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
PHOENIX (October 29, 2010) – Jennings Haug Cunningham is pleased to announce that Curtis Jennings was inducted into the 2010 Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame. This honor recognizes Mr. Jennings for having a significant impact on the practice of law, and for distinguishing himself by engaging in the highest levels of public service.
Curtis Jennings, a name partner with Jennings Haug Cunningham, currently serves as Of Counsel with the firm, where he was a managing partner from 1979 – 1999. His practice focuses in construction law, commercial transactions and litigation, as well as probate law and estate planning matters. During his more than fifty years of practice, Mr. Jennings was involved in numerous high-profile cases, influencing Arizona law. He also had a second career, spending 26 years in the Army, both active and reserve, trying and defending cases and working in procurement and government contracting law. Ultimately, he joined the Army National Guard from 1976 – 1985, when he retired at the state rank of major general.
As a leader in the profession, and community, Mr. Jennings was recognized for his role as a founding fellow of the Arizona Bar Foundation, and is active with the State Bar of Arizona and the American Bar Association. In connection with his military career, he founded the Arizona National Guard Historical Society and the Arizona Military Museum. Over the years, Mr. Jennings was known for his involvement with environmental and historical organizations. He also provided pro bono legal services, particularly for members of military families, who were unable to hire a lawyer.
Curtis Jennings is an Arizona native who earned his B.A. and Master’s degrees from the University of Arizona, and his juries doctor from George Washington University in 1959. Mr. Jennings currently resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
The Hall of Fame was created to foster an appreciation of the legal profession’s history in the county. It showcases the brightest and the best in the local legal community, honoring and education the larger community about the accomplishments and contributions of the judges and lawyers who have been honored. Those inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010, and in the future will be honored in a display at the Maricopa County Bar Association building.