John “Jack” Wilenchik is a litigation and trial lawyer who handles cases in areas including business and employment law, civil rights, law enforcement, victim’s rights matters, and tax audits/deficiencies. He has been named to the national Superlawyers list of “Top Rated Attorneys” by Thomson Reuters. In 2018, he obtained the largest jury verdict in Mohave County history (at $8 million, including $1.77 million in punitive damages), which was also the largest punitive damages verdict for the state of Arizona in 2018 (and second largest verdict overall). In 2017, the White House contacted him directly with the news that President Donald J. Trump had issued his first pardon, to Mr. Wilenchik’s client Joseph M. Arpaio. Mr. Wilenchik practices in all Arizona state and federal courts, the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and United States Tax Court.
Mr. Wilenchik is committed to charity and pro bono work, both in his personal and professional life. He has taken on various cases and causes over the years on a pro bono basis, including a unique case on behalf of a child victim that reached the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Wilenchik also authored a bill to protect child victims that was introduced to the Senate by United States Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) as co-sponsors. He has served as a volunteer attorney for the NAACP, the Rutherford Institute, and the Goldwater Institute, as well as a liaison and special advisor to the Maricopa County Community Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Program. Mr. Wilenchik has also served as a regular volunteer for the Wills for Heroes program, which prepares wills for law enforcement and first responders. Less than one week after taking the bar exam, Mr. Wilenchik donated a kidney to his mother, Becky Bartness.
Mr. Wilenchik speaks Spanish, and his wife (who was born and raised in Guanajuato, MX) can also interpret. He has two daughters, named Jean and Sh