John J. Balitis

John J. Balitis


Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

Recognized since 2010

Phoenix, Arizona

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Mr. Balitis counsels private sector clients as well as government agencies, including the Arizona legislature, on a broad range of employment law and labor relations matters. Over his 30 years of practice, he has represented clients in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Arizona Civil Rights Division, Arizona Industrial Commission, Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Recognizing that some issues need to be resolved at the legislative level, Mr. Balitis has participated in drafting and testifying on Arizona employment-related legislation.

In addition to the administrative and transactional aspects of his practice, Mr. Balitis litigates employment-related disputes in federal and state courts, where he has both bench and jury trial experience and has appeared and argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals. He has considerable experience prosecuting and defending employment claims in preliminary injunction proceedings and representing union employers in labor arbitrations involving disputes under collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Balitis also is experienced in training, investigating, writing, speaking, publishing, and interacting with the media on employment-related topics and developments.

Mr. Balitis also serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association. He participates in proceedings in these capacities in Arizona and other jurisdictions.

Location

  • One East Washington Street, Suite 1900
    Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Virginia, graduated 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, Arizona
  • Colorado, Colorado

Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association - Member, National Roster of Arbitrators
  • American Arbitration Association - Member, National Roster of Mediators
  • American Bar Association - Former Chair, Young Lawyer's Division
  • The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) - Member
  • The Gavel - Your Claims Defense Network - Member
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority - Arbitrator and Panel Chairperson
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce Employee Relations Committee - Member, Employee Relations Committee
  • American Bar Association - Member, Labor Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA) - Member
  • State Bar of Arizona - Member, Labor Section

Court Admissions

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

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

39 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 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
  • Management

Awards:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Elected, Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Listed in “Top 100 Lawyers for 2021,” AZ Big Media (2021)
  • Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers® in the category of:Employment and Labor (2013 - 2021)
  • Listen in Az Business Leaders in the category of:Employment & Labor Relations (2020 - 2022)
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Labor & Employment Law - Arizona - Band 3 (2019 - 2021)
  • Labor & Employment Law - Arizona - Band 4 (2015 - 2018)
  • Listed in 20 People to Know in the Law, Phoenix Business Journal (2016)
  • Ranked in Best Arizona Attorneys (2012)

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