Super Lawyers Recognizes Ten Aiken
Schenk Attorneys for 2017
Seven senior Aiken Schenk attorneys – Shawn Aiken
(Commercial Litigation/ADR), Richard Gerry (Personal Injury), Joe
Schenk (Commercial Litigation), Lamar
Hawkins (Bankruptcy), Al Ricciardi (Business Litigation), Ty Taber
(Personal Injury) and Michael Petitti (Employment Law) – are 2017 Super Lawyers selectees.
Super Lawyers recognition is limited to the top 5% of attorneys in Arizona.
Erin Hertzog and
Pouria Paknejad earned Rising Stars
recognition. That honor is for younger lawyers (under age 40, or fewer than 10
years of experience), and selection is limited to just 2.5% of eligible
Michael Petitti (11th Super Lawyers selection)
has long been a valued resource for Arizona attorneys seeking to meet their
clients' employment law needs. Employees and employers alike benefit from Mike's
25-plus years of experience in labor and employment law, human resources
management, administrative proceedings and employment litigation..
Shawn Aiken (11th selection) is ranked among Arizona’s Top 50 attorneys by
Southwest Super Lawyers for the eighth straight year. His reputation in
litigation and mediation (he was named "Phoenix Lawyer of the Year in Mediation"
for 2012 and 2015 by Best Lawyers) stems from more than two decades of trying complex
cases and conducting hundreds of arbitrations and mediations.
Ty Taber (sixth Super Lawyers selection) is a Certified Specialist in
Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and
president of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association for 2015-2016.
During his distinguished career, he has protected the rights of victims of
negligence, earning dozens of settlements and jury verdicts as high as $7.5
million for injured persons and the families of victims of wrongful death.
Joe Schenk (ninth selection) continues to win ground-breaking victories at trial
and on appeal in matters that include shareholder and partnership disputes, the
role of experts in determining percentage of fault, and legal requirements
regarding expert testimony.
Lamar Hawkins (sixth selection) ranks among the upper tier of Arizona
bankruptcy lawyers. In recent years the past chair of the State Bar’s Bankruptcy
Section facilitated the successful emergence from Chapter 11 by a number of
prominent Arizona companies, including Southwest Forest Products.
Al Ricciardi (sixth selection)
is respected for his effectiveness in business litigation and personal injury
In addition, he recently mounted two high-profile regulatory
and constitutional challenges to governmental action at the state and federal
levels. His administrative law practice includes protecting independent dairies’
rights to compete against large, federally protected dairy interests.
Richard Gerry (11th selection) is nationally known for producing
multi-million-dollar jury verdicts, particularly in claims involving public
protection. His five such verdicts in the last decade have averaged nearly $12
million for victims of catastrophic negligence.