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Jennings Strouss Appoints Anne E. McClellan as General Counsel

January 28, 2021

Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ (January 29, 2021) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Anne E. McClellan has been appointed as the Firm’s General Counsel.

“I am humbled to step into the leadership role of General Counsel,” stated McClellan. “I look forward to serving the Firm in this capacity.”

McClellan succeeds J. Scott Rhodes, who stepped down from the position after almost six years to focus on his thriving legal ethics and professional responsibility practice.


“It was an honor to serve as the Firm’s General Counsel,” said J. Scott Rhodes, former General Counsel. “After working with Anne McClellan for many years, I am delighted to pass the reins to her and am confident she will serve brilliantly as the Firm’s new General Counsel.”

McClellan has been with Jennings Strouss for over 13 years, spanning across her legal career. In that time, she has worked tirelessly for the success of the Firm, its attorneys, her clients, and the legal community. Her practice focuses on legal ethics and professional responsibility, representing attorneys and law firms in matters relating to State Bar complaints, disciplinary matters, bar admissions, reinstatements, and other licensing, ethics and professional responsibility issues. McClellan also handles litigation matters in the areas of medical malpractice defense, healthcare, insurance defense, and business disputes. She is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in the categories of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2019 – 2021) and Personal Injury – Litigation (2021), as well as in Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars® in the category of Civil Litigation: Defense and Business Litigation (2012 – 2020).

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

For over 75 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; 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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