Gordon Lewis has been named the 2014-2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Education Law in Phoenix. According to Best Lawyers, when an attorney is selected as “Lawyer of the Year,” it “reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”
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, 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.
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. Lewis has drafted and reviewed employment agreements, and has created policies for employers regarding sexual harassment, drug testing, medical leave and other employment issues.