Volunteer Recognition

Highlighting members that make our ATJ events a success

February 2022

Arizona Attorneys Respond Free Legal Clinic: Employment Law - February 17

Volunteer attorneys provided free legal consultations to members of the public on Employment Law issues. 17 people signed up. Many of the attorneys went far longer than the 30 minutes offered. Thank you to our volunteers!

Our Volunteers:

Michelle Ganz
Brandi Cowan
Don Johnsen
Matt Norton
Kimberly Eckart
Katya Lancero
D. Tevis Noeltin
Elizabeth Faulkner
Carrie Ryerson
Samantha Blevins
Shifa Alkhatib
Denise Blommel


March 2022

Maricopa County Veterans StandDown - March 17

State Bar volunteer attorneys consulted with veterans at the actual event and virtually. 116 veterans received free legal consultations and two cases were taken on pro bono. Community Legal Services along with the Maricopa County Public Defenders Office all had attorneys on the scene helping veterans.  Check out video from the event.

Our State Bar volunteers include:

Tracy Essig 
Seema Patel
May Potenza
Misbah Rashid
Marc Paquette
Jack Brooks
Katherine Kraus
Kareen O'Brien
Jessica Clark
Robin Dugas
Jeff Katz
Jake Lee
Philippe Martinet
Diane Drain


Arizona Attorneys Respond Monthly Free Legal Clinic - Family Law - March 23

Volunteer attorneys participated via Zoom and offered advice on Family Law matters.

10 people received a free consultation. 

Our volunteers include: 

Laura Oven
Florence Bruemmer
Sally Colton
Ardene Fox 

April 2022

Arizona Attorney Responds: Law Day 2022 Legal clinic

84 people received free legal consultations. Our attorneys helped people from all over the state - even someone in Japan! They helped people file paperwork, find the proper forms and fill them out, respond to orders and much more. Participants were incredibly grateful for the help our attorneys so generously offered. 

Thank you to our volunteer attorneys:

  • Laura Lawless
  • Matt Norton
  • Jeff Katz
  • Robin Dugas
  • Lewis Liebler
  • Tracy Essig
  • Marc Paquette
  • Roman Kostenko
  • Thea Gilbert
  • Paul Nordini
  • Susan Dana-Kobey
  • Jill Ann Herman

May 2022

Wills for Heroes Arizona, Phoenix Fire Department, May 21, 2022
Volunteer lawyers prepared 114 documents for 38 members of the Phoenix Fire Department and their families. Notaries and witnesses also volunteered. This was the first Wills for Heroes Arizona event since COVID hit more than two years ago! Thank you to all the volunteers that made it happen. More events are coming!

Volunteer lawyers:
Krystie Reeves
Marion Madine
Rebecca Elliot
David Estes
Kaitlyn Salmans
Sylvina Cotto
Jennison Cox
Caryl Maniscalco
Austin Thies
Leonard McDaniel
Jennison Weilenmann
Leighton Tyau
Kelsi Lane
Rich Palmatier

Volunteer Notaries:
Adriana Garcia
Mary Beth Ryan
Holly Bowen
Andrea Marshall
Christine Faber

Volunteer Witnesses:
Shayna Maniscalco
Tonia Scruggs
Mikkel Stoevland
Ken Kriske
Maria Magana
Jennifer Elcock

August 2022

Arizona Attorneys Respond Monthly Legal Clinic: Family Law

Forty-three members of the public received free legal consultations on Family Law matters, August 30. These were virtual consultations. Our volunteer attorneys spent three hours advising some very grateful participants. 

Thank you to our volunteers:

Laura Oven

Florence Bruemmer

Roman Kostenko

Patricia Lenzner

Ruby Torres

Chelsea Lynch

Falynn Baum

Pedro Santana