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1 Wilenchik & Bartness leaders in civil litigation also inside A Special advertising supplement distributed with the arizona republic and the wall street journal Arizona LAW 2014 Page 10 Constructing Commercial Property Page 6 Nutrition and Feeding at Nursing Homes Page 8 Selecting a Workers Compensation Lawyer Page 9 presents LEGAL LEADERS appearing with

2 Dan Coogan morris, Hall & kinghorn, PllC elder, estate Planning, trusts and estates Standing, from left: West Hunsaker, James P. Plitz, Mark D. Simonson, Darren L. Richardson, David T. Eastman, Kevin F Kinghorn, Durrell Nielsen Seated, from left: Kristina L. Cervone, Theron M Hall Jr., Wendy W. Harn, Andrea L. Claus, Dan R. Morris, Ronald G. Wilson LEGAL LEADERS theron m hall Jr. Dan r. morris W. Durrell nielsen since its FOUnding in 1993, MORRis, HaLL & KingHORn has become known as one of the leading estate planning law firms in the southwest. indeed, clients across arizona and new Mexico have come to rely on the firm s experienced estate planning attorneys to protect their families and their assets. LeaVing a LegaCy does not HaVe to Be difficult, says senior partner dan r. Morris. By taking the mystery out of the planning and estate preservation process, we have been able to help clients create and execute effective strategies for protecting themselves, their loved ones, and their investments. MORRis emphasizes that the FiRM Has grown by focusing solely in the areas of estate planning, asset preservation, elder law, and probate law. in addition, Morris, hall & Kinghorn combines these legal services with financial planning and accounting expertise to offer clients a comprehensive estate planning and asset preservation practice. we not OnLy Meet the needs OF individuals when it comes to planning their estates; we also assist clients with the administration of those plans in the event of disability or death, Morris says. given the FiRM s PROFessiOnaL CaPaCity and resources, its attorneys have been able to help thousands of individuals at all levels of wealth and assets. they review hundreds of estate plans each year, and charge fixed fees for the work completed. Morris notes: what sets us apart from other firms is that we don t charge clients for the current work of maintaining an ongoing relationship, such as regularly communicating with clients, advising them on important changes in the law and planning strategies, or providing regular reviews of their estate plans. we even continue that relationship with their beneficiaries after death. and rather than bill clients for every contact, we only charge for the work that is actually done. the FiRM s attorneys are ReCOgnized LeadeRs in the estate planning field, having written many books and articles on the subject. they have also led national seminars concerning trust law and elder law and are members of such prestigious national organizations as the american academy of estate Planning attorneys, the national academy of elder Law attorneys, and wealthcounsel. the expertise and quality of the firm has been recognized by its av Preeminent rating by Martindale-hubbell, the organization s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. MeMBeRs OF the FiRM are involved with and serve on the boards of many charitable organizations, including: arizona humane society, Make-a-wish, Phoenix children s hospital, Lions club, PBs channel 8, Kiwanis club, Phoenix art Museum, st. Mary s food Bank, Lds Philanthropies, and Boy scouts of america. in 2013, west hunsaker was recognized nationally by Trusts and Estates Magazine as one of 5 recipients of the Practitioner with heart award. MORRis states: we COnstantLy strive to provide clients with the highest quality of estate planning services. our goal is to make it easier for our clients to care for their families and their loved ones. estate planning is not just our practice it is our privilege and our passion. MHK Phoenix Office 3300 north central avenue suite 900, Phoenix, az MHK Mesa Office 1129 south oakland drive suite 102, Mesa, az MHK scottsdale Office north northsight Boulevard suite 202, scottsdale, az MHK Flagstaff Office 1016 west university avenue suite 208, flagstaff, az MHK Prescott Office 141 south Mccormick street suite 112, Prescott, az MHK tucson Office 3573 east sunrise dr., suite 209 tucson, az MHK arrowhead Office n 51st ave., suite 134 Glendale, az MHK Cave Creek Office 7100 e cave creek rd. Building 12, suite 121 cave creek, az ph: morristrust.com

3 ALM LEGAL GROUP Account Executives Laura Gunawan Ulei Kou Bridget Mcdonald Welcome to Arizona s Top Rated Lawyers, a publication featuring legal talent from the Grand Canyon State. 4 Highlights in this issue: legal leaders index A comprehensive list of Arizona s Top Rated Lawyers of Marcy Palacios George Schwimmer The attorneys featured here and in the accompanying online edition have all Sr. Content Manager Justin Smulison achieved the peer reviewed rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Assistant art director Sammy Elfatrany the company that has long set the Graphic designer Ashlee Redd standard for lawyer ratings. The AV Preeminent rating is a significant Profiles Writer Sean Stonefield Cover photograph by accomplishment and demonstrates that a lawyer s peers have ranked him or her at the highest level of professional 5 Wilenchik & Bartness Wilenchik & Bartness uses its practical approach to prepare for mediation and the courtroom Dan Coogan Business Manager Colleen Hanson Group Publisher Scott Pierce excellence. Our online edition of Arizona s Top Rated Lawyers, accessible at at.law.com/arizonatoprated, includes the complete directory of all of the 6 8 Constructing Commercial Property Elder Care: Nutrition and Feeding at Nursing Homes To order reprints of Arizona s Top Rated Lawyers of 2014 Arizona areas AV Peeminent rated attorneys, listed by their practice areas. 9 Selecting a Workers Compensation Lawyer please contact or In addition to insightful profiles of many Top Rated attorneys, this publication features articles covering trends in the law, and is a valuable resource for finding Publishers do not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate. ALM Media, LLC (or either party s affiliates, employees, officers, directors or agents) does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. This magazine includes paid attorney advertising. Consumers should contact the state bar for verification and additional information prior to securing the legal services of any attorney. ALM, Top Rated Lawyers, and Top Ranked Law Firms are trademarks of ALM Media Properties, LLC. top legal talent and making more informed decisions. Sincerely, Scott Pierce Group publisher Arizona law 2014 Lawmakers and practitioners in the Grand Canyon State passed bills and examined cases that touched on transgender rights and the funding of the state s public schools, while a tragedy at a shooting range prompted questions about Arizona s laws pertaining to firearms and minors. To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated

4 arizona s top rated lawyers in 2014 at.law.com/arizonatoprated F E Arizona s top rated lawyers Arizona s Top Rated Lawyers helps take the mystery out of locating a high-quality advocate to protect you, your family, your business and all other assets. The lawyers in this comprehensive list are considered firstrate in their field and are available to help. Bishop Law Office, William D. Bishop DIVORCE, CHILD CUSTODY, FAMILY LAW Page 14 Cunningham Law Firm Matthew B. Cunningham plaintiff s personal injury, products liability Page 12 D. Jesse Smith criminal defense, asset forfeiture Page 13 A T U R I N G Fendon Law Firm, workers compensation, Social security disability Page 9 Freeman Huber Law PLLC business, finance, real estate, corporate ligitation, bankruptcy, estates and trusts Page 13 Hildebrand Law, Christopher S. Hildebrand family, Estate planning Page 15 Jensen and Gordon, PLLC ROBERT JENSEN, TRACY GORDON FAMILY LAW, CHILD CUSTODY, LEGAL MALPRACTICE Page 12 Jones l Raczkowski PC Mack T. Jones personal injury, wrongful death Page 15 Law Offices of Francis J. Slavin, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Land Use/ Development, Construction/Defect, Condemnation/Valuation/Property Tax, Commercial Lending, Debtor/Creditor, Administrative Law Page 7 Littler Mendelson, PC Labor & employment Page 13 McGovern Law Offices tom mcgovern personal injury, medical malpractice Page 15 Molever Conelly PLLC loren molever business law, commerical and real estate litigation and dispute resolution Page 15 Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, PLLC Theron M. Hall, Dan R. Morris, W. Durrell nielsen Elder, Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates Page 2 Ramos Law Firm paul ramos DUI, Criminal Defense, Domestic violence Page 15 Russo, Russo & Slania, PC stephen t. portell PRODUCTS LIABILITY, PERSONAL INJURY, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Page 15 Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience PLC richard gulbrandsen personal injury, motor vehicle accidents Page 14 steve h. patience personal injury Page 15 Stegall, Katz & Whitaker, PC Phillip b. whitaker commercial litigation, business & commercial, arbitration Page 13 The Bain Law Firm, PLLC jodi a. bain COMMERCIAL, BANKING & FINANCE, BUSINESS & TAX, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, REAL ESTATE Page 14 The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, business & Commercial, International Business Page 12 The Russell s Law Firm, PLC D. CHRIS RUSSELL, SANDRA L. FINCH PERSONAL INJURY, CRIMINAL DEFENSE, DUI Page 15 Wilenchik & Bartness Dennis I. Wilenchik, Becky ann bartness civil litigation, criminal law, alternative dispute resolution Page 5 4 \ Arizona s top rated lawyers To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated

5 fighting for their clients and never giving up. that s what wilenchik & Bartness, highly experienced civil and criminal attorneys in Phoenix, scottsdale, houston and new york, are known for. and now, Becky Bartness is handling mediation and arbitration as well as complex transactions. founded by dennis i. wilenchik in 1991, formerly a senior partner in civil litigation at the international law firm of squire, sanders and dempsey, he was soon joined by his wife, Becky Bartness, who was formerly General counsel of chase Bank, and district court Law clerk and associate at the then-oldest firm in arizona, evans, Kitchel & Jenckes. the firm provides high-level civil litigation services to a select group of clients in the real estate, business, and construction sectors, as well as transactional work. the attorneys also provide commercial arbitration/mediation and tax litigation services in a mid-size firm. wilenchik was born in Brooklyn, new york, where he got his fighting spirit from his grandfather, a professional boxer. he studied acting in college, and later worked for cbs as a page through school. these days, he still gets to act, but in a courtroom reading his own script, rather than on stage. i see elements of acting in trial work. of course sincerity is the key to good acting or good trial advocacy. i also enjoy the challenge of presenting complex facts into simple and compelling themes, that turn negatives into positives, he says. dennis recently served out a term on the arizona department of real estate advisory Board and has been a nationally certified civil trial advocate for many years with the national Board of trial advocacy. he is a former chair of the state Bar trial Practice section, a member of the aba foundation fellows and President of the county young Lawyers. dennis is also recognized in 2014 Super Lawyers and Top Rated Lawyers, and was voted Best trial Lawyer in 2012 by AZ Foothills Magazine. Bartness is a trained mediator, with a concentration in real estate, commercial, banking and environmental law, and commercial mediation. she is a member of the real estate and alternative dispute resolution sections of the aba and state Bar. she enjoys problem solving in complex business and real estate disputes and was a certified real estate specialist for many years. Jack wilenchik, their son, is also a lawyer in the firm. he takes on many pro bono cases, and also handles labor law. this commitment is a big source of pride for his dad. we have been fortunate to grow as a law firm, to serve our clients and to make sure they have the support needed for complex civil litigation, says Bartness. recently, the attorneys have brainstormed approaches for speedy resolutions of cases, Bartness specialty. Mediation is really a form of negotiation that facilitates the parties, she explains. we sit down and search for a solution CoVer spotlight ARIZONA S CIVIL LITIGATION LEADERS Wilenchik & Bartness uses its practical approach to prepare for mediation and the courtroom we will go to war, if that s what is required. But, we also believe strongly that the best deterrent to any battle is being prepared. - dennis i. wilenchik in a calm, logical way. Litigation often results in a win-lose proposition, and no one comes away happy. Mediation can offer a much quicker, more cost-effective option, especially in cases involving complex matters. while mediation is more common in the areas of family law and labor law, commercial law has yet to use mediation on a large scale, Becky says, adding that she hopes the firm can help lead the way. wilenchik & Bartness aggressive and experienced attorneys have worked with impressive cases during the firm s 23 years in existence, and the fi rm is well known and regarded for its practical approach. we are competitive with big firms, and we use technology to compete and cut to the chase sooner to achieve the client s goals. we don t milk cases, dennis wilenchik says. we try to be creative and don t follow the paint-by-numbers way of doing business. we believe in prosecuting all cases and not just defending them. we hope to provide value in doing so. and nobody is going to intimidate us in court. i have felt at home in court since i was a bailiff 37 years ago. we will go to war, if that s what is required. But, we also believe strongly that the best deterrent to any battle is being prepared, while seeking peace. But, you must open up the lines of communication at the same time to resolve disputes, because in the end that is really what is in the best interests of all litigants, Mr. wilenchik says. it is a tough balancing act but that is why people hire us. we strive to creatively resolve disputes. the wilenchik & Bartness Building 2810 north third street, Phoenix, az ph: fax: From left: Becky Bartness, Dennis I. WIlenchik To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated Arizona s top rated lawyers / 5

6 arizona s top rated in 2014 lawyers at.law.com/arizonatoprated constructing commercial property need to know When you plan to building a commercial structure on land that you own or rent, carefully consider certain federal and state laws. In addition, a large construction project will involve many different contracts - at least a few of which will be disputed over the course of construction. To deal with these issues, you ll need the help of an experienced commercial real estate lawyer. zoning and land use are Key Before you purchase commercial property, you must know whether state and local zoning and land use laws will restrict the type of structures you can build. These laws can ultimately make or break your investment. Don t wait for ground-breaking to discover the land is not zoned for commercial purposes. environmental laws affect construction A number of federal laws, such as the Clean Water Act, are intended to prevent pollution to the environment. Because of the environmental risks in commercial construction, you may find limitations and other requirements on your construction activities. Failure to comply can subject you to expensive penalties and fines, regardless of your awareness of the law. get everything in writing Different contractors that you hire will be responsible for different parts of the construction project. You need to protect your interests by creating written agreements with each contractor that states very clearly state your expectations. Agreements should also list dates for completion. indemnity clauses Protect you Disagreements and costly mistakes are fairly common in the construction industry. Sometimes you may be liable to pay damages just because you own the property. Because of this, it is important that all contacts include indemnity clauses. When you end up paying for damages, an indemnity agreement allows you to get reimbursed by the person or company that actually caused the damage. a commercial real estate lawyer can help The law surrounding commercial construction projects is complicated. Plus, the facts of each case are unique. This article provides a brief, general introduction to the topic. For more detailed, specific information, please contact a commercial real estate lawyer. when does a commercial ProPerty BecoMe a nuisance? Commercial activities can be disruptive on many levels; they can be loud; aesthetically displeasing and odorousm and can involve the warehousing of materials and the use of hazardous substances. Commercial properties and sites are also associated with increased traffic. Building codes, fire codes, and zoning laws exist to keep these nuisances under control. Sometimes, they do not. When neighbors complain, small business owners must remedy the situation or face legal action. A nuisance is any condition or activity that offends people or put them in danger. Private nuisances affect a single homeowner. Public nuisances affect groups of people, either because people regularly visit the area where the business is located or because the nuisances affect public property. If a business owner uses a commercial property for illegal activity, or allows anyone else to do so, this constitutes a public nuisance because it can endanger others. Examples of this would be drug sales or use of a warehouse to store stolen property. JunK, debris, and health hazards are nuisances Commercial property covered in trash is a nuisance. A building in desperate need of repair would also qualify. If a business owner keeps rusting, inoperable vehicles on the property or stores abandoned furniture there, most municipalities would consider this a nuisance. Lumber or construction equipment that s in such bad condition that it s no longer useful could also be a nuisance. Hazards that risk the health of the public are nuisances in most municipalities. For example, stagnant water, animal manure, and septic waste can all pose a health risk to anyone who comes in contact with them. Any odors they produce would make the area unpleasant for anyone visiting. nuisances can earn Penalties and Fines When a complaint is made against a business, a city or county official will inspect the commercial property to see if any laws are being broken. This might result in a warning to the property owner. If the owner doesn t address the problem, the government will levy a fine - and keep charging fines until the situation is fixed. Criminal activity is much more serious and can involve law enforcement. a commercial real estate lawyer can help The law surrounding nuisances on commercial property is complicated. Plus, the facts of each case are unique. This article provides a brief, general introduction to the topic. For more detailed, specific information, please contact a commercial real estate lawyer. AS SEEN ON 6 \ Arizona s top rated lawyers To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated

7 dan coogan from left: heather dukes, ellen davis, francis slavin, daniel slavin, Jessica dorvinen, Joseph Moritz law offices of FranCis J. slavin, CommerCial litigation, real estate, land use/development, ConstruCtion/design defect, Condemnation/Valuation/ProPerty tax, CommerCial lending, debtor/creditor, administrative law legal leaders FranCis J. slavin FRanCis J. slavin, is a six-lawyer Law FiRM that is unique among the region s boutique firms offering multiple specialties typically provided by large law firms. the firm s lawyers combine exceptional legal skills with years of experience yielding practical solutions to complex legal problems. every aspect of the slavin firm s practice is focused on protecting and enhancing each client s business and real estate interests. OUR active COMMeRCiaL LitigatiOn PRaCtiCe helps us understand how the courts may interpret certain language provisions which enables us to draft defensible documents, explains firm founder francis slavin, who has been av Preeminent rated by Martindale-hubbell for more than 25 years. the benefit to our clients is that hopefully they will not have to endure the costs of litigation in the future. in FOUnding a MULtidisCiPLinaRy Law FiRM, My philosophy was to provide hands-on, value-driven service to everyone from mom-and-pop businesses to highly sophisticated corporate clients, slavin says. we re always looking to obtain tangible results for our clients. slavin started His arizona PRaCtiCe in 1971 as general counsel for a prominent homebuilder before joining the large commercial law firm fennemore craig in slavin went on to become a shareholder and director at that firm. in 1983, he formed the predecessor to his current practice, establishing francis J. slavin, P.c. in the FiRM s LawyeRs HaVe 100 years OF experience collectively in handling both large projects and smaller day-to-day matters. the firm is currently working on a roughly 2 million square-foot project for one of the country s largest banks, and has represented prominent land development companies on development and construction projects for decades east camelback road, suite 285, PhoeniX, az Ph: fax:

8 arizona s top rated in 2014 lawyers at.law.com/arizonatoprated EldEr care: nutrition And Feeding At nursing homes need to know in addition to receiving nutritious meals at nursing facilities, residents may be surprised to find that some of their favorite foods are served. Nursing facilities try to accommodate residents food preferences and give feeding assistance to those residents who suffer from nutrition, dietary or eating difficulties. serving regular nutritious Meals Residential care, assisted living or nursing facilities must serve residents a minimum of three meals each day at regular mealtimes and snacks before bedtime. When preparing and serving meals to residents, nursing facilities must try to provide: Attractive and delicious meals, including ethnic foods Alternative food choices that are consistent with the usual and ordinary food items provided by the facility Meals at the times preferred by residents so long as the times requested are reasonable Meals in a quiet enjoyable social setting rather than noisy dining areas or residents eating alone in their room Sometimes, there are indications that a resident is having difficulty in the use of normal eating methods or techniques. Facility staff must be trained to observe when residents are not eating enough foods and must work with residents to maintain their ability to eat. The specific steps that a facility can take include: Prompting the resident to eat Providing residents with specialized utensils or other helpful devices and training with their use Providing therapy to improve swallowing skills Hand feeding the resident There are, of course, several other considerations including monitoring nutrition status and the possibility of intravenous feeding. Having a list of one s needs ahead of time can make a world of difference and keep you out of the courtroom. Questions For your attorney How many meals does a nursing facility have to provide to a resident? What can a nursing facility do if a resident is having trouble eating? When can a nursing facility use a feeding tube to feed a resident? AS SEEN ON coming DECEMBER 2014 a special section in the Investor guide issue legal marketplace For more advertising information, contact Custom Projects toll free at or at 8 \ Arizona s top rated lawyers To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated

9 selecting A WorkErs compensation lawyer If you ve been injured at work and need to find a workers compensation law attorney, learn some basics about the practice area. Visit your state s web site for its industrial commission, which should have claimant information specific to state laws. If you have a lawyer who you ve worked with on other legal matters, such as for your taxes, estate planning or real estate needs, ask if they can suggest a workers comp attorney who works with similar claimants. When you have a short list of two or three lawyers, contact them and set up consultations. Typically, workers comp lawyers won t charge a fee for the initial meeting. During your meeting, the lawyer assesses your case, and you can decide if you d like to have the lawyer represent you. If your meeting can t be scheduled promptly, it can mean the lawyer s caseload is heavy, and he or she may lack resources to take on your case. Fendon law Firm, Workers ComPensation and social security disability At your consultation, keep the following factors in mind and use them to help decide if you want to hire the attorney. Ask for references, which may include clients or other lawyers, and follow up them; they should back up your opinions about the lawyer. Go over the retainer agreement attorney s fees are usually set by state law and are based on a portion of the amount you recover and costs, so you should not face a retainer fee. Ask about estimated costs, such as court reporters, copying and expert witness fees. If the lawyer agrees to take your case, and you decide to hire him or her, you should be comfortable and confident about your decision. Approachability and compassion are often overlooked traits, but are also important. Compensation claims can be slow and tedious, lasting up to several years, so you may need to form a long relationship and continued lines of communication. Make the best choice for your case. PAGE PROOF FOR APPROVAL ONLY don antonio fendon is a shareholder with the fendon Law firm, P.c. Mr. fendon has worked in the workers compensation industry in arizona since october he began working for the arizona state compensation fund, now copper Point, as a house counsel in october 1972 and worked with that entity until June in July 1978, he went into private practice, and has been in private practice since that time. he has been a partner in three (3) separate law firms, and also was in private practice on his own from May 1992 through december on Jan. 1, 2009, his son, Matthew, joined his firm and it then became the fendon Law firm. Mr. fendon is an av Preeminent rated attorney by the Martindale-hubbell peer review rating system and has been since Mr. fendon also has a 10.0 (superb) rating with avvo.com which recognizes attorneys in the legal community for excellent professional conduct and experience. Matthew also has an avvo 10.0 (superb) rating. he is a member of the worker s injury and Law advocacy Group (wilg), the workers compensation section of the state Bar and is a certified specialist by the state Bar of arizona in workers compensation law since aug. 16, that was the first time that any arizona attorneys were eligible to be recognized as certified specialists in that area of the law. on June 26, 2014, the wilg invited Mr. fendon into its top 100 attorneys recognized nationally. an invitation of membership to the top 100 in the united states is extended solely to those attorneys nationally who demonstrate the most outstanding leadership skills, maintain an excellent reputation, and have a sincere passion for the practice of law representing injured workers. this fall, Mr. fendon will have an article in the Arizona Summit Law School Law Review entitled, arizona workers compensation Law in a nutshell north 3rd street, suite 104, PhoeniX, az appointments also are available in flagstaff and Prescott Ph: toll free: need to know QUestions For YoUr attorney Before meeting with your attorney prepare yourself with questions such as: Have you represented many claimants who worked in my profession and suffered similar injuries? Can you represent me at all levels of my workers comp case? Do you concentrate your practice on any specific types of workers comp claims? AS SEEN ON legal leaders Don a. FenDon dan coogan To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated Arizona s top rated lawyers / 9

10 arizona s top rated in 2014 lawyers at.law.com/arizonatoprated legal trends Arizona law 2014 Lawmakers and practitioners in the Grand Canyon State passed bills and examined cases that touched on transgender rights and the funding of the state s public schools, while a tragedy at a shooting range prompted questions about Arizona s laws pertaining to firearms and minors. Pregnant Man Finally Granted Arizona Divorce In August, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled on a divorce case that may have wide-ranging implications for transgender persons in the state. The case made headlines because it involved the so-called pregnant man, a transgender man who gave birth to three children and told his tale on numerous talk show programs. Thomas Beatie was born female, but began transitioning to his psychological gender in In 2002, while living in Hawaii, he underwent gender-reassignment surgery. Under Hawaiian law, Beatie was able to have his birth certificate amended and be legally recognized as male. Beatie later married, but his wife was unable to conceive due to a hysterectomy. Because Beatie still had female reproductive organs, he was able to get pregnant via artificial insemination. By 2011, the couple had three children and had made numerous appearances on television. Beatie and his wife later moved to Arizona, where their marriage faltered. When they petitioned for an uncontested divorce in the state, they ran into trouble. In 2013, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Gerlach ruled that Beatie was female because he had given birth. The marriage, then, was between two women. And given that Arizona did not recognize same-sex marriage, its courts could not grant the couple a divorce. A three-member panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals overturned the lower court s ruling in August The question before this Court is not whether the State of Arizona allows same-sex marriage or divorce, but whether the laws of the State of Arizona allow a marriage, lawfully entered into in another state, between two persons the foreign state formally recognized at the time of the marriage as male and female, to be dissolved, the appellate court wrote in its opinion. The court also noted that Arizona permits people who have undergone a sex change operation to obtain an amended birth certificate reflecting the appropriate gender. In a statement issued by his attorney, David Michael Cantor, after the ruling, Beatie expressed his gratitude to the court: I feel I have finally been recognized in Arizona as not just a man, but a human being, he wrote. People are going to have to get used to the fact that transgender people exist and they deserve the same rights and responsibilities that everyone else have, Cantor said, according to Reuters. That includes the right to get married and the right to be divorced and the responsibilities that go along with all that. The ruling means that transgender persons with legally amended birth certificates now have the same right to get driver s and marriage licenses as other Arizona residents. Court Orders State to Pay $317 Million to Schools Immediately Shortly before the school year began, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper ruled that Arizona must immediately pay $317 million in back payments to public schools. That s just the tip of the iceberg; back payments the state owes the school system amount to $1.6 billion, due over the course of five years, according to Cooper s ruling. The ruling was the result of a longstanding lawsuit that challenged the state s funding of public education. The suit claimed that the state owed the school system money because it had not fully covered inflation costs as required under a voter-approved law. They need to start giving the schools the money now. Don Peters, PETERS, CANNATA & MOODY PLC They need to start giving the schools the money now, Don Peters of Peters, Cannata & Moody PLC, the attorney representing a coalition of school districts and educationadvocacy groups, said according to AZCentral.com. There is now a court order in effect that requires the state to comply. Experts expected the state to appeal the ruling and to seek a stay delaying the payments until the appeal is resolved. That would likely push the issue into 2015, when Arizona will have a new governor and a new legislative session. The state is currently predicting a $49 million budgetary shortfall for the current fiscal year; with the first payment to the schools factored in, the shortfall would amount to $366 million. In fiscal year 2014, Arizona allocated $3,327 per student. With the $317 million in additional funding, per-pupil spending would increase to $3,560. That figure still ranks the state in the bottom 10 nationally for spending per student. The state is also on the line in a similar case to determine whether it owes the schools an additional $1.3 billion for retroactive inflation costs. Judge Cooper will hear that case later in the fall. Penalty Phase Delayed in Jodi Arias Case The trial of Jodi Arias, the former waitress convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, dominated cable news for much of Now, with another delay in the proceedings, it looks like the case will stretch on even longer. Arias now represents herself. She requested a delay in the opening of her penalty retrial, slated to begin on September 8, 2014; in late August, Maricopa County Judge Sherry Stephens granted the request. On May 8, 2013, Arias was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder in the 2008 killing of Alexander. One week later, a jury decided that the murder was cruel, heinous, or depraved, and therefore Arias was eligible for the death penalty. However, the subsequent penalty phase was less conclusive: Jurors were not able to reach a consensus on a verdict. According to CNN, the jury was split 8-4 in favor of the death penalty. Under Arizona law, prosecutors were allowed to request a second penalty phase with an entirely new jury. If the new jury also fails to reach a consensus, the death penalty would be removed as an option. In that case, Arias would either be sentenced to life in prison, or she would be eligible for release after 25 years. Arias requested to serve as her own attorney after disagreeing with her court-appointed lawyers on courtroom strategy. As of press time, the penalty retrial phase is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 29, Killing of Shooting Instructor By 9-Year-Old with Uzi Raises Questions About Gun Laws In late August, a 9-year-old girl fatally and accidentally shot her shooting instructor with an Uzi at a shooting range in Arizona s Mojave Desert. The incident made headlines nationwide and spurred questions of Arizona s laws governing firearms and minors. Federal law prohibits those younger than 18 from owning a firearm. But it does not restrict firearm use by children. Under Arizona law, minors as young as 14 are permitted to shoot at ranges without the supervision of a parent or guardian. There is no law restricting children accompanied by parents or guardians from shooting firearms. Instead, age restrictions are left up to individual ranges to determine. Bullets and Burgers, the range where the shooting occurred, permits children eight and older to shoot, as long as they re accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Her parents accompanied the girl in question to the range. According to the Mohave County Sheriff s Department, instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl, teaching her how to use the automatic weapon. When the girl pulled the trigger, the recoil sent the gun over her head, killing Vacca. Youth shooting sports are generally extremely safe activities, enjoyed by millions of Americans, Michael Bazinet, a spokesperson for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, told Time magazine. However, others reacted to the incident by calling for reforms of current gun laws. Connecticut passed a law prohibiting children under 16 from handling automatic weapons at ranges; the move followed the death of an eight-year-old who lost control of an Uzi he was firing at a gun expo in Currently 28 states and the District of Columbia have laws that govern minors access to firearms. When things like this happen, we do draw our attention to the law, Lindsey Zwicker, staff attorney with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, told the Los Angeles Times. People are talking and looking to see where there are weaknesses in the law, and there is discussion on what can be done to prevent this in the future. 10 \ Arizona s top rated lawyers To See A Directory of All AV / Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated Arizona s top rated lawyers 11

11 arizona s top rated in 2014 lawyers at.law.com/arizonatoprated PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY matthew B. CunningHam PlaintiFF s Personal injury, ProduCts liability matt cunningham is a trial attorney whose practice has concentrated exclusively in plaintiff s personal injury litigation for 25 years. he has handled numerous cases involving defective products, catastrophic injury and wrongful death. he is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Southwest super Lawyers, and Arizona s Finest Lawyers. he is an admitted member of the multi-million dollar Advocates Forum. matt has obtained more than $185 million on behalf of his clients either through settlements or verdicts. in 2008 matt cunningham, as lead counsel in Mutuvi-Kavu v. electrolux Home Products Inc., obtained one of the largest product liability verdicts in Arizona state history ($43,112,000). over the course of his career, matt has handled numerous burn injury-related cases and has developed an expertise in this area. these cases have involved propane, natural gas explosions, products causing automotive and/ or home fires, as well as electrical, scald and chemical-related burns. in addition to Arizona, he has handled burn-related cases throughout the united States. he is recognized by professionals in this area as a true advocate. cunningham law firm 330 north Second Ave., phoenix, Az ph: toll Free: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY donald W. HudsPetH Business & CommerCial, international Business donald w. hudspeth has been in business, taught business law and practiced business law. donald ran his own business from the age of 23 to 36, then went to law school. donald hudspeth graduated with a J.d. from Arizona State university law School and attended public instruction for lawyers at harvard law School. donald has written books, articles and hosted the radio programs lawtalk and law on the edge. donald w. hudspeth served as a professor of business law and ethics at barrett honors college at Arizona State university and has lectured at the phoenix college of law (now Summit), other colleges and business groups. donald was early to the scene of representing business owner clients and now serves clients expanding to and from Arizona on a national and international basis. business clients from outside Arizona and the us contact donald w. hudspeth because they want to open a plant, facility or do business in Arizona, or seek legal counsel and business advice for transactions or commercial litigation in Arizona. the law offices of donald W. hudspeth, p.c north central Avenue, Suite 2500, phoenix, Az ph: robert Jensen tracy gordon Family law, CHild Custody, legal malpractice Jensen and gordon, pllc combine the advantages of experience and energy. robert Jensen has been an active family law practitioner, litigator, mediator and arbitrator for several decades. he is a member of the American college of trial lawyers, has been listed for over 30 years in Best Lawyers and is a past president of the Arizona chapter of the American Academy of matrimonial lawyers. he has frequently presented family law topics to his peers and been an expert witness. tracy gordon has the strong financial and forensic skills that most divorce cases now require. when mr. Jensen s level of experience is joined with ms. gordon s forensic, financial and litigation skills, clients gain a team committed to providing the highest level of effective representation. JEnsEn And gordon, p.l.l.c 2025 north third Street, Suite 150 phoenix, Az ph: FAX: PRESENTS: IP TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT & LICENSING COUNSEL FORUM REGISTER TODAY! OCTOBER 28-29, 2014 CONVENE TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK MENTION PRIORITY CODE CPVIP WHEN REGISTERING! 12 Arizona s top rated lawyers \ To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated

12 PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY d. Jesse smith Jesse Smith has been defending Arizona residents facing criminal charges and property forfeitures in Federal and State courts since prior to that, Jesse Smith served as a pima county prosecutor (tucson) for 7 years, and in addition to prosecuting over 30 felony jury trials, he headed the criminal appeals division for 3 years, where he argued and won cases before the united States Supreme court, the Arizona Supreme court, the united States court of Appeals and Arizona court of Appeals, with more than 35 published opinions. in his 31 years as defense counsel, he has successfully defended hundreds of serious felony cases including many high-profile cases. Jesse Smith graduated from yale university in 1972, and obtained his Juris doctor degree from boston university in 1976, when he became a member of the Arizona bar and began work as a prosecutor. Jesse Smith has the highest peer-review rating, Av preeminent, from martindalehubbell. Jesse handles all his cases personally, and has experienced retired detectives on call for investigations. d. JEssE smith AttornEy At law 100 n. Stone Avenue, Suite 801 tucson, Az ph: Criminal defense, asset ForFeiture PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY PHiliP B. WHitaker CommerCial litigation, Business & CommerCial, arbitration business litigation is an art that requires experience and competence to successfully present extensive documents, electronic evidence, accounting, and testimony in court. phil whitaker has earned this experience over 25 years of hard work and dedication to this art. mr. whitaker advises and counsels business owners, employers, and employees on a broad spectrum of legal matters, and represents them in trial court, arbitration, mediation, and on appeals in State and Federal courts. typical client issues revolve around shareholder and partner disputes, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements, and ip issues. mr. whitaker is a graduate of the university of california, hastings college of the law in San Francisco. Stegall, Katz & whitaker, pc, (and its predecessors) was founded in 1980, and has been honored to pursue the general practice of law and special situations for over 30 years. today, the practice continues to provide first-rate legal services in business and business litigation, real estate litigation, probate litigation, fiduciary law matters, family law, personal injury, malpractice, and estate planning. stegall, katz & WhitAkEr, pc 531 e thomas rd., #102, phoenix, Az ph: FAX: FREEMAN HUBER LAW PLLC SCOTTSDALE-PRESCOTT-FLAGSTAFF BUSINESS LAW-FINANCE-REAL ESTATE-CORPORATE LITIGATION-BANKRUPTCY-ESTATES AND TRUSTS Freeman Huber Law brings dynamic and creative approaches to legal challenges. We invest our 75+ years of combined knowledge and abilities to solve our clients legal issues and develop effective and long-term legal and business strategies. We want you to consider us as part of your team and know we have you covered when faced with a new business opportunity, a contract to be drafted, financial challenges, or a dispute to resolve. Our proactive approach results in cost efficient delivery of quality legal services. FHLawAZ.com or call us at To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated Arizona s top rated lawyers / 13

13 LEGAL LEADERS F E A T U INDEX OF FEATURED FIRMS BY PRACTICE AREA administrative Law Offices of Francis J. Slavin,... 7 alternative dispute resolution Wilenchik & Bartness... 5 arbitration Stegall, Katz & Whitaker, PC asset forfeiture D. Jesse Smith bankruptcy & finance Freeman Huber Law PLLC The Bain Law Firm, PLLC business & commercial Freeman Huber Law PLLC Molever Conelly PLLC Stegall, Katz & Whitaker, PC The Bain Law Firm, PLLC The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, child custody Bishop Law Office, Jensen and Gordon, PLLC civil litigation Wilenchik & Bartness... 5 PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY R I N G commercial lending Law Offices of Francis J. Slavin,... 7 commercial litigation Freeman Huber Law PLLC Law Offices of Francis J. Slavin,... 7 Molever Conelly PLLC Stegall, Katz & Whitaker, PC condemnation/valuation Law Offices of Francis J. Slavin,... 7 construction Law Offices of Francis J. Slavin,... 7 criminal defense D. Jesse Smith Ramos Law Firm The Russell s Law Firm, PLC criminal law Wilenchik & Bartness... 5 debtor-creditor Law Offices of Francis J. Slavin,... 7 dispute resolution Molever Conelly PLLC domestic violence Ramos Law Firm dui Ramos Law Firm The Russell s Law Firm, PLC elder law Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, PLLC... 2 estate planning Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, PLLC... 2 family Law Bishop Law Office, Hildebrand Law, Jensen and Gordon, PLLC government relations The Bain Law Firm, PLLC international business The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY labor & employment Littler Mendelson, PC legal malpractice Jensen and Gordon, PLLC medical malpractice McGovern Law Offices Russo, Russo & Slania, PC motor vehicle accidents Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience PLC personal injury Cunningham Law Firm Jones l Raczkowski PC McGovern Law Offices Russo, Russo & Slania, PC Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience PLC...14, 15 The Russell s Law Firm, PLC products liability Cunningham Law Firm Russo, Russo & Slania, PC real estate Freeman Huber Law PLLC Law Offices of Francis J. Slavin,... 7 Molever Conelly PLLC The Bain Law Firm, PLLC social security disability Fendon Law Firm,... 9 taxation The Bain Law Firm, PLLC trusts and Estates Freeman Huber Law PLLC Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, PLLC... 2 workers compensation Fendon Law Firm,... 9 wrongful death Jones l Raczkowski PC zoning, planning & land use Law Offices of Francis J. Slavin,... 7 Jodi a. Bain CommerCial, Banking & FinanCe, Business & tax, government relations, real estate Jodi A. bain is founding partner of the bain law Firm, pllc. Jodi has extensive transactional, negotiation, business efficiency and economic know-how. client practice spans commercial law, property tax, real estate development, finance, work-outs, banking, partnerships, health care, food services, and other regulatory and business matters. She has counseled clients on numerous complex, high-dollar real estate and commercial projects for private, public and government-related entities domestically and abroad. Jodi is licensed to practice law in Arizona & new york and is Spanish speaking. She is an Av preeminent rated attorney among her peers and is also a licensed Arizona real estate broker. Jodi currently serves on the pima county planning & zoning commission, is a governor appointee to the Arizona medical board and a Fellow of the Flinn-brown civic leadership Academy. She remains committed to community organizations including the boys & girls clubs, tmc Foundation, handmaker, Angel charity For children, and others. the bain law firm, pllc p.o. box 64217, tucson, Az ph: William d. BisHoP divorce, CHild Custody, Family law william d. bishop is the managing partner of bishop law office, p.c., a top boutique family law firm with offices located in phoenix and tempe. mr. bishop is a certified Family law Specialist through the State bar of Arizona, and is rated as a top divorce and family lawyer through numerous organizations, including the American registry, Arizona s Finest lawyers, Avvo (rated a perfect 10), and others. mr. bishop is listed as an Av rated attorney through martindale-hubbell, and is recognized by martindale-hubbell s national bar register of preeminent Attorneys. mr. bishop serves as a judge pro-tem in family law cases, and is a member of the executive counsel for the State bar of Arizona Family law Section. mr. bishop is involved with family law legislation and providing continuing family law legal education for other attorneys. bishop law office, p.c n. 16th Street, phoenix, Az ph: richard gulbrandsen Personal injury, motor VeHiCle accidents over three decades into a career focused on personal injury law, including motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death claims, richard gulbrandsen s record of success is a reflection of his focused, passionate and well-informed approach to every claim. this approach has garnered acclaim for both him and his firm. A graduate of brigham young university with a bachelor s degree in accounting, richard received his law degree from Arizona State university in 1982 and was admitted to the Arizona State bar. he served as president of the Arizona trial lawyers Association. he is a sustaining member of the Arizona Association for Justice, and a member of the American bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Arizona trial lawyers Association and the million dollar Advocates Forum. skousen, gulbrandsen & patience plc 414 east Southern Ave., mesa, Az ph: \ Arizona s top rated lawyers To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated

14 PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY CHristoPHer s. HildeBrand Family and divorce law mr. hildebrand has been practicing family law in Arizona since he has established a solid reputation for maintaining a thorough understanding of divorce and family law in Arizona as it pertains to divorce, alimony, child custody, and complex community property issues. mr. hildebrand limits the number of clients he represents to ensure he is able to dedicate to each case the time and attention all of his clients deserve. mr. hildebrand also takes a very personal approach to every client he represents and many of his clients have repeatedly said they felt he was as much of a friend as a dedicated advocate for themselves and their family in their time of need. mr. hildebrand places his client s interests ahead of his by attempting to reach an amicable and cost effective resolution for his clients. however, he is thoroughly prepared to present the details of his clients cases in court if the case proceeds to trial. hildebrand law, p.c n. ScottSdAle rd., Suite 2800 ScottSdAle, Az ph: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY mack t. Jones Personal injury, WrongFul death mack t. Jones is certified by the State bar of Arizona as a Specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. A 1980 graduate of the university of Arizona, during law school he was a member of the Arizona law review and then served as a clerk for Justice cameron of the Arizona Supreme court. in 1981, mack entered private practice, founding Jones l raczkowski pc in mack represents people injured on the property of others or on public transportation, including persons with disabilities. A recognized authority on premises injury cases, he is a frequent lecturer on premises injury law. JonEs raczkowski pc 2141 east camelback road, Suite 100 phoenix, Az ph: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY thomas mcgovern Personal injury, medical malpractice mr. mcgovern practices exclusively in the area of catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice. he was an insurance defense attorney, the special assistant to former Attorney general grant woods, and since 1999 has exclusively represented victims of negligence. practicing for more than 30 years, he has been the lead attorney in negligence cases in Arizona resulting in more than $60 million in recovery for his clients, with more than $30 million of that from jury verdicts. he has been recognized as a top 100 trial lawyer by the national trial lawyers as well as being Av rated in legal Ability & ethics. mr. mcgovern handles each case personally and ensures each client is well taken care of. McgovErn law offices two renaissance SQuAre 40 north central Ave., Suite 2250, phoenix, Az ph: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY loren molever Business law, CommeriCal and real estate litigation and dispute resolution loren molever obtained both his undergraduate degree (cum laude) and his Juris doctorate from Arizona State university. loren practices in the area of business law, emphasizing litigation and dispute resolution, business consulting, and real estate litigation in state and federal courts in Arizona and around the united States. loren has been involved in community service his entire adult life, having served on the boards of the Arizona region of the national conference For community and Justice (nccj-anytown America), valley leadership, the north Scottsdale chamber of commerce, and the Scottsdale bar Association. loren currently sits on the Scottsdale general plan task Force. loren enjoys golfing, travelling, photography and occasionally performs professional stand-up comedy. MolEvEr conelly pllc 8161 e. indian bend road, Suite 103 ScottSdAle, Az ph: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY steve H. PatienCe Personal injury A compassionate lawyer who has spent his career focusing exclusively on personal injury claims, Steve patience brings more than 30 years of practical experience to every case. his focus on incidents involving motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, dangerous products and insurance claims has made him a voice for victims and a passionate advocate. A graduate of brigham young university in 1978 with a law degree from the university of Arizona in 1982, Steve is a former president of the Arizona trial lawyer s Association, and a former president of the east valley bar Association. he is also a member of the American bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Arizona trial lawyers Association and the million dollar Advocates Forum. he is recognized as one of the top lawyers in Arizona by the national Law Journal. skousen, gulbrandsen & patience plc 414 east Southern Ave., mesa, Az ph: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY stephen t. Portell ProduCts liability, Personal injury, medical malpractice mr. portell is Av rated and a leader in Arizona s legal community. he serves as co-chair of the Arizona Supreme court s Judicial performance review commission and as judge pro tem for the tucson city court and pima county Superior court. mr. portell has been named one of the best lawyers in America in the area of products liability litigation. in 2008, he earned a 40 under 40 tucson business leaders award. mr. portell dedicates substantial time to helping indigent clients and has twice earned the prestigious top 50 pro bono Attorney award from the Arizona State bar. mr. portell practices in the areas of product liability (medical, automotive & pharmaceutical), personal injury, nursing home litigation, construction defect litigation and complex business litigation. russo, russo & slania, pc 6700 n. oracle road, Suite 100, tucson, Az ph: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY Paul ramos dui, Criminal defense, domestic ViolenCe paul ramos has been practicing dui and criminal defense for 22 years within the State of Arizona. he is a certified Specialist in criminal law by the board of legal Specialization, State bar of Arizona. he has been awarded an Av preeminent rating by martindale-hubbell. this is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. he is licensed to practice in the State of Arizona, the united States district court for the State of Arizona and the u.s. Supreme court. mr. ramos has provided continuing legal education to other attorneys in the areas of cross-examination; opening and closing arguments; justification defenses; interview techniques; handling domestic violence cases; distracted driving; and dui trials, laws and penalties. ramos law firm n. northsight blvd., Suite 229 ScottSdAle, Az ph: FAX: d. CHris russell sandra l. FinCH Personal injury, Criminal defense, dui the trial lawyers at the russell S law Firm, plc are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for the people. we are committed to individuals and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression. our firm is built on a foundation of caring for people. our lawyers are not afraid to go to trial when justice demands. our goal is to make the community a safer place for you and your family. we represent those seriously injured or the families of those killed in accidents. we strive to hold those responsible for needlessly causing harm to someone in our community. we limit the number of cases we take so we can dedicate our time and personal attention to helping those in need. the russell s law firm, plc 741 east Fry blvd, Ste 200 SierrA vista, Az ph: toll Free: FAX: QUestions comments FeeDBacK? please contact custom projects toll free at or at To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Arizona visit at.law.com/arizonatoprated Arizona s top rated lawyers / 15

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17 arizona s top rated in 2014 lawyers at.law.com/arizonatoprated Administrative Arbetman Law Office, JEFFREY F. ARBETMAN Berry Riddell & Rosensteel LLC WENDY R. RIDDELL Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. CLARE H. ABEL, EDWIN C. BULL Clark Hill PLC DARRELL E. DAVIS, RUSSELL A KOLSRUD, RYAN J. LORENZ Cohen Kennedy Dowd & Quigley, DANIEL G. DOWD Cross & Lieberman, P.A. DONALD L. CROSS Curtis, Goodwin, Sullivan, Udall & Schwab, PLC SUSAN D. GOODWIN D. Jay Ryan D. JAY RYAN Debra A. Hill Attorney at Law DEBRA A. HILL Fennemore Craig, THERESA DWYER-FEDERHAR, AARON T. MARTIN Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. WILLIAM F. ALLISON, JENNIFER A. CRANSTON, D. LEE DECKER, MICHAEL M. GRANT, CHRIS S. LEASON, KIERSTEN A. MURPHY Gammage & Burnham RICHARD B. BURNHAM Gary M. Smith Attorney at Law GARY M. SMITH Gomez & Petitti, PC DAVID F. GOMEZ SHIELA B. SCHMIDT, SUSAN P. SEGAL, GARY VERBURG Guttilla Murphy Anderson PC PATRICK M. MURPHY Howard P. Leibow Attorney at Law HOWARD P. LEIBOW Isaacson & Moore DONALD G. ISAACSON Jaburg & Wilk, MARK D. BOGARD, ROGER L. COHEN, KRAIG J. MARTON J. SCOTT RHODES, KENNETH C. SUNDLOF Jerry D. Worsham Attorney at Law JERRY D. WORSHAM Jerry L. Haggard, JERRY L. HAGGARD Johnston Law Offices, P.L.C. LOGAN T. JOHNSTON Jorden Bischoff & Hiser, P.L.C. ERIC L. HISER Karen L. Peters Attorney at Law KAREN L. PETERS Kenneth L. Mann KENNETH L. MANN Law Office of George Cherpelis GEORGE CHERPELIS Law Offices of Francis J. Slavin, francis j. slavin Page 7 Law Offices of Michael Harwin MICHAEL A. HARWIN GREGORY Y. HARRIS Lewkowitz Law Office PLC H. J. LEWKOWITZ Marriner P. Cardon Attorney at Law MARRINER P. CARDON Michael J. Angelo Attorney at Law MICHAEL J. ANGELO Michael Salcido Attorney at Law MICHAEL SALCIDO Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, SCOTT J. RICHARDSON Osborn Maledon, P.A. LYNNE C. ADAMS, WILLIAM M. HARDIN, RANDALL C. NELSON, CHRISTOPHER S. STACHOWIAK Patricia A. Martin Attorney at Law PATRICIA A. MARTIN Poli & Ball, P.L.C. JEFFREY MESSING Quarles & Brady LLP JOSEPH A. DRAZEK Richard H. Rea Attorney at Law RICHARD H. REA Robert L. Matia Attorney at Law ROBERT L. MATIA Robert N. Bass, Ltd. ROBERT N. BASS Sherman & Howard L.L.C. GREGORY W. FALLS, MICHAEL W. WRIGHT PAUL J. GIANCOLA, JAMES J. SIENICKI Sternberg & Singer, Ltd. MELVIN STERNBERG Steven J. Duffy Attorney at Law STEVEN J. DUFFY Theresa M. Craig Attorney at Law THERESA M. CRAIG W. Michael Flood Attorney at Law W. MICHAEL FLOOD Yen Pilch Komadina & Flemming PC CAROLINE A. PILCH Zwillinger Greek & Knecht PC FELECIA A. ROTELLINI Admiralty Law Eric Robert Swett Attorney at Law ERIC ROBERT SWETT Jones Walker LLP H. HUGHES GREHAN Alternative Dispute Resolution Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi SHAWN K. AIKEN Alan L Goldman Attorney at Law ALAN L GOLDMAN Beale, Micheaels & Slack, MICHAEL A. BEALE Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint, WILLIAM G. FAIRBOURN Brei Dispute Resolutions, LLC SUZANNE L. BREI Broening, Oberg, Woods & Wilson, JERRY T. 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