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Robert D. Haws
Robert D. Haws
602.257.7976
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PRACTICE AREAS
Labor and Employment
Education Law

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Robert D. Haws
Robert Haws, Chair of the firm's Employment and Education Law Practice Groups, concentrates his practice on employment law and education law, advising employers on the full range of challenges and opportunities presented by employees. Robert is an experienced litigator and legal counselor, having successfully represented clients before juries, state and federal judges, appellate courts, numerous government boards, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, and the Attorney General's office, as well as and in a number of alternative dispute resolution formats.

Robert is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for both Labor and Employment, and Education Law. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

EDUCATION
University of Utah (B.S., cum laude, Finance, 1986)
University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1989, Leary Scholar; Utah Law Review)

ADMISSIONS
Arizona, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1998

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
State Bar of Arizona (member, Employment & Labor Law Section)
Maricopa County Bar Association (member, Employment Law Section)
American Bar Association
Arizona Council of School Attorneys (past chairman, Executive Committee)

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
Represented a rural school district in a federal court jury trial where a former principal alleged sex discrimination. The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict on all counts.
Obtained summary judgment for a large construction company in a lawsuit filed by a heavy equipment operator that alleged disability discrimination and other civil rights violations.
Represented a municipality in police and fire dismissal proceedings, all of which resulted in the dismissals being affirmed.
Assisted a chain of fast food restaurants in a FLSA wage and hour audit which resulted in a finding of no violations.
Represented an urban elementary school district opposing the state superintendent of education's landmark attempt to place the district into academic receivership. The state board of education voted against the receivership.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
University of Utah Alumni Association (past vice president, Arizona Chapter)


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