Attorneys in the firm’s Arizona and New Mexico offices are recognized for their work in appellate law, business litigation, civil litigation, environmental, legislative and government affairs, construction litigation, surety law, and personal injury litigation.

PHOENIX/ALBUQUERQUE — Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod is pleased to announce that twelve attorneys with the firm’s Arizona and New Mexico offices were named to the 2022 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, Paul Roshka, Edward Rubacha, Chad Schexnayder, Matt Sloan, Gary Van Luchene and Kurt Wihl. In addition, R.J. Lamb was named a Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star again this year.

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. She has been recognized annually by Southwest Super Lawyers since 2007.

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. She has been recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer since joining the firm in 2012.

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.

Paul Roshka earned recognition as a 2022 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. He has been recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer annually since 2007.

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. He has been recognized annually by Southwest Super Lawyers since 2020.

Chad Schexnayder was named a Southwest Super Lawyer in surety law. He has extensive trial and litigation experience in fidelity and surety law matters, construction, bankruptcy and complex business disputes. Chad also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in commercial disputes, and practices in the firm’s Arizona office. He has been recognized annually by Southwest Super Lawyers since 2007.

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. Matt has been recognized annually as a Southwest Super Lawyer since 2018.

Gary Van Luchene earned recognition as a 2022 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.

Kurt Wihl was named a Southwest Super Lawyer for his work in business litigation. He practices in the firm’s New Mexico office and primarily focuses in the areas of business litigation and real estate law, including eminent domain actions. He has been recognized annually by Southwest Super Lawyers since 2013.

The firm’s 2022 Rising Star is R.J. Lamb, whose practice is focused in commercial litigation and personal injury defense. He has earned recognition as a Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2011.

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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