(Phoenix, AZ) June 25, 2019 – Gust Rosenfeld is pleased to announce that Charles ("Chas") Wirken was selected as a co-recipient of the Arizona State Bar's 2019 President's Award. Chas will be presented with the award during the State Bar's Annual Luncheon on Friday, June 28, 2019, in conjunction with the Annual Arizona State Bar Convention.
Each year, the President of the State Bar recognizes a Bar member whose extraordinary efforts have helped to further the President's goals and priorities during the President's term in office. Chas was selected as a co-recipient of this year's award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contributions to the work of the Senior Lawyers Task Force, particularly to encourage and enable retired lawyers to provide pro bono legal services.
Chas's 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 listing 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.
Having briefed and argued nearly 200 appeals involving a broad range of cases and issues in both state and federal appellate courts, Chas has become a valuable resource to trial lawyers inside and outside of Gust Rosenfeld. He has served as a judge pro tem of the Arizona Court of Appeals and co-founded the State Bar Appellate Practice Section. He regularly shares his knowledge with other lawyers as a faculty member of the State Bar's Appellate Practice Institute.About Gust Rosenfeld
Gust Rosenfeld is a full service law firm established in 1921 with offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Wickenburg, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The firm is known for the quality of its lawyers and legal advice as well as its creative insights and practical solutions in business, public and civil law. Gust Rosenfeld is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and creditor's rights, business and corporate law, commercial finance, education law, environmental law, franchises and franchising, health care, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, natural resources, public finance, public law, real estate, taxation, and trusts and estates. Visit www.gustlaw.com for more information.