Attorney At Law Magazine Vol 5 Issue 10 - Page 42

Talk of the Town Awards – A nnouncements – Press R eleases – Promot i ons The law firm of Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, P.L.L.C (MHK), the largest estate planning law firm in Arizona, is pleased to announce that attorney West Hunsaker has been appointed to the Planned Giving Advisory Council for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of America. Lee Stein, formerly of Perkins Coie, and Barry Mitchell and Flynn Carey, formerly of Gallagher & Kennedy, are pleased to announce the formation of Mitchell Stein Carey, PC, a boutique law firm located at 1440 E. Missouri Ave., Suite C-100, in Phoenix, representing clients in the full spectrum of criminal, regulatory, and complex civil fraud cases. Kris Carlson has joined the national law firm Polsinelli where he will practice in the area of cybersecurity matters for corporate clients and law firms.  Carlson, formerly with special forces, has extensive operational knowledge of cybersecurity. Carlson counsels corporate clients on Kris Carlson compliance matters arising from the duty to protect electronic data and assists companies in establishing proper security protocols, including effective data breach responses at both the federal and state levels.  He also works with law firms to assist them in protecting their client data in compliance with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm, today announced that Kevin D. Neal has joined the firm as shareholder, practicing in the areas of personal injury & wrongful death, general commercial litigation Kevin Neal and product liability. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., a full service business law firm, announced today that Liana J. Garcia and Kimberly G. Allen have joined the firm as associates. Garcia practices in the areas Kimberly Allen Liana Garcia of personal injury and wrongful death, insurance, construction and real estate litigation. Prior to her law career, Garcia served as an adjuster, claims manager and litigation director in the insurance claims industry. Allen focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and product liability litigation. Her experience includes aviation and maritime law, wrongful death and personal injury litigation, and premises and products liability litigation. Jennings, Haug & Cunningham L.L.P. announced that Russell Yurk joined the firm. Mr. Yurk’s practice is focused in 42 professional liability, lawyer discipline, and complex civil litigation. Rita Meiser has been appointed to the board of directors of Treatment Assessment Screening Centers (TASC.)    TASC is Russel Yurk recognized nationally as an innovator in working collaboratively with the Rita Meiser criminal justice system in the development and implementation of drug testing and behavioral health programs.  Meiser practices employment defense law, with a special emphasis on independent investigations.  She is also a nationally recognized adoption attorney. Hope N. Kirsch of Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch has been elected to the board of directors of Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) which provides vocational and employment services and day programs for individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Kirsch’s practice is devoted to special education law on behalf of students and their families. Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce that two of its senior partners have been named Phoenix Lawyer of the Year 2014 in their respective practice areas by US News Best Edwin C. Bull Marth C. Patrick Lawyers in America. Managing partner and firm president, Edwin C. “Ed” Bull has been selected in Phoenix land use & zoning law and Martha C. Patrick has been selected in Phoenix litigation & tax controversy. Arizona’s largest female owned law firm is proud to announce the appointment of real estate and transactional attorney Cameron Carter as the firm’s new partner at Rose Law Group PC (RLG). Carter practices in real estate transactions, acquisition, due diligence, real estate fiCameron Carter nance, development/redevelopment, land use/entitlements and development agreements. Sherman & Howard announced that seven lawyers from its Phoenix office and three from its Scottsdale office were recognized by their peers in the 2014 Best Lawyers in America rankings. The following attorneys from Sherman  & Howard’s Phoenix office were selected: Bryan A. Albue ( bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, litigation – bankruptcy), Robert J. Deeny (employment law – management, labor law – management), John Alan Doran (appellate practice, employment law – manage-