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…

Wilenchik & Bartness Included on the 2009 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Published on March 12, 2009

Wilenchik & Bartness was given Martindale-Hubbell’s “highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards,” being named to the 2009 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Wilenchik & Bartness Sponsors First Annual Goldwater Women’s Tennis Classic
Published on March 12, 2008

Wilenchik & Bartness is proud to sponsor the annual Goldwater Women’s Tennis Classic, held at the Phoenix Country Club. The event benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley.

Wilenchik & Bartness wins jury trial on a directed verdict.
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Dennis Wilenchik and Kathleen Rapp successfully defended Sheriff Arpaio from a meritless lawsuit brought by a former inmate who had been sentenced to serve 24 hours in Tent City for a DUI.  Patricia Dougherty brought suit after she fell while attempting to exit a 4 foot 7 inch bunk bed…

Wilenchik & Bartness wins jury trial against master developer and later appeal
Published on January 12, 2008

Dennis Wilenchik won a verdict for $700,000 for Randall Martin Homes in a lawsuit for breach of contract as well as the the following appeal. Randall Martin Homes entered into a contract with Evergreen Communities to purchase a piece of raw land in Buckeye, Arizona.

The Arizona Court of Appeals upheld the verdict and award of costs obtained by Wilenchik & Bartness in Saban v. Arpaio.
Published on January 1, 2008

Wilenchik & Bartness represented Sheriff Joseph Arpaio; his chief deputy, David Hendershott; and Maricopa County in a defamation lawsuit by Dan Saban, a former candidate for Sheriff. In 2007, a jury found in favor of the Sheriff after an 11 day trial and awarded Defendants taxable costs in the litigation.

Wilenchik & Bartness wins at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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In 2004 Arizona voters passed Proposition 200, an initiative measure that, among other things, changed the election law to require:  (1) proof of citizenship to register to vote; and (2) proof of identification when one votes at the polling place on election day. Several Plaintiffs, including the Mexican American Legal…