Attorneys Sam Coppersmith, Karen Owens, and Mel Soliz

PHOENIX Magazine Recognizes 3 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys as Top Lawyers

Polling State Bar of Arizona members for their recommendations on the Valley’s most outstanding attorneys, PHOENIX Magazine selected Sam Coppersmith, Karen Owens, and Mel Soliz for its 2023 Top Lawyers list. Well known for his work in business and transactional issues, Sam helps clients navigate a variety of business organizations, governance, and compliance related matters. He has nearly four decades of experience assisting both local and national businesses and nonprofits, as well as individuals and small businesses. Sam also offers clients the extensive political and governmental experience he gained as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives — where he served on the Transportation and Science committees, the Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, and as a member of numerous state and local boards and...

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Attorney Andy Gaona

Andy Gaona Honored Among Arizona Capitol Times’ 2023 Leaders of the Year

When the Arizona Capitol Times named its 2023 Leaders of the Year, Andy Gaona was among the statewide leaders recognized for their contributions to Arizona's growth and quality of life. Honored in the Public Service category, Andy was selected for his role in defending democracy against the unprecedented attacks it faced over the past two election cycles. This is the second consecutive year that the Arizona Capitol Times has recognized Andy as one of its Leaders of the Year. "Those of us who work with Andy on a daily basis know his first-rate legal expertise, advocacy skills, and commitment to democracy in our state. We're very proud that the Arizona Capitol Times continues to recognize Andy for his leadership and public service in these areas," said...

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Best Lawyers® Recognizes 15 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys and 2 Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® has not only recognized 15 of our 22 attorneys for exceptional work in 17 categories, but also named Kent Brockelman “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation — Labor & Employment and Andy Gordon “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation — Health Care and Litigation — Antitrust. The Best Lawyers in America© is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession. Each year, Best Lawyers conducts comprehensive surveys of tens of thousands of lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Based on the results of these surveys, the publication designates the year’s leading lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys recognized in the 2024 edition are: 2024 Best Lawyers Michael Aguirre: Corporate Law (2024) Keith Beauchamp: Bet-the-Company Litigation (2024),...

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40 Under 40 Class of 2023 Honoree Mel Soliz Shares Top Career & Personal Insights in Phoenix Business Journal Q&A

As one of the nation’s top health data, interoperability, and health equity attorneys, the Phoenix Business Journal recently inducted Mel Soliz into its 40 Under 40 (Class of 2023), including a special feature where she shared details about her legal career and personal life. Mel was selected from nearly 400 nominees for her impact in the Valley’s business and charitable communities, including her commitment to advancing health equity and responsible health data stewardship in her community. “I am honored and thrilled to have been selected for this year’s 40 under 40. I am extremely grateful to Contexture for nominating me and giving me the opportunity to work on such important projects with the Arizona and Colorado teams,” she said. In the Q&A profile, Mel weighed in with advice...

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Mel Soliz Named an Emerging Leader in Healthcare by Managed Healthcare Executive

Thought leader and sought after-speaker on health data and interoperability, Mel Soliz’s high-profile work has earned her the distinction of being named one of Managed Healthcare Executive’s Emerging Leaders in Healthcare. This honor recognizes talented up-and-coming professionals who are leading the charge in shaping their organizations, making a positive impact in healthcare and inspiring others to make a difference in the industry. Selected for her work with nonprofit health data utilities driving systemic change within the healthcare system and improving healthcare access to underserved populations, this recognition highlights Mel’s commitment to advancing health equity and responsible health data stewardship in her community. It also underscores her unique position as one of the nation's preeminent health data and health equity attorneys. Mel ― who is also recognized by...

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John DeWulf Honored as a Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education

John DeWulf has been recognized for the second time as one of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education’s Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys for work he has done through the Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP). Serving the organization for more than two decades, he earned this latest honor for his outstanding pro bono work on behalf of a senior who was at risk of losing his home. The Arizona Bar Foundation created the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education to level the playing field so that all Arizonans have knowledge and access to the justice system. Driven by his dedication to serving the community, John demonstrated his commitment to this mission when a real estate company deceived a retired disabled man into selling his...

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