Jackson Lewis PC announced that Phoenix
shareholder Jeffrey Bernick was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Centers
For Habilitation, a non-profit dedicated to
providing support and opportunities to individuals with disabilities.
The Volunteer Lawyers Program announced the
names of recent “Attorneys of the Month”: James
R. Schmillen, The Schmillen Law Firm (Feb.
2015); Nature Michele Lewis, sole practitioner
(March 2015); Krystal Marie Ahart, James F.
Kahn PC (July 2015); and Larissa Yamazaki
Murakami, sole practitioner (Aug. 2015).
The Arizona Association of Defense Counsel’s Young Lawyers Division elected Jason
Kasting to be its 2015/2016 Executive Board
Kasting joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli
as an associate in 2011 and concentrates his
practice on general civil litigation and insurance
defense, transportation defense, product liability
defense and professional liability.
Anthony Austin, an attorney in Fennemore
Craig’s Bankruptcy, Creditors Rights and Restructuring practice group, was selected to participate as a member of the Arizona Bankruptcy
American Inn of Court.
Craig Waugh, a business litigation attorney with
Polsinelli, was appointed to serve on the Greater
Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Valley Young
Professionals (VYP) Board of Directors.
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Lynda C. Shely of The Shely Firm PC, Scottsdale, was elected the 2015–2016 President of
the Association of Professional Responsibility
Lawyers, a national organization whose members advise lawyers and law firms in legal ethics
Xico selected Alejandro Pérez, an associate at
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, to join its Board of
Directors. Xico was created in 1975 to promote
indigenous arts and culture through community-based programs.
Arizona lawyer and UA Law School graduate
Jay Kirschbaum was elected Chair of the
American Benefits Council. Kirschbaum is
the Senior Vice President and National Practice
Leader for Willis North America’s Benefits
Legal & Research Group.
The Council is a national trade association
for companies concerned about federal legislation and regulations affecting all aspects of the
employee benefits system.
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