Arizona’s top law firms for employers are populated almost exclusively by the Phoenix offices of large multinational, national and regional firms. But Coppersmith Brockelman’s unique approach to employment law makes us a sought-after local stand-out. The reasons are the four tenets that guide our employment group: we focus on avoiding disputes; we seek prompt and creative resolution to disputes that do arise; we craft thorough, efficient litigation strategies that seek full vindication of our clients’ position; and we’re excellent stewards of our clients’ resources.
With these drivers guiding our team, we devote a substantial portion of our practice to keeping employers out of litigation and other disputes. We believe that many potential employment claims can be avoided with the exercise of sound practices and judgment, promptly applied. The counseling services we regularly provide include:
Our nimble nature and wide breadth of knowledge has allowed our team to function as an in-house employment law department for a number of employers, ranging from companies with a few dozen employees to national companies with tens of thousands of employees in several states. We sometimes undertake these arrangements pursuant to flat-fee retainer agreements, thus providing our clients with cost certainty, responsiveness, and sophisticated problem solving.
We also handle lawsuits in state and federal courts, defend employers in arbitration proceedings, and represent employers in dozens of administrative proceedings each year before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Arizona Civil Rights Division, and the Arizona Department of Labor. Examples of cases include: