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 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.
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 [...]
10/25/2018 CLE Seminar November 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. EST
On November 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Dennis Wilenchik, Esq., will give a 90-minute CLE on the Admissibility of Email and Internet Evidence.
Clear Law Institute will host the webinar.
You can attend live, or view a recording any time after the event. [...]
09/04/2018 Jack Wilenchik interviewed by Charles Heller
08/16/2018 Lawsuit threatened over city of Phoenix housing land deal
Jack Wilenchik, an attorney with Wilenchik and Bartness working with the Goldwater Institute on the case, said both the public benefit to be gained from the sale and the “grossly disproportionate” price paid for the land versus its appraised value violate the gift clause of the state’s constitution….
“It’s absurd [...]
07/26/2018 Firm Obtains Largest Jury Verdict in County History
Phoenix – Jack Wilenchik of Wilenchik & Bartness obtained the largest jury verdict in Mohave county history, according to Thomson Reuters’ national database of jury verdicts and settlements. The jury unanimously awarded $6,232,000 in compensatory damages and $1,768,000 in punitive damages (for a total of $8,000,000), after one hour [...]
05/23/2018 Charges will not be filed against Pinal County Superior Court Judge Steven Fuller
MESA, AZ – Prosecutors said Monday they will not file criminal charges against an Arizona judge who was investigated on allegations that he sexually abused a girl from when she was 13 until she reached adulthood.
Charges will not be filed against Pinal County Superior Court Judge Steven Fuller because prosecutors [...]
05/10/2018 Lorman Live Webinar on June 18, 2018. Topic: “The best deposition summaries for any situation”
Dennis Wilenchik, a Distinguished Faculty Member for Lorman Education Services, will be conducting a live, 90-minute CLE on The Best Deposition Summaries for Any Situation on June 18, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Understand how to prepare for your legal team’s and client’s needs when [...]