Twenty-Six Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Editions of Super Lawyers®


Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that twenty-six attorneys have been listed in the 2018 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers® and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®. This includes six Jennings Strouss attorneys listed as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars

Each year, no more than 5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list. In addition, no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected for inclusion on the Rising Stars list. Rising Stars are attorneys under the age of 40 who have been in practice for 10 years or less.

The Jennings Strouss attorneys listed in 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® are:

  • Gerald W. Alston – Business Litigation
  • Thomas C. Arendt – Real Estate
  • John J. Balitis – Employment & Labor: Employer
  • Timothy W. Barton – Real Estate
  • Richard K. Delo – Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • John J. Egbert – Employment  & Labor
  • Lee E. Esch – Real Estate
  • Jay A. Fradkin – Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • Jeffrey D. Gardner – Securities Litigation
  • Eric D. Gere – Business Litigation
  • Richard Lieberman – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Bruce B. May – Real Estate
  • J. Scott Rhodes – Professional Liability: Defense
  • Jack N. Rudel – Tax
  • Bradley J. Stevens – Bankruptcy: Business

The Jennings Strouss attorneys listed in 2018 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers® are:

  • Joel L. Greene – Energy & Natural Resources
  • Gary J. Newell – Energy & Natural Resources
  • Alan I. Robbins – Energy & Natural Resources
  • Debra D. Roby – Energy & Natural Resources
  • Deborah A. Swanstrom – Energy & Natural Resources

The Jennings Strouss attorneys listed as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars are:

  • Fay W. Bidlack – Bankruptcy: Business
  • Shanna N. Bowman – Family Law
  • Maxwell W. Mahoney – Family Law
  • Anne E. McClellan – Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Christopher J. Rogers – Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Paul J. Valentine – Tax: Business

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.


About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

For over 75 years, Jennings Strouss has been dedicated to providing clients with strategic legal guidance to help them seize every opportunity. The firm is well-known for its rich heritage, commitment to community, and long-lasting relationships. We have a deep understanding of business and law. When you work with us, you’ll have a team of legal experts who are dedicated to your vision of success.

Through our offices in Peoria, Phoenix, and Tucson, Arizona, and Washington, D.C., we leverage resources both regionally and nationally to serve our expanding client base. Jennings Strouss is deeply rooted in each of our locations’ legal and business communities, and especially instrumental in helping shape the dynamic growth of Arizona and many of its institutions. The firm promotes a pragmatic, results-oriented approach, coupled with a healthy, well-managed, and friendly atmosphere of collaboration.

Our primary areas of practice include advertising and media law; agribusiness; automobile dealership law; bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; eminent domain and condemnation; employee benefits and pensions; energy; family law and domestic relations; finance; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; legal ethics; litigation; professional liability defense; real estate; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.