The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 Lists 21 Gust Rosenfeld Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

August 19, 2017 By Gust Rosenfeld In General

In addition, Charles W. Wirken was recognized as a 2018 Lawyer of the Year

Phoenix, AZ (August 15, 2017) – Gust Rosenfeld is pleased to announce that 21 of the firm’s attorneys, across 21 practice areas, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. In addition, Charles W. Wirken was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2018 Franchise Law “Lawyer of the Year” award winner in Phoenix.

The following Gust Rosenfeld attorneys were named in Best Lawyers in America 2018, with their respective practice area(s) designated by Best Lawyers:


  • Kent Cammack (Real Estate Law)
  • Tom Chauncey II (Corporate Law)
  • Susan D. Goodwin (Municipal Law)
  • Robert D. Haws (Education Law; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • John L. Hay (Franchise Law)
  • Richard B. Hood (Commercial Litigation)
  • Gerald L. Jacobs (Real Estate Law)
  • Jennifer MacLennan (Education Law)
  • Craig McCarthy (Insurance Law)
  • Christina M. Noyes (Franchise Law)
  • Sean P. O’Brien (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Frederick H. Rosenfeld (Corporate Law; Municipal Law; Public Finance Law)
  • Gary Verburg (Land Use and Zoning Law)
  • Richard H. Whitney (Trusts and Estates)
  • Charles. W. Wirken (Appellate Practice; Franchise Law)



  • Mark L. Collins (Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law)
  • Peter Collins, Jr. (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs)
  • John J. Kastner (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • James W. Kaucher (Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants)
  • Gerard R. O’Meara (Litigation – Banking and Finance)
  • Michael S. Woodlock (Litigation – Construction)

About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers has received more than 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.

For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About Gust Rosenfeld

Gust Rosenfeld is a full-service law firm established in 1921 with offices in Phoenix, Tucson, and Wickenburg. The firm is known for the quality of its lawyers and legal advice as well as its creative insights and practical solutions in business, public and civil law. Gust Rosenfeld is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, business and corporate law, commercial finance, education law, environmental law, franchises and franchising, health care, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, natural resources, public finance, public law, real estate, taxation, and trusts and estates. Visit for more information.


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