In 2014, Dave Kresin was recognized as the Employee Rights Attorney of the Year in Arizona by the Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards. He also was named one of “Arizona’s Finest Lawyers” in 2011.
Dave Kresin 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
Co-Author, “Federal Regulations Update,” Employment Relations Today, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006
Presenter, “Untangling the Web of Overlapping FMLA, ADA, PDA, Workers’ Comp, and Antidiscrimination Laws,” Council on Education in Management FMLA Update, October 2005