Awards & Recognition
April 11, 2014

National law firm Polsinelli congratulates 23 attorneys from its Phoenix office who have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Seven attorneys are new additions to this year’s Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Each year, the designation of Rising Star is no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Arizona and New Mexico who are 40 years of age or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

The list of Southwest Super Lawyers® includes several shareholders reaching across multiple practice areas:

  • Troy B. Froderman – Insurance Coverage
  • John J. Hebert – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Thomas K. Irvine – Real Estate 
  • Lucas J. Narducci – Energy & Natural Resources
  • Edward F. Novak – Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Leon B. Silver – Business Litigation
  • Andrew B. Turk – Business Litigation

The following attorneys were selected for inclusion as Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars®:

  • Jonathan G. Brinson – Insurance Coverage
  • Jamie D. Cole – Mergers & Acquisition
  • Brian M. Flaherty – Construction Litigation
  • Michael C. Grubbs – Labor & Employment
  • Melissa S. Ho – Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Nathan J. Kunz – Business Litigation
  • Rebecca N. Lumley – Business Litigation
  • Wesley D. Ray – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Juan Pablo G. Zaragoza – Estate and Probate

New additions to Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars® for 2014:

  • Jennifer J. Axel – Business Litigation
  • John F. Barwell – Products Liability – Products: Defense
  • Yu Cai – Intellectual Property
  • Maribeth M. Klein – Environmental
  • Adam B. Merrill – Business Litigation
  • Andrew C. Stanley – Business Litigation
  • Craig M. Waugh – Business Litigation

(*indicates new ranking)

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