JSHFIRMANNOUNCEMENTS 023 Josh Snell Celebrates 10 YEARS at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli It was career day at Washington High School. Josh Snell, along with his classmates, sat down to learn about some of the opportunities that would be available to them after high school. A local attorney’s speech caught Josh’s interest setting him on a path towards his career as an attorney. After high school, Josh went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Grand Canyon University. Upon graduation in 1996, Josh went on to work as a Youth Supervisor at a juvenile probation office until 1998, when he decided to follow his dream of going to law school. Having never been outside of Arizona, he took the opportunity to attend Baylor University School of Law in Dallas, Texas from 1998 to 2001. After working for a small insurance defense law firm in Dallas, Josh decided to return to his roots and moved back to Phoenix in 2002, where he worked for a local Medical Malpractice firm until 2005. The Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Elects Jason Kasting as Young Lawyers Division President The Arizona Association of Defense Counsel’s Young Lawyer Division elected Jason Kasting as their 2015/2016 Executive Board President. He previously served as Vice President and Secretary for the Young Lawyers Division. Established in 1965, AADC is an organization made up of defense attorneys who mainly practice in the area of civil defense litigation. AADC is dedicated to the education of its members and the judiciary and increasing community awareness of positive aspects of the legal profession. In 2005, Josh joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, where he has concentrated his practice on insurance coverage and bad faith, commercial litigation, personal injury defense and retail law. In 2012, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli welcomed Josh into the partnership. Josh is very active within the firm and serves on the firm's Recruiting Committee, Firm Seminar Committee, and serves as the Mentor Liaison for new attorneys. As the Mentor Liaison, Josh works with each new hire to pair them with a seasoned lawyer to assist in their successful transition to the firm. Because Josh knows all the new attorneys, he serves as an unofficial mentor to a number of young attorneys as well. Outside the office, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, playing basketball and watching football. In addition to spending time with his family, Josh has served on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army of Phoenix. He was drawn to this particular board because their mission statement of “Do The Most Good” really resonated with him. It was something his dad instilled in him growing up and it’s a message he will pass on to his three children as well. Phil Stanfield Selected as a Board of Directors Member for USLAW We would like to congratulate Phil Stanfield for being selected as a 20152016 Board of Directors Member for the USLAW NETWORK (USLAW). From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Stanfield was the Transportation Group Chair for USLAW. As an accomplished trial attorney, Mr. Stanfield focuses his practice on transportation defense, professional liability, product liability, and defending insureds covered by GL Policies. Russ Skelton Selected as Top 100 Lawyer in Arizona Russ Skelton was selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona by AZ Business Magazine. AZ Business magazine’s editor team, in collaboration with industry experts, choose the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona from a poll of more than 1,000 of the most talented and successful attorneys from throughout the state. The decision is based on each lawyer’s professional success, impact on their law firm, impact on their community, and impact on the legal profession. Mr. Skelton has been a Partner with JSH since its inception in 1983 and practices in medical malpractice and workers’ compensation defense.