Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) announces that Erin Przybylinski has joined the firm as a litigation attorney with its Phoenix office. Erin’s practice focuses primarily on representing clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including civil litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death as well as civil rights and constitutional law violation claims.
by Joseph Brophy for the Maricopa Lawyer, a publication of the Maricopa County Bar Association
This month’s column discusses the California trend, which has arrived in Arizona, that raises questions about the propriety of using the Rules of Professional Conduct to punish lawyer speech unconnected to judicial proceedings and whether licensure is being used as “politics by other means” to silence politically dissident lawyers. Read about various cases that raise questions about how ER 8.4(c) has jumped the tracks from prohibiting deceptive conduct and is morphing into a license for the judiciary to regulate the content of speech by conditioning a lawyer’s right to practice law on the expression of only those political statements that are approved by the judiciary, and provides a reminder of what the Rules of Professional Conduct are intended for.

Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod expands by adding the talented lawyers of Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana. Now with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the Firm will continue to serve its clients across the Southwest under the name Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall LLP.