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Wilenchik & Bartness wins three week jury trial against Dan Saban.
Published on March 12, 2011

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.

Wilenchik & Bartness Wins Jury Trial for over $1.6 million including punitive damages
Published on January 15, 2011

The verdict was handed down for over $700,000 in compensatory damages, $200,000 for bad faith and $700,000 in punitives (plus interest) against First American Title Company. Dennis Wilenchik and Tyler Swensen represented a local developer in claims for breach of contract and bad faith against First American after it wrongfully…

Wilenchik & Bartness Sponsors Second Annual Goldwater Women’s Tennis Classic
Published on October 1, 2010

Wilenchik & Bartness is proud to sponsor the second annual Goldwater Women’s Tennis Classic, held at the Phoenix Country Club.

Wilenchik & Bartness wins trial and appeal in commercial leasing dispute
Published on September 12, 2009

Dennis I. Wilenchik won a verdict for over $540,000, in addition to attorney’s fees, for the Plaintiff in a commercial leasing dispute. The verdict, for BB&K Metro Tech Center, LLC., was also successfully defended on appeal.

Wilenchik & Bartness argues appeal in front of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor
Published on September 1, 2009

Dennis Wilenchik and Kathleen Rapp represented 12 of the 15 Arizona Counties in a case on appeal before retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor. The panel also included Ninth Circuit Judge Sandra Segal Ikuta and Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. Audio of the argument, which includes a…