Dennis Wilenchik, Esq. is a member of the Phoenix law firm of Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C. Prior to founding the firm in 1991, he was a senior litigation partner at the law firms of Storey & Ross and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Phoenix, Arizona, and he was previously a deputy attorney of Maricopa County.
His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate and business, and he is a member of the Maricopa County and the American bar associations. Mr. Wilenchik has been a nationally certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for over 15 years. Mr. Wilenchik is an Arizona Bar Foundation Fellow and was elected a Fellow to the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Mr. Wilenchik has served as a civil judge pro tem of the Superior Court, President of Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, board member of the Arizona Bar Journal, chairman of the Civil Trial Practice Committee, member of the Superior Court Civil Study Committee of the State Bar, and a member of the County Bar Judicial Evaluation Poll Committee. He has served on the County Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, the County Bar Professionalism Committee, and the County Bar Bench/Bar Committee.
Mr. Wilenchik has been a member of both the Trial Practice and Evidence Committees of the American Bar Association. He has spoken at numerous seminars on trial practice, evidence and construction defects for various professional organizations and groups, and he has contributed to national publications on trial evidence and on mold. He is a diplomate of the Hasting’s College of Law Trial Advocacy Program and the National College of Advocacy Trial Advocacy Program.
Dennis serves as a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and was appointed by Governor Babbitt to the Arizona Board of Physical Therapist Examiners, on which he served for five years, ending his term as Treasurer. He was later appointed by the Governor to the Board of Naturopathic Physicians’ Medical Examiners. He was elected as Chairman to the Town of Cave Creek Planning and Zoning Commission. Mr. Wilenchik has also served as a member of the Arizona Bar Associations Young Lawyers’ Practice Manual Committee, which established a civil practice manual for the State Bar of Arizona. He also serves on the advisory board of the Arizona Department of Real Estate.
Mr. Wilenchik earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and his J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law. He is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Arizona and in Texas, the State of New York, the United States Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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