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Tom Rogers is a prominent employment/labor-law attorney in Phoenix and the Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Employment Law Handbook.  On June 15, 2013, Tom was elected as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a highly select group of leading lawyers nationwide who have distinguished themselves in the practice of labor and employment law. Membership is by invitation only and there are fewer than 20 Fellows in Arizona.


Mr. Rogers has been selected as one of the “Best Lawyers In America” in the practice area of Employment Law - Individuals (2013), an annual referral guide listing outstanding attorneys throughout the U.S. selected by their peers, as one of the “Southwest Super Lawyers” bySouthwest Super Lawyers Magazine for having attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and as one of “Arizona’s Finest Lawyers” for demonstrated record of high achievement, excellent legal skills and a well-earned reputation for integrity (


Since 1996 he has been included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale-Hubble (“AV” Rating).  Lawyers with an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell® are those who have been recognized by their peers for excellence in both legal ability and ethical practice. He also was the recipient of the Chair’s First Annual “Member of the Year” Award, awarded in 2011 by the Arizona State Bar’s Employment and Labor Law Section for his sustained and significant contributions to the Section, including his service as Past Chairman of the Section and his continued contributions as Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Employment Law Handbook.


Mr. Rogers has authored a book, The Right Moves When Taking Personnel Actions, and numerous papers and continuing legal education seminar articles.  He has been since 1995, and continues to be, the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Author of the Arizona Employment Law Handbook, a two volume publication by the State Bar of Arizona.  He also has been a Co-Author of the State Bar’s Arizona Appellate Handbook and a Co-Author of Arizona & Federal Employment Law Manual, published by the American Chamber of Commerce, and was a Committee Co-Chair and co-drafter of the “Employment Law Instructions” of the Revised Arizona Jury Instructions (RAJI (Civil) 4th).  He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the National and Arizona Council(s) of School Attorneys and has served on the Arizona Chamber of Commerce’s Employee Relations Committee.  He is Vice President of the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association, also serving on its legislative committee.  He received both his undergraduate degree and law degree (cum laude) from the George Washington University and is admitted to practice in Arizona and Virginia, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.









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  1. Employment: 100%

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Robaina & Kresin PLLC

One East Camelback Road
Suite 710
Phoenix, AZ, 85012-1670


AZActive 197307/14/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law197303/31/2016
NYCurrently registered 196807/10/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
FellowCollege of Labor and Employment Lawyers2013
Southwest Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2012
Arizona's Finest LawyersArizona's Finest Lawyers2011
Member of the YearState Bar of Arizona Employment and Labor Law Section2011
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney - Of CounselRobaina & Kresin PLLC2012 - Present
PartnerLaSota & Peters PLC1999 - Present
PartnerRogers & Whalen, P.C.1992 - 1999
General CounselArizona Physicians IPA1989 - 1992
PartnerLaw Offices of Thomas M. Rogers1987 - 1989
General CounselArizona Agricultural Employment Relations Board1985 - 1987
General CounselAttorney General, State of Arizona1982 - 1984
Assistant Attorney GeneralArizona Attorney General's Office1978 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Employment Lawyers AssociationPresident2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Arizona Association of Defense CounselN/AN/A
National and Arizona Council(s) of School AttorneysN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
ARIZONA EMPLOYMENT LAW HANDBOOKEditor-in-Chief and Co-Author2008
ARIZONA ATTORNEY MAGAZINE, Vol. 43, No. 7 (March 2007)“All Employment Contracts Are Not Created Equal: Arizona’s One-Year Statute of Limitations”2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterPublic AffairsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A