Barney Holtzman | Employment Attorney | Fennemore Craig
  • Education

    • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
    • B.A., Duke University

     

    • Order of the Coif
    • Writer, Arizona Law Review, 1994-1995
    • Clerkship, Chief Justice Thomas A. Zlaket, Arizona Supreme Court
  • Areas of Practice

  • Awards and Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2017-2019
    • Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2010-2019
    • Southwest Super Lawyers®, 2014-2018
    • Best Lawyers®, Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law Management, 2015
    • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business- Voted as one of Arizona's top attorneys in Commercial Litigation as well as Labor and Employment, 2009
    • Mentor of the Year, Tucson Business Edge 40 Under 40, 2007
    • Recipient, Gary I. Sarver Young Leadership Award, 2002-2003
    • Top Tucson Lawyers, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Recognized as one of Tucson's Top Lawyers in Employment Law Management, Litigation-ERISA, Litigation-Labor & Employment
    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Articles And Presentations

     

    Other Articles and Presentations

     

    • Quoted, "Nurses at Two Tucson Hospitals Vote to Unionize," Arizona Public Media, November 9, 2018
    • Speaker, "Hot Topics for Tax and Legal Professionals," Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona’s Professional Advisory Group, August 22, 2018
    • Interview, "How the Latest Supreme Court Ruling Affects Workers' Rights," 104.1 KQTH, May 29, 2018
    • Interview, “Teacher Strike in a Right-to-Work State,” 104.1 KQTH, April 25, 2018
    • Quoted, "Why Are Arizona Teachers Walking Out and Not Striking?" Arizona Public Media, April 24, 2018
    • Quoted, "Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Kicking In For Arizona Employees," Tucson.com, July 2, 2017
    • Interview, "Prop 206," KVOA, June 2017
    • Interview, "N4T Investigators: Call Center Employees Could Be Out of Work At Month's End," News 4 Tucson, April 17, 2017
    • Speaker, "2016 Human Resources Hot Topics," The Institute of Internal Auditors Tucson Chapter, October 2016
    • Speaker, "Managing Risk Through Good Employment Practices," Jewish Community Center Executive Conference, February 2016
    • Author, "Factors to Consider When Firing an Employee," Inside Tucson Business, September 2015
    • Speaker, "Local Rules & Customs in our Different Superior Courts: What You Don't Know When You're From Out of Town," CLE by the Sea, July 2015
    • Author, "Ways to Avoid Litigation," Inside Tucson Business, April 2015
    • Speaker, "Best Practice in Employment Law," Fennemore Craig Employment Law Breakfast Briefing, October 2014
    • Author, "Weekly Top 10: Hire Smart – Get it right," Inside Tucson Business, September 2014
  • PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

    • Member, Arizona Bar Association
    • Member, Pima County Bar Association
    • Member, Volunteer Lawyers Program
    • Chair, Board of Directors, Tucson Jewish Community Center
    • Board of Directors, Ben's Bells Project
    • Adjunct Professor, Employment Discrimination Law, University of Arizona College of Law
    • Former Chair, Labor and Employment Section Continuing Legal Education Committee, State Bar of Arizona
    • Former Chair, Executive Counsel, Labor and Employment Section, State Bar of Arizona
  • ADMISSIONS

    • Arizona
    • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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