May 2019: Looking Good

Local Standouts Recognized for Achievements and Philanthropy

by Mike Hunter

Achievements

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Fourteen attorneys in the law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy have been recognized as 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers. Additionally, two attorneys have been named as 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars: Matthew R. Boatman, in the area of Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff; and Hannah Porter, in the area of Civil Litigation: Defense.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Annually, only the top 5 percent of attorneys in Arizona and New Mexico are selected by Southwest Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

 

Philanthropy

Volunteers Crochet Care for Patients

In the spirit of National Volunteer Week in April, a group of Cigna volunteers known as “A Common Thread” made and donated 2,479 crocheted caps for patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The group has made and donated more than 15,000 caps to babies in neonatal intensive care units and cancer patients throughout the state in just the last five years. 

A Common Thread started the community service project as a result of Cigna’s national partnership with the March of Dimes. The caps provide warmth for babies facing serious health challenges. In addition to the more than 15,000 caps donated in Arizona, the group has also donated 2,500 to NICUs throughout the country for a total of 17,500 caps.

Books Benefit Foster Children

FirstService Residential, Arizona’s leading HOA management company, recently organized a book drive for Arizona Helping Hands, a local nonprofit organization that provides essentials to boys and girls in foster care. The Emerging Leaders team at FirstService Residential organized the book drive as part of the company’s social purpose initiative aimed to help underserved people in our communities.

FirstService Residential associates and vendor partners participated in the month-long book drive, collecting and donating a total of 900 books to Arizona Helping Hands. These books will help ease the transition for foster children entering new homes throughout the state of Arizona. During FirstService Residential Arizona’s all-company annual meeting held on March 8, 2019, employees made custom bookmarks to include with the book donations.

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