Archived Firm News

2015

Jennings Haug Cunningham Grows, Adding Partners Blake Whiteman and Brian Myers (December 21, 2015)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that the firm has added two prominent Arizona lawyers, Blake Whiteman and Brian Myers. Mr. Whiteman and Mr. Myers, who both practice in commercial litigation, join the firm as partners. In addition, Mr. Whiteman is an experienced family law and domestic relations lawyer. More...

Ten Jennings Haug Cunningham Partners Named to 2016 Best Lawyers in America List (August 31, 2015)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that ten of the firm’s attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 list, a peer-review ranking publication for the legal profession, in the areas of Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Arbitration, and Mediation. More...

Construction Defect Seminar (June 18, 2015).
Three attorneys from Jennings Haug Cunningham will be on the speakers’ panel for this year’s "Construction Defects: A Step-by-Step Guide to Unravelling Claims" seminar presented by National Business Institute on July 22, 2015. More...

Six Jennings Haug Cunningham Attorneys Named 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers (May 15, 2015)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that six attorneys with the firm were named 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Magazine. The attorneys recognized as top in their area of practice include Mark Barker, John "Jack" Cunningham, Karen Gaylord, Kim Lough, Chad Schexnayder, and John Sinodis. More...

Legal Alert: Arizona Court Declares That Preliminary 20-Day Notices Must be Served by Certified or Registered Mail to Preserve a Bond Claim by Kim Lough (April 30, 2015).
On April 30, 2015, Division 2 of the Arizona Court of Appeals issued an opinion affecting common practices in service of preliminary 20-day notices on projects subject to a public works payment bond. In Cemex v. Falcone Brothers & Associates, Inc., the Court found that a material supplier’s preliminary 20-day notice served by first-class mail with a certificate of mailing was insufficient to protect its bond claims under the Arizona Little Miller Act. More...

Jennings Haug Cunningham Partner Kim Lough Named a Top Lawyer in Arizona by Arizona Business and Industry (April 1, 2015).
Arizona Business Magazine announced its list of Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, recognizing Kim Lough as one of these top lawyers for his experience in Construction Litigation. More...

Jennings Haug Cunningham Voted #1 Law Firm for Construction Litigation (March 18, 2015)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce being voted as the #1 law firm for construction litigation in Arizona for 2015 by Ranking Arizona Magazine, a business publication that annually ranks law firms and service providers based upon votes cast by businesses, clients, community leaders and vendors. More...

John Sinodis joins Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona Board of Directors (February 27, 2015)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that John Sinodis was appointed to the board of directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona. Mr. Sinodis joins eleven other members of the medical and business community on the non-profit organization's board. More...

Executive Inc.: Phoenix attorney Russell Yurk moonlights as an NFL replay official by Mike Sunnucks for the Phoenix Business Journal
By Mike Sunnucks in Phoenix Business Journal (January 30, 2015)

JENNINGS HAUG CUNNINGHAM ANNOUNCES RUSSELL R. YURK WAS ELECTED PARTNER (January 22, 2015)
Jennings Haug Cunningham L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Russell R. Yurk has been elected to partner with the law firm. More...

2014

Nine Jennings Haug Cunningham Attorneys Named 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers (December 13, 2014)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that twelve attorneys with the firm were named 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Magazine. The attorneys recognized as top in their area of practice include Mark Barker, John "Jack" Cunningham, Karen Gaylord, Kim Lough, Chad Schexnayder, and John Sinodis as well as Joseph Brophy, Travis Pacheco and who were named Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars. More...

Jennings Haug Cunningham Earns "Best Law Firm" Ranking from 2015 Best Lawyers In America (November 17, 2014)
Jennings Haug Cunningham was honored by the Best Lawyers in America®, a preeminent legal peer ranking, which recognized the firm as a "Tier 1 Best Law Firm" More...

Russell Yurk Appointed to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee (June 3, 2014)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that attorney Russell Yurk has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court as a Public Member of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. More...

Jennings Haug Cunningham elects Joseph A. Brophy Partner (January 13, 2014)
Jennings Haug Cunningham L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Joseph A. Brophy was elected partner in the law firm's Phoenix office. More...

2013

Karen Gaylord Named to Who’s Who Legal Environmental Lawyers (November 7, 2013)
Who’s Who Legal has named Karen Gaylord, a partner with the firm Jennings Haug Cunningham , as one of the World’s Leading Environmental Lawyers for 2014. This is the fifth consecutive year for Ms. Gaylord to be recognized as a leader in environmental law by Who’s Who Legal. More...

Russell R. Yurk Appointed to Chair the Defense Research Institute Lawyers’ Professionalism & Ethics Committee (October 23, 2013)
Russell Yurk, an attorney with Jennings Haug Cunningham , has been appointed to Chair the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Committee. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Yurk served as the Vice-Chair of the committee. His two-year term as Chair commenced earlier this month at DRI’s Annual Meeting. More...

Russell R. Yurk Joins Jennings Haug Cunningham (August 12, 2013)
Jennings Haug Cunningham L.L.P. announced that Russell Yurk joined the firm. Mr. Yurk's practice is focused in professional liability, lawyer discipline, and complex civil litigation. For more than 15 years, Mr. Yurk has represented lawyers and other professionals in professional liability and discipline matters. More...

Robert "R.J." Lamb Joins Jennings Haug Cunningham , L.L.P (July 22, 2013)
Jennings Haug Cunningham , L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Robert "R.J." Lamb has joined the firm. His litigation practice is focused in the areas of general business and commercial litigation, construction and surety litigation, and insurance liability and estate planning. More...

Karen Gaylord Named Top Attorney in Commercial Real Estate by AZRE Magazine People to Know in Commercial Real Estate (May 17, 2013)
The commercial real estate industry is constantly changing. AZRE magazine annually publishes, People to Know in commercial real estate, and features some of the most well-respected and knowledgeable experts in the industry. Nominees are evaluated upon criteria including, length of time in the community; accomplishments in the commercial real estate industry; and work in the community. More...

Karen Gaylord is Named to the Board of Directors of Audubon Arizona (January 24, 2013)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that Karen Gaylord, a partner with the firm's environmental law services practice, was named to the Board of Directors of Audubon Arizona. More...

Hillary Gagnon Elected to Chair the Board of the Maricopa County Bar Association's Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section (January 9, 2013)
Hillary Gagnon, a partner with the firm, was elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the board for the Maricopa County Bar Association's Estate Planning, Probate and Trust section, which commences in January 2013. More...

2012

Eight Jennings Haug Cunningham Partners Named 2013 Best Lawyers in America List (November 20, 2012)
The Best Lawyers in America® is a peer-review ranking for the legal profession, which recognized Jennings Haug Cunningham lawyers in the areas of Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Environmental Law, Personal Injury Defense, Arbitration, and Mediation. In addition, the firm was again recognized with top honors, being named a 2013 Best Law Firm in America® by the same survey. More...

Nine Jennings Haug Cunningham Attorneys Named 2012 Southwest Super Lawyers (June 20, 2012)
The firm's nine attorneys recognized as top in their area of practice include Mark Barker, John "Jack" Cunningham, Karen Gaylord, Kim Lough, Chad Schexnayder, and John Sinodis as well as and Joseph Brophy, who were named Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars. More...

Travis Pacheco Elected to the Board of Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association (February 27, 2012)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that Travis Pacheco, an attorney with the firm's business litigation and personal injury law practice, was elected to serve on the board of Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association for a one-year term, which commenced in January 2012. More...

Prominent Environmental Law Group Joins Jennings Haug Cunningham (January 26, 2012)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that it has expanded its legal services with the addition of a prominent Arizona environmental law practice group. The group of two partners is led by senior partner Karen Gaylord and includes Ronnie Hawks More...

2011

Hillary Gagnon Elected to the Board of the Maricopa County Bar Association's Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section (December 16, 2011)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that Hillary Gagnon, a partner with the firm, was elected to serve a 3 year term on the board of the Maricopa County Bar Associations Estate Planning, Probate and Trust section, which commences in January 2012. More...

Leasing in Tribal Land - Understanding Important Issues by Edward Rubacha and John Sinodis for the Monitor, (2011)
Conference Issue: A lesser contemplating a finance transaction in Tribal Land should exercise due diligence... More...

Guardianships and Conservatorships by Hillary Gagnon (Fall 2011)
When a loved one becomes incapacitated and is no longer able to manage his or her affairs, it may be necessary to seek the appointment of a guardian and/or conservator in order to protect your loved one and his or her assets. A guardian and conservator is essentially a surrogate decision maker appointed by the court for an adult with mental or physical disabilities. More...

Six Jennings Haug Cunningham Partners Named to 2012 Best Lawyers in America List in their Area of Practice (November 2011)
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that six of the firms attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America 2012 list, a peer-review ranking publication for the legal profession, in the areas of Construction Law, Construction - Litigation and Arbitration. In addition, William F. Haug is being recognized as 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Phoenix for his Construction - Litigation practice by the publication. More...

Renowned Phoenix Lawyer Curtis A. Jennings Dies (October 10, 2011)
Jennings Haug Cunningham L.L.P. announced that Curtis A. Jennings, one of the firm's name partners, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2011 following a battle with cancer. More...

Women's Panel Aims To Help Baby Boomers (Oct 15, 2011)
Women Helping Women is a free collaborative presentation aimed at helping women ages 40-70 deal with issues and topics that affect their future well-being. More...

Arizona Jury Awards Nearly $6 Million to Volunteer Injured Working on Construction Job Site (Aug. 4, 2011)
Jennings Haug Cunningham partners recently received Arizona's largest personal injury verdict to date for 2011 following a four-week jury trial, on behalf of their clients Ron and Heather Day. More...

Five Jennings Haug Cunningham Attorneys Named 2011 Southwest Super Lawyers (May 26, 2011)
Survey recognizes lawyers as top in their practice areas by peers.
Jennings Haug Cunningham attorneys Mark Barker, Curtis Jennings, Kim Lough, Chad Schexnayder and John Sinodis were named 2011Southwest Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Magazine. More...

AZ Magazine Names Hillary Gagnon as a Top Lawyer (March 29, 2011).
The April 2011 issue of AZ Magazine features Who's Who in Business, and named Hillary Gagnon to its top lawyer list for her work as an estate planning attorney in Arizona. More...

Jennings Haug Cunningham 's Climb to Conquer Cancer Team Raises More than $7K for the Cause (March 07, 2011).
Firm name partner Bill Haug joins team for climb, celebrating his 80th birthday. Jennings Haug Cunningham LLP is pleased to announce that its Climb to Conquer Cancer team, which included 26 people, raised more than $7,000 for the cause, ranking it as the top fundraising law firm team in the challenge and fourth team overall for the 2011 Climb. More...

Major Lawsuit Settled in Arizona (March 01, 2011).
Jennings Haug Cunningham finalized the settlement and resolution of Bailey v Passports, Inc., a case involving an international incident where a Dobson High School graduate was struck in the head with a golf club during a street melee that occurred during a post-graduation educational tour across Europe. More...

Five Jennings Haug Cunningham Lawyers Named Arizona's Finest Lawyers (January 20, 2011).
Jennings Haug Cunningham , L.L.P. is pleased to announce that five lawyers with the firm have been named Arizona's Finest Lawyers©. Those honored in the most recent edition of Arizona's Finest Lawyers from the firm include Bill Haug, Curtis Jennings, D. Kim Lough, Chad Schexnayder and Mark Barker. More...

2010

Curtis Jennings Inducted into the 2010 Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame (Oct 29, 2010)
Jennings Haug Cunningham founding partner receives recognition for his lifetime-achievements and commitment to public service. More...

LEAN Expands (Oct 27, 2010)
LEAN Expands; adding new law firms in Arizona, North Carolina and Utah to meet the growing need for effective enforcement counsel. The Lease Enforcement Attorney Network continues to add experienced, reputable law firms in cities across the nation. Jennings Haug Cunningham was named its new Arizona member firm. More...

Jennings Haug Cunningham Named Best Law Firm In Construction Law (Oct 5, 2010)
Jennings Haug Cunningham was named a Best Law Firm in Construction Law in the 2010 listing by The Best Lawyers in America® 2010, the inaugural listing ranking the Best Law Firms in the nation. The firm's Construction practice is one of the largest and most renowned in Arizona. Jennings Haug Cunningham 's attorneys have extensive experience in a wide range of Construction Law issues, advising clients through each stage of the construction process, including representation of clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, when necessary. The firm represents contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, public and private owners, architects, engineers, and sureties with issues in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. More...

Firm Co-Sponsors Western States Surety Conference (May 21, 2010).
For more than 15 years, Jennings Haug Cunningham has been a Co-Sponsor of this annual surety conference event. This year's program included topics on surety issues in public projects, hot topics in Surety & Fidelity Law, the Western States Quick Reference Guide and annual updates of construction and surety related case law.

For more information on the Western States Surety Conference or on any of the issues presented, contact Curtis Jennings, Bill Haug, Chad Schexnayder, Jim Csontos, Ed Rubacha or Matt Sloan or visit Western States Surety Conference.

The Children's Champion (April 2010) .
Jorge Franco Jr. represents dead children that he says Child Protective Services didn't protect,
and so far, he's won every case. Here's an inside look at his seven-figure judgments and one of Arizona's most controversial agencies. Phoenix Magazine April 2010. More...

Hillary Gagnon Named a Top Woman Lawyer (March 31 2010) .
Hillary Gagnon was named a Top Woman Lawyer by AZ Woman Magazine's Who's Who in Business 2010 edition. Jennings Haug Cunningham received Top rankings for Law Firms with Fewer than 60 Lawyers in the same issue.

2009

Chad Schexnayder Selected to Participate in Panel Discussion .
Chad Schexnayder has been selected to participate in a panel discussion at the 21st Annual Conference of the American College of Construction Lawyers on the topics of, Intersections of Bankruptcy and Construction: Not Your Average Overview. More...

Jennings Haug Cunningham Founding Partner Elias Romley Recognized by Peers (November 13, 2009).
Elias Romley has been inducted into the Maricopa County Bar Association's 2009 Hall of Fame. More...

Five Partners with Jennings Haug Cunningham Recognized as Best Lawyers in Construction Law (September 16, 2009).
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that Mark Barker, William Haug, Curtis Jennings, D.Kim Lough and Chad Schexnayder were named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2010 edition for their work in Construction Law. The edition also recognizes the firm's construction practice as the top firm in Phoenix and the state of Arizona in Construction Law Matters. More...

Boy Scout Troop Receives Share the Excellence Award (June 17, 2009).
Madison School District names Boy Scout Troop 329 the recipient of prestigious award. More...

Jennings Haug Cunningham Announces That Three Attorneys Have Joined the Firm (June 11, 2009).
Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that three attorneys have joined the firm: Joseph Brophy and Travis Pacheco. The new attorneys represent diverse practice areas. More...

Jury Finds CPS Responsible Girl's Death.
Father awarded $875,000 by jury for the September 2005 wrongful death of his daughter. More...

Celebrating 72 Years (March 31, 2009).
Jennings Haug Cunningham celebrates its 72nd anniversary in 2009. The firm was founded in 1937 when Mr. Moore and Mr. Romley formed a law partnership. As the firm has grown, the firm's location has changed and the firm's name has evolved, but one thing has remained constant: our desire to provide high quality legal services to our community and our clients. The attorneys of Jennings Haug Cunningham thank all of the firm's clients for the opportunity to be of service.

Seven Jennings Haug Cunningham Attorneys Named 2009 Southwest Super Lawyers (March 11, 2009)
Survey recognizes lawyers as top in their practice areas by peers. More...

Jorge Franco, attorney Jennings Haug Cunningham LLP (February 22, 2009).
The Phoenix Business Journal profiles Jorge Franco Jr. for his representation of non-abusive family members in wrongful death claims against CPS. More...

Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects (January 13, 2009).
Jim Csontos was one of the speakers at National Business Institute's "Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects" seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. The topics covered at this seminar include differing site condition claims, contract changes and many more construction litigation related topics. For more information, contact Jim Csontos or visit National Business Institute.

Pearlman 2008 (September 11-12, 2008).
Chad Schexnayder and Edward Rubacha were speakers at Pearlman 2008, an annual surety seminar held in Seattle, Washington. The main topic at this year's seminar dealt with complex bankruptcy matters. Mr. Schexnayder is a recognized national speaker in this area. Mr. Rubacha spoke on tribes and tribal entities from the surety's and the tribe's perspective. Mr. Rubacha is a nationally-known resource in the area of construction in Tribal Land with tribes and tribal entities from the contractors' and sureties' side.

Professional Liability in Design and Construction Contracts (September 9, 2008).
Jim Csontos, a partner with the firm, was one of the speakers at National Business Institute's "Professional Liability in Design and Construction Contracts" seminar held on September 9, 2008 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The topics covered at this seminar include litigating the negligence claim and many more related topics. For more information, contact Jim Csontos or visit National Business Institute.

How to Deal with the "Rambo" Litigator and Avoid Dirty Litigation Tactics (June 25, 2008).
Jim Csontos, a partner with the firm, was one of the speakers at National Business Institute's "How to Deal with the 'Rambo' Litigator and Avoid Dirty Litigation Tactics" seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. The topics covered at this seminar include Effective Remedies and many more litigation related topics. For more information, contact Jim Csontos or visit National Business Institute.

The Surety's Indemnity Agreement - Law & Practice (May 9, 2008).
Chad Schexnayder, a partner with the firm, was one of the speakers at the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's "The Surety's Indemnity Agreement - Law & Practice" seminar held on May 8 and 9, 2008 in Kansas City, Missouri. The topics covered at this seminar include Underwriting Risks, Tribal Principals, Bankruptcy and many more surety related topics. For more information, contact Chad Schexnayder.

Arizona Construction Law for Architects, Engineers and Contractors (April 3, 2008).
Mark Barker, Jim Csontos and Ed Rubacha, partners with the firm, were speakers at HalfMoon Seminars' "Arizona Construction Law for Architects, Engineers and Contractors" seminar at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. The topics covered at this seminar include Surety Payment and Performance Bonds, Key Contract Clauses and many more construction related topics. For more information, contact Mark Barker, Jim Csontos or Ed Rubacha or visit HalfMoon Seminars.

Builders, Construction Contractors and Developers in Bankruptcy (February 20, 2008).
Chad Schexnayder, a partner with the firm, were one of the speakers at the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section's "Builders, Construction Contractors and Developers in Bankruptcy" seminar. The topics covered at this seminar include Basis Bankruptcy Law, Strategies for Working Out a Contractor's Debt, Subcontractor and Supplier Payment Issues and many more construction/bankruptcy related topics. For more information, contact Chad Schexnayder.

What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad in Arizona (February 20, 2008).
Ed Rubacha, a partner with the firm, was one of the speakers at Lorman Education Services' "What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad in Arizona" seminar in Tucson, Arizona. The topics covered at this seminar include Mechanics Lien Claims, Surety Bonds, Construction Insurance and many more construction related topics. For more information, contact Ed Rubacha or visit Lorman Education Services.

Construction Law Fundamentals: Managing Project Risk (December 12, 2007).
Jim Csontos, a partner with the firm, was one of the speakers at National Business Institute's "Construction Law Fundamentals: Managing Project Risk" seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. The topics covered at this seminar include Reducing Project Risk, Project Management Tips and Techniques, Overcoming Common Construction Problems and many more construction related topics. For more information, contact Jim Csontos or visit National Business Institute.

Litigating the Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claim (December 7, 2007).
Jack Cunningham, a partner with the firm, was one of the speakers at National Business Institute's "Litigating the Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claim" seminar at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas in Scottsdale, Arizona. The topics covered at this seminar include Recent Legal Developments, Effective Settlement and Mediation, Prosecution and Defense of UM/UIM Claims. For more information, contact Jack Cunningham or visit National Business Institute.

National Bond Claims Association Seminar (October 11, 2007).
Jim Csontos, a partner with the firm, was one of the speakers at the National Bond Claims Association's Annual Seminar held October 11-12, 2007 at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, contact Jim Csontos or visit National Bond Claims Association.

Pearlman 2007 (September 13, 2007).
Ed Rubacha, a partner with the firm, was the keynote speaker at Pearlman 2007, an annual surety seminar held on September 13, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. The topic at this year's seminar dealt with tribes and tribal entities from the surety's and the tribe's perspective. Mr. Rubacha is a nationally-known resource in the area of construction in Tribal Land with tribes and tribal entities from the contractors' and sureties' side. He speaks annually at ASU's "Construction in Tribal Land" conference and has published a number of articles on this timely topic. For more information, contact Ed Rubacha.

Bill Haug Receives Walter E. Craig Distinguished Service Award (June 28, 2007).
William F. Haug, a partner with the firm, received the Walter E. Craig Distinguished Service Award at the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education's annual award luncheon held concurrently with the State Bar of Arizona Convention. Bill Haug was instrumental in the creation of the Foundation in 1981. The Foundation works to level the playing field, so that all in Arizona have knowledge and access to the justice systems. The Walter E. Craig Distinguished Services Award is the Foundation's award presented to the attorney who has manifested adherence to the highest principles and tradition of the legal profession and service to the public in the community in which he lives. Please join his partners and family in congratulating Bill Haug on receiving such an important award. Bill Haug continues with his full time practice, providing representation to all members of the construction and surety industry and serving as an arbitrator and mediator in complex construction disputes in Arizona and the Southwest.

Builders, Construction Contractors and Developers in Bankruptcy (February 20, 2007).
Chad Schexnayder, a partner with the firm, will be one of the speakers at the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section's "Builders, Construction Contractors and Developers in Bankruptcy" seminar. The topics covered at this seminar include Basis Bankruptcy Law, Strategies for Working Out a Contractor's Debt, Subcontractor and Supplier Payment Issues and many more construction/bankruptcy related topics. For more information, contact Chad Schexnayder.

Bill Haug Receives VLP Pro Bono Lifetime Achievement Award (November 14, 2006).
William F. Haug, a partner with the firm, received the VLP Lifetime Achievement Award at the Volunteer Lawyers Program's 25th Anniversary celebration and "For Love of Justice" Awards celebration. The Volunteer Lawyers Program recognized how Mr. Haug has been instrumental in the establishment of laws which protect the rights of all citizens.

Curtis Jennings Joins Board of Directors (November 7, 2006).
Curtis A. Jennings was elected to a three year term on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Historical Foundation. The Arizona Historical Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is the collection, preservation and dissemination of Arizona and Southwest history. The Foundation serves as a repository for primary source materials that, for the most part, document the history of the New Southwest (20th and 21st century) with emphasis on the fields of political, legal, and business history. Previously, Mr. Jennings has been involved in a number of community activities, including serving as chairman of sections and divisions of the United Way in past campaigns. Mr. Jennings has also served as a member of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, the Arizona Archaeological Advisory Commission, the Board of Governors of the Department of Mineral Resources, the Arizona Town Hall, Arizona Leadership Advisory Council, Arizona Bar Foundation, Arizona Court of Military Appeals, and the Board of Directors of the Central Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Historical Society.

Managing Complex Construction Law Issues (September 8, 2006).
Jim Csontos, a partner with the firm, was one of the speakers at National Business Institute's "Managing Complex Construction Law Issues" seminar at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 North Second Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The topics covered at this seminar include Project Delivery Methods, Contract Drafting Issues, Scheduling Issues and Resolving Disputes. For more information, contact Jim Csontos or visit National Business Institute.

Using a Mechanics' Lien to Get Your Money (June 5, 2006).
Jim Csontos, a partner with the firm, was one of the speakers at National Business Institute's "Using a Mechanics' Lien to Get Your Money" seminar at the Wells Fargo Conference Center, 100 W. Washington, Phoenix, Arizona. The topics covered at this seminar included Contract Documents, Payment Problems, Preparing and Recording Mechanics' Liens; Litigating Lien Foreclosures and Payment Bond Claims, and Releases. For more information, contact Jim Csontos or visit National Business Institute.

Bill Haug wins VLP Attorney of the Month (February 15, 2006).
During the "For Love of Justice" program, William F. Haug was named one of the Attorneys of the Month by the Volunteer Lawyers Program. Mr. Haug began his 50th year of practice in August 2005 and was recognized for his creativity, enthusiasm and patience in handling difficult cases. Bill Haug not only offers his years of experience to ensure equal access to justice; during his tenure as President of the State Bar of Arizona, he initiated the adoption of IOLTA funding for legal services to the poor.

Arizona Construction Section Recognizes Bill Haug's 50 Years of Service (February 3, 2006).
During the February 2006 Monthly Program, the Construction Section of the Arizona State Bar presented Bill Haug with a special Award of Recognition for his 50 years of exemplary service in the field of construction and Surety & Fidelity Law. Bill Haug is a past-president of the Arizona State Bar and a founding member of the Construction Section. Bill Haug began his 51st year of practice in August 2006. Mr. Haug continues with his full time practice, providing representation to all members of the construction and surety industry and serving as an arbitrator and mediator in complex construction disputes in Arizona and the Southwest.

State-by-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims (February 1, 2006).
The.htmlen Construction Law Library has added a new two-volume publication entitled "State-by-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims,".htmlen Publishers, 2006 and annual supplements. This unique publication contains a comprehensive analysis of construction contract and claim issues for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Ed Rubacha and Jim Csontos, both partners with the firm, prepared the Arizona chapter for this publication. For more information, contact Ed Rubacha or Jim Csontos.

Martin J. Andrew Life Time Achievement Award (January 26, 2001).
William F. Haug, a senior partner with Jennings Haug Cunningham , received the Martin J. Andrew Award for Lifetime Achievement in Surety & Fidelity. This award was presented by the Fidelity and Surety Committee of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section ("TIPS") of the American Bar Association. Bill Haug continues with his practice and can be reached by email.