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. Since founding the firm, they have been joined by a team of highly skilled and aggressive, experienced litigators, including their son John “Jack” Wilenchik.
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 member AZ Finest Lawyers and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. In addition, Dennis is a nationally certified civil trial and civil practice advocate 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.
Jack Wilenchik has been consistently named to the national Superlawyers list of “Top Rated Attorneys” by Thomson Reuters. In 2018, he obtained the largest jury verdict in the history of Mohave County at eight million dollars, including nearly two million in punitive damages (and the largest verdict of any Arizona attorney that year). He has handled a number of high-profile matters over the years for clients throughout the state and is licensed to practice in all Arizona state and federal courts, the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and United States Tax Court.
02/25/2019 Phoenix City Council Appoints John D. “Jack” Wilenchik to the Phoenix Historic Preservation and Heritage Commissions. February 20, 2019
On February 20, 2019, the Phoenix City Council appointed John D. “Jack” Wilenchik to the Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission and the Phoenix Heritage Commission.
The Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission has nine members. The Historic Preservation Commission works with the Phoenix City Council on matters of historic preservation, including but not [...]
02/25/2019 Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C. announced as official legal counsel for the Arizona Republican party for 2019.
Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C. was recently appointed as the official legal counsel for the Arizona Republican party for 2019. Chairman Dr. Kelli Ward informed Dennis Wilenchik of the appointment.
The Firm’s attorneys, including Managing Partner Dennis I. Wilenchik and John D. “Jack” Wilenchik, have represented the State of Arizona, Maricopa [...]
02/25/2019 March 1, 2019: Dennis I. Wilenchik Presents Webinar CLE on 30(b)(6) Depositions: Best Practices for Use of And Defending a company Representative
The 30(b)(6) deposition is one of the most effective, but often under-utilized, tools available to a party in litigation. Deposition responses are binding for a company. Finding, choosing, preparing, and defending these depositions are crucial to the success of litigation. This 90-minute seminar will be Friday, March 1, 2019, [...]
02/05/2019 Dennis I Wilenchik, Distinguished Lawyer
Dennis Wilenchik has been recognized by The Lawyers of Distinction.
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01/29/2019 Attorney Jack Wilenchik argues before the Arizona Court of Appeals for client Steven Sussex, whose family has occupied property in Tempe since 1890. Court of Appeals Judge in Tempe Land Case, asks, “Who the hell owns this property, then?”
Attorney Jack Wilenchik argues before the Arizona Court of Appeals for client Steven Sussex, whose family has occupied property in Tempe since 1890. Court of Appeals Judge in Tempe Land Case, asks, “Who the hell owns this property, then?”
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01/22/2019 Judge Dominic W. Lanza’s Investiture Ceremony on January 18, 2018
Dennis I. Wilenchik, the Hon. Dominic W. Lanza, United States District Court Judge, District of Arizona, and former Maricopa County Attorney Donald W. Harris at Judge Lanza’s Investiture Ceremony on January 18, 2018 at the Sandra Day O’Connor United States Courthouse. read more
01/16/2019 Firm Files Petition to U.S. Supreme Court in Arpaio Case
Phoenix, AZ – Jack Wilenchik of the firm filed a Petition with the United States Supreme Court today on behalf of Mr. Arpaio, seeking to overturn the Ninth Circuit’s decision to replace the prosecutors in his appeal with a “special prosecutor.” The Petition can be accessed here. [...]
01/08/2019 Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal-record case 1 step closer to moving forward
The legal case of whether former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will still have a criminal record despite his pardon by President Donald Trump is one step closer to moving forward after the U.S. Justice Department decided not to oppose the appointment of a special prosecutor named to defend a [...]
12/12/2018 Sen. Jeff Flake reintroduces bill to protect child sexual assault victims
With his time in office nearing an end, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) reintroduced a bill Monday that would prevent accused child molesters from directly questioning their alleged victims during trial.
Under provisions of the bill, defendants in sexual assault cases acting as their own attorneys would not be allowed to cross-examine [...]
10/26/2018 Attorney General Mark Brnovich retains Wilenchik & Bartness to Bring Defamation Suit Against Proposition 127 Opponents Airing False and Malicious Ads
Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C. was retained by Arizona’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Mark Brnovich, in his personal capacity, to pursue proponents of the Proposition 127 Campaign. The firm is pursuing numerous individuals associated with Defendants Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, LLC, and Clean Energy for a [...]