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Jennings Strouss Welcomes Brenda J. Bicking as Chief Operating Officer

October 6, 2021

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Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ (October 6, 2021) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Brenda J. Bicking has joined the Firm as Chief Operating Officer (COO). This position was previously held by John T. Skewes, who will be retiring from the Firm.

“John Skewes has had a tremendous impact on the success of the Firm and we will miss him very much. We wish him all the best in his retirement,” states John C. Norling, Managing Attorney. “We are very fortunate to have Brenda joining us here at Jennings Strouss. Her extensive background in financial, operational, and law firm management will ensure the Firm continues to be an innovative leader in the legal industry.”                                                                                     

Bicking is a senior-level financial management and operating executive with over 25 years of experience in service industries, focusing on law firms. She has served as an executive director, educator, executive trainer, and management consultant for large and small law firms in several domestic markets. Bicking has broad experience guiding executives regarding financial management and reporting, human resources issues, and operational compliance. From 2011 to 2020, Brenda was the Executive Director of Duggins Wren Mann & Romero, LLP in Austin, Texas. She most recently served as the Director of Administration for Hybros Technology Consultants, LLC in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.  While there, Bicking consulted with law firms on matters ranging from financial reporting, financial software, and partner compensation analysis. Bicking earned her B.A. in English and Political Science from West Chester University. She is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), and National Association for Law Placement (NALP).

“Jennings Strouss is an impressive firm with a first class reputation.  The talented team of attorneys and personnel place a high value on their commitment to the Firm’s clients and to community service,” states Bicking. “I look forward to working with this team of well-regarded professionals to continue building on the Firm’s exciting initiatives for growth.”


About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

For almost 80 years, Jennings Strouss has been dedicated to providing clients with strategic legal guidance to help them seize every opportunity. The firm is well-known for its rich heritage, commitment to community, and long-lasting relationships. We have a deep understanding of business and law. When you work with us, you’ll have a team of legal experts who are dedicated to your vision of success.


Through our offices in Phoenix, Peoria, and Tucson, Arizona, and Washington, D.C., we leverage resources both regionally and nationally to serve our expanding client base. Jennings Strouss is deeply rooted in each of our locations’ legal and business communities, and is especially instrumental in helping shape the dynamic growth of Arizona and many of its institutions. The firm promotes a pragmatic, results-oriented approach, coupled with a healthy, well-managed, and friendly atmosphere of collaboration.

Our primary areas of practice include advertising and media law; agribusiness; automobile dealership law; bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; eminent domain and condemnation; employee benefits and pensions; energy; environmental; estate planning and probate; family law and domestic relations; finance; healthcare; insurance defense; intellectual property; labor and employment; legal ethics; litigation; medical malpractice; mergers and acquisitions; professional liability defense; real estate; surety and fidelity; and tax.

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