Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce the appointment of firm partner Gregory J. Gnepper as a Commissioner of the Maricopa County Superior Court. The appointment was made by Presiding Judge Janet Barton. Greg will take the bench on March 6 and be assigned to the Initial Appearance Court, part of the criminal division.
Greg practiced at Gammage & Burnham for fourteen years, the last seven as an equity partner. He earned ample courtroom experience, having appeared in almost every state and federal court in Arizona, plus several tribal courts. He served as lead counsel in multiple jury trials and conducted countless bench trials, injunction hearings, and oral arguments. Greg focused on commercial litigation and debt collection The types of cases varied, but they often featured a debtor-creditor relationship, a failed business arrangement, or disputed rights in real estate.
He has established a successful track record of handling all phases of litigation, including pre-litigation investigation and analysis, depositions and motion practice, trials and evidentiary hearings, and appellate briefing and judgment enforcement. He excels in the pursuit of collection remedies, including foreclosures and attachments, wage and bank garnishments, replevins and receiverships. Greg’s expertise extends to litigating disputes that involve bankruptcy issues, business contracts and guarantees, community property, real estate valuation and fraudulent transfers.
Outside of the firm, Greg served as a judge pro tem and wrote articles on a variety of legal topics. Greg was recently appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court’s Committee on Examinations. He previously volunteered on the board of directors of Valley Youth Theatre, a local non-profit, and as secretary of the bankruptcy section of the State Bar of Arizona.
Greg was born and raised in rural Northwest Ohio. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School.
Gammage & Burnham is proud to support Greg as he prepares for this exciting next step in his career. The firm will miss his approachable presence and immense knowledge. There is no doubt that these qualities will lead to great success for all of his future endeavors.
“Joining the judiciary has been my long-term goal, and I’m excited to begin the next stage in my career,” said Greg in a message to the firm. “I am forever grateful for the friendships, experiences, and connections gained here (and without them, I wouldn’t be able to take this step). Having spent my entire professional life at G&B, I will depart with lots of fond memories.”