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Kathleen Martoncik Named to Superlawyers 2012 Rising Stars List

Wilenchik and Bartness attorney Kathleen Martoncik is being named to the Superlawyers “Rising Stars” list in 2012. Congratulations to Katie!

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Attorney Brian Schmidt Joins Firm

Mr. Schmidt was born in New York and attended Marist College, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. Brian also attended the State University at New Paltz where he received a Master of Arts, with primary focus on biological sciences. Mr. Schmidt received his Juris Doctor degree in 1998 […]

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Dennis Wilenchik and Becky Bartness in “Valentine’s Day” Feature for Arizona Foothills Magazine

Dennis Wilenchik and Becky Bartness, the firm’s partners, are in a Valentine’s Day feature for Arizona Foothills Magazine called “Favorite Valley Couples Express Their Love.” (Their daughter, Caitlin, is also at the top of the website!)

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Firms Wins Motion for Summary Judgment Defending Homeowner from Bank Deficiency

Wilenchik and Bartness won a motion for summary judgment defending a homeowner from the bank’s claim to a $350,000 deficiency after his home was foreclosed on. Wilenchik and Bartness argued that the Mueller ruling, which was handed down by the Court of Appeals a week before argument, precluded the action. […]

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Happy Holidays from Wilenchik and Bartness!

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Firm argues healthcare provider’s right to be paid for Medicaid/AHCCCS patients

Wilenchik and Bartness is arguing a preliminary injunction to insure that health care providers are paid for emergency behavioral health services provided to medically indigent people in Maricopa County hospitals. The defendant, a private “behavioral health authority” employed by the State, has taken the position that it will not pay […]

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Firm wins grand jury remand of white-collar criminal case against local developer

The State’s case fell apart back in September after the Judge ruled that the prosecution’s main piece of evidence, a series of letters between the developer and his former business partners, were¬† merely “settlement negotiations,” which are inadmissible as a matter of law. Because the letters were originally presented to […]

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Firm wins motion for summary judgment defending homebuilder from construction defect claim

Wilenchik and Bartness represents a home builder that was sued for alleged construction defects. The plaintiff asked the homebuilder to pay for the costs to repair the home, which at this point is substantially more than the home is worth. The firm filed a motion for summary judgment arguing that […]

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After Wilenchik and Bartness wins jury verdict for $1.6 million, Defendant finally stipulates to pay

The jury handed down a verdict for $1.6 million last spring. The firm brought claims of bad faith and breach of contract against a national title insurance company on behalf of a local developer and won after more than a weeklong trial. The Defendant finally paid the damages for breach […]

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Wilenchik and Bartness Attorney Kathleen Martoncik Gives Birth to Mary Theresa Martoncik

W&B attorney Kathleen Martoncik gave birth to her first child, Mary Theresa Martoncik, on November 25, 2011.

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