Phoenix, AZ (July 11, 2018) – Gust Rosenfeld is pleased to announce that Charles (Chas) Wirken has been appointed to the City of Mesa's Judicial Advisory Board for a three-year term beginning July 2, 2018. Mesa Mayor John Giles recommended Chas, and the City Council unanimously approved the appointment.
The Judicial Advisory Board is a seven-member board that recommends to the City Council the best-qualified persons to become City magistrates, evaluates the performance of appointed magistrates, and advises the City Council about retaining them. The board consists of the Presiding Judge of the Arizona Superior Court for Maricopa County; one Arizona Appellate Court Judge; one active member of the State Bar of Arizona who resides in Mesa; one member of the Maricopa County Bar Association who resides in Mesa; and three Mesa electors who are not City employees, judges, retired judges nor members of the State Bar.
Chas' extensive appellate experience coupled with his expertise has earned the respect of his peers and appellate judges, as indicated by his election as a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® in the Appellate Law category, and listings in the Appellate practice category of Southwest Super Lawyers®. Chas was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona in 2018 and a Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year in 2016 and 2018.
The other focus of Chas's practice is the resolution of business disputes. He has tried a wide variety of commercial disputes to judges and juries in state and federal courts. His national reputation for the litigation of cases involving franchises, dealers, distributors, and licensors is reinforced by his listing in The Best Lawyers of America® Franchising Law category. Since 1980, Chas has represented both franchisors and franchisees from various franchise systems, in contract, business tort, intellectual property and government regulation disputes typically encountered by such clients.