Prominent Environmental Law Group Joins Jennings Haug Cunningham

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Patty Johnson; (602) 402-2965
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Partners Karen Gaylord, Ronnie Hawks move practice, expanding services at firm.

PHOENIX (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 three partners is led by senior partner Karen Gaylord and includes Ronnie Hawks. The two attorneys have been representing clients across the state in environmental law matters ranging from basic permitting to the most complex environmental law processes.

"Adding this well-known environmental law team to the firm allows us to offer our clients from across the country a new range of services in Arizona, which is very appealing," said John Sinodis, managing partner at Jennings Haug Cunningham. "We feel that they are an excellent compliment to the firm, bringing services that are particularly sought here in Arizona," he added.

Karen Gaylord has represented clients in Arizona for twenty-five years. She is known for assisting with the development of the state's environmental standards in key areas of environmental law. Over the years, she has gained extensive experience with a broad range of regulatory programs and environmental services, including state and Federal superfund law; hazardous waste, solid waste and special waste remediation programs; water and air quality; NEPA compliance; environmental issues in Tribal Land; securing approvals for the development of Brownfield and other potentially contaminated properties; and endangered species issues.

Karen earned her law degree from Arizona State University College of Law in 1984. She serves on the WQARF Advisory Board, the Underground Storage Tank Policy Commission, and many other environmental boards and commissions.

Ronnie Hawks' practice concentrates primarily on environmental and regulatory matters involving state, federal, and tribal environmental statutes, including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, state and federal superfund laws, solid and hazardous waste laws, and the Endangered Species Act. He represents clients in judicial and administrative proceedings as well as in private transactions and negotiations. Ronnie earned his law degree from Arizona State University College of Law in 1998.

About Jennings Haug Cunningham, L.L.P.
Founded in 1937 in Arizona, Jennings Haug Cunningham is a litigation law firm with extensive trial, litigation management, dispute resolution and complex litigation experience. The firm's 25 attorneys focus in areas of financial institution litigation, construction and contract litigation, personal injury, employment, and municipal risk litigation for businesses and individuals. For additional information, visit www.jhc-law.com.