Fifteen Members of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Named as 2009 Southwest Super Lawyers


Jennings, Strouss & Salmon is pleased to announce that fifteen (15) Members (Partners) were named as 2009 Southwest Super Lawyers by the publishers of Law & Politics.

Jennings Strouss lawyers listed in the 2009 edition include: Gerald "Buzz" Alston (Business Litigation), John Christian (Tax), Fred Cummings (Medical Malpractice Defense), John Egbert (Employment & Labor), George Esahak-Gage (Real Estate), Lee Esch (Real Estate), Jay Fradkin (Medical Malpractice Defense), Carolyn Johnsen (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights), Stephen Lee (Tax), Bruce May (Real Estate), Steve Newmark (Tax), Michael O'Connor (Business Litigation), Michael Palumbo (Business Litigation), Brian Spector (Bankruptcy &Creditor/Debtor Rights), and John West (Health Care).

Carolyn Johnsen, a Member (Partner) with Jennings Strouss, was selected as one of the top 50 lawyers in Arizona. Johnsen is Chair of the firm's Business Restructuring & Reorganization Section. As acommercial, bankruptcy, and restructuringattorney, litigator and appellate attorney, Johnsen has extensive experience in every aspect ofcommercial reorganizations, representing both debtors and creditors. She has several published decisions and has been a frequent speaker at state and national bankruptcy seminars.

Super Lawyers was first published in 1991 and can be found in more than 30 states. Super Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which 18,000 ballots are sent to active lawyers in Arizona and New Mexico. Law & Politics' research department examined and evaluated the background and experience of the candidates and made final selections based on firm size, highest point totals in each category. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in Arizona are listed in Super Lawyers. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed in the publication.