Two Jennings Strouss Attorneys Named 2016 Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year” in Phoenix

Jay A. Fradkin Recognized for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Richard Lieberman Recognized for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) 

CapturePHOENIX, Ariz. (August 19, 2015) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Jay A. Fradkin has been selected as the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Richard Lieberman has been selected as the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year” for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships).

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making these accolades particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Jay A. Fradkin is Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Litigation department. He is a litigator with extensive trial experience in the areas of medical and professional malpractice defense, products liability, personal injury defense, and insurance defense. He focuses his practice on the defense of physicians, hospitals and other medical professionals in medical malpractice cases. His clients include medical malpractice insurance carriers, including the largest medical liability insurer in Arizona, as well as several self-insured hospitals and medical centers across the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Fradkin also represents physicians and other professionals before various licensing boards in disciplinary matters.

Fradkin has more than 30 years of experience conducting significant personal injury and wrongful death trials for both plaintiffs and defendants. He is a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Legal Specialization.

In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Fradkin is listed in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas: Health Care Law; Litigation – Health Care; and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

“It is a privilege to be selected as the 2016 Phoenix ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Medical Malpractice Defense by Best Lawyers and my peers. Given the number of quality lawyers who practice in the area of health care defense litigation in Arizona, it is an especially pleasant surprise to receive this honor,” said Fradkin. “At Jennings Strouss, our health care litigation practice includes talented lawyers, nurse consultants, and legal assistants. I am fortunate to lead such a dedicated team and attribute much of my success to their hard work and support.”

Richard Lieberman is Chair of the firm’s Corporate, Securities and Finance department. He has extensive experience in a broad range of business law issues, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate governance, finance and banking, employment, executive compensation, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, dispute resolution and legislation.

He has served as in-house general counsel and outside counsel to a variety of companies, ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Lieberman has counseled boards and senior management on issues pertinent to growing companies, as well as those experiencing crisis situations. This diverse experience enables him to counsel clients on corporate governance issues in a wide variety of situations. Lieberman is also a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, awarded by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.

Lieberman is one of only three attorneys in the Phoenix Metropolitan area to be listed in ten or more categories in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America. In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award for Business Organizations, Lieberman appears in the following categories: Banking and Finance Law; Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; and Securities / Capital Markets Law.

“I am honored to have been recognized by my peers in ten categories, including ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Business Organizations. This recognition underscores how Jennings Strouss lawyers can provide a comprehensive analysis to the diverse and complex needs of our business clients,” said Lieberman. “In this world of global commercial transactions, transactional lawyers increasingly need to navigate a broad array of legal and regulatory issues. Having a comprehensive view in many areas has helped me assist clients in a wide variety of complex transactions.”

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, has been providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s primary areas of practice include agribusiness; bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; employee benefits and pensions; energy; family law and domestic relations; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; legal ethics; litigation; professional liability defense; real estate; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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