coming up in
Rule 41(g), A .R.S.C . The findings were
based on telephone encounters between a
records clerk and Mr. Ziman. When the records
clerk told Mr. Ziman to call back to talk with
another employee who was out of the office,
Mr. Ziman said he was getting so excited think-
ing about doing so that he “just came all over
[him]self.” When he called back the next day,
he identified himself as “Maurie Seiman.”
In finding that Mr. Ziman engaged in the
misconduct, the hearing panel said:
Individuals have an absolute freedom to
hold any number of views. Respondent
clearly holds other[s] in extreme low
regard that he deems inconvenience him.
… While in his private life he may be as
rude, offensive and demeaning as he
chooses, in his professional life he may not
hide behind his First Amendment rights to
ignore his sworn responsibilities.
Aggravating factors: prior disciplinary
offenses; dishonest or selfish motive; pattern of
misconduct; multiple offenses; refusal to
acknowledge wrongful nature of conduct; substantial experience in the practice of law; and
vulnerability of the disabled client.
Mitigating factor: full and free disclosure to
By order dated Jan. 3, 2013, the Supreme
Court also granted judgment against Mr.
Ziman for the costs and expenses of the disciplinary proceeding in the amount of $6,303.71.
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Murphy Karber PLC, a Phoenix real estate
and construction law firm, announced that
William H. Breier joined the group as an associate. He graduated from the Phoenix School of
Law and holds a Bachelor of Science degree
from Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb
School of Construction.
areas of focus are estate planning, probate, trust
administration, guardianships, conservatorships
and elder law matters.
Brenda Whinery, a shareholder with Mesch,
Clark & Rothschild PC, was appointed to the
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Bench.
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Gammage & Burnham announced that Greg
Gnepper was promoted to partner.
Jacquelyne J. Mingle joined Bogutz &
Gordon PC in Tucson as an associate. Her
The Arizona Association of REALTORS
(AAR) and Mack Drucker & Watson PLC, a
Phoenix-based law firm, announced that Scott
Drucker was selected as General Counsel for
AAR. Beginning January 2, he assumed the
position previously held by attorney Michelle
Lind, who became AAR Chief Executive
Officer on December 1.
Mr. Drucker is a founding partner of Mack
Drucker & Watson PLC, which is the law firm
that handles AAR’s Legal Hotline.
The law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker
LLP, based in Kansas City, Mo., announced
that on Feb. 1, 2013, the firm is opening a new