(October 17, 2022…Phoenix, AZ) Burch & Cracchiolo today proudly announced that Firm partner Wendi A. Sorensen has been elected to the board of directors of Arizona Foundation for Women. She will serve a three-year term that commenced October 1, 2022.
“We are delighted to welcome Wendi A. Sorensen to the AFW board of directors. Her background and experience in championing issues relevant to women will be invaluable to our organization,” commented Mesha Davis, CEO of Arizona Foundation for Women.”
Sorensen has more than 35 years of experience and focuses her practice on mediation, arbitration, and personal injury/wrongful death cases. She is a State Bar of Arizona Certified Legal Specialist and currently serves as the chair of the Board of Legal Specialization for a two-year term that commenced on April 1, 2022.
Arizona Foundation for Women’s mission is to advance the status of Arizona’s women through research, advocacy, and philanthropy to ensure their safety, health, and economic independence. Domestic violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking are a few areas of focus for the foundation. The organization was founded in 1995 by Marilyn R. Seymann, PhD to bring attention to the low rate of philanthropic giving to women’s issues. The Foundation joined other women’s funds and foundations from across the nation and world to create a “women’s funding movement.” As part of that movement, the Foundation has contributed more than $3.1 million to the community since its inception.
Sorensen joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 2011 and has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal court. Her practice focuses on providing mediation services and defending aggravated liability and damages matters, including Federal Motor Carrier (trucking accident) cases, vehicular products liability matters, construction site injury and death matters, and premises liability cases. Sorensen is licensed to practice in California and Arizona.
Sorensen has been named among the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2015-2022, Best Lawyers in America from 2017-2023, Arizona's Finest Lawyers 2011-2023, was named a Most Influential Woman in Business in Arizona in 2015, and among the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona both by Arizona Business Magazine and a Top Lawyer in Arizona Business Leaders Magazine in 2019-2023. She was named “Mediator of the Year” in 2019 by Attorney at Law Magazine.
About Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.
Now with 40 attorneys, Burch & Cracchiolo is one of the Southwest's premier law firms. The firm was founded 52 years ago by Haze Burch and Dan Cracchiolo. Today the firm’s lawyers are among the most highly regarded and recognized leaders in the areas of business and corporate law, commercial litigation, construction, criminal defense, estate and wealth preservation, family law, finance, labor and employment, personal injury, insurance defense, real estate and zoning and land use. www.bcattorneys.com
About Arizona Foundation for Women
Arizona Foundation for Women is a non-profit dedicated to advancing the status of Arizona’s women. Through comprehensive research, advocacy, and philanthropy, we’re leading the fight to ensure the unique needs of every woman in Arizona are met so she can change what is possible for her, her community, and future generations. When a woman’s power and potential are respected, children and families are healthier, economies are stronger, and communities prosper. Yet in our state, one in three women have been the victim of violence at home, one in five doesn’t have access to healthcare, and one in six are living in poverty. At Arizona Foundation for Women, we amplify every woman’s safety, health, and financial needs so she can break free from the challenges, fear, and bias that confine her.
For more information, visit https://www.azfw.org/.”