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.

Civic/Community Associations
•Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus Pine Council (Board of Directors, April 2009 to present; Executive Committee Member, 2013 - present)
•Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors, April 2011 to April 2013
•Community Legal Services (Board of Directors, 1999 to 2000, 2004 to 2012; Treasurer, 2005 to 2006; Vice-President, 2006 to 2007; President, 2007 to 2008)
•Arizona Town Hall (Board of Directors, 2006 to present; Panel Chair, 2004, 2006 -2012)
•Tucson Black Chamber of Commerce (Former Banking/Finance Committee Chair)
•Phoenix Art Commission (Former Member; General Operating Support Panelist, 1999)
•Actors Theater of Phoenix (Board of Directors, 1996 to 2000; Fund Development Committee Chair, 1996 to 1999)
•Black Board of Directors (Member, 1996; Alumnus, 1997 to present)
•Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tucson (Human Resources Committee Chair; Former Board Member)
•Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona (Former Board Member)

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
•“Emerging Trends: An Overview Of New Case Law And Developments,” Presenter, 2014 JSH Annual Seminar: It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt, November 2014
•“Government Employees And The Freedom To Tweet, Post, Like, And Share?,” Presenter, 2014 JSH Annual Seminar: Current Issues in Governmental Liability, November 2014
•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 -

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Areas of Law

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


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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
summa cum laude

University Attended

Pomona College
Class of 1987

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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
 2901 North Central Avenue, Suite 800,
Phoenix, AZ 85012


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