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.

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.

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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