Wilenchik & Bartness wins jury trial and appeal defending Sheriff Joe

Published on March 12, 2011

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 attorney’s fees to the Sheriff. Mr. Mitchell appealed the award of attorney’s fees, and Wilenchik & Bartness won the appeal.