Holmes Negretti PLLC, a multifocus law firm located in Chandler, Ariz. announces its personal injury division, 602-INJURED. Founding partners, Brian Holmes and Jonathan Negretti, established 602-INJURED to provide their clients with a team of experienced Arizona personal injury attorneys. Partners, Brian Holmes and Jonathan Negretti, founded Chandler-based Holmes Negretti PLLC in summer of 2013. Holmes Negretti is a multifocus law firm including: personal injury, family law, estate planning and bankruptcy. Adam M. Weiler and Aaron K. Haar have joined the Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk as attorneys to expand the insurance and commercial litigation practice groups. Adam M. Weiler has worked in general insurance defense litigation for most of his career. He handles a variety of tort defense litigation with an extensive background including representation of insurance companies in first party matters as well as representation of insureds in third party tort lawsuits. Before attending law school, Aaron K. Haar worked in the commercial real estate industry, spending two years in finance and two more in asset management. He attended law school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, where he served as symposium editor on law review and as president of the Federalist Society. Nussbaum, Gillis & Dinner, P.C., one of North Scottsdale’s largest law firms, has been named the Number 1 law firm in Arizona in two different categories by Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business for 2014. Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner was ranked #1 for Law Firms with 20 Attorneys or Fewer, and #1 for bankruptcy/reorganization. The firm also ranked #4 for real estate and #10 for construction. The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., is pleased to announce that Alan A. Meda has joined the firm as a shareholder. He has more than 30 years of legal experience and focuses on the representation of creditors, debtors and trustees in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice areas including workouts, Chapter 11 reorganizations, liquidations and related litigation in both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases. Meda received his J.D., cum laude, from Arizona State University College of Law in 1983 and his B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan in 1980. Meda was editor of the Law Journal for Arizona State University College of Law in 1982- 1983 and was named a Pedrick Scholar in 1981. Eric Lynch has joined the litigation practice of Polsinelli in its Phoenix office bolstering the firm’s litigation capabilities both locally and nationally. Lynch has more than 20 years of extensive experience as a litigator, trusted advisor and trial attorney working with clients in the construction, mining, real estate, banking and finance, insurance, utilities, technology and manufacturing industries. Lynch earned his law degree from The John Marshall Law School, and earned his B.A. from Syracuse University. Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that it was one of eight Arizona companies chosen as a finalist in the large business category for the 27th Annual IMPACT Awards, hosted by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC). Since 1988, the Impact Awards have honored the accomplishments of both small and large businesses and the impact they have on the Valley’s community and economy. The GPCC recognizes two recipients in each of four categories: Community Champion, Economic Driver, Entrepreneurial Excellence, and Response to Adversity. Five Dentons partners representing a range of practices and sectors were named to Law360’s editorial advisory boards in 2014. Phoenix-based hotels and leisure global chair Rick Ross and vice chair Meghan Cocci were named to Law360’s inaugural hospitality board. Dentons is the only firm to have two lawyers on the editorial board, a distinction that follows on the heels of a banner year for the practice. Law360 selected the practice as a Hospitality Group of the Year, recognizing the team’s exceptional work on some of the most complex, large and significant transactions in the industry. Law360 also named Cocci a Hospitality MVP of the Year. Chambers USA has individually recognized both Ross and Cocci as market leaders nationwide and ranked Dentons’ hotels and leisure practice as National Band 1 since the category’s inception for 7 consecutive years. Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Jordan A. Kroop has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a partner in the financial transactions & restructuring group. Kroop, who represents clients in restructuring, bankruptcy, workouts, litigation and related matters, was most recently a partner at Squire Sanders. Kroop’s practice is a mix of creditor work for clients and a company side restructuring/bankruptcy practice focusing on complex situations inside and outside bankruptcy, including a robust debtor practice. Kroop earned his J.D. from University of Virginia and his AB, magna cum laude, from Brown University. Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, was the recipient of the Arizona Commercial Real Estate (AZRE) Magazine’s Real Estate and Development (RED) Award for Best Tenant Improvement Project 2013. The 9th Annual AZRE Magazine RED Awards recognized the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2013 and the construction teams involved. The Fennemore Craig team included Gensler, a global design and architectural firm, as architect, Ryan Companies US Inc., an integrated project delivery company, as general contractor, and CBRE, Inc., a global leader in real estate services, as tenant’s representative. The Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association’s executive board has invited education law attorney Denise Lowell- Britt of Udall Shumway PLC to speak at its Spring Conference. Lowell-Britt will present on the topic of contact abandonment. Public school employees from around the state will benefit from the expertise and insight that Denise will bring to the conference. Rose Law Group’s trust and estate practice ranked fifth among top law firms by Ranking Arizona. Rose Law Group was also ranked ninth for their family law practice. Attorney Cathleen Dooley has become a partner at Udall Shumway PLC. Cathleen Dooley is a member of the firm’s education law and employment law teams. Prior to joining the firm, Dooley served as an attorney at the Arizona Center for Disability Law, where she practiced in the areas of special education, housing, and employment discrimination law. Between 2007 to 2011, she served as an assistant attorney general in the litigation section of the civil rights division of the Office of the Arizona Attorney General. Fennemore Craig has announced the promotion of Patrick Irvine as director in the firm’s Phoenix office. Irvine is a former judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals and practices in the areas of business law and litigation, with particular emphasis on taxation, appellate practice, Indian law and arbitration/ mediation. He was recently appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on its committee on character and fitness and also serves on the State Bar of Arizona’s civil practice and procedure committee. Irvine has previously been a member of the City of Phoenix Judicial Selection advisory board, the Judicial Ethics advisory committee, and the Arizona State-Tribal- Federal Court Forum. He is active in Kiwanis and is currently president of the Capitol Gateway Kiwanis Club. Atkins and Associates, P.C. is proud to announce it has been named one of Arizona’s Best Law Firms in patent law and featured in U.S. News and World Report for 2014. They are also pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2014, their office will be located in the heart of downtown Chandler, Ariz. where the significant office space will accommodate their patent and trademark professionals. The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announced that Randy J. Aoyama has joined the firm as partner and Bradley H. Logan has joined the firm as an associate, both resident in the firm’s Phoenix, Ariz. office. Aoyama will continue to focus his practice on business litigation, commercial disputes, product liability and personal injury litigation. He was formerly a shareholder at Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA. Aoyama earned his J.D. and B.A. from the University of Washington. Logan focuses his practice in business and commercial transactions. Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Logan was in-house counsel to a commercial construction company. Logan earned his J.D. from the University of Arizona College Of Law and his B.B.A., Northern Arizona University.
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