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Alden A Thomas

Employment and labor Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   11 reviews

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About Alden

Learn Alden’s areas of practice.

Alden is a partner in Jaburg Wilk's Employment, Insurance, and Education Law groups. Alden’s practice is multifaceted as she advises both employees and employers along with insurance carriers and their insureds. Alden also defends students and educators facing disciplinary proceedings and assists university students with petitions to change their residency classifications and appeals of denied petitions. Her wide array of experience affords her unique insight into how to best protect her clients’ interests.

Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Alden worked for a national law firm, where she practiced primarily in the areas of insurance coverage and civil litigation. After graduating from law school, Alden completed a year-long clerkship with Judge Patricia Orozco at the Arizona Court of Appeals. While clerking, Alden gained invaluable insight into the judicial process and how to effectively persuade judges in written briefs and during oral arguments. She also drafted dozens of appellate opinions and decisions in complex civil, criminal and juvenile matters.

Alden enjoys giving back to the community and has coached multiple undergraduate and law school moot court teams. In 2017, the ASU Law Moot Court Board named her the Coach of the Year after her Representation in Mediation team placed third at the ABA’s national competition. Alden won the national championship as a competitor in law school.

Employment
Alden advises employees and employers in a wide array of issues, including state and federal wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and whistle blower laws. Alden also helps her clients navigate complex employment contract disputes, including disputes concerning the enforceability of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Alden has negotiated numerous favorable settlements on behalf of her clients both pre and post litigation.

Insurance
Alden has extensive experiencing advising insurance carriers and their insureds on insurance coverage and bad faith issues, including representing parties in disputes arising from commercial general liability, auto, homeowners, umbrella and professional liability policies. Alden has secured multiple victories for her clients in both state and federal courts.

Education
Alden represents students and educators accused of violating academic polices, including clients accused of honor code violations and plagiarism. She also assists public university students with petitions and appeals to change their residency status, assisting out-of-state students earn the right to pay in-state tuition.

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Licensed for 7 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 12/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Jaburg & Wilk PC
3200 N Central Ave Fl 20
Phoenix, AZ, 85012-2403

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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Experience, Hands Down
I was referred to Alden by a friend. I was wrongfully terminated by my former employer after being bullied and discriminated against by my manager. I told Alden about the circumstances and she was able to identify exactly where my former employer violated the law and helped me fight back. The end result was a settlement substantially larger than the severance my employer offered me. This entire period of time was one of the hardest times of my life, but Alden's patience and genuine care for my situation made things significantly better. I would highly recommend Alden if you feel like you have been wrongfully terminated or discriminated against.
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Posted by Michael | December 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Upfront and Direct
It was a pleasure working with Alden and team. Once I laid out my case, she then gave me all the options I had. She went into details for each option which allowed me to pick the best choice. Being upfront and direct is what I like.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
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I was terminated from my job as a Special Education teacher. My teaching license was immediately revoked from the state. I was devastated. I had no job or income for 6 months. Ms. Thomas and her partner, Mr. Dane Dodd took an invested interest in my 27 years of teaching. Mr. Dodd was compassionate, patient and understanding of my needs. He went to great lengths in helping me get my teaching license reinstated. I was not a client to him or Ms. Thomas. I was a person. I might add that Ms. Thomas is very knowledgeable representing teachers. I was confident and comfortable from the beginning to the end. She would follow up with me regarding any new development in a time sensitive manner. Do not hesitate to reach out to her practice. From my own experience, Ms. Thomas and Mr. Dodd will fight to the end for you!!!
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Posted by Chris | June 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Discrimination TITLE VII Federal court
Alden was assigned to me under a very senior attorney I hired and after 3 years working on the case, he passed away. Alden was and is always responsive and thoughtful in her interactions with me. I was angry when we met and I wanted Justice on how I was treated. This situation has been the most horrible thing to have to go through. Alden helped and figured out every step of the way. She worked very hard on my case and it showed. Alden carried the case alone for a long time when my original attorney became sick. Alden didn’t skip a beat with me. The big giant City continuously threw things at us, that a majority of the time, the judge awarded in our favor due to the work of Alden. This case went to Jury trial and it was Alden’s first one. SHE and her litigation partner WON! Amazing job. For once I felt I did the right thing. JUSTICE! Finally after 4 years. Alden has grown from the first time I met her when she took the blame for someone else’s mistake on the case, but she wasn’t going to let me down. She made sure from that day on she always made sure things were accurate or if not it was corrected before it got to me. I am sad to have lost my attorney, but happy to have Alden representing me.
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Posted by Courtney | June 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
5 Stars + Repeat Client
While hiring an attorney is never an ideal situation, I have had the pleasure of working with Alden twice now and am confident she has been the best person for the job. I’ve had the unique opportunity to be her client both as an employee and now as an employer. We won my first case due to Alden’s persistency and expertise, and are amidst another case that I look forward to us winning as well. She’s been incredibly educational, diligent, aggressive when needed, and has always made me feel very supported. We’ve gained mutual trust, she always helps ease any fears, and she cares about me genuinely as a person and not just a client. I think my favorite part of working with Alden is we are both young women making waves in our respective industries and we don’t take no for an answer. My father is a serial entrepreneur and he too cannot say enough amazing things about Alden and her tenacity. If you are looking for someone to genuinely care for you + win your case, hire Alden.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Employment Lawyer
Alden was excellent and incredibly helpful, from my initial consultation through successfully closing my case. I had never hired an employment lawyer and had many questions. Alden was patient and worked diligently on my behalf with a challenging former employer.
Posted by Lisa | April 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Strategic, thorough and relentless
Alden was the best attorney I have ever used. Her ability to understand the complex legal aspects of my case, strategically recommend, plan and clearly communicate a course of action made her invaluable to me. She is honest, sets realistic expectations, truly listens to concerns and respects your opinions. After the case was settled, she followed up with me to answer any remaining questions I may have and make sure I was happy with her services. The best!
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Posted by Kraig | December 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
a true up and comer
I've been working with Alden for over a year and feel it is time to write what i feel about her work. In two words: "exceeds expectations." She is a top notch writer and researcher and is a true "up and coming" employment lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Appeal of Arizona Residency Decision
Ms. Thomas gave me advice on how to appeal my state university rejection of my application for Arizona residency as a student. Being classified as a resident would allow me to pay instate tuition for the rest of my education, at great savings to myself. She knew a great deal about the residency appeal process and her instructions on how to go about the appeal were very clear. I won my appeal, and she deserves a great deal of credit.
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Posted by Lindsey | August 22, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Very satisfied with assistance regarding my employment contract
Ms. Thomas effectively resolved my employment dispute concerning termination of a contract, and I am so grateful for her extensive knowledge and wonderful service. I give Ms. Thomas my highest recommendations.
Posted by Stephanie | July 29, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
First class attorney
Alden A. Thomas is a an excellent resource for consultation regarding complex legal cases. Throughout her life, Alden has been awarded various accolades for demonstrating excellent service. She is compassionate, thorough, and committed to her clients’ success. Personally, aside from her outstanding work, I appreciate the time and personalized care Alden has dedicated to my legal concerns over the years.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Jaburg Wilk
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Meagher & Geer, PLLP
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Arizona Court Of Appeals Division I
  • 2014 - 2015

Education

  • Arizona State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Houston Speciality Insurance Company v. Johnson Statewide Caulking, et al.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims filed against client in federal court.
  • Maxwell v. USAA
  • Obtained full dismissal of all claims against client.

Associations

  • Arizona Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Legal Network for Gender Equity
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Coach the Year
  • Arizona State Moot Court Board
  • 2017
  • Graduate
  • Ladder Down
  • 2016
  • Best 3L Editor
  • Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science & Technology
  • 2014
  • Best Student Note
  • Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science & Technology
  • 2014
  • National Champion - Representation in Mediation Competition
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014
  • CALI Award
  • Lodestar Mediation Clinic
  • 2013
  • Dean's Recruitment Scholarship
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2011
  • Induction into Organization
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Arizona Employment Lawyer Association Annual Convention
  • The Role of Insurance in Employment Litigation
  • 2020
  • Litigation Lunch
  • Top Ten Things Partners Should Know When Assigning Work to Associates
  • 2019
  • Employment Law Lunch
  • Can Employers Be Held Vicariously Liable for Sexual Assault under Title VII?
  • 2019
  • Employment Lunch
  • Does Severance Pay Constitute "Wages" for Purposes of Trebling Damages?
  • 2019
  • Litigation Lunch
  • When Do I get a Jury Trial?
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (13)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alden is an intelligent, hard-working, and thoughtful advocate for her clients. I've known Alden for many years, and I do not hesitate to recommend her for labor and employment related issues because I know that she will be an assertive advocate, yet also a compassionate and practical problem-solver. The caliber of Alden's work is reflected in the many accolades she has received, the reputation she has in the legal community, and the thorough guidance she provides to her clients."
Insurance Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Alden is a very bright and hard-working young attorney. Her input and analysis regarding complex coverage issues is invaluable."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alden is a great lawyer. She is thoughtful, dedicated and willing to put in the time to achieve her clients' goals."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alden is a smart, thoughtful young lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alden is smart and dedicated."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alden and I met in law school, and we have stayed close over the years. I often send her employment law referrals because of her skill and her hard work. Alden works tirelessly for her clients, she is always prepared, and she has a natural bedside manner that makes her clients feel comfortable. Most importantly, Alden is passionate about the work she does, and she does not stop fighting until justice has been done. I strongly recommend Alden."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am fortunate to work with Alden as her analysis and experience are impressive. She is also compassionate and understands how to best help clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Excellent attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alden is smart, diligent, and compassionate. As an attorney, she cares about her clients and strives to get the best results for their cases. I highly recommend Alden."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alden is diligent, proactive, and a rising star in her field. She has extensive experience with the courts which serves her clients well. I would not hesitate to recommend her for employment and labor issues."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Alden is an excellent young attorney. She is whip-smart, hard-working, wise beyond her years, and always takes the time to get to know and "walk in the shoes" of her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Alden and I worked on a case together, and she was impressive: intelligent, knowledgeable, and responsible. She is also very personable, which helped foster a great working relationship. Alden is a great attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Thomas is a skilled and astute attorney who is committed to obtaining the best possible result for her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alden is an excellent attorney. She is smart, practical, creative, and thoughtful. Any client would be lucky to have her in their corner."
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Phoenix Employment and labor Lawyer Alden A Thomas
Alden A Thomas
Employment and labor Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 7 years