Four Associates Join Jennings Strouss & Salmon


Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that Stephanie Hart, John Lopez, Sunita Krishna, and Kerry Hodges have joined the firm as associates.

Hart, a Phoenix resident, joins the firm's litigation and real estate practices. Prior to joining Jennings Strouss in 2008, Ms. Hart practiced in New York and Los Angeles, serving the needs of business clients in complex commercial litigation matters. Ms. Hart served as law clerk to the Honorable Ferdinand F. Fernandez of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as to the Honorable Constance Baker Motley of the U.S. Southern District of New York. Most recently, Ms. Hart worked as campaign staff in the 2008 presidential primary elections; she continues to volunteer her time as Special Counsel to the New York Democratic Lawyers Council. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Hart served in the United States Peace Corps in Poland teaching English as a second language. Hart obtained her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law (2000), where she was a Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review, and two bachelor's degrees from Arizona State University: one in French and one in English (1993).

Mr. Lopez, a Tempe resident, joins the firm's Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry Group and the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Lopez worked for several years in regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry in Southern California. Lopez earned his J.D. at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (2008), his M.S. at the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy (2005) in Regulatory Science, and his B.S. in Microbiology and B.A. in Law & Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2003).

Krishna, a Phoenix resident, joins the firm's litigation practice as well as the product liability and tort and insurance law practices. During law school, Ms. Krishna worked in the San Francisco City Attorney's office and the White House as a legal intern. While earning her masters degree, Ms. Krishna worked as a staff assistant to Senator John McCain on the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Additionally, she worked as a staff assistant to Senator Jon Kyl in Washington, D.C. Krishna obtained her J.D. from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (2008) her M.A. from Johns Hopkins University in Government (2006) and her B.A. cum laude from the University of Arizona majoring in Political Science (2002).

Hodges, a Litchfield Park resident, joins the firm's litigation practice. While earning his law degree, Mr. Hodges served as a legal extern to the United States District Court, District of Arizona Judge James A. Teilborg. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Hodges played minor-league baseball for two seasons with the Houston Astros. Hodges obtained his J.D. from the Regent University School of Law (2007) and his B.S. magna cum laude from Texas Tech University (2003) majoring in English.

Jennings Strouss is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, providing legal counsel for more than 65 years through its offices in Phoenix, and at Arrowhead, Arizona, Washington, DC., and Las Vegas, Nevada. The firm's primary industries of practice include energy, health care, real estate, and technology. For additional information please visit or call 602.495.2806.