"I have been practicing law for 23 years in the Phoenix, Arizona area. I have held the position of Manager of Litigation Services at Salt River Project for 16 years. Salt River Project is both a power utility and a water provider in the Phoenix area with over $1.8 billion in revenues last fiscal year. SRP is involved in many long-term and extremely complex transactions, including general stream adjudications, Indian tribal water rights settlements, power generation station participation agreements, coal leases and coal supply agreements, and a wide variety of environmental compliance matters. John Weldon has been the primary outside counsel handling all of these matters for Salt River Project. After more than 20 years associated with Mr. Weldon, I can say without hesitation or qualification that he is among the very best attorneys I have ever worked with. He is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable, and his ethical standards are unsurpassed."