Dennis I. Wilenchik

Dennis I. Wilenchik: Attorney with Wilenchik & Bartness A Professional Corporation
  • Principal at Wilenchik & Bartness A Professional Corporation (9 Attorneys)
  • The Wilenchik & Bartness Building, 2810 North Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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  • Dennis Wilenchik is a managing partner at Wilenchik and Bartness, P.C. and provides high level civil litigation services to a select group of clients in the business, real estate, construction and government sectors. Dennis Wilenchik has been a nationally certified civil trial advocate with the National Board of Trial Advocacy for over 20 years, and is licensed in both Arizona and Texas.
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Recipient: E.E. Townes Award; C.R. Stanton Moot Court Award; Vice-President Student Body. Law Clerk, Arizona Supreme Court, Summer, 1977; law clerk for Presiding Criminal Judge, Maricopa County, 1977. Senior Editor, "Evidence in America," treatise, Michie Company, 1989. Instructor: MCBA/NITA Faculty, 1987. Deputy Maricopa County Attorney, Trial Bureau and Special Operations, 1978-1980. Member, Arizona Bar Journal Editorial Board, 1984-1987. Columnist on "Commercial Litigation," Arizona Trial Lawyers Magazine 1984—. Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court, 1986-1990; Superior Court Civil Study Committee, 1983-1987. Member, Arizona Board of Physical Therapist Examiners, 1986-1990; Treasurer, 1990. Member, Naturopathic Board of Medical Examiners, 1992-1994. Member, Real Estate Advisory Board, 2012-present.

(Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • County Government Law
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Construction Law
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602 606 2810  Phone
602 606 2811  Fax
University Attended:
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1977
Year of First admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; U.S. Supreme Court; New York; 1978, Arizona; 2011, Texas
Maricopa County (President, Young Lawyers Association, 1981-1992, Chairman, Judicial Evaluation Poll Committee, 1985-1990, and American Bar Associations (Member, Trial Evidence Committee, Section on Litigation); State Bar of Arizona (Secretary, Civil Rules and Practice Committee, 1987-1988, Chairman, Trial Practice Section, 1988; Chairman, Town of Cave Creek Planning & Zoning Commission).
Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., September 27, 1952
Reported Cases:
Dean v. Arpaio, 382 F. App'x. 585 (9th Cir. 2010)We Are Am./Somos Am. Coal. of Arizona v. Maricopa County Bd. Of Supervisors, 386 F. App'x. 726 (9th Cir. 2010)Weatherford ex rel. Michael L. v. State, 206 Ariz. 529, 81 P.3d 320 (2003)Graves v. Arpaio, 633 F. Supp. 2d 834 (D. Ariz. 2009) aff'd, 623 F.3d 1043 (9th Cir. 2010)Luchanski v. Congrove, 193 Ariz. 176, 971 P.2d 636 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1998)Rondberg v. Arizona Bd. of Chiropractic Examiners, 182 Ariz. 409, 897 P.2d 711 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1995)Manistee Town Ctr. v. City of Glendale, 227 F.3d 1090 (9th Cir. 2000)In re McVay, 215 Ariz. 69, 158 P.3d 198 (2007)Lavidas v. Smith, 195 Ariz. 250, 987 P.2d 212 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1999)Wells Fargo Credit Corp. v. Smith, 166 Ariz. 489, 803 P.2d 900 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1990)Esplendido Apartments v. Metro. Condo. Ass'n of Arizona II, 161 Ariz. 325, 778 P.2d 1221 (1989)Mur-Ray Mgmt. Corp. v. Founders Title Co., 169 Ariz. 417, 819 P.2d 1003 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1991)State v. Lycett, 133 Ariz. 185, 650 P.2d 487 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1982)Warren v. Whitehall Income Fund 86, 170 Ariz. 241, 823 P.2d 689 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1991)Johnson v. Cavan, 152 Ariz. 452, 733 P.2d 649, (Ariz. Ct. App. 1986)Weatherford v. State, 203 Ariz. 313, 54 P.3d 342 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2002) opinion aff'd in part, vacated in part sub nom. Weatherford ex rel. Michael L. v. State, 206 Ariz. 529, 81 P.3d 320 (2003)W. Valley View, Inc. v. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, 216 Ariz. 225, 165 P.3d 203 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2007)Harvey v. Brewer, 605 F.3d 1067 (9th Cir. 2010)Chavez v. Brewer, 222 Ariz. 309, 214 P.3d 397 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2009)State, Dept. of Admin. Risk Mgmt. Div. v. Univ. Physicians, Inc., 182 Ariz. 262, 895 P.2d 1025 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1994)Braillard v. Maricopa County, 224 Ariz. 481, 232 P.3d 1263 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2010), review denied (Jan. 4, 2011)Charlton v. Estate of Charlton, 841 F.2d 988 (9th Cir. 1988)Esplendido Apartments v. Metro. Condo. Ass'n of Arizona II, 158 Ariz. 487, 763 P.2d 983 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1988) vacated, 161 Ariz. 325, 778 P.2d 1221 (1989)Gonzalez v. Arizona, 624 F.3d 1162 (9th Cir. 2010) reh'g en banc granted, 08-17094, 2011 WL 1651242 (9th Cir. Apr. 27, 2011)N. Arizona Properties v. Pinetop Properties Group, 151 Ariz. 9, 725 P.2d 501 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1986).
( Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy )
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    • 4.2/5.0 (4 reviews)
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    • 4.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 04/12/14 in Civil Litigation

    • 3.2/5.0 Rated by a Member on 12/02/11 in Civil Litigation

      Dennis is overly agressive, bordering on unethical at times. Fights on issues just because he can rather than what will be beneficial to his clients.

      Dennis is overly agressive, bordering on unethical at times. Fights on issues just because he can rather than what will be beneficial to his clients. Read less

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      The Wilenchik & Bartness Building , 2810 North Third Street
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