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.
01/23/2014 Wilenchik & Bartness Joined by Attorney Colleen C. Thomas
Wilenchik & Bartness is proud to be joined by attorney Colleen Cox Thomas. Ms. Thomas was an adjunct professor of business law and ethics at the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University. Prior to that, Ms. Thomas served as a law clerk [...]
01/23/2014 Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C. on the Cover of “Legal Leaders” Arizona
Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C. was featured as “leaders in civil litigation” on the cover of the January 2014 “Legal Leaders,” a listing of Arizona’s top rated lawyers of 2013.
12/06/2013 Wilenchik & Bartness Attorney Jack Wilenchik Quoted by Arizona Republic on Yarnell Hire Fire Penalties
Wilenchik & Bartness attorney Jack Wilenchik was quoted in the Arizona Republic about the Yarnell Hill Fire and possible penalties against the Arizona Forestry Division for its handling of the response, in which 19 firefighters perished. See here for details:
09/16/2013 Wilenchik and Bartness Prevails in Quiet Title Actions
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 the Plaintiffs never had [...]
08/07/2013 Wilenchik & Bartness attorney Thomas Lordan cited by the Arizona Supreme Court
The Arizona Supreme Court cited Wilenchik & Bartness attorney Thomas Lordan for his law review article, “Arizona’s ‘Economic Loss Rule’ and Flagstaff Affordable Housing,” in the case of Sullivan v. Pulte Home Corp., CV-12-0419-PR (Ariz. July 31, 2013).
In Sullivan v. Pulte [...]
03/08/2013 Dennis Wilenchik Sworn in to New York Bar
Partner Dennis Wilenchik was sworn in to the State Bar of New York. Mr. Wilenchik was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College. Mr. Wilenchik later moved to Arizona, where he has practiced law since 1976.
02/15/2013 Malicious Prosecution Case against Town of Patagonia Settles
Alan Woods, who sued the Town of Patagonia Police Department and two of its former officers for malicious prosecution after a Superior Court Judge threw out his sentence of over 40 years, has settled his claims. Mr. Woods was represented by Wilenchik and Bartness.
Article in the [...]
01/29/2013 Month-Long Trial of Duane Slade Ends in Hung Jury; Jurors Refuse to Convict on “Ponzi Scheme” Charges of Mail and Wire Fraud, Money Laundering
The jury said it was unable to return a verdict today in the month-long trial of Duane Hamblin Slade, who the US Government accused of operating a “Ponzi scheme” through the “Mathon Fund,” along with Guy and Brent Williams. Slade could spend up to 30 years in prison if convicted, [...]
12/14/2012 Dennis Wilenchik Named Best Trial Attorney, Wilenchik & Bartness Named Best Real Estate Firm by Arizona Foothills Magazine
Dennis Wilenchik was named “Best Trial Attorney” and Wilenchik & Bartness was named “Best Real Estate Firm” by Arizona Foothills Magazine in its 2013 “Best of the Valley.”
10/17/2012 Hon. Ann Timmer Appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court
Wilenchik & Bartness is proud to congratulate the Honorable Ann Scott Timmer, formerly an attorney at Wilenchik and Bartness, who has been appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court. Wilenchik & Bartness partner Dennis Wilenchik hired Justice Timmer for her first job out of law school at Storey & [...]