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Don Wilson accepted to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

The Firm is proud to announce that Don Wilson was nominated and accepted to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, the professional trade association of vetted and premier defense and corporate counsel and industry executives.  The mission of the FDCC is to advance and sustain an equitable civil justice system now, and for future generations, through a community of trusted, leading and innovative industry legal professional by advancing the principles of integrity, professionalism, fair civil justice, intellectual capital, and fostering the trust and value of fellowship.…

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Leah Schachar accepted into the Bar Leadership Institute

Leah Schachar was accepted into the Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) class of 2021.  The BLI is a competitive program that strives to train the next generation of Bar members and community leaders.  Participants receive ongoing training and education, networking opportunities, and other skills aimed at increasing awareness and advocacy of the diverse communities in which they work, live and serve.  Upon graduating from BLI, participants commit to one year of service in a State Bar section, professional association, or community organization.…

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Leanne Hay’s moot court team places first in Pacific Regionals

Law clerk Leanne Hay’s moot court team placed first in the pacific regional of the Jessup Moot Court Competition, which is widely considered the largest and most prestigious of the moot court competitions. She and her team from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law went undefeated, picking up awards for the second, fourth, and eighth best speaker in the competition, as well as fourth best written memorial. This is the second year in a row they have placed first in the region.  They earned a spot at the highly competitive International Rounds, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the recent …

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Alice Jones presents CLE on Arizona Appellate Law in 2020

On February 24, 2020, Alice presented to the Tucson Defense Bar at the Hotel Congress for their February CLE Luncheon.  Her presentation, “What New in Appeals? Appellate Law in Arizona 2020,” covered recent opinions issued in 2019 and early 2020 by the Arizona Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court that are applicable to civil litigators.  She also discussed recent changes at the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court as well as recent rule amendments.  The Tucson Defense Bar was very welcoming and Alice enjoyed meeting several Tucson practitioners.…

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Jathan McLaughlin presents CLE on the administrative hearing process

On June 27, 2019, Jathan McLaughlin presented an in-house CLE regarding the administrative hearing process in Arizona.  The presentation covered how to represent licensed professionals in actions brought by Arizona’s administrative agencies before the Office of Administrative Hearings.  Mr. McLaughlin discussed best practices for mitigating a client’s potential damages at the outset of an administrative matter, handling the administrative hearing, and appealing an adverse ruling to the Lower Court and the Court of Appeals. …

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Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson attorneys receive professional recognition from Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers identifies lawyers in a community who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in a practice area. The selection process involves peer nomination, independent review, and peer evaluations. We are proud to announce that several attorneys at the firm were recognized by Super Lawyers in 2019.

Jim Broening, Don Wilson and Bobby Sullivan were each selected by Super Lawyers for recognition in 2019.

Furthermore, Alicyn Freeman, Jathan McLaughlin, Michelle Donovan, Nicholas Scavio and Jason Kasting were each recognized by Super Lawyers as Arizona Rising Stars.

Congratulations to each of our distinguished attorneys.…

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Don Wilson presents before the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys in St. Andrews, Scotland

Don Wilson presents before the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys in St. Andrews, Scotland

On May 2, 2019 Don Wilson presented in St. Andrews, Scotland to a group of distinguished American and UK trial layers on the subjects of legal malpractice avoidance and defense, and common ethics pitfalls for lawyers. The occasion was the 28th Annual Meeting of the Association of Trial Defense Attorneys, a premier, invitation only, national organization associated with the Defense Research Institute.…

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