Becky Bartness named to the Board at MentorKids USA
Published on March 12, 2011

Becky Ann Bartness was named to the Board at MentorKids USA, an organization that serves at-risk youth in the Phoenix area.

Wilenchik & Bartness wins jury trial and appeal defending Sheriff Joe
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Dennis I. Wilenchik and Lawrence J. Felder won a complete defense verdict for Sheriff Joe Arpaio against an inmate who slipped on a plastic bag in a Maricopa County jail cell, then sued the Sheriff for negligence. The jury awarded the Plaintiff, Lonny Mitchell, no damages, and the Court awarded…

Wilenchik & Bartness wins 6-day jury trial defending the Sheriff and appeal
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Dennis I. Wilenchik and Lawrence J. Felder won a complete defense verdict for Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a lawsuit against him by a former inmate, Christina Jimenez. Ms. Jimenez claimed that the Sheriff was responsible for her being attacked while waiting for her husband after her release from jail. Wilenchik…

Wilenchik & Bartness wins bench trial representing Arizona Counties
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Dennis Wilenchik and Kathleen Rapp, representing the Elections Officials from 12 of the 15 Arizona Counties, worked hand-in-hand with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to defeat a challenge to the Arizona Voter ID and Proof of Citizenship laws. The complex litigation included three consolidated cases brought by individuals and special…

Wilenchik & Bartness wins three week jury trial against Dan Saban.
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Dennis I. Wilenchik, William P. French, Tyler Q. Swensen, and M. Rob Somers, representing Defendants Maricopa County, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, Chief David Hendershott, Steve Bailey, and Ray Jones, recently won a three week jury trial on all claims by Dan Saban. This case involved an allegation by Saban, a candidate…

Dennis I. Wilenchik has been named in Marquis Who’s Who in American Law for 2007-2008.
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Dennis I. Wilenchik was recently included in the 2007 list of Super Lawyers. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. Over 800,000 lawyers were asked to nominate attorneys in the candidate screening process. After the initial screening, a committee considered…

On June 19, 2007, the La Paz County Attorney appointed Dennis I.
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Wilenchik as a Special Deputy County Attorney to serve as a public prosecutor for La Paz County concerning allegations relating to public offenses, if any, concerning Tricia Lynn Groe within La Paz County.

AZ Supreme Court accepts unprecedented Amicus Brief relating to judicial conduct.
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Wilenchik and Bartness has had the pleasure of assisting the Maricopa County Justice Courts on a variety of issues, including helping them create professional standards to clarify and illuminate the Code of Judicial Conduct for the Justice Court Bench. At the same time that the Bench as a whole was…

3/9/2011 – Westboro Ruling
Published on March 9, 2011

Supreme Court rules that Westboro Church can picket military funerals; sweat lodge trial continues; Loughner indicted; text message auto-correction leads to murder.

3/2/2011 – Sweat Lodge Trial Begins
Published on March 2, 2011

First show! U.S. Supreme Court rules corporations don’t have privacy rights (Skinner v. Switzer); sweat lodge trial begins; girl loses suit for emotional distress after being forced to watch Brokeback Mountain.