JSH Reporter Fall 2014 - Page 13

JSHFIRMANNOUNCEMENTS 013 WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND THE FIRM ? Stay up to date at jshfirm.com JSH Welcomes Two New Associates to the Firm Justin Ackerman joins JSH as an Associate in our Appellate Department, after serving as a judicial clerk to Judge Michael Brown at the Arizona Court of Appeals (Division One). During law school, Mr. Ackerman sought out a variety of externships in order to build a solid foundation for an appellate practice, including externing on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Arizona Court of Appeals, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Learn more about Justin by clicking here: www. jshfirm.com/justinmackerman. Justin Ackerman Alejandro Pérez joins JSH as an Associate, where he focuses his practice on professional liability, bad faith and extra-contractual liability. Before joining JSH, Mr. Pérez served as a judicial clerk to Judge Patricia Orozco at the Arizona Court of Appeals (Division One). Mr. Pérez also devotes significant time working with professional law associations and non-profit organizations. Learn more about Justin by clicking here: www.jshfirm.com/ alejandrop%c3%a9rez. Alejandro Pérez Best Lawyers has selected Gordon Lewis as the 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Education Law in Phoenix Best Lawyers has selected Gordon Lewis as the 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Education Law in Phoenix, Arizona. According to Best Lawyers, when an attorney is selected as “Lawyer of the Year,” it “reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.” Mr. Lewis is a Partner in the firm’s Employment Practice Section. He has 19 years’ experience in the area of labor and employment law. In his labor and employment practice, Mr. Lewis has advised public and private employers on employment policies and practices, and has defended public and private employers against claims alleging wrongful di ͍