Tucson Law Firm

Meet our Tucson attorneys, attorney staff & administration team

Our Law Firm's Difference

At West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman, P.L.L.C., we'll go the extra mile to help our clients achieve their goals. Our law firm is committed to providing honest and valued service at a reasonable price, always striving to benefit our clients and the community in which we live.

All the attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman, P.L.L.C. have valuable experience in all areas of legal counseling and dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. Further, each attorney has developed expertise in specific practice areas of the law that are emphasized in his particular practice. As a result, every client of the firm can expect to receive sound, professional advice and representation.

The attorneys meet weekly to review cases and issues affecting the firm's clients. As this venue allows the attorneys to exchange thoughts, to share ideas and to explore alternative approaches to problem solving, the client receives the benefit of the full resources of the firm.


Attorney’s Staff

Catherine Kurowski

Email: catherine@welzaz.com

Catherine is David West's legal assistant, and has been since October 2005. She has worked in the legal field for 27 years and has experience in probate, guardianship/conservatorship, personal injury, bankruptcy, civil litigation and business transactions.

Kathleen A. Shear

Email: kathleen@welzaz.com

Kathleen is Brian Longenbaugh's legal assistant. She has worked in the legal field for 24 years in Colorado and Arizona. She has experience in civil litigation, family law, construction law, estate planning, probate, landlord/tenant, and personal injury.

Erin Sunday

Email: erin@welzaz.com

Assistant to Bobbi Berry and Joseph Mendoza.
Erin started her legal career over thirty-three years ago after graduating business college. She started as a reception at a law firm and moved her way up the ranks to legal assistant. She has worked for various law firms in her career, and as a matter of fact 20 years ago she worked at this firm where Mr. West and Mr. Zickerman were partners with other attorneys. Her experience is in civil litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice and family law. In her freetime she loves to volunteer at different charity events and has been on the Board of St. Elizabeth’s Health Clinic for over three years.

April Brennan

Email: april@welzaz.com

April Brennan is the paralegal to Joseph Mendoza, Esq. Working in the legal field since 2001, she received her Associate of Sciences degree and Certificate of Completion in Paralegal Studies from Fullerton College in 2006. April’s experience has focused on family law, personal injury, civil litigation, employment law, contracts, and real estate law. April is also an aspiring professional musician, performing in several orchestras and concert bands. She is the founder and General Manager for The Santa Cruz Summer Winds, and President for its parent non-profit organization, The Santa Cruz Music Groups, based out of Southern Arizona.

Briana Squires

Email: briana@welzaz.com

Assistant to Joseph Mendoza.
Briana has been in the legal field for a little over 2 years. She is a recent graduate from the University of Arizona where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a minor in Pre-Law. While attending, she was an active member of the International Pre-Law Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, and a competitor for the University’s Mock Trial team.

In her spare time, Briana enjoys traveling to different countries, going to music festivals all across the United States, and playing softball. She also enjoys curling up on the couch to watch movies with her two dogs, Zeus and Apollo.

Michele Waletitsch

Email: michele@welzaz.com

Assistant to Gib Zickerman.
Michele has been in the legal field for over 20 years. She has experience in civil litigation (plaintiff and defense), criminal defense and mitigation, domestic and homeowners’ association law.In her spare time, Michele enjoys service and volunteer work at the Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona, camping and traveling to concerts with her husband of 12 years (Bill) and their dogs Arya and Ruari. Michele is a proud nana to her first grandchild, Esmeralda. She also loves to study Dharma, write, read, and practice yoga

Administrative Staff

Karen Hanzel

Email: karen@welzaz.com

Karen has been the firm's receptionist since February 2004. With her 23 years prior legal office experience Karen is adept at greeting our clients and efficiently handling their telephone calls as well as assisting with bookkeeping tasks.

Denise A. Lown

Email: denise@welzaz.com

Denise is the Office Administrator for the West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman. She is degreed as a Paralegal and certified from Pima Community College in 2010. With 35 years prior accounting background, she is the firms HR Director, in charge of Account Receivables/Accounts Payables and Office Manager.

Outside the office, Denise is an active artist in the Tucson Community and has won many awards for her art work. She is a member of National Society of Decorative Painters, Tucson’s Decorative Painters Guild and the American Gourd Society. Denise volunteers her time teaching stain glass, painting and wood carving.

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