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.
06/01/2015 Wilenchik & Bartness Files Petition for Review on behalf of Victim in Chris Simcox Matter
Jack Wilenchik of Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C., filed the Petition, a copy of which can be viewed here.
The firm is handling the matter pro bono, in the interests of justice.
04/23/2015 Dennis Wilenchik Moderates Construction Defect Seminar on the Amended Purchaser Dwelling Act
Dennis Wilenchik moderated the discussion of AZ House Bill 2578 (Right to Repair) at the MC Consultants 2nd Annual Construction Defect Seminar, held by MC Consultants, Inc. at the Embassy Suites in Biltmore on April 23, 2015. All sectors of the construction industry were in attendance, [...]
04/20/2015 Dennis Wilenchik Named Best Trial Lawyer by Arizona Foothills Magazine 2015
Dennis Wilenchik was named “Best Trial Lawyer” by Arizona Foothills Magazine’s annual “Best Of” edition 2015. A copy of the feature can be found here.
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 [...]
04/09/2015 Wilenchik & Bartness Obtains Dismissal of Quiet Title Action
Dennis Wilenchik and Brian Hembd obtained dismissal of a quiet title action in which the plaintiffs sought title to a property valued at over $3,000,000. The firm succeeded in getting the complaint dismissed on the grounds that plaintiffs never had any actual interest in title to the property, [...]
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 [...]