Andy Abraham, Susie Ingold and Brennan Ray named to AZ Big Media 2023 Top 100 Lawyers list

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Burch & Cracchiolo is proud to announce Andy Abraham, Susie Ingold and Brennan Ray are on the AZ Big Media 2023 "Top 100 Lawyers" list.  Here is the list in its entirety:

Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2023

When you talk with the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2023, there are common characteristics they all possess: They want to help their clients achieve their goals and they want to make sure the justice system is as great as it can be. “When Shakespeare said in Henry VI, ‘Let’s kill all the lawyers,’ it was a recognition that lawyers instill justice and order in society, and thus the chaos in society that Shakespeare’s character sought could only be achieved by doing away with lawyers,” says William Maledon, partner as Osborn Maledon and one of Az Business magazine’s Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2023. “I enjoy being part of such a noble and important profession.” Az Business magazine’s Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2023 were selected from a pool of more than 2,000 of the state’s most talented and successful attorneys. Selections were made in conjunction with industry experts, using an algorithm that ranks the attorneys based on professional ratings, impact on their law firm, impact on the profession and community involvement. Law firms could have a maximum of three attorneys make the list in 2023.

Here are the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2023.

Andy AbrahamAndrew Abraham

Burch & Cracchiolo | President and shareholder

Practice Areas: Real estate law, real estate litigation, commercial litigation


Background: Abraham is certified as a Real Estate Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2008 and in every edition of Southwest Super Lawyers. In the 2011, 2014-2021 editions, Abraham was voted among the top 50 lawyers in Arizona by his peers. He is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell. Abraham has served as Burch & Cracchiolo’s president since 2017 and has spearheaded the firm’s move to a state-of-the-art office space and the robust recruitment of exceptional young attorneys to position the firm for many years to come. 


Susanne IngoldSusanne E. Ingold

Burch & Cracchiolo | Shareholder

Practice Areas: Employment law and litigation


In the news: Recently, Ingold was instrumental in win for national puppy mill case. She was also one of Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women of 2018.

Background: Ingold regularly advises clients regarding issues of workplace discrimination, employer policies, employee discipline and termination, and compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. She regularly represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in complex litigation matters in state and federal court. As an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, Susie has successfully defended corporations, businesses, employers, executives and management in jury trials throughout Arizona’s state and federal courts.


Brennan RayBrennan Ray

Burch & Cracchiolo | Shareholder

Practice Areas: Real estate, land use and zoning


Background: Ray is a Certified Specialist in Real Estate, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, and practices with the firm’s zoning and real estate attorneys. He has experience in the areas of land use planning, zoning, real estate transactions, landlord/tenant, title insurance and other real estate-related matters. Ray also is experienced in commercial and business litigation. 



Amy Abdo
Fennemore Craig | Director
Practice Areas: Business litigation, healthcare, employment and labor, professional liability

Ashley D. Adams
Adams & Associate | Founder and principal
Practice Areas: White collar criminal defense cases, representing corporate and individual clients in federal and state criminal trials, investigations, health care qui tam cases, and regulatory and administrative matters

Lynne C. Adams
Osborn Maledon | Partner
Practice Areas: Education law, government and regulatory law, open meetings law and public records law

Laurent Badoux
Buchalter | Shareholder
Practice Areas: Employment and labor law, with an emphasis on compensation and employee relations advice

John J. Balitis
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon | Chair, Labor & Employment
Practice Areas: Employment law and labor relations matters

Hilary L. Barnes
Allen Barnes & Jones | Member
Practice Areas: Corporate and consumer bankruptcy

Adam Baugh
Withey Morris | Partner
Practice Areas: Land use and zoning law

Keith Beauchamp
Coppersmith Brockelman  | Partner
Practice Areas: Business torts, legal malpractice, litigation involving directors and officers, theft of trade secrets and restrictive covenants

Timothy J. Berg
Fennemore  | Director
Practice Areas: Civil appeals, state constitutional and public law, public records law and public utilities regulation

Steven N. Berger
Engelman Berger  | Shareholder
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and reorganization, creditor’s rights, loan workouts, business restructurings, business and real estate disputes, mediation

William D. Bishop
Bishop Law Office  | Founder
Practice Areas: Family law

Gwendolyn Bjornson
Davis Miles McGuire Gardener | Partner
Practice Areas: Aviation, business law, employment, estate planning, export and trade regulations, transactional

Marc D. Blonstein
Bernes Blonstein  | Member
Practice Areas: Real estate transactions, real estate financing, master planned communities, subdivision matters, and leasing

Nicholas Boca
Cantor Law Group | Managing family law attorney
Practice Areas: Family and Juvenile Law

David Michael Cantor
DM Cantor | Founding Partner
Practice Areas: Criminal defense, homicide, white collar, and sex crimes.

J. Craig Cartwright
Buchalter  | Managing shareholder
Practice Areas: Real estate, commercial lease law, real estate finance

Robert M. Charles, Jr.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie  | Partner
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights

Shannon L. Clark
Gallagher & Kennedy  | Shareholder
Practice Areas: Plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death

Scott B. Cohen
Engelman Berger  | Shareholder
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters, loan workouts, business turnarounds, Chapter 11 reorganizations and commercial litigation

Ed Comitz
Comitz | Stanely  | Member
Practice Areas: Civil and commercial litigation, real estate litigation

Amy Cotton Peterson
Quarles & Brady  | National chair, Health Law Practice Group
Practice Areas: Healthcare

Helen R. Davis
The Cavanagh Law Firm | Chair of the board
Practice Areas: Family Law

Barbara J. Dawson
Snell & Wilmer  | Partner
Practice Areas: Alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, class action litigation

John E. DeWulf
Coppersmith Brockelman  | Partner
Practice Areas: Contracts, business torts, trade secrets, real estate, securities, intellectual property, professional malpractice, officer and director liability, and products

John Alan Doran
Sherman & Howard  | Member
Practice Areas: Labor and employment, litigation, trials, appeals

Taryn A. Elliot
Polsinelli  | Product Design and User Interface Patent Prosecution chair
Practice Areas: Preparation and prosecution of patent applications

Christopher E. Erblich
Husch Blackwell | Partner
Practice Areas: Estate planning, business succession planning, and tax planning for high-net-worth clients and business owners

Steven H. Everts
Udall Shumway  | Equity Partner
Practice Areas: Family law

Leah S. Freed
Olgetree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart  | Shareholder
Practice Areas: Management-side labor and employment law

Susan M. Freeman
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie  | Partner
Practice Areas: Business bankruptcy and appeals of all kinds

Paul D. Friedman
Accident Law Group  | Senior counsel
Practice Areas: Personal injury, ethics and malpractice

Garrick L. Gallagher
Sanders & Parks  | Owner and director
Practice Areas: Personal injury, mass torts, insurance litigation and coverage

Douglas C. Gardner
Davis Miles McGuire Gardner | Partner
Practice Areas: Estate planning, business succession planning and tax planning for high-net-worth clients and business owners

Renee B. Gertsman
Gertsman Law  | Founder
Practice Areas: Alternative dispute resolution, business and corporate, real estate

Benjamin Gottlieb
Gottlieb Law | Founder
Practice Areas: Real estate law

Stacey F. Gottlieb
Papetti Samuels Weiss McKirgan  | Partner
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense

Phillip P. Guttilla
Polsinelli  | Office managing partner
Practice Areas: Private equity, mergers and acquisitions

Andrew F. Halaby
Greenberg Traurig  | Shareholder
Practice Areas: Intellectual property, law of lawyering, and business matters

Angela K. Hallier
Hallier Stearns  | Partner
Practice Areas: Family law

Wendy Raquel Hernandez
Hernandez Family Law  | Founder and managing attorney
Practice Areas: Family law

Donald W. Hudspeth
Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth | Principal Attorney
Practice Areas: Business and commercial law, copyrights, computer crimes and law, multidistrict litigation, mergers and acquisitions, formation and business planning, directors and officers liability, Uniform Commercial Code, joint ventures

Megan E. Irwin
Hursch Blackwell | Office managing partner
Practice Areas: Environmental law

Brandon A. Keim
Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold | Senior Partner
Practice Areas: Tax law

William G. Klain
Lang & Klain | Partner
Practice Areas: Complex corporate and commercial litigation 

Andy Kvesic
Redix Law | Managing Partner
Practice Areas: Clients include high net worth individuals, established businesses, hyper-growth companies, and state agencies

Larry Lazarus
Lazarus & Silvyn  | Partner
Practice Areas: Land use, environmental law, government regulation

Amy L. Lieberman
Insight Employment Mediation and Insight Mediation Group  | Founder
Practice Areas: Arbitration and mediation

John F. Lomax, Jr.
Snell & Wilmer  | Partner
Practice Areas: Employment law, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants and trade secrets

Andrea Lovell
Littler  | Office managing shareholder
Practice Areas: Labor and Employment

Patrick R. MacQueen
Medalist Legal  | Founding partner
Practice Areas: Real estate transactional law and real estate litigation

Barry M. Markson
Gust Rosenfeld  | Partner
Practice Areas: Civil and commercial litigation, professional liability, premises liability, defamation, construction defect, environmental/toxic tort, products liability

Nicole Maroulakos Goodwin
Greenberg Traurig  | Managing shareholder
Practice Areas: Corporate governance disputes, financial services litigation, real estate litigation, post-acquisition disputes, health care litigation, and franchise litigation 

Bruce B. May
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon  | Member
Practice Areas: Real estate 

Paul J. McGoldrick
Shorall McGoldrick Brinkmann  | Attorney and owner
Practice Areas: Personal injury cases and has experience as lead counsel in complex business disputes 

Michael McGrath
Mesch Clark Rothschild  | Partner and board chair
Practice Areas: Debtor and creditor rights as well as commercial and real estate litigation and transactions 

Nicholas H. Meza
Quarles & Brady  | Partner
Practice Areas: Healthcare 

Tracy A. Miller
Ogletree Deakins  | Shareholder
Practice Areas: All facets of labor and employment law and civil rights 

Michael D. Moberly
Clark Hill  | Member
Practice Areas: Assists employers in the technology, banking, mining, and transportation industries  

Jason B. Morris
Withey Morris | Founding Partner
Practice Areas: Land use, planning, zoning and government relations 

Kristen A. Murphey
Henze Cook Murphey  | Attorney
Practice Areas: Public procurement, commercial litigation, appeals 

Randy Nussbaum
Sacks Tierney  | Attorney
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, debtor and creditor rights, trustee representation, commercial litigation, real estate law, construction litigation  

Scott I. Palumbo
Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo | Founding Partner
Practice Areas: Personal injury and wrongful death 

Randy Papetti
Papetti Samuels Weiss McKirgan  | Partner
Practice Areas: Has litigated and tried major commercial, intellectual property, and even criminal cases   

Kristy Peters
Littler  | Office managing shareholder
Practice Areas: Labor and employment matters arising under federal and state laws 

Steven Plitt
The Cavanagh Law Firm | Senior Member
Practice Areas: Insurance defense 

Jason Pritchett
Radix Law | Partner
Practice Areas: Commercial business transactions, mergers and acquisitions

Stephanie Quincy
Greenberg Traurig  | Shareholder
Practice Areas: Labor and employment, trade secrets and unfair competition, financial institutions litigation, trade secrets

Patricia Lee Refo
Snell & Wilmer  | Partner
Practice Areas: Complex commercial litigation and internal investigations, professional malpractice defense 

Lisa Reilly Payton
Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold | Senior partner
Practice Areas: Assists clients facing collection or audit issues before the IRS and state taxing authorities 

Cynthia A. Ricketts
Ricketts Case  | Founding partner
Practice Areas: Complex contract and commercial litigation, consumer class action defense 

Wendy Riddell
Berry Riddell  | Founding and managing partner
Practice Areas: Land use law and lobbying  

Joel B. Robbins
Robbins & Curtin  | Partner
Practice Areas: Personal injury  

David B. Rosenbaum
Osborn Maledon | Partner
Practice Areas: Complex commercial litigation 

Michael J.S. Rusing
Rusing Lopez & Lizardi  | Equity partner
Practice Areas: Civil litigation

Thomas J. Salerno
Stinson  | Partner
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, aviation and aerospace 

Bruce Samuels
Papetti Samuels Weiss McKirgan  | Partner
Practice Areas: Litigation

Jessica S. Sanchez
Udall Shumway  | Partner
Practice Areas: Education law, representing school districts and charter schools throughout the state 

Brian J. Schulman
Weiss Brown  | Attorney
Practice Areas: Complex business disputes, including contract matters, fraud, securities law, shareholder disputes, real estate, financial services, and officer/director liability 

Darin A. Sender
Sender Associates | President and founding attorney
Practice Areas: Zoning, land use and entitlement 

Dev Sethi
Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian  | Partner
Practice Areas: Personal injury and wrongful death 

Laura Sever Blanco
Gust Rosenfeld | Attorney
Practice Areas: Real estate transactional law and general corporate law

Bradley Shwer
Thorpe Shwer | Co-founding partner
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation, personal injury torts, and products liability 

Keri L. Silvyn
Lazarus & Silvyn | Partner
Practice Areas: Zoning and land use law 

K. Thomas Slack
Beale Micheaels Slack & Shughart | Partner
Practice Areas: Catastrophic injury and wrongful death 

Gary Smith
Guidant Law Firm | Manager
Practice Areas: Cannabis, psychedelics, construction, real estate and administrative law

Pat Stanley
Comitz | Stanely | Member
Practice Areas: Civil and commercial litigation, real estate and business transactions 

William Thorpe
Thorpe Shwer | Founding partner
Practice Areas: Complex commercial and tort matters 

Geoff Trachtenberg
Levenbaum Trachtenberg | Managing partner
Practice Areas: Personal injury, litigation and appeals 

Lorena Van Assche
Thrope Shwer | Partner
Practice Areas: Business, commercial, lending, and trust and estate litigation 

Debora L. Verdier 
The Cavanagh Law Firm | Senior member
Practice Areas: Labor and employment 

Scott K. Weiss
Weiss Brown | Attorney
Practice Areas: Mergers and acquisitions, start-up emerging businesses, financing  

Christine Whalin
DM Cantor | Partner and managing criminal defense attorney 
Practice Areas: Criminal defense, white collar defense, DUI-related defense.

Dennis Wilenchik
Wilenchik & Bartness | Member and manager
Practice Areas: Complex civil litigation, business and real estate law, contract and business disputes, criminal law, civil and criminal appeals

Susan M. Wissink
Fennemore Craig | Director
Practice Areas: Corporate and mergers and acquisitions 

Jason F. Wood
Quarles & Brady | Phoenix office managing partner 
Practice Areas: Real estate and land use 

Mark G. Worischeck
Sanders & Parks | Shareholder
Practice Areas: Complex civil litigation

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