The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Matthew T. Anderson joined the firm as a partner. He concentrates his practice on the defense of retailers, restaurants and hospitality entities, and health care matters. He also handles highexposure litigation involving catastrophic injury, product liability, wrongful death and professional liability. Owens & Perkins is pleased to announce the addition of Aarti Bhaga, Esq. to the firm. Bhaga is admitted to the State Bar of Arizona and the United States District Court for Arizona, and the State Bar of Texas. She practices in the areas of family law and criminal defense. Jones, Skelton and Hochuli started with 12 lawyers when the firm was founded in 1983. Having been in business for over 32 years now, the firm has now grown to a 78 lawyer firm with the addition of A. Blake DeLong and Gianni Pattas. DeLong has more than 12 years of civil litigation experience. He has represented clients both in private practice and as in-house counsel for a major insurance company. DeLong practices in the areas of automobile, premises liability and general insurance defense litigation. Pattas is an associate with the firm where he focuses his practice on construction and general civil defense litigation. Effective July 1, John G. Kerkorian, a commercial litigator who represents leading Arizona businesses and national financial institutions, became managing partner of Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office. Kerkorian succeeds Stephen M. Savage, who was a co-founder of the Phoenix office and has served as its managing partner since it opened in August 2006. Savage will continue his practice focusing on business planning and corporate, commercial and real estate transactions. The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. is pleased to announce that shareholder Stephen Linzer was elected president of The National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC) at its 11th Annual Member Conference held at The Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California. Linzer supervises the automobile and RV practice group at Tiffany & Bosco, exclusively representing dealers. In that capacity, he serves as lead counsel for more than 60 motor vehicle and RV dealerships in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Nevada. Squire Patton Boggs Phoenix-based partner, Lawrence J. Rosenfeld, has been included in Human Resources Executive magazine’s 2015 Guide to Most Powerful Employment Lawyers. Rosenfeld has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of employment law, litigation, health law and administrative law. Arizona Summit Law School has appointed Donald Lively as its new president. Lively, who served as Summit Law’s founding dean from 2004- 05, succeeds Scott Thompson who served as the school’s president for more than four years. Lively’s return coincides with the law school’s 10th anniversary. Valley Leadership has invited Alejandro Pérez, an associate at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, to join the Valley Leadership Institute’s 37th class. As an associate at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, Pérez focuses his civil litigation practice on employment law, governmental entity defense, commercial litigation and general liability defense. The South Asian Bar Association of Arizona is pleased to announce and congratulate the following new officers: Sunita Krishna, president; Sheena Chawla, vice president; Anjali Patel, secretary; Anoop Bhatheja, treasurer; Aarti Bhaga, V.P. membership; and Tanveer Shah, V.P. sister bar relations and law school liaison. Rosenstein Law Group proudly announced that one of its attorneys, Jefferson Simmons, has become a certified criminal law specialist by the State Bar of Arizona. This certification makes Rosenstein Law Group the only law firm in Maricopa County to have both a certified DUI defense attorney and a certified criminal law specialist on its staff. Bryan Cave attorney Rodney Ott has been selected as one of this year’s Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. Ott was recognized June 25 at the foundation’s luncheon at the State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. The foundation established this award in 2001 to recognize attorneys who have tirelessly given their time and experience to assist Arizonans who would otherwise have no legal resources. Richard Amoroso, an insurance recovery litigation attorney of the national law firm Polsinelli has been elected to serve as president of the Arizona Captive Insurance Association. The AzCIA serves as a resource to businesses, management firms and professionals active in the captive insurance industry. Amoroso focuses his law practice in the areas of reinsurance litigation, arbitration and asset recovery. Community Information and Referral Services has just appointed Whitney Harvey as the 2015/16 president, effective July 1. Harvey has served as the secretary for Community Information and Referral Services since 2014 and has been on the board of directors since 2013. Harvey joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli as an associate in 2010, and concentrates her practice on general civil litigation, wrongful death and personal injury, commercial and business litigation, and dram shop and social host liability. Sherman & Howard attorney Tom Morgan has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the business law section of the State Bar of Arizona. Morgan is a member in the firm’s business and corporate practice group. He has more than 30 years of experience representing public and privately held companies with respect to corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, real estate and tax planning matters. Bryan Cave partner George Chen has been selected as this year’s State Bar of Arizona Member of the Year. The State Bar board of governors presents the award, established in 1991, to an attorney who has rendered extraordinary contributions to the programs and activities of the State Bar in the prior year. Hundreds, even thousands, of the bar’s members contribute their time and talent to the work of the bar, but this award is limited to an individual whose contributions are exceptional. Chen was recognized June 26 at the State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Chen practices in the area of intellectual property and is leader of the practice in Bryan Cave’s Phoenix office. Mark Zukowski has been named one of the Top 20 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) attorneys in Arizona by Arizona Business Magazine. Zukowski joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 1983, and has been a partner since 1988. In addition to his successful civil litigation practice, Zukowski is a construction and commercial arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association. The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder Robert Erven “Bob” Brown and associate Matthew H. “Matt” Mason have joined the firm. In addition to their work in the newly formed church and ministry law practice, both attorneys bring substantial experience in real estate and business law and transactions. Mason is an experienced transactional attorney with an emphasis in nonprofit, real estate and corporate representation. Brown is the founder of the Campus Preservation Planning program, which protects critical assets of faith-based ministries and secular charities against uninsurable, underinsured and uninsured unjust claims.
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