➤After gathering more than 1,000 nominations, Arizona Business Magazine has listed Edward Hochuli and Georgia Staton, partners at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, as two of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona. Selections were based on an attorney’s professional success, impact on the firm, impact on the community, and impact on the legal profession. Hochuli focuses his practice on professional liability, product liability, premises liability and transportation defense. He frequently speaks on the art of negotiation at seminars and conferences across the nation and belongs to a dozen professional organizations. Staton primarily focuses her practice on employment law and governmental liability. As a faculty member at the Arizona Trial College, Staton teaches others the knowledge she has gained throughout her legal career. ➤Mike Patterson, an international crossborder transactional attorney with the national law firm Polsinelli, was recently invited to speak on a panel of Arizona cross-border commerce leaders regarding trade with Mexico to the Arizona State Legislature’s Hispanic caucus and other legislators interested in Arizona-Mexico trade. ➤Stanley J. Marks was recently elected president of the National Crime Victims Bar Association (NCVBA). The NCVBA is a bar association dedicated to effectively seeking compensation for victims of crime. Marks was also recently elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation in recognition of his exemplary dedication. ➤Arizona Summit Law School is pleased to announce members of its student population and alumni are among those honored this year by the Maricopa County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP). Peter Mwithiga, a Summit Law student, received the prestigious Law Student of the Year Award for completing more than 400 hours of volunteer service for Wills for Heroes and DNA-People’s Legal Service. ➤Sanders & Parks, P.C. is pleased to announce that Amanda Breemes has joined the firm as an associate. Breemes will focus her practice on insurance defense and general civil litigation. ➤The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Tom Moring joined the firm as a partner whose practice emphasizes complex real estate and commercial disputes. Moring has extensive experience in managing and performing all aspects of litigation. He began his career at one of the largest law firms in the country before founding his own practice in 2006. He looks forward to being able to provide his clients with a much broader range of services at Jaburg Wilk. ➤Jennings, Haug & Cunningham is pleased to announce that six attorneys with the firm were named 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Magazine. The attorneys recognized as top in their area of practice include Mark Barker, John “Jack” Cunningham, Karen Gaylord, Kim Lough, Chad Schexnayder and John Sinodis. In addition, Joseph Brophy and Travis Pacheco were named Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars. ➤The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced that shareholder Wendi A. Sorensen has been named one of the 2015 Top 25 Women Attorneys in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers. Sorensen was also named to the prestigious list in 2013. Sorensen has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in personal injury and wrongful death law due to her nearly three decades of litigation experience for both insurance companies and plaintiffs in both state and federal court. Her practice focuses on aggravated liability and damages matters. ➤Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner P.C. is pleased to announce Abbie Shindler has joined the firm’s Scottsdale office as partner. Shindler is an experienced estate planning and corporate law attorney who assists individuals and families with their various estate planning needs and provides small and medium-size businesses with transactional legal services. ➤Melissa Ho, a shareholder in the Phoenix office of the national law firm Polsinelli, has been asked to serve on the board of directors of the Arizona Justice Project. Since 1998 the Justice Project has been helping to overturn and prevent wrongful convictions in Arizona. It is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to examine claims of innocence and manifest injustice, and provides legal representation for inmates believed to have been failed by the criminal justice system. Ho practices law in the areas of government investigations and white collar criminal defense. ➤Chambers USA released its 2015 rankings for lawyers and practices. In Polsinelli’s Phoenix office, the white-collar crime & government investigations practice received a Rank 1 and the corporate/M&A practice received a Rank 3. Individual Phoenix attorney rankings were received by Edward F. Novak in litigation: white-collar crime & government investigations – Rank 1; Anne L. Kleindienst in health care – Rank 2; Phillip P. Guttilla in corporate/M&A – Rank 3: and Melissa Ho in litigation: white collar crime & government investigation – Rank Up and Coming. ➤The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced that shareholder Andrew “Andy” Abraham has been named one of the 2015 Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers. ➤Craig Rosenstein, founding partner of the Rosenstein Law Group, has been named to Super Lawyers Rising Star list. This is the fourth straight year that Rosenstein has made the list. His practice focuses primarily on representing clients who have been charged with driving under the influence. ➤Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce that Timothy J. Martens was elected managing member of the firm May 13, 2015. Martens started his legal career at the firm and has been associated with Gammage & Burnham for more than 20 years, holding numerous leadership roles. Marten’s law practice focuses on real estate, lending and business transactions. He also has over 25 years experience representing creditors and debtors in bankruptcy cases. ➤Mark Wesbrooks, an attorney board certified in both Texas and Arizona licensed to practice in the highest of courts in either of these states, celebrates a great accomplishment. On April 2, 2015 he was recognized for having been certified as a creditors’ rights law specialists for 15 years. ➤Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk has seven attorneys listed as 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers. The 2015 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers magazine lists attorneys Lawrence Wilk, Neal Bookspan, Roger Cohen, Mitchell Reichman, Lauren Garner and Nathan D. Meyer as Southwest Super Lawyers. Laura Rogal is a Southwest Rising Star.
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