John Alan Doran - Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

John Alan Doran

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 602-240-3032

John Alan Doran focuses his practice in the areas of labor & employment, appellate, and litigation. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for his labor and employment practice, and has repeatedly been recognized by his peers as among the "Best of the Bar" in Arizona. He is also rated in Chambers USA for labor & employment. In addition, John has been recognized by his peers as a "Southwest Super Lawyer" for his labor & employment practice and his appellate practice.


John's labor & employment practice covers a broad range of services from client counseling and prevention strategies, to litigation, to appeals. His practice includes mass employment and wage/hour class and collective action litigation; employment discrimination and wrongful termination litigation; ERISA litigation; non-competition, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation; arbitration; traditional labor law and union avoidance; OSHA compliance and defense; harassment training and litigation; executive employment contracts; downsizing; qui tam and government contractor obligations; and personnel policies and disciplinary issues. John is a nationally recognized lecturer in the labor & employment field.

Client Comments

"Mr. Doran is the most creative and persuasive legal writer that we utilize at PING. He is also an extremely effective oral advocate. If I were facing an important personal legal matter, John Doran would most definitely be the lawyer I would choose."

"John Doran is a no-nonsense lawyer. He provides solid legal advice, while always keeping in mind the business needs of our company. We are a unique business, governed by specific laws and regulations. John has learned our business, and has consistently been a strong advocate for us in the industry, as well as in negotiations, litigation, etc. John has provided outstanding legal advice to our company for a number of years, and we will continue to count on him for years to come. He is, by far, one of the best attorneys I have worked with."

"John is a pragmatic attorney. He's adept at crafting the right solution in the context of our business environment and needs."

-Ric Pringle
NPL Counsel
NPL Construction Co.

"John Doran is highly skilled and equally engaging -- I don't usually "gush" so about outside counsel, but he's exceptional."

-Ric Pringle
NPL Counsel
NPL Construction Co.

"John's a terrific, creative, dedicated, and tenacious outside counsel. We have been working on a series of issues, most of which are generally interconnected, over the years. I have recently appointed John as "national" counsel for all matters relating to these issues. He understands the client dynamic and clearly has a client-first approach. Through John, my client has established a broader, national relationship with his law firm. I am proud to recommend John as one of the best lawyers with whom I work."

-Richard Rosen
Senior Litigation Counsel
Marsh & McLennan Companies

"John Doran has represented us well for many years. His advice has been valuable in preventative measures and his litigation skills are exceptional. He has given us many successful results."

-Rawleigh Grove
VP General Counsel

Office Location

201 East Washington Street, Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Phoenix Metro Area
John Alan Doran has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Qui Tam Law