Coconino County Bar Association Board

    Erin M. Evans

    President

    Erin M. Evans has been with the firm Garrey, Woner, Hoffmaster & Peshek since 2006. Erin primarily practices in the areas of general liability and insurance defense, specifically wrongful death, personal injury, construction defect, professional negligence and complex litigation. Erin is also instrumental in the firm’s appellate practice work. In 2011, Erin was honored as one of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona for her guardianship and adoption work through the Volunteer Lawyers Program. Prior to practicing law, Erin was a teacher. Outside of the office, Erin and her family frequently travel the world looking for adventure and good food. When she is not in search of good food, Erin is also an advocate for local arts and sciences and volunteers on non-profit boards and committees supporting these causes.

        Edward J. Walneck

        Vice President

        Originally from Safford, Arizona, Edward Walneck is a proud native Arizonan who earned his undergraduate degree in History from Harvard University. He then spent four years in Asia studying Mandarin Chinese and Korean and earning a Masters at the University of Hong Kong. When he returned to the United States he worked for Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona as a Congressional Aide and attended the University of Arizona, graduating with a law degree in the spring of 2014. Mr. Walneck joined Aspey, Watkins & Diesel, pllc in September 2014. In his free time he enjoys hiking the trails and monuments of Northern Arizona with his family.

            Heidi Fabritz Wolford

            Treasurer

            Heidi Fabritz Wolford is a third generation Flagstaff native.  She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2003 and received her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2008. Heidi is a partner with Kutak Rock’s Scottsdale office but is located permanently in Flagstaff.  She focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, including matters relating to development, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and financing, with particular expertise in handling the real estate components of charter school financing projects in conjunction with Kutak Rock’s public finance practice. Prior to attending law school, Heidi worked for the law firm of Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell & Tucker PC.  In her free time, Heidi enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with her family.

                Jason Bliss

                Secretary

                Before moving to Flagstaff, Jason Bliss was based in Phoenix, Arizona, where he gained 20 years of diverse experience in a wide array of litigation matters. Mr. Bliss’ experience includes litigating and trying serious personal injury matters involving serious automobile accidents and liquor liability/dram shop allegations as both a plaintiff and a defendant. Mr. Bliss also has significant experience litigating construction-related disputes in various contexts, including on behalf of or adverse to design builders, architects, engineers, materials testing consultants, and specialty trade subcontractors in both residential and commercial construction settings. He handles insurance coverage matters on behalf of various insurers, including general liability insurers, professional liability insurers, and auto and property insurers. He has authored coverage opinions as well as litigated insurance-coverage related disputes. In addition, Mr. Bliss defends commercial lines insureds in various subject areas focusing on construction litigation, liquor liability lawsuits, tire defect lawsuits, and other serious personal injury and death litigation. He also has considerable experience litigating other commercial matters including real estate disputes, partnership or corporate disputes, copyright infringement issues, and commercial and residential landlord tenant matters.

                    Paul Rubin

                    Member at Large

                    Paul Rubin is a Prosecutor with the Coconino County Attorney’s Office. Prior to moving to Flagstaff, Paul lived in Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked for a private plaintiff’s civil litigation that exposed him to various aspects of trial work. This experience helped him understand how to litigate plaintiff’s personal injury cases involving construction accidents, medical malpractice, motor vehicle & trucking collisions, and product defects. Paul earned his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Outside of the office, you can find Paul on a court playing basketball, on a mountain hiking or snowboarding, or on a field playing summer league softball.