go to: www.azbar.org/azattorney
John R. Lopez IV, who left office to serve as an
Arizona Supreme Court Justice. Most recently
Draye worked as Deputy Solicitor General, and
previously worked in the Washington DC office
of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Gust Rosenfeld PLC, Phoenix, announced that,
effective January 1, Christopher W. Kramer was
elected a capital member of the firm, and Zach
Sakas and Phyllis Smiley were elected partners
of the firm.
Kramer’s focus is in eminent domain and condemnation litigation, and he primarily represents
condemning authorities in Arizona, Nevada and
Sakas focuses his practice in the area of public
finance, and he has broad bond counsel experience and provides advice to municipalities, universities, school districts, industrial development
authorities, counties, non-profit hospitals, tribal
governments and special taxing districts.
Smiley’s practice is focused on all aspects of
municipal law, including general legal advice,
contracts, employment, open meeting law, elections, land use, real estate transactions, telecom,
and eminent domain.
Gammage & Burnham attorney Susan Dem-mitt was elected to equity membership in the
firm. She concentrates her practice in the areas of
land use, development law and real estate transactions. She earned her J.D. from Arizona State
University, where she was a Pedrick Scholar.
Kathleen L. Wieneke was selected as a Fellow of
the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a
group of trial lawyers representing plaintiffs’ and
defense counsel in civil litigation, as well as prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys. The
IATL’s bylaws limit Fellowship to 500 active trial
lawyers under the age of 70, and fellowship is by
Wieneke is an attorney at Struck Wieneke &
Love PLC, Chandler, and she has over 30 years
of litigation experience. Her achievements in-
clude twice obtaining one of the top 10 civil
defense verdicts in Arizona in the last five years.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Raul F. Barbara, Arlington, Va.
John G. Budlong, Edmonds, Wash.
Earl H. Carroll, Phoenix
Barry B. Cline, Prescott, Ariz.
Ellen M. Crowley, Phoenix
Beryl Israel Dulsky, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Arthur D. Ehrenreich, Phoenix
Cheryl McRae Faas, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Charles R. Hamm, Tucson
Michael A. Johns, Phoenix
Corrin K. Koehler, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Stanford E. Lerch, Phoenix
John (Jack) M. McCormick, Phoenix
Uriah Albert Morgan, Scottsdale, Ariz.
David A. Paige, Scottsdale, Ariz.
William E. Platt Jr., Coolidge, Ariz.
Brian W. Purcell, Phoenix
John G. Roman, Tucson
Lawrence G. Rush, Phoenix
Accident Law Group, Tempe, in January
opened a second office, this one at Bell Road
and the I- 17 in Phoenix. The new office, open
by appointment, is at 15650 N. Black Canyon
Highway, Suite 155B. Detail at accidentlaw-group.com
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