-Polsinelli is pleased to welcome Lauren Crawford as an associate in its Phoenix office. Crawford is a litigation attorney who focuses her practice on representing corporate policyholders in coverage disputes in a variety of industries. -Phoenix office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has 11 attorneys featured in the March 2015 issue of Az- Business Magazine and its Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona list. The honorees were shareholder Brian H. Blaney, securities law; shareholder Rebecca Lynne Burnham, real estate; shareholder David D. Cleary, corporate reorganization; co-managing shareholder John E. Cummerford, intellectual property; shareholder Nicole Goodwin, corporate governance; of counsel Stacey F. Gottlieb, defense against state and federal indictments; shareholder Pamela Overton Risoleo, complex commercial and class action; shareholder Brian J. Schulman, complex commercial and securities; shareholder Jeffrey H. Verbin, financial services; shareholder E. Jeffrey Walsh, business litigation; and shareholder Quinn P. Williams, private and public equity and debt financings. -Sherman & Howard is pleased to announce that four of its Arizona attorneys have been named 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers: John Alan Doran in labor and employment law, Bob Hackett in business litigation, Hope Leibsohn in estate & probate and Brian Mueller in business litigation. John Alan Doran was also selected for a special recognition by the publication: Southwest Super Lawyers’ Top 50. -Karen Dickinson, a shareholder of the national law firm Polsinelli, has been named by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of Arizona’s Outstanding Women in Business. The selection was based on Dickinson's accomplishments, engagement and contributions to the community. Dickinson is an international business attorney with experience negotiating multimillion-dollar global contracts and advising clients on creative solutions to complex business challenges. -The law firm of Morris Hall, PLLC, a premier estate planning law firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of James P. Plitz and B. West Hunsaker to partner. Plitz graduated magna cum laude and at the top of his class with his Juris Doctor from the Phoenix School of Law, and attained the second highest score on the February 2011 Arizona bar exam. He then passed the July 2011 bar exam in New Mexico. Prior to joining Morris Hall, PLLC, West Hunsaker was an executive with JPMorgan Chase. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the Phoenix School of Law prior to being admitted to the Arizona Bar Association. -Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of two new lawyers in the firm’s Phoenix office. Joseph Kiefer is an attorney who focuses on trial litigation. He represents large and small clients in insurance bad faith cases, commercial litigation, product liability, military law and criminal matters. Jason Porter is an associate who focuses on commercial and insurance litigation. In addition, he has represented clients in appellate matters before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Arizona Courts of Appeals. -Donald L. Myles, Jr. of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers at the annual meeting March 18-21, 2015. The academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review. Myles has been evaluated by his colleagues and the judges in his jurisdiction and has been highly recommended by them as possessing these qualifications and characteristics. -Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Salerno, shareholder in the firm's business restructuring & bankruptcy practice group, has been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers. Gordon Silver lawyer Teresa M. Pilatowicz, also in the business restructuring & bankruptcy practice group, was listed as a 2015 Rising Star. Salerno is the senior shareholder in the Arizona office, and has extensive experience representing distressed companies, acquirers and creditors in financial restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, pre- and post-bankruptcy workouts, and corporate recapitalizations. Pilatowicz is senior counsel with the firm. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate restructuring and insolvency including representation of trustees, debtors, and creditors in all aspects of Chapter 11 cases. -Salmon, Lewis & Weldon, P.L.C. is pleased to announce George J. “Jay” Coleman, III has joined the firm as of counsel. Coleman focuses his practice on business litigation and insurance coverage and defense matters. -The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix attorney Jose A. Carrillo has been chosen as a returning fellow of the 2015 National Employment Law Council (NELC). Carrillo is a member of the firm’s labor & employment practice group. -Super Lawyers has selected 24 attorneys from Jones, Skelton & Hochuli to appear on the 2015 Arizona Super Lawyers and Arizona Rising Stars list. -Arizona Summit Law School announced that Dean Shirley Mays has been named to the Lawyers of Color’s Fourth Annual Power List, a comprehensive listing of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys. Dean Mays was recently honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. recognizing her and other minority attorneys for their leadership. -The Scottsdale Bar Association is pleased to introduce the recently elected new officers and directors. The officers include Kevin Estevez, president; Ryan Lorenz, vice president; Lance Davidson, secretary; and Perry L. Goorman, treasurer. The directors include Donald Alvarez, Gail Barsky, Dean Dinner, Carolyn Goldman, Steve Guttell, Cody Hayes, Charles Berry, Denise Blommel, Coni Rae Good, Steve Kupiszewski, Michael Shumway, Scott Weiner, Paige Martin and Monica Lindstrom (immediate past-president). -The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced its Phoenix office was selected to receive the 2015 President’s Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, an honor given to longstanding corporate, foundation or individual donors who have helped advance the organization’s mission. Quarles & Brady was honored during the BBBSAZ 60th anniversary gala, held Thursday, April 16, at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort.
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