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About Me

In January 2014, Dave Kresin was named "Employee Rights Attorney of the Year in Arizona" by Corporate INTL Magazine's Global Awards. In June 2014, he received the same honor from the Global Law Experts Practice Area Awards.  

Dave represents employees and small businesses in employment litigation matters including discrimination, retaliation, medical leave denial, restrictive covenant enforcement, unpaid compensation disputes, and wage and hour violations. Dave is licensed in the state courts of Arizona, Kansas and Missouri, as well as the U.S. District Courts for Arizona and Kansas, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Dave previously served as a law clerk to the Hon. G. Thomas VanBebber in the United States District Court for Kansas.

Dave has substantial experience in federal courts, state courts, private arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. Dave’s trial experience includes: a jury verdict on behalf of a employee terminated in retaliation for reporting violations of Arizona law; an arbitration award on behalf of a employee deprived of his commissions; a jury verdict on behalf of a corporation against a director/former employee who breached his fiduciary duties to the company; a jury verdict on behalf of individual defendants accused of race discrimination and harassment; a jury verdict on behalf of individual plaintiffs on contract and conversion claims; an arbitration award on behalf of two corporate executives on breach of employment contract and statutory wage claims.

Dave has presented on a wide variety of employment law topics and authored several articles relating to federal employment law issues including:

Presenter, "The OSHA-Administered Whistleblower Laws", Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, February 2011

Presenter, "Updates on the FMLA and ADA", Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, February 2009

Presenter, “Untangling the Web of Overlapping FMLA, ADA, PDA, Workers’ Comp, and Antidiscrimination Laws,” Council on Education in Management FMLA Update, October 2005


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Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 90%
    18 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    18 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Francis G Fanning

    I endorse this lawyer. David has been on both sides of employment matters and has an extensive knowledge of the law. We have discussed a number of employment discrimination issues, and his understanding of this complex area of law is outstanding.


    Francis Fanning Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Robaina & Kresin, PLLC

One E. Camelback Road
Suite 710
Phoenix, AZ, 85012-0001

Robaina & Kresin, PLLC

2 E. Congress Street
Suite 900
Tucson, AZ, 85701



AZActive 199905/27/2015
MOInactive voluntarily199901/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Employee Rights Attorney of the Year in ArizonaCorporate Intl Magazine2014
Arizona's Finest LawyersArizona's Finest Lawyers2011
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRobaina & Kresin PLLC/David C. Kresin P.C.2006 - Present
AssociateSteptoe & Johnson, LLP2002 - 2006
AssociateGallagher & Kennedy, P.A.1999 - 2002
Law ClerkU.S. District Court1997 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Employment Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Arizona Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Equal Employment Opportunity CommitteeMember2001 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Employment and Labor Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Caldwell v. J & J Rocket Co.Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment Granted
Revit v. First Advantage Tax Consulting Services LLCDefendant's Motion for Summary Judgment Denied
Revit v. First Advantage Tax Consulting Services LLCDefendant's Motion to Dismiss Denied
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Publication NameTitleDate
Arizona Employment Law HandbookFee Applications (2014 Supplement)2014
Employment Relations TodayFederal Regulations Update2006
Employment Relations TodayFederal Regulations Update2005
Employment Relations TodayFederal Regulations Update2004
The Journal of the Kansas Bar AssociationProtecting the Protectors: The Public Duty Doctrine1999
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Cornell College of IowaPolitical Science/HistoryBachelor of Arts1994
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Annual MeetingThe OSHA-Administered Whistleblower Laws2011
Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Annual MeetingUpdate on the ADA and the FMLA2009
October 2005 FMLA UpdateUntangling the Web of Overlapping FMLA, ADA, PDA, Workers' Comp, and Antidiscrimination Laws2005
March 2005 FMLA UpdatePreventing Mismanagement and Improper Denial of Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave2005
Arizona Newspaper Association Annual MeetingCurrent HR Issues2004
Continuing Legal Education BreakfastChanges to Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence2000