Shepard with Udall Shumway, PLC Kimberly Allen, Kenneth Moskow and Kyle Robertson join Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC. Allen focuses her practice on aviation, environmental & toxic tort defense, wrongful death and personal injury, premises and products liability defense and transportation defense. Moskow focuses his practice on medical malpractice and nursing home defense, wrongful death and personal injury defense, professional, product, and premises liability defense, and transportation defense. Robertson concentrates his practice on trucking/transportation defense, product liability defense, premises liability, and general civil litigation, including commercial and business litigation.
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