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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Continues Strategic Growth with the Addition of Three Attorneys

Posted By Teresie Zmyslinski., Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, Thursday, March 30, 2017

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 30, 2017) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. continues to implement its growth strategy to be better positioned for the future by adding three new Members. The firm is pleased to welcome Joseph E. Cotterman, Howard J. Weiss and Patrick D. White to its Phoenix office.

Celebrating 75 years of advising businesses and individuals on a wide-range of legal matters, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon is excited to be growing its transactional and litigation departments to enrich the services offered to clients across multiple practice areas. Over recent months, the firm has welcomed eight new attorneys with experience in multiple areas, including tax, commercial litigation, labor and employment, medical malpractice, legal ethics, bankruptcy, real estate, and energy. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon continues to build its presence throughout North America through its Arizona and Washington, D.C. offices.

“It is a very exciting time for the firm,” states John C. Norling, Managing Attorney. “Established companies are expanding locally and into new markets, and new businesses are emerging and experiencing rapid growth. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon recognizes the need to plan for the future and is expanding in the areas and industries where we see the most development to ensure we continue to provide high-quality legal services to our clients. Joe, Howard and Patrick – three very experienced and esteemed attorneys – are great additions to the firm and their respective departments.”

Cotterman joins the firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization department with over 25 years of experience representing clients in the areas of corporate restructuring, business bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation. He advises corporate debtors, creditors, and committees in Chapter 11 cases, and lenders and borrowers in commercial and real estate foreclosure litigation. Cotterman’s restructuring experience includes the representation of creditors and debtors in the real estate development, retail, manufacturing, health care, telecommunications, airline, firearms, and high-tech industries. He has served as a presenter, author, and instructor on topics relating to bankruptcy law and procedure, and foreclosure and collection litigation. Cotterman earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and a B.S. in Justice Studies, summa cum laude, from Arizona State University.

Weiss expands the depth and breadth of the firm’s Real Estate department with his experience representing clients that are purchasing, selling, and leasing retail, office, industrial, and multifamily properties. In addition, he represents Canadian clients with their U.S. entity selection and real estate transaction needs. Weiss also works with landowners on the negotiation and drafting of cell tower leases. To complement his real estate practice, he counsels clients on business transactions, including the preparation of asset and stock purchase agreements, security agreements, operating agreements, shareholders agreements, promissory notes, consulting agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, and other business-related contracts. Weiss often presents to professionals in the real estate industry. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

White enhances the extensive knowledge and experience of the firm’s Medical Malpractice and Health Care Professional Liability department. For over twenty years, he has focused his practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, representing physicians, health care entities, and HMOs. White also represents physicians and orthodontists before state licensing boards, and has litigation experience in the areas of general liability defense and professional liability defense. He is licensed to practice in Arizona and Illinois. White earned his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.S. in Finance from Loras College.

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., has been providing legal counsel for 75 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include advertising and media law; agribusiness; automobile dealership law, 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.

The firm’s affiliate, B3 Strategies, assists clients with lobbying and public policy strategy at the local, state, and federal levels. For more information please visit



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LegalShield Provides Greater Access to Equal Justice and Paves the Way for the Future of Legal Services with New Products and Plans Announced at its 20th Annual Legal Provider Conference

Posted By Kenyatta Turner, LegalShield Independent Associate, Monday, May 9, 2016


 LegalShield Provides Greater Access to Equal Justice and Paves the Way for the Future of Legal Services with New Products and Plans Announced at its 20th Annual Legal Provider Conference

  • Elevate by LegalShield conference hosted more than 120 leading attorneys from firms across the U.S. and Canada
  • Nearly 75 percent of individuals who have looked to hire an attorney in the past year used online resources at some point in the process
  • Seven new products, enhancements and legal plans announced

ADA, Okla. — May 4, 2016 — LegalShield, the original disrupter in the legal services industry, announced plans to roll out at least seven new and enhanced technology-based services and products to meet the needs of consumers and business owners in the sharing economy. The new line-up continues the legal services company’s commitment to providing equal access to equal justice for millions of North Americans. The announcement was made at Elevate by LegalShield, its 20th annual conference of more than 120 LegalShield lawyers from the U.S. and Canada.

"Forty-four years ago, LegalShield disrupted the legal industry by offering services at an affordable cost—creating a community of members and matching them to accountable and responsive law firms,” said Jeff Bell, CEO of LegalShield. “The costs of legal services are out of reach for most North Americans, and we are again reshaping the future of law services by putting a law firm in the palms of all citizens and our members with LegalShield mobile apps.”

Unlike its competitors who offer do-it-yourself (DIY) online legal services or a referral to a random lawyer, LegalShield offers the convenience of DIY technology with the assurance of a high-quality, full-service law firm. This is what customers want. A recent survey of 4,000 adult internet users by LexisNexis found that nearly 75 percent of those who have looked to hire an attorney in the past year used online resources at some point in the process.

The new products and services to be rolled out over the next 30 days and throughout 2016 include:

  • LegalShield App: The newly redesigned app provides LegalShield members instant access to their dedicated law firm and member perks discounts, and makes it easy to keep member’s information up to date. (June)
  • Snap by LegalShield: Available in the LegalShield App, the Snap feature allows members to take a picture of any traffic ticket and instantly send it to their dedicated law firm for resolution. (June)
  • Shake by LegalShield: Provides free forms to members that are backed up by dedicated law firms. (July)
  • Launch by LegalShield: Makes it easy to start businesses right by providing state-specific forms and dedicated attorney support in a one-stop shop. (August)
  • Ask by LegalShield: The Ask App is adding more free answers to the most commonly asked legal questions, with more than 1,500 questions answered in an easy to use app. (September)
  • Legal Plan for “gig economy” drivers: A legal plan that provides legal consultation and moving traffic violation coverage for individuals that drive their personal car for income-producing purposes. (October)
  • Enhance by LegalShield: Supporting law firms and lawyers by providing educational opportunities, technological resources and real lawyer ratings, including Net Promoter Scores (NPS) from clients. (November)

All LegalShield products and apps have an underlying goal of increasing ease of use and access to legal services and furthering understanding of consumer rights as it relates to the law. The new products and enhancements were spearheaded by Shake, an award-winning technology start-up company purchased by LegalShield in April of 2015.

“By combining the benefits of technology with practical advice from a trusted law firm at a reasonable cost, LegalShield is paving the way to greater legal access for millions of people,” added Abe Geiger, LegalShield vice president of product development and founder of Shake.

LegalShield is the only legal services provider that has a dedicated network of law firms and lawyers supporting its members. This unique attorney network provides a dedicated law firm in every state (except Alaska, which will be available by 2017) to directly service each LegalShield member. To ensure member satisfaction and quality, members are surveyed after every interaction with a lawyer and rate their experience using a NPS. The average NPS for LegalShield providers is 54, putting the company on par with companies like Apple and Nike.

“It took decades to build our network of attorneys—one firm at a time, one state at a time. The relationships we have with our providers and the commitment they have to helping our members is unparalleled,” said Bell. “And together, we are furthering our commitment by not only providing the best legal services, but the best technology to access legal help.”


About LegalShield is one of the nation’s leading providers of legal safeguards for individuals, families and small businesses. The company also offers one of the industry’s most affordable and comprehensive identity theft plans, IDShield. LegalShield plans provide protection to more than 3.7 million individuals, and IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services to more than one million individuals across North America. More than 34,000 companies offer the LegalShield and IDShield plans to their employees as a voluntary benefit.

For as low as $20 per month, LegalShield members get access to attorneys with an average of 19 years of experience in such areas as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 49 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates. Contact: Suraya Bliss 580-665-9113

For more information about LegalShield or IDShield for yourself, your family, your business, or your employees, please contact Kenyatta Turner, Independent Associate at 602-367-1069 or  Worry Less...Live More!

Tags:  estate planning  financial  identity theft  idshield  legal  legal advice  legal provider  legal services  legalshield  mobile apps  press release  shake app  small business  taxes  voluntary employee benefits 

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