Gordon Lewis

Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
Mr. Lewis is a Partner in the firm's Employment Practice Section. He has 19 years experience in the area of labor and employment law. In his labor and employment practice, Mr. Lewis has advised public and private employers on employment policies and practices, and has defended public and private employers against claims alleging wrongful discharge, racial discrimination, sexual discrimination and harassment (including same-sex sexual harassment), age discrimination, disability discrimination, civil rights violations, Family and Medical leave Act issues, and wage and hour claims. Mr. Lewis has represented public employers in due process termination hearings, and assisted public employers in resolving claims relating to privacy rights, free speech, open meetings, public records, and employee due process. Mr. Lewis has drafted and reviewed employment agreements, and has created policies for employers regarding sexual harassment, drug testing, medical leave and other employment issues.

Mr. Lewis is admitted to practice in the State of Arizona, the State of Nevada, the Arizona Federal District Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He received his JD, summa cum laude, from the Arizona College of Law in 1993, and his Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College in 1987. Mr. Lewis is AV rated in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory and is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of labor and employment law and education law.

Professional Recognitions & Awards
•Named 2014-2015 Lawyer of the Year for Education Law - Phoenix by Best Lawyers
•Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Education Law, Employment Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2007 - 2015
•Black Board of Directors (Outstanding Alumnus, 1999)
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Presentations & Publications
•Medical Marijuana in Arizona, Presenter, Arizona Counties Insurance Pool HR Summit, June 2014
•Drug Testing and the Medical Marijuana Act: Public Employer Responsibilities, Presenter, Arizona Counties Insurance Pool, 2014 Public Practice Legal Seminar, May 2014
•Social Media and the First Amendment, Presenter, ASPAA, January 2014
•Rapid Fire Drill - AZ Case Law Updates, Presenter, JSH Seminar, October 2013
•EPLI Headline Grabbing Exposures: Wage and Hour/Workplace Bullying, Presenter, EPLI Southwest Chapter Workshop, May 2013
• Employment Issues That Should Keep You Up At Night. JSH Webinar, May 2013
• Medical Marijuana: Employment Considerations for Public Employers, Presenter, Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association, November 2012
•Responding to Medical Marijuana in the Workplace, Co-Presenter, JSH Current Issues in Government Liability Seminar, November 2012
•Analyzing the Changing Winds in Employment Law: Workplace Bullying, Retaliation Expansion, and More, Co-Presenter, JSH Current Issues in Government Liability Seminar, November 2012
•Preventing Workplace Harassment, City of Flagstaff, Presenter, August 2010
•Preventing Workplace Harassment, Total Transit, Presenter, July 2009
•Avoiding Workplace Harassment Claims, McCandless of Arizona, Presenter, February 2009
•So You Have Been Sued?: Email, Public Records and Litigation Holds in a K-12 Environment, Presenter, AZ School Boards Association's Annual School Law Conference, September 2008
• Staying Relevant: Civil Rights in 2008, Learning from the Past, Addressing Today's Concerns, Staying Prepared for Future Challenges, Presenter, Arizona State Bar Convention, 2008
•Establishing Policies to Minimize Workplace Violence, Presenter, AZ PRIMA Chapter Meeting, 2003
•Employees and Deposition Pitfalls, Presenter, PRIMA Western Regional Conference, 2002
•Responding to BOMEX Complaints, Presenter, Pima County Medical Society, 2001
•New Developments in the ADA and FMLA, Presenter, Society of Human Resources Managers Law Conference, 2001
•A New Legal Landscape for Employee Handbooks? Presenter, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Client Symposium, 1999
•Constructive Discharge: Arizona's New Legislation, Presenter, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Client Symposium, 1997
•Sexual Harassment, Presenter, Paradise Valley School District; Alhambra School District; Isaac School District; 1997
•Employment Torts, Presenter, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, 1996
• Arizona Employment Law, Presenter, Valley Educational Institute, 1996
•Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA, Presenter, Council on Education in Management's 11th Annual Personnel Law Update, 1996
•Avoiding Claims of Sexual Harassment, Presenter, Arizona Association of Homes for the Aging Annual Convention; Phoenix Elementary School District; 1995
•Employers Must Proceed Carefully in Employment Actions Involving Disabilities, Co-author, ANAgrams (publication of the Arizona Newspapers Association), 1994

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Areas of Law

  • Employment Law
  • Governmental Liability, Including Civil Rights and Defense of Educational Institutions

 

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Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1993, Arizona
1994, Nevada
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended

University of Arizona College of Law
Class of 1993
J.D.
summa cum laude

University Attended

Pomona College
Class of 1987
B.A.
Economics

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Professional Associations & Memberships
•State Bar of Arizona (Labor & Employment Section, Member; CLE Committee Program Chair, 1994 to 1995, 2000 to 2001)
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Gordon Lewis
Partner
 2901 North Central Avenue, Suite 800,
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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