Gallagher & Kennedy P.A. would like to announce that Tyler J. Carrell has been elected to serve as treasurer of the executive council for the State Bar of Arizona’s young lawyers division for 2013-2014. Lewis and Roca LLP is pleased to announce two attorneys have recently been named partners with the firm: Sam Chang and Milton Wagner. Chang practices with the firm’s business transactions practice group, focusing his practice on real estate debt and equity financing, real estate sales and acquisitions and commercial lending. Wagner is with the firm’s litigation practice group, concentrating in the area of business litigation, primarily business torts and financial disputes. The Phoenix office of Polsinelli received high rankings from Chambers USA for eight attorneys: Luke Narducci (environmental including water rights), Ed Novak (white collar crime & government investigations), Barton Day (environmental including water rights), Marty Harper (litigation – general commercial), Phillip Guttilla (corporate/M&A), Tom Irvine (real estate), Brian Moll (corporate/M&A) and Margaret LaBianca (environmental including water rights) and three practice areas: environmental including water rights, corporate/ M&A, and litigation – general commercial. Laura Carpenter was recently elected as president-elect of the American Society of Pharmacy Law. Ms. Carpenter is both a lawyer and a pharmacist. As founder of Carpenter Law Firm, she advises local and national pharmacies, drug distributors and other health care providers in the areas of pharmacy law, regulatory law, corporate compliance and general health care law. Rose Law Group PC (RLG) is proud to announce an expansion of the family law department with the hire of family law attorney Jana Weltzin. Weltzin, primarily handles high asset and complex divorce law cases. Melissa Ho, a shareholder of the national law firm Polsinelli, was among the recipients of this year’s Forty under 40 award. Ho is an attorney who practices in the areas of government investigations and white collar criminal defense. Law Offices of Brelje and Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that Christopher Brelje has been named 2013 Lawyer of the Year for immigration law in the Phoenix area. Brelje’s firm Law Offices of Brelje and Associates, P.C focuses on employment, business and investor immigration matters including work authorization, H-1B, L-1, TN and permanent residency visas, employer I-9 compliance, and E-2 and EB-5 investor cases. Jaburg Wilk is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. The lawyers are: Lauren Garner, litigation - trusts & estates; Kraig J. Marton, employment law - individuals, health care law and litigation - labor & employment; Mitchell Reichman, family law; Maria Crimi Speth, copyright law; Susan E. Wells, franchise law. Karen Dickinson has joined the national law firm Polsinelli expanding its international corporate presence. Dickinson has extensive experience negotiating and advising on complex international and e-commerce legal issues involving international contracting, joint ventures and alliances, software and intellectual property licensing, joint developments, trademark prosecution and licensing, and Web development. Polsinelli shareholder Kristen Rosati has assumed the office of president of the American Health Lawyers Association. Rosati is a member of the firm’s health care practice, which is rated the fourth largest in the country according to AHLA and Modern Healthcare. James Polese of Gammage & Burnham recently celebrated 40 years of practicing law in the state of Arizona. Polese joined Gammage & Burnham in February 2008 and was previously a founding member of Polese Hiner & Nolan PA and Polese Pietzsch Williams & Nolan PA. Polese has extensive experience in tax and business planning for small and medium size businesses as well as in commercial litigation. The Law Firm of Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA is pleased to announce Holly Liebengood has joined the firm as an associate. Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner P.C. is pleased to announce that David A. McCarville and Scott J. Richardson have joined the firm as partners. Both are experienced attorneys and bring a wealth of knowledge that will help expand the practice areas offered by the firm. McCarville is expected to lead the firm’s growth in the probate, trust and estates practice areas. Richardson joins Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner as one of the foremost experts in pest control and landscape regulatory matters both in Arizona and across the nation. Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C., one of North Scottsdale’s largest law firms, is celebrating its fifth year anniversary. The firm’s expertise includes complex bankruptcies, commercial litigation, construction law, real estate law, trust and estate planning and probate. The firm also is a leading expert in administrative law such as within the pest control and landscaping industry, along with insurance defense work. Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Eric Spencer, an associate with the firm, has been selected to serve on Senator Jeff Flake’s military academy screening committee. Spencer, a former captain in the Arizona Army National Guard, and an infantry platoon leader in the United States Army who was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom, concentrates his practice in commercial litigation with an emphasis in construction litigation and political law. Tamalyn E. Lewis, a member of the law firm of Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis, PLLC, was recently appointed to the board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the state which promotes statewide public access to the arts and cultural activities. Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Robert “R.J.” Lamb has joined the firm. Lamb’s litigation practice is focused in the areas of general business and commercial litigation, construction and surety litigation, and insurance liability and estate planning. Michelle J. Perkins, partner at the Scottsdale law firm of Owens & Perkins, P.C. was named in Arizona Business Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. Perkins practices in family law, estate planning, probate and business law. Andrew Turk, a shareholder with the national law firm Polsinelli, has been appointed to the Maricopa County Bar Association litigation section board. Turk represents clients in commercial, tort and insurance litigation, as well as construction defect, toxic tort, elder abuse and contract dispute litigation. He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator. Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Lawrence J. Rosenfeld received Chambers USA highest ranking of Band 1 in labor & employment practice in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA.
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