Jennings Strouss Gains Six New Attorneys and Two New Areas of Practice


Phoenix (September 4, 2012) - Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC is pleased to announce that six attorneys have joined the firm's Phoenix office, expanding the firm's services to include Surety, Fidelity and Family Law.

Jay M. Mann, Richard S. Wisner, Scott F. Frerichs, Andy J. Chambers and Patrick F. Welch are members of the firm's new surety and fidelity law practice, and bring additional experience in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation. Norma Izzo Milner leads the firm's family law and domestic relations practice.

"Jay Mann, Dick Wisner and their team are Arizona's preeminent attorneys in the area of surety and fidelity law. They fit very well in the firm's overall plan for growth," states J. Scott Rhodes, managing attorney at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC. "Norma Izzo Milner has established herself as a leading practitioner in family law and domestic relations, especially in the areas of mediated and collaborative divorces. Norma's addition to the firm illustrates our commitment to evolve our services to meet the needs of the community."

Jay M. Mann is chair of thefirm's Surety and Fidelity Group. He is a frequent lecturer and author in the areas of construction,surety and fidelity law. Mann is also active in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the American Bar Association, where he serves as a Vice Chairof the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa Bar Association, as well as numerous other organizations focused on construction, surety and fidelity law. He earned a J.D., with honors, from Loyola University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of Illinois.

"Jennings Strouss is a high caliber firm with a reputation for quality client service," says Jay M. Mann, chair of the firm's new Surety and Fidelity Law Group. "We look forward to building on the Jennings Strouss legacy with the addition of these new legal services."

Richard S. Wisner is special counsel in the Surety and Fidelity Group. He is recognized as a leader in the fidelity and surety field, and is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Bar Association, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee ("FSLC") and the National Bond Claim Association. Wisner is a Past Chair of FSLC andcurrently serves on the Board of Directors of the Surety & Fidelity Claims Institute. Wisner earned a J.D. from DePaul University and a B.A. from Loyola University.

Scott F. Frerichs is a member in the Surety and Fidelity group. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and construction litigation, personal injury defense, professional and products liability, and appellate law. Frerichs earned both a J.D., cum laude, and B.S. from Arizona State University.

Andy J. Chambers is a member in the Surety and Fidelity group. He focuses his practice on fidelity law, commercial litigation, and surety and construction law. Chambers earned a J.D., cum laude, from the Washington College of Law at American University and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Patrick F. Welch is an associate in the Surety and Fidelity group. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction, fidelity and surety, and employment. Welch earned a J.D. from the New England School of Law and B.A. from Connecticut College.

Norma Izzo Milner is a member and leads the firm's Family Law and Domestic Relations practice, which includes collaborative divorce, mediation, arbitration, parent coordination, custody and child support. Ms. Izzo Milner has been appointed as a judge pro tempore for the Family Court Division and IV-D Court of the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. She also serves on the State Bar of Arizona Committee for Family Law Rules of Practice and Procedure and on the Board of Directors for the Maricopa County Bar Association. She earned a J.D. from Arizona State University and a B.A. from Northern Arizona University.

"Jennings Strouss is a firm with a long history of providing top notch service to their clients," states Izzo Milner. "I look forward to being a part of such a dynamic team of attorneys."