PHOENIX/ALBUQUERQUE — Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod announces that eleven attorneys with the firm’s Arizona and New Mexico offices were named to the 2023 Southwest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars rankings by Law & Politics Magazine. The attorneys recognized as top in their areas of practice include Thomas Bird, Ann Conway, Jack Cunningham, Karen Gaylord, Kim Lough, Sean Olivas, Paul Roshka, Edward Rubacha, Matt Sloan, and Gary Van Luchene. In addition, Alana Porrazzo was named a Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star.
Thomas Bird earned recognition by Southwest Super Lawyers for his work in appellate law. He practices in the firm’s New Mexico office and, having had numerous published opinions, is well-recognized for his extensive experience in appellate law matters. Tom has been recognized annually by Southwest Super Lawyers since 2009.
Ann Conway is recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer in New Mexico for her work in legislative and government affairs. She has represented clients in the New Mexico Legislature and before state and federal agencies for more than 35 years. Ann also represents clients in the areas of fidelity and surety law, construction litigation, insurance law and insurance bad faith litigation, as well as mediation and arbitration.
Jack Cunningham is being recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers for his personal injury law practice. He has extensive trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defense in cases ranging from personal injury and defense coverage to professional malpractice and uninsured motorist matters. Jack practices in the firm’s Arizona office and has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers annually since 2007.
Karen Gaylord was named to Southwest Super Lawyers for her work in environmental law. She practices in the firm’s Arizona office, representing public and private entities in a wide range of environmental matters, including state and federal superfund law, hazardous wastes, solid waste and special waste, brownfields, water and air quality, NEPA compliance and environmental issues in Indian Country.
Kim Lough is being recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers for his construction litigation practice. He has extensive trial experience in complex construction litigation, as well as in employment discrimination matters. Kim practices in the firm’s Arizona office and has been recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer since 2008.
Sean Olivas was recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers for his work in employment and labor law. His practice focuses on the defense of employment, tort and civil rights claims. Sean is experienced in defending employers in virtually all types of employment litigation and other civil litigation matters. He served as the chair of the State Bar of New Mexico’s Employment Specialization Committee for ten years.
Paul Roshka earned recognition as a 2023 Southwest Super Lawyer for his work in securities litigation. His national practice representing companies, their directors, officers, and employees in securities law matters is based in the firm’s Arizona office. Paul is known as a bet-the-company litigator, having defended brokerage firms, investment advisory firms, and their financial advisors, and prosecuted financial claims by individual investors in federal and state court, and in arbitrations and mediations in numerous jurisdictions.
Edward Rubacha is recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer for his general litigation practice. He represents clients in a wide range of construction and commercial litigation matters in Arizona, Colorado, and California, including representing clients doing business with Native American tribes and Tribal entities. Ed’s trial and litigation experience includes matters specific to the construction and surety industries and general commercial business disputes.
Matthew Sloan is being recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers his work in business litigation. He practices in the firm’s Arizona office, handing matters involving complex business disputes, creditors’ rights, surety & fidelity matters, bankruptcy, construction law, real estate disputes and construction defects.
Gary Van Luchene earned recognition as a 2023 Southwest Super Lawyer for his work in civil litigation. His litigation practice primarily involves civil litigation, complex tort litigation, complex commercial litigation, and class actions. Gary practices in the firm’s New Mexico office and has been recognized annually by Southwest Super Lawyers since 2014.
The firm’s 2023 Rising Star is Alana Porrazzo for her work in surety law. Her practice is focused in fidelity and surety law and construction law with an emphasis in defending bond claims and bad faith allegations, litigation performance defaults, prosecuting subrogation and indemnity claims, and representing sureties in principal and Indemnitor bankruptcies.
Super Lawyers 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. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
About Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod LLP
Established when two prominent law firms based in the Southwest joined forces, Arizona’s Jennings Haug Cunningham and New Mexico’s Keleher & McLeod are now Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM). JHKM is a full-service litigation and business law firm with extensive trial, litigation management, dispute resolution and complex litigation experience. The firm’s attorneys address a wide range of legal matters for businesses and individuals in the areas of business law and litigation, banking, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, civil rights, constitutional law, real estate, construction, corporate law, employment, environmental, estate planning, trusts and probate, family law, fidelity and surety, government relations, insurance defense and coverage, medical and professional malpractice, municipal law, personal injury and energy regulatory matters. JHKM has offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico to serve clients in the Southwest and throughout the United States.
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