JSH Reporter Summer 2015 - Page 18

JSHFIRMANNOUNCEMENTS 018 jsh firm announcements JSH Included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” Rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® We are proud to be included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” Rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.® We were ranked as a metropolitan tier one, tier two and tier three law firm for a variety of practice areas. A breakdown of our rankings can be seen below: METROPOLITAN TIER 1 – Phoenix • Construction Law • Education Law • Insurance Law • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers METROPOLITAN TIER 2 – Phoenix • Appellate Practice • Litigation - Labor & Employment • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants METROPOLITAN TIER 3 – Phoenix • Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar • Employment Law – Management To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. The rankings are based upon a combination of ballots from both clients and peers, which makes the “Best Law Firms” list the most thorough and accurate ranking system ever developed. Mark Zukowski Selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates We would like to congratulate Mark Zukowski on being the ninth lawyer at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli to be invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA membership is by invitation, and only lawyers who are of high personal character and honorable reputation are eligible to join. The purpose of ABOTA is to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession. In addition, they seek to aid in the further education and training of trial lawyers, improve methods of procedure, serve as an informational center, and study and discuss matters of interest to trial lawyers. Mr. Zukowski joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 1983, and has been a Partner since 1988. He has served on the firm’s management committee and is a past chair of the firm’s construction and insurance practice groups. In addition to his successful civil litigation practice, Mr. Zukowski is a construction and commercial arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association. He is also a member of the prestigious National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He has extensive experience as a private arbitrator and mediator and as a settlement conference Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court. He has also previously served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals. Don Myles Elevated to Advocate Member by the American Board of Trial Advocates ABOTA also elevated Don Myles’ rank from Associate to Advocate in February 2015. In order to be eligible to elevate in rank to Advocate, an attorney must have at least (8) years of active experience as a trial lawyer and have tried a minimum of (50) civil jury trials to jury verdict or hung jury. Mr. Myles has been a Partner at JSH for nearly 30 years and has spoken at seminars all around the country regarding litigation related issues, as well as trial practices and procedures. He concentrates his practice on insurance coverage, bad faith, professional liability and has tried in excess of 50 cases to verdict.