Founded in 1991 by Dennis Wilenchik and Becky Bartness, the law firm of Wilenchik and Bartness provides high level litigation services to a select group of clients. The firm also provides commercial arbitration/mediation services.
Dennis Wilenchik is rated Martindale-Hubbell AV®-Preeminent™, the highest rating available under the Martindale Hubbell rating system, and he is listed in the national Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Wilenchik is a nationally certified civil trial and pre-trial specialist with the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is licensed in all Arizona and Texas state and federal courts, New York state courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Becky Bartness is rated Martindale-Hubbell AV®-Preeminent™ and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. She was a real estate specialist for over 15 years and also practices commercial arbitration and mediation. Ms. Bartness is licensed to practice law in all Arizona state and federal courts and the Ninth Circuit.
04/09/2015 4-9-15 Arizona Supreme Court Grants Victim’s Emergency Request to Put Christopher Simcox Trial On Hold
PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 9, 2015) – The Arizona Supreme Court today granted a petition for stay filed on behalf of one of the child victims in the trial of Christopher Simcox, who is accused of molesting several minor victims between the ages of 7 and 9 years old. Mr. Simcox [...]
03/09/2015 Dennis Wilenchik to Moderate Discussion about Right to Repair Statute and HB2255
Dennis Wilenchik will be moderating an in-depth discussion about proposed changes to House Bill #2255, the Arizona Right to Repair Statute, at the Embassy Suites Biltmore on April 23, 2015 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. See here for more information, or to
03/03/2015 Wilenchik & Bartness Sends Demand Letter in Tempe Case of 120-Year Adverse Possession
A copy of the letter is available here, and a recent Arizona Republic article discussing the case is available here.
02/20/2015 2-20-15 Notice of Claim Filed by Austin and Logan Flake
A copy of the Notice of Claim filed by Austin and Logan Flake against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, et al., is available here.
02/09/2015 Manslaughter and Leaving-Scene-of-Accident Charges Against Elderly Woman Expected to be Dismissed
PHOENIX, Ariz. (February 6, 2015) – It is expected that the manslaughter and leaving-the-scene-of-the accident charges filed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office against 74-year-old widow Marie Blandford, who accidentally took Ambien and blacked out while driving last April 3, 2013, resulting in the fatal injury of two people on [...]
01/23/2015 Smartcomm Wins $28 Million In Damages Against Kent Maerki In Trade Secrets Case
PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 23, 2015) – A Maricopa County Superior Court has awarded Smartcomm, a business based in Phoenix, damages totaling $28,023,084.03 against Kent Maerki, his wife Norma Jean Coffin, and two entities owned by Mr. Maerki, IBC Admin, LLC and IBC Agency, LLC. Smartcomm sued Maerki and his business [...]
12/24/2014 Charges against Austin and Logan Flake to be Dismissed: Indictments Obtained by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office under False Pretenses
PHOENIX, Ariz. (DECEMBER 22, 2014) – all of the charges against Austin and Logan Flake, including 21 felony charges, will be dismissed, according to statements made by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. The Flakes previously filed Motions to Remand and Dismiss the charges on the grounds that the Maricopa County [...]
12/02/2014 Austin and Logan Flake File Motion to Remand to Grand Jury: Grand Jury Proceedings Marred by False Testimony
PHOENIX, Ariz. (DECEMBER 2, 2014) – Husband and wife Austin and Logan Flake have filed three significant motions in the criminal case, State of Arizona v. Hughes, et al. (CR2014-002799-003 and 004): a motion to remand to the grand jury for a new finding of probable cause, a [...]
12/01/2014 Arizona Republic Quotes Jack Wilenchik in Article regarding Family Accused of Trespassing on State Land for over 120 Years
Wilenchik & Bartness attorney Jack Wilenchik was quoted in an Arizona Republic article concerning the Sussex, et al. v. State matter, in which he represents a family that the State claims has been trespassing on State land for 120 years. To [...]
11/25/2014 Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Holidays from Wilenchik and Bartness!