Two Jennings Strouss Attorneys Named as 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America


Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that J. Scott Rhodes, the firm's Managing Attorney, has been selected as the Best Lawyers' 2013 Phoenix Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law ‘Lawyer of the Year' and John G. (Jack) Sestak, Jr. has been selected as the Best Lawyers' 2013 Phoenix Administrative / Regulatory Law ‘Lawyer of the Year.'

Best Lawyers® began designating "Lawyers of the Year" in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant.

Lawyers being honored as "Lawyer of the Year" are selected based on impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments that are conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

J. Scott Rhodes has an extensive background in legal ethics. He regularly advises attorneys and law firms in matters relating to State Bar complaints, fee disputes, disciplinary matters, bar admission and other licensing, ethics, and professional responsibility issues. In 2011, the Arizona Supreme Court appointed Mr. Rhodes to serve on its Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee. This Committee makes recommendations regarding attorney examination, admissions, reinstatement, disability and the lawyer discipline process.

"It is a privilege to be selected as this year's Best Lawyers' Phoenix Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law ‘Lawyer of the Year,'" said Rhodes. "I am flattered that my peers recognize the beneficial contributions I strive to make in the legal profession."

Jack Sestak is experienced in commercial litigation, construction, employment, corporate and business matters, administrative, and creditors' rights, with an emphasis on litigation and disputes in these areas. He has appeared extensively before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

"Being recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2013 Phoenix Administrative and Regulatory Law ‘Lawyer of the Year' is truly an honor," said Sestak. "I am fortunate to be able to have great clients and contribute to the community"

About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."