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AZ Supreme Court accepts unprecedented Amicus Brief relating to judicial conduct.

Wilenchik and Bartness has had the pleasure of assisting the Maricopa County Justice Courts on a variety of issues, including helping them create professional standards to clarify and illuminate the Code of Judicial Conduct for the Justice Court Bench. At the same time that the Bench as a whole was […]

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Wilenchik & Bartness Wins Jury Trial for over $1.6 million including punitive damages

The verdict was handed down for over $700,000 in compensatory damages, $200,000 for bad faith and $700,000 in punitives (plus interest) against First American Title Company. Dennis Wilenchik and Tyler Swensen represented a local developer in claims for breach of contract and bad faith against First American after it […]

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Wilenchik & Bartness Sponsors Second Annual Goldwater Women’s Tennis Classic

Wilenchik & Bartness is proud to sponsor the second annual Goldwater Women’s Tennis Classic, held at the Phoenix Country Club.

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Wilenchik & Bartness wins trial and appeal in commercial leasing dispute

Dennis I. Wilenchik won a verdict for over $540,000, in addition to attorney’s fees, for the Plaintiff in a commercial leasing dispute. The verdict, for BB&K Metro Tech Center, LLC., was also successfully defended on appeal.

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Wilenchik & Bartness argues appeal in front of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor

Dennis Wilenchik and Kathleen Rapp represented 12 of the 15 Arizona Counties in a case on appeal before retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor. The panel also included Ninth Circuit Judge Sandra Segal Ikuta and Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. Audio of the argument, which includes a […]

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Wilenchik & Bartness Included on the 2009 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Wilenchik & Bartness was given Martindale-Hubbell’s “highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards,” being named to the 2009 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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Wilenchik & Bartness Sponsors First Annual Goldwater Women’s Tennis Classic

Wilenchik & Bartness is proud to sponsor the annual Goldwater Women’s Tennis Classic, held at
the Phoenix Country Club. The event benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley.

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Wilenchik & Bartness wins jury trial on a directed verdict.

Dennis Wilenchik and Kathleen Rapp successfully defended Sheriff Arpaio from a meritless lawsuit brought by a former inmate who had been sentenced to serve 24 hours in Tent City for a DUI.  Patricia Dougherty brought suit after she fell while attempting to exit a 4 foot 7 inch bunk bed […]

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Wilenchik & Bartness wins jury trial against master developer and later appeal

Dennis Wilenchik won a verdict for $700,000 for Randall Martin Homes in a lawsuit for breach of contract as well as the the following appeal. Randall Martin Homes entered into a contract with Evergreen Communities to purchase a piece of raw land in Buckeye, Arizona.

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The Arizona Court of Appeals upheld the verdict and award of costs obtained by Wilenchik & Bartness in Saban v. Arpaio.

Wilenchik & Bartness represented Sheriff Joseph Arpaio; his chief deputy, David Hendershott; and Maricopa County in a defamation lawsuit by Dan Saban, a former candidate for Sheriff. In 2007, a jury found in favor of the Sheriff after an 11 day trial and awarded Defendants taxable costs in the litigation.

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