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Jennings Strouss Attorneys John J. Balitis and Norma C. Izzo Among “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona” for 2021

January 11, 2021

Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ (January 12, 2021) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that attorneys John J. Balitis and Norma C. Izzo are among AzBusiness Magazine’s “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona” for 2021.

Mr. Balitis and Ms. Izzo were selected from a pool of more than 2,000 of the state’s most talented and successful attorneys. This year’s prestigious group of candidates was vetted by AzBusiness Magazine’s editorial team in collaboration with industry experts. Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional ratings, impact on the communities they serve, and impact on the legal profession.

“It is an honor to be included in this year’s ‘Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona’ and to be in such great company with so many other amazing attorneys,” stated John J. Balitis, Chair, Labor and Employment. “I greatly appreciate the recognition.”

Mr. Balitis chairs the Firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. He is an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated™ attorney who has over 30 years of experience counseling private sector clients as well as government agencies, including the Arizona legislature, on a wide range of employment law and labor relations matters. In 2020, Mr. Balitis was elected as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the legal profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication, and excellence. Also in 2020, he was recognized in AzBusiness Leaders in the category of Labor & Employment Relations, as well as The Best Lawyers in America© in the categories of Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Labor Law – Management and Southwest Super Lawyers® in the category of Employment and Labor, and he was ranked in Chambers USA for Labor & Employment Law.

“I am honored to be recognized among these brilliant attorneys championing their respective fields,” said Norma C. Izzo, Chair, Family Law and Domestic Relations. “I look forward to continuing to serve the Valley’s family law needs.”

Ms. Izzo chairs the Firm’s Family Law and Domestic Relations practice group as well as the Firm’s Associates Committee. With over 15 years of experience practicing in the area of family law and domestic relations matters, including complex litigation and asset division, business dissolution, collaborative divorce, mediation, arbitration, parent coordination, child custody and child support, and spousal maintenance, she is recognized as a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. In 2020, Ms. Izzo was recognized in AzBusiness Leaders in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution, as well as The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Collaborative Law: Family Law, Family Law Mediation, Family Law Arbitration and Southwest Super Lawyers® in the category of Family Law. She was also voted “Best Divorce Attorney” in Arizona Foothills Magazine’s “Best of Our Valley.”

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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