Amy J. Gittler

Amy J. Gittler


Jackson Lewis P.C.

Recognized since 2010

Phoenix, Arizona

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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In 1983, Ms. Gittler argued and prevailed before the United States Supreme Court in Arizona Governing Committee v. Norris, a case which held it is unlawful for an employer to pay lower monthly benefits to women than men upon retirement.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Gittler was a member of the law firm of Frazer Ryan Goldberg Arnold & Gittler LLP. Early in her career, Ms. Gittler was Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, where her practice concentrated in the areas of employment discrimination and the rights of persons with mental and physical disabilities.

Ms. Gittler graduated from Northwestern Law School and obtained her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College. Ms. Gittler has been selected for “Best Lawyers in America®,” as a Southwest Super Lawyer, and one of the top employment lawyers in Chambers USA. In 2006, Ms. Gittler was named one of the top 500 litigators in the country by Law Dragon. Ms. Gittler has also been recognized by the State Bar of Arizona and the Maricopa County Bar Association as one of 100 Outstanding Women and Minority Leaders. She maintains an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Location

  • 2111 East Highland Avenue, Suite B-250
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

Education

  • Northwestern University , J.D., graduated 1977
  • Oberlin College, BA, graduated 1972

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, State Bar of Arizona

Jackson Lewis P.C.
Headquarters: New York, New York

240 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

81 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Employment
  • Labor
  • Management

Awards:

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leading Employment Lawyer in Arizona, Chambers USA, 2005 - present
  • One of Top 500 Litigators in the Country, LawDragon, 2006
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2007- present

Ms. Gittler has successfully:

  • Represented employers in state and federal court in the full range of employment matters including discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA, ERISA, whistle blowing, and wage and hour claims;
  • Obtained summary judgment in state and federal court in cases alleging wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and national origin discrimination;
  • Arbitrated matters through the American Arbitration Association;
  • Defended and prosecuted cases involving non-competes and non-solicitation agreements, obtaining injunctions against former employees; and
  • Defended hundreds of charges before the EEOC and ACRD.

Other Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court

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