Monday, July 8, 2013

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Expands Phoenix and D.C. Offices With Addition of Three Attorneys


Phoenix (July 8, 2013) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Steven J. Kalish, John C. Norling and Ryan Womack have joined the firm.

“We are very pleased to welcome Steve, John, and Ryan to the firm,” stated J. Scott Rhodes, Managing Attorney at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. “They possess the knowledge and experience in their respective areas of practice to support and expand the services Jennings Strouss provides to clients.”

Steven J. Kalish is a Member in the Energy Department of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He assists regulated entities, customers of regulated entities, and other interested parties in rulemaking, rate setting, licensing, and merger matters. Kalish also represents clients before numerous federal and state courts and regulatory agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (natural gas) and Surface Transportation Board (railroads). He earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.

“I was attracted to Jennings Strouss because of the quality of its energy practice group,” stated Kalish. “I joined Jennings Strouss because of its top to bottom commitment to legal ethics.”

John C. Norling is a Member in the Corporate, Securities and Finance Department of the firm’s Phoenix office. He focuses his practice on commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and general business advice with an emphasis on representing the interests of automobile dealerships in all facets of their business. Norling also serves as General Counsel for the Arizona Automobile Dealers’ Association and several dealer marketing associations. He earned a J.D. from Ohio State University and a B.S. from Wichita State University.

“I am honored to join such an esteemed firm as Jennings Strouss and I look forward to teaming with my new colleagues to provide exceptional service to our clients,” stated Norling.

Ryan Womack is an Associate in the Litigation Department of the firm’s Phoenix office. Prior to joining Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Womack served as a Judicial Clerk with Arizona Court of Appeals Judge John Gemmill. He earned a J.D. from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach and a B.S. in Business Administration and Biology/Chemistry from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City.

“Jennings Strouss is a well-established, yet innovative, law firm with a long and successful history in Arizona,” stated Womack. “I feel honored to be a part of this team.”

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
Jennings Strouss & Salmon is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, and Yuma, 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; litigation; real estate, land use and zoning; 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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