(November 16, 2012…Phoenix, AZ)...Casey S. Blais, an attorney with the law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., has been selected to serve as president-elect of the Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers’ s Division (YLD) in 2013. The mission of the YLD is to involve young lawyers in serving the community and enriching the profession while focusing on the specific needs of new lawyers. In 2011-2012, Blais served as co-chair of the YLD Law Week committee.
Blais practices in a variety of areas, including commercial litigation and zoning and land-use planning. He was selected as a Rising Star in the 2012 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers. He received his J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2008. Prior to attending ASU, he received his B.A. in Linguistics and Economics from Brigham Young University in 2005. During law school, he received the High Pro Bono Distinction award for his dedication to helping others.
About Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.
Now with 42 attorneys in its Phoenix office, Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is one of the Southwest's premier law firms. The firm was founded 40 years ago by Haze Burch, now deceased, and Dan Cracchiolo one of Arizona's premier lawyers who continues to engage in a thriving practice. Today, the firms lawyers are among the most highly regarded and recognized leaders in the areas of business and corporate law, construction, estate and wealth preservation planning, family law, finance, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and taxation.
Serving corporate, governmental and individual clients throughout the Southwest and nationally, Burch & Cracchiolo is known for outstanding and cost-effective representation that emphasizes client objectives. The firm has offices in Phoenix, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Orange County, California. A number of the firm’s lawyers are recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers of the Southwest, Arizona's Finest Lawyers, Chambers USA, National Trial Lawyers and more. Additionally, the firm has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona.
About Young Lawyers Division of Maricopa County Bar Association
The mission of the YLD is to involve young lawyers in serving the community and enriching the profession while focusing on the specific needs of new lawyers. It also provides great opportunities for members to connect, both professionally and socially. Membership is open to attorneys 36 years or age or younger or those who have been in practice for less than five years. The YLD sponsors Law Week events annually in May of each year. The program hosts an essay contest for junior high students, a public forum based on a law theme and an Ask-a-Lawyer event open to all students. The events provide an opportunity for students who have an interest in pursuing a career in law to learn and ask questions on a personal basis.