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Tony Caliendo

Tony Caliendo


Managing Partner | [email protected]

Tony has been representing clients in civil litigation for more than 17 years. He has represented businesses and individuals in a wide range of commercial and other civil disputes, and he focuses on helping his clients achieve the most favorable results possible, whether that means pursuing litigation to a final judgment or negotiating a resolution to the dispute. Tony has litigated cases in state and federal courts and represented clients in arbitrations and mediations. Tony has won cases on pretrial motions, and he has also helped his clients win at trial. Tony helps his clients understand their options and select the course of action that best serves their interests. Tony knows how to focus on the most important issues and advance his clients’ most compelling arguments.

Tony received his law degree in 2004 from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Utah State University. Tony speaks Spanish. He was formerly a partner at Perkins Coie LLP.


Bert Millett

Bert Millett


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Managing Partner | [email protected]

Bert is a State Bar-certified Real Estate Specialist with extensive experience in business law, real estate law, and contract disputes. His clients rely on him for his ability to effectively advocate for them with attention to detail and accuracy. Bert is well-known for his dedication to every client and personally oversees their account to ensure that they receive the personal attention and service they expect.

Bert earned a Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2006. In addition, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, also from ASU. Prior to law school, Bert managed a mid-sized business where he gained hands-on experience in the legal issues presented to business owners. As a law student, he volunteered extensively in a variety of pro-bono organizations and worked at the highest levels of both the State and Federal Governments. Bert is fluent in Spanish and welcomes Spanish-speaking clients.

Bert is a sixth-generation Arizonan. Each fall, Bert helps to organize the Mesa Sprint Triathlon to help raise funds for the Foundation for Mesa Parks and Recreation. When not at work, Bert enjoys water sports, hiking, cycling, growing fruit trees, and spending time with his family.


Dan Nies

Dan Nies


Partner | [email protected]

Dan has been practicing law in Arizona since 2013. Before joining Orangewood, Dan worked for the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s office for four and a half years. His civil rights experience centered around the claims of discrimination in employment, fair housing, and public accommodations. While working for the Attorney General’s Office, Dan carved out a niche as a mediator for the Attorney General’s mediation program. Dan mediated over seventy-five complaints and helped teach mediation classes. In addition to mediations, Dan negotiated over twenty settlements. In 2021, he was recognized for his leadership and professionalism with the Attorney General’s office Leadership in Action award. The perspective Dan gained while working for the Attorney General’s office helps him to analyze cases objectively and give counsel that is in a client’s best interest. Prior to his time at the Attorney General’s office, Dan worked for three years at a wireless zoning acquisition company. During his time there he gained valuable experience negotiating leases, working with city planning departments, and presenting at city council meetings. Dan graduated from the University of Nebraska Law School with distinction in 2013. Nebraska Cornhuskers football continues to be an integral part of Dan’s fall Saturdays. Prior to attending law school, Dan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Jamestown in Jamestown North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science. Dan grew up on a farm in rural North Dakota, giving him a particular appreciation for Arizona’s balmy January climate. Away from the office Dan loves spending time with his family, including his wife Hannah and two young children as well as extended family. Dan also enjoys reading, basketball, and weightlifting and is a devoted student of the art of wood pellet barbecue.


Le Hong

Le Hong


Paralegal | [email protected]

Le is a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and Arizona Paralegal Association (APA). Le holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from DeVry University and is a NALA Certified Paralegal and an Advanced Certified Paralegal in Discovery. Le has been assisting clients with their legal needs since 2003 working in both the public and private sector. She has expertise in many areas of law including civil litigation, estate planning, bankruptcy, education, employment, real estate and business transactions. Le is an Arizona native and is passionate about fitness. She enjoys hiking and CrossFit. Le is fluent in Vietnamese.


Kirk Norwood

Kirk Norwood


Paralegal | [email protected]

Kirk got his start in the legal field in 2016 working for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office- Child and Family Protection Division. He joined the AGO as an intern and quickly became a paralegal, handling all aspects of trial preparation. Kirk manages client billing, administrative tasks, and paralegal work. Kirk received his associates in arts from Mesa Community College in 2010 and went on to receive his paralegal certificate from Phoenix College in 2016. He is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree through Brigham Young University- Idaho. Kirk loves to spend time with his wife and two kids. He also loves hiking, camping and sporting events. Kirk roots for all the Arizona sports teams and the Green Bay Packers.