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/mediation. Ms. Bartness is licensed to practice law in all Arizona state and federal courts and the Ninth Circuit.
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.
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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 & [...]
10/16/2012 Firm Now Offers Mediation and Arbitration Services Out of Scottsdale
Wilenchik & Bartness now offers mediation and arbitration services out of its offices at 6619 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.
Becky Bartness practices commercial arbitration/mediation and writes a mediation blog for the website. She is rated Martindale-Hubbell AV®-Preeminent™ and is listed in the [...]
10/16/2012 Check Out Tom Horne, Grant Woods, Kyrsten Sinema, David Ortega on Dennis and Jack Wilenchik’s “Legal-ease”
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne was on the show Sep. 5th (click here for video), former Attorney General Grant Woods Sep. 17th, radio commentator
10/16/2012 Vote for Dennis Wilenchik as “Best Trial Lawyer” and Wilenchik & Bartness as “Best Real Estate Firm”
Vote for Dennis Wilenchik as “Best Trial Lawyer” and Wilenchik & Bartness as “Best Real Estate Firm” for Arizona Foothills “Best of Phoenix” awards. (Note that you must register an email address before voting, and you can only vote once per day.) Click on [...]
09/07/2012 Wilenchik & Bartness, on Behalf of the Rutherford Institute, Files Habeas Corpus Petition in Federal District Court for Phoenix Man Jailed for Home Bible Studies
Wilenchik and Bartness attorney Jack Wilenchik, who is an affiliate attorney of the Rutherford Institute, a pro bono civil rights group, filed the petition in August on behalf of Michael Salman to obtain his release from custody. Mr. Wilenchik also appeared [...]
09/07/2012 Firm Prevails in Motion to Preclude
Wilenchik & Bartness attorneys Dennis Wilenchik and Brian Schmidt prevailed on a Motion to Preclude an Expert on the basis of failure to comply with “good faith” requirement to supplement alleged defects pursuant to A.R.S. 12-1363(I).