John F. Munger

Super Lawyers

Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Commercial and Real Estate Transactions and Litigation, International Transactions, Intellectual Property Law.

General: Born in Sioux City, Iowa, December 18, 1946; admitted to bar, 1974, Arizona, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Education: Stanford University (B.A. Political Science – International Relations, 1969); University of Arizona (J.D., with distinction, 1973); James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona (L.L.M. – Masters Degree in International Trade and Business Law, 2008);

Publications: Note Editor, 1972-1973 and Member and Writer, 1970-1973, Arizona Law Review; Author:  “Subpoena Versus Confidentiality Obligations for Appraisers,” The Appraisal Journal, January 1992; “Rights of Secured Creditors of Personality in Mexico,” 16 Arizona Law Review 767 (1975); “Constitutional Due Process in the Civil & Military Justice Systems,” 14 Arizona Law Review 344 (1972); “Sanctions for Incomplete Answers to Interrogatories,” Arizona Law Review 105 (1970); “Misdemeanor Compromise Statute,” 12 Arizona Law Review 162 (1970).

Professional: Order of the Coif; Law Review Graduate Assistanceship, 1972 Lecturer-In-Law Research and Writing, University of Arizona College of Law, 1973-1974.  A-V Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Listed in:  Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers (Real Estate Law and Commercial Law) 1992-Present; Best of U.S. Lawyers, 2008; Best Lawyers in America, 2001 – Present; Southwest Superlawyers, 2007 – Present; Featured in “Tucson’s Best Lawyers” by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.  Member, State Bar of Arizona. Fellow, Arizona Bar Foundation  Member, American Bar Association, International Law committee; Member, U.S. Mexico Bar Association;  Member, State Bar of Arizona;  Member, Pima County Bar Association.

Civic: Member:  Arizona Board of Regents, 1992-2000; Member:  National Board of Advisors, University of Arizona, Eller College of Business and Public Administration, 2002 – Present; Chairman and Member, Arizona Research Park Association, 2004 – Present;  Tucson Man-of-the-Year, 1991, by Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; Tucson Father of the Year, 2003;  Member/Board of Directors, Southern Arizona Leadership Council 1998-Present; Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Commerce Bank of Arizona, Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 1990, Vice Chairman, Cultural and Communications Division, 1988-1989 and Chairman, International Trade Committee 1988-1989; Board Member, Central Pima Regional Council, First Things First – 2008; Co-Founder and President, Munger Chadwick Foundation, Inc.; Board of Advisors, Aidchild; Chairman, Tucson Economic Prosperity Alliance, 1990-1994; Member, Tucson 30 1993-1998; Member, Catalina Foothills Area Panel Pima County Comprehensive Plan, 1991-1992; Chairman, Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries of Tucson, Inc., 1986-1988. Member, Arizona District Export Council, 1987; Member, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Southern Arizona, Inc., 1977-1979, 1980-1983, 1985-1986; Board of Directors, Arizona Opera, 1977 – 1979.

Political: Candidate for Governor of Arizona on the Republican Ticket, 2010; State Chairman, Arizona Republican Party, 1983-1985; Member, Republican National Committee, 1983 – 1985; Chairman, Pima County Republican Party, 2001 – 2004; Co-Chairman, McCain for President, Arizona Campaign, 2007 – 2008; Member, National Campaign Committee, George H.W. Bush for President Campaign, 1988; Southern Arizona Honorary Chairman, Hull for Governor, 1998; Southern Arizona Chairman, Symington for Governor, 1994; Southern Arizona Chairman, Kyl for Senate, 1994; Chairman of Arizona Delegation, Republican National Convention, 1985; Southern Arizona Co-Chairman and Member of Steering Committee, Symington for Governor, 1990-1991; Special Counsel, Arizona State Senate Judiciary Committee for Elections Investigations, 1980-1981; Chairman, Kolbe for State Senate Committee, 1976-1980; Chairman, Ed Jewett for Legislature Committee, 1980; President, Stanford Area Young Republicans, Stanford, Ca.; Member, Teenage Republicans, Sioux City, Iowa, 1963-1965 Monthly Political Commentator, “Arizona Illustrated” KUAT-TV; Weekly Political Commentator, “Straight Talk, KVOI Radio, 2005-2006;

Personal: Member, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Tucson Country Club, Mountain Oyster Club; University Club of Phoenix, Catalina Rotary Club; Sgt., 2nd Infantry Division and Headquarters Eighth U.S. Army, Korea, 1970-1971; Army Commendation Medal (for Meritorious Service);

Miscellaneous: married, 5 children, 6 grandchildren; 1st degree black belt Shotokan Karate; Avid Horseman.

Languages: Spanish.

 

 

Mark Edward Chadwick

Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Civil Litigation; Estate and Trust Litigation; State and Local Tax Litigation; Business Law; Construction Litigation; Liens; Foreclosures; Real Estate Litigation; Election Law; Sports Law; Community Association Law; Personal Injury; Appellate Practice.

Biography: Born in Upland, California, March 11, 1966; admitted to bar, 1993, Arizona, 2000 Colorado, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Education: University of California at Riverside (B.S. Economics, magna cum laude, 1988); University of Arizona (J.D., 1993). Recipient:  American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law; Arizona Law Review Editor=s Award 1991-1992;  Snell and Wilmer Outstanding Second Year Writer Award, 1991-1992. Articles Editor, Arizona Law Review, 1992-1993. Author, “Invigorated State Merger Enforcement: A Proposed Analytic Framework That Preempts Preemption Problems,” 35 Arizona Law Review 445 (1993).  Chair, Republican National Lawyers Association, Southern Arizona Chapter (2004 – Present); General Counsel, Pima County Republican Party (2004 – Present); President and founder of the Tucson Wildcats Baseball Club, the premier youth competitive baseball organization in Arizona (1998 – Present); Co-Chair, Lawyers for McCain-Palin.  Member: State Bar of Arizona; Member: Pima County Bar Association.

Reported Cases: Ringier American vs. State of Arizona 184 Ariz. 250, 908 P.2d 64 (App. 1995); Bull HN Information Systems vs. Maricopa County, 185 Ariz. 393, 916 P.2d 1109 (App. 1995); First Interstate Bank of Arizona vs. State of Arizona Department of Revenue 185 Ariz. 433, 916 P.2d 1149 (App. 1995); Abrams Airborne Manufacturing, Inc. vs. State of Arizona, 185 Ariz. 589, 917 P.2d 1236 (App. 1996); Rogers Corporation vs. State of Arizona Dept. of Revenue, 187 Ariz.157,  P.2d 817 (App. 1996); Westin Tucson Hotel v. Arizona Department of Revenue, 188 Ariz. 360, 936 P.2d 183 (App. 1997); Home Depot USA, Inc. v. Pueblo County Board of Commissioners, 50 P.3d 916 (Co. Ct. App. 2002).

 

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Thomas A. Denker

Practice Areas: Business Transactions; Information Technology and Telecommunications Law; Debtors’ and Creditors’ Rights; Civil Litigation; Municipal Law; Appellate Practice; Intellectual Property.

Biography: Born Tucson, Arizona, 1968; admitted to bar, 1995.

Education: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia (B.A., History, 1990; B.A., Soviet Studies, 1990); University of Arizona College of Law (J.D., Magna cum Laude, 1995);

Author:   Lawyers and Limited Liability for Arizona’s Professionals: Deliverance or Damnation?, 37 Ariz. L.Rev. 355;

Academic Awards and Honors: Order of the Coif, Executive Note Editor, Arizona Law Review, Charles Ares Fellowship.  Formerly Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Noel A. Fidel, Division One, Arizona Court of Appeals; the Honorable James M. Marlar, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona.

Member: Arizona State Bar Association, Pima County Bar Association.

 

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Adriane J. Parsons

Practice Areas: Civil litigation, Commercial Transactions, State and Federal Appeals, Administrative Hearings and Appeals.

Education: B.A. in Latin and Legal Theory (Rhodes University, South Africa, 1989); LL.B (Rhodes University, South Africa, 1991); LL.M in Constitutional Law (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1998).

Admitted:   U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court of Arizona; Superior Courts of Arizona, California, and Colorado; High Court of South Africa.

Published Cases:  Green v. United States, 630 F.3d 1245 (9th Cir. 2010); People v. Benjamin Pate, 71 P.3d 1005 (Colo. 2003); People v. Brian Green, 70 P.3d 1213 (Colo. 2003); People v. Luis Alverado, 31 P.3d 145 (Colo. 2001).

Member:  State Bars of Arizona, California, Colorado; Bar Society of South Africa; Pima County Bar Association; Morris K. Udall Inn of Court.

Prior ExperienceDeputy District Attorney (Colorado Springs, CO): prosecuted juveniles in District Court (2005).  Appellate Attorney, District Attorney’s Office (Colorado Springs, CO): Prior to becoming licensed in Colorado, researched and wrote appellate briefs to the Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Successful in 21 out of 22 cases, including 4 published opinions of the Colorado Supreme Court (2000-2004). Law Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa: Lectured commercial law to two classes (400 students) of freshman commerce students (1998).  In-house Counsel, Truworths Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa: Legal counsel to management of publicly traded international clothing retailer (1996-1998).  In-house Counsel, Cape Town City Council, South Africa: Legal counsel to metropolitan city government of two million people (1994-1996).

Civic:   Served as secretary to Rhodes University Trust USA, a non-profit established in the US to raise funds for disadvantaged South Africans to attend university (2009). Served on Board of Rubaga Friends, a non-profit established in Tucson to help orphans in Uganda (2006). Local Government Elections Officer: supervised counting of votes under public scrutiny for Cape Town area in first democratic local government elections in South Africa (1995).

 

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Robert J Metli

Practice Areas: Public Utilities; Natural Resources; Water Rights; Administrative; Environment; Energy; Municipal Law; Commercial Litigation including Construction Litigation; Commercial Transactions;Planning and Zoning;Contract Disputes; Debt Collection; Employment Disputes; Railroad Safety; and Pipeline Safety .

Biography: Born in Queens, New York 1963; admitted to bar, Arizona and U.S. District Court, 1997.

Education: SUNY Stony Brook,Stony Brook, NY 1983-1985,St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY 1992-1994 (B.S. in Criminal Justice, 1994); St. John’s School of Law, Jamaica, New York (J.D., 1997).

Author:   The Trouble with Arsenic, Administrative Law Journal (Spring 2005); EPA Enforcement Actions on the Rise, Under Construction (September 2010).

Member: State Bar of Arizona; Maricopa County Bar Association; Gerson-Lehrman Group, Law Council of Advisors

Professional Recognition & Awards: The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law (2011)

 

 

David Ruiz

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Commercial Transactions and Litigation.

Education: B.A. in Classical Archaeology (University of Michigan, 2005); Juris Doctor Cum Laude (Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2010); LLM International Trade and Business Law (University of Arizona, 2011).

Admitted:   U.S. District Court Central District of California.

Member:  State Bars of Arizona and California.

Language: Fluent in spoken and written Spanish.

 


Andrew H. Barbour

Practice Areas: Contract and Tort Litigation, Real Estate, Business formations, Domestic and International Commercial Transactions, Immigration

Education: University of Arizona (B.A. in Near Eastern Studies, 1999; B.A. Russian Language, 1999; Juris Doctor, 2008, Certificate in International Trade and Business Law, 2008).

Member:  Connecticut, 2009; Arizona 2013

Experience: Before joining Munger Chadwick, Mr. Barbour served as In-House Counsel in Hyundai Corporation in Seoul, Korea from 2008 to 2013.

Licenses and Certifications: Licensed Customs Broker, United States Customs and Border Protection, 2013; Certified Documentary Credit Specialists, International Chamber of Commerce, 2012

Languages: Intermediate Korean, Hebrew, and French.

 

 

Kathleen  Delaney  Winger

Practice Areas: Commercial and Civil Litigation, Commercial Transactions.

Biography: Born Chester, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1959, admitted to bar, 1987, Pennsylvania; 1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1997, Arizona and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona.

Education: Fairmont State College (B.A. English Education, magna cum laude, 1981); Widener University School of Law (J.D. 1987, cum laude); Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Commercial Transactions (1987); Member and Note and Comment Editor, Law Review, The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (1985-1997); Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Fraternity; Co-author “”Pollution Exclusion Clause – An Update” and “Late Notice in Pollution Coverage Cases”, published in The Pennsylvania Insurance Law Journal.

Member: State Bar of Arizona, Pima County Bar Association.

 

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Lawrence V. Robertson, Jr. – Of Counsel **

Practice Areas: Energy; Public Utilities; Natural Resources; Water Rights; Administrative; Environment;  Municipal Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Biography: Born in Tucson, Arizona, June 28, 1938; admitted to bar, 1964, Arizona and U.S. District Court, 1966, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1968, Nevada and U.S. Supreme Court; 1972, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; 1979, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and Fifth Circuits; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit and U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1994, Texas and Colorado; 1996, Montana and Wyoming.

Education: University of North Carolina (1956-1958); Stanford University (B.A., 1960; J.D., 1964), Phi Beta Kappa. Author, “Extra-territorial Enforcement of Foreign Tax Obligations,” Arizona Law Review, 1966; “The Insanity Defensein Arizona: A Study in Enigma and Emasculation,” Arizona Bar Journal, 1966.

Professional: Best Lawyers in America, Energy Law (2008-2012), Natural Resources (2011-2012); Corporate Counsel Top Lawyers, Energy Law (2009-2012).

Experience: Secretary and General Counsel, Southwest Gas Corporation (1967-1972); Vice President and General Attorney, Tucson Electric Power Company (1972-1977); Vice-President, Secretary and General Counsel, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (1978-1981); Private Practice (1981-1989); Legal Advisor, Undersecretary of Energy, (1990-1991) and Deputy General Counsel (1991-1993), U.S. Department of Energy.  Judge Pro Tem, Pima County (Arizona) Superior Court (1996-1997).  Member, Arizona Water Banking Authority Study Commission (1996-1998); Governor’s Water Management Commission, Technical Advisory Committee (2000 – 2001); Governor’s Water Management Commission (2001 – 2002); Tucson Water Resources Council (Member, Board of Directors, 1995 – 2001).  Tubac Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2003-2007); Tubac Historical Society, Board of Directors (2007-Present); Western Art Patrons , Tucson Museum of Art, Board of Directors (2008-Present).  Member:  State Bar of Arizona; State Bar of Montana; State Bar of Nevada; State Bar of Wyoming; State Bar of Texas; The District of Columbia Bar; Colorado Bar Association; Mediation, Arbitration and Energy Panels, American Arbitration Association;  Founding Fellow, Arizona Bar Foundation.

 

Greg Patterson – Of Counsel **

Practice Area:   Lobbying

Biography: Born, 1963; admitted to bar, 2009 Arizona

Education: University of Arizona (B.A. Accounting), 1985; Arizona State Law School (J.D., 2008.

Biography: Elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 1990 and served on the Appropriations and Natural Resources Committees.  Chaired the House Government Operations Committee and the House Banking and Insurance Committee while serving as a representative.

Director of the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO), 1995, participating in over 100 rate proceedings before the Arizona Corporation Commission; Consultant, World Bank and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 1995; Chief of Staff, Arizona State Senate, 1999.  Director, Arizona Competitive Power Alliance, 2001; Director, Water Utilities Association of Arizona; Board Member, Maricopa County Integrated Health System, 2008; Named as one of the “Ten Most Influential Arizonans of the Past Decade” by the Arizona Capital Times, 2009.

 

Clark Watkin – Of Counsel **

Practice Area: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death; Commercial Litigation.

Education: University of Arizona (B.S. Business Administration, 1974; Juris Doctor, 1977)

Admitted: All Arizona Courts; U.S. District Court; U.S. Court of Appeals; Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.

Member: American, Arizona, Maricopa County and Scottsdale Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.

Director: Scottsdale Bar Association.

Experience: 35 years as a trial attorney. Partner Attorney: The Watkin Law Office, P.C. (2001 – Present); Lead trial attorney: Warner, Angle, Hallam, Jackson & Formanek (f/k/a Warner, Angle, Roper & Hallam) (1980-2000); Deputy County Attorney: Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (1977-1980).


Irena Juras – Of Counsel **

Practice Area: Immigration Law, International Business, Bankruptcy, U.S.-Czech Republic Practice

Education: L.L.M. in International Trade Law (University of Arizona, 1999); Mgr. Degree (Masaryk University, Faculty of Law, Czech Republic, 1991); M.S. (Utah State University, 1998)

Admitted: Arizona (2000), U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2000), New York (2001)

Professional Associations and Memberships: State Bar of Arizona, International Law Section, Past Chair (2007-2008); State Bar of Arizona, Business Law Section, Executive Council Member; State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Law Section; Scottsdale Bar Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association; American Bankruptcy Institute; Rotary International, Phoenix Rotary 100 – Past Chair of International Outreach Committee.

Biography: Irena Juras is the founder and managing member of the Juras Law Firm and focuses her practice on Immigration Law, International Business and Bankruptcy Law.  Irena is licensed to practice law in Arizona and New York. She received her first law degree in the Czech Republic where she practiced commercial law.  She received her second law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law with a focus on International Law.  For two years she worked as a law clerk to the Honorable James M. Marlar, the U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Arizona (1999-2001).  Subsequently, she entered private practice and broadened her focus to include International Business Transactions, Immigration Law and Business Law.  Her cross-cultural, multilingual background and legal training and experience in both civil and common law make her uniquely qualified to represent U.S. and foreign clients in cross-border transactions, bankruptcy proceedings and immigration matters.

Languages: Fluent in Czech.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve W. Bloch – Of Counsel **

Steve is the founder and president of Capitol Strategies, LLC.  He has more than 20 years of corporate, government and consulting experience, including serving in senior staff positions in the state legislature, as legal counsel, legislative director and chief of staff in the U.S. Congress, and vice president of communications for Honeywell Aerospace, one of Arizona’s largest employers.  Since 2003, Steve has used his integrated, customer-centered approach to help clients achieve their objectives, first as managing director of public affairs in Arizona’s largest government relations firm, then with the launch of Capitol Strategies in 2006, and, beginning in 2012, through his of counsel affiliation with Munger Chadwick.

Steve has a bachelors’ degree from Arizona State University, juris doctor degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law, graduate certificate from the Advanced Congressional Legislative Institute in Washington, D.C. and a Six Sigma certificate.  He is an active member of the Washington, D.C., Bar.  Steve has served on the Boards and Committees of a host of business associations, Political Action Committees and trade organizations in Arizona and other states.

 

 

Meredith Munger

Public Relations Management

Biography: Meredith Munger now serves as a consultant to a wide variety of companies, most recently including Military.com, Voices Heard Media and other technology companies. Formerly she was the founder and editor of CinCHouse.com, the Internet’s largest web-based magazine and community for military wives and women in uniform, and the founder and chairman of Operation Homefront, the fifth largest charity serving the military. Her editorials and news articles are syndicated to over 140 base newspapers worldwide, and she has been a contributor to Army Times Newspapers, the USO’s “On Patrol” magazine, Military.com and other military publications. Meredith regularly has appeared in the national press, including feature stories on CNN, Fox and NPR. Her work with CinCHouse has also been featured in such publications as USA Today, the Washington Times and Joint Forces Quarterly.

Previously Meredith worked as a public relations consultant and lobbyist for a variety of companies including CareerBuilder.com. Prior to that, Meredith served as director of Public Relations for the American Enterprise Institute and legislative assistant to Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ). She served on the National Advisory Board of the Independent Women’s Forum, which published her 2001 book on Social Security reform entitled “Women and Retirement Security.”

**  Attorneys who are “Of Counsel” to Munger Chadwick, P.L.C. operate their own law practices completely separate from the firm (sometimes renting space from the firm), and are not principals, partners, employees or agents of Munger Chadwick, P.L.C.  Nor is the firm or its employees a principal, partner, employee or agent of the practices of such “Of Counsel” attorneys.  Nevertheless, they and the firm often consult with each other on various matters on a case by case basis from time to time.  “Of Counsel” attorneys are not responsible, nor liable for the acts of the firm or its members, and the firm is not responsible, nor liable for the acts of  “Of Counsel” attorneys.

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