Fennemore Craig and Dowling Aaron Merger Finalized

Talk of the Town Firm Merger

PHOENIX, AZ—Today, Fennemore Craig and Dowling Aaron officially merged, creating a full-service law firm with 10 offices and a geographic footprint stretching from Colorado to California, with roughly 175 lawyers and an additional 170 allied legal professionals. This union creates a combined firm with over $90 million in gross revenue and a base of roughly 10,000 business clients.

The combined firm will be called Fennemore Craig Dowling Aaron in California. Fennemore Craig’s CEO, James Goodnow, will remain chief executive of the combined firm, and Dowling Aaron’s President, Leigh Burnside, will join the new firm’s Management Committee. Sarah Strunk will continue on as Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors. Named partner and Dowling Aaron Chair, Richard Aaron, will become California Region Chair.

Fennemore is also marking the occasion with a complete rebrand of its company image, including a new logo, brand identity and website.

“Though our legal name will remain Fennemore Craig, P.C., we have ultimately decided to move forward with a simplified logo that reads ‘Fennemore.’ The orange period in our new logo symbolizes the abbreviated firm name, and is a way to pay homage to our previously named partners,” explained Lindsay Moellenberndt, Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer for the firm.


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