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Arizona attorneys named best lawyers in America

Eight attorneys from Phoenix law firm Aiken Schenk have been selected for recognition on the 2019 list of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in the publication signals not only legal expertise, but also, ethics and high-caliber professionalism.

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Shawn Aiken selected for Arizona Supreme Court Pro Bono Award

Shawn Aiken was selected as the 2018 Judicial Branch Distinguished Service Award winner in the Arizona Supreme Court Pro Bono Awards category.

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10 Aiken Schenk attorneys selected for 2018 Super Lawyers lists

We are thrilled to announce that seven Aiken Schenk attorneys were selected for the 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers list. Only 5 percent of attorneys in the Southwest receive this distinction. Congratulations to Shawn Aiken, Richard Gerry, Lamar Hawkins, Michael Petitti, Al Ricciardi, Joe Schenk, and Ty Taber. Additionally, Shawn Aiken made the 2018 Top 50 Arizona Super Lawyers list.

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Shawn Aiken named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2018

If you’re wondering what it takes to be one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, why not ask an attorney who has shaped the legal landscape in Arizona for more than 40 years?

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Car rental tax, stadium fight could head to Arizona Supreme Court

A case challenging car rental taxes used to help build the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale and Cactus League spring training ballparks across the Valley could be headed to the Arizona Supreme Court.A case challenging car rental taxes used to help build the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale and Cactus League spring training ballparks across the Valley could be headed to the Arizona Supreme Court.

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Heather Macre featured in new book by ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

The American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession has published “Grit, the Secret to Advancement: Stories of Successful Women Lawyers” to help female lawyers use grit and growth mindset to blaze their own trail to success in the legal profession. Heather Macre, an attorney and shareholder at Phoenix-based law firm Aiken Schenk, wrote a letter that was featured in the publication.

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Arizona’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2017

Each year, Az Business magazine’s editorial team — in collaboration with industry experts — choose the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona from a pool of more than 1,000 of the most talented and successful attorneys from throughout the state.Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional success, impact on his or her law firm, impact on the communities she/he serves and impact on the legal profession.

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Surprise nixes eviction law that harmed domestic-abuse victim

In 2010, the city of Surprise adopted nuisance ordinances designed to force landlords to be more accountable for properties with frequent police visits — even if that meant kicking out problem tenants. But this week the Surprise City Council repealed those ordinances to settle a lawsuit from a domestic-violence victim who almost was evicted because she called for police assistance too many times.

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Shawn Aiken inducted into College of Trial Lawyers

Phoenix attorney Shawn K. Aiken has been admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of North America’s premier legal associations. He was inducted on October 3 at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago.

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Domestic Violence Victim Threatened with Eviction for Calling 911 Sues City

​When Nancy Markham’s ex-boyfriend wrapped his hands around her neck and attempted to strangle her last year, she called 911. She called again when he showed up with a handgun and tried to break into her house, again when he threatened her with a knife, and again when he drove off in her car without her permission.

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When Calling The Police On An Abusive Partner Leads To A Victim Losing Her Home

For seven months, Nancy Markham’s now ex-boyfriend visited violence on her in her apartment in Surprise, Arizona… She repeatedly called the police for protection, but when he didn’t flee and evade them he was often simply released. Instead, Markham found that she was the one who ended up punished. In September of last year, her property manager told her that she had to leave her apartment. When she asked why, she was told it was because she had called the police too many times.

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Aiken Schenk Attorneys at Law HRC Award

Our lawyer, Shawn Aiken, receiving the Human Rights Campaign Arizona's Corporate Equality Award on behalf of his firm, Aiken Schenk Attorneys at Law. Shawn and his team fought tirelessly for Marriage Equality here in Arizona. Aiken Schenk thanked the courageous clients who risked their privacy for the betterment of their community.

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Historic Legal Same-Sex Weddings Begin in Arizona

In a festive and history-making scene, some of the first legal same-sex weddings in Arizona took place today next to a government building in downtown Phoenix. The small plaza at 6th Avenue and Jackson Street east of the Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court Customer Service Center is normally just a place people walk through on the way to obtain court records -- or a marriage license.

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KTVK TV3 Interview with Shawn Aiken – Response to Holder Same-Sex Memo

Attorney General Eric Holder says he is set to extend the federal government's recognition of same-sex marriages even in the 34 states that don't consider it legal. Listen to Attorney Shawn Aiken response and how it affects the couple’s lawsuit with the State of Arizona to change the State's constitution.

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MSNBC Interview with Shawn Aiken

Interview from Friday, January 10, 2014, with Shawn Aiken, lawyer for four Arizona couples who filed a lawsuit against the State of Arizona for equal rights regarding same-sex marriage.

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Lawyers Rally Against Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas

An estimated 300 people turned out to protest the reign of Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in front of the county courthouse today -- at least two-thirds of them local attorneys.