AZCOPS introduces legal counsel
AZCOPS is pleased to announce the retention of attorneys with Robaina & Kresin PLLC to represent our members.
Robaina & Kresin is an employment law firm representing employees in the public and private sector throughout Arizona, in administrative appeals, mediations, arbitrations, and in state and federal courts. Our attorneys include:
Edmundo Robaina – Edmundo received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1989, and his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1996. Edmundo began his legal career with Yen & Pilch, PLC, primarily representing law enforcement officers throughout Arizona in disciplinary hearings, as well as in AZPOST hearings. In 2001, after a stint with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Edmundo began his employment law practice. Edmundo has extensive administrative, litigation and appellate experience and has had numerous large victories and settlements in lawsuits involving law enforcement officers with wrongful termination, disability retirement, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases. In 2011, Edmundo was named one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.
David Kresin – David graduated with a B.A. in History & Political Science from Cornell College of Iowa in 1994, and attended the University of Kansas School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif. David received his J.D. in 1997, and clerked for a U.S. District Court Judge in Kansas from 1997 to 1999. From 1999 to 2006, David gained significant employment experience working as a management-side employment attorney for two large firms, Gallagher & Kennedy and Steptoe & Johnson. In 2007, David opened his own practice counseling and representing employees and small businesses in employment litigation. During his career, David has had several significant trial victories and settlements. In 2011, David was named one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, and in 2012, he was elected to the board of the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association.
Thomas Griffin – Thomas graduated with a B.S. from Arizona State University in 1997, and received his J.D. from Arizona State University Law School in 2003. From 2004 to 2006, Thomas worked as an Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office, where he handled more than 65 jury trials. In 2006, Thomas joined Beus Gilbert as an associate working on large commercial litigation cases. In 2008, Thomas joined Robaina & Palomino, P.C. Thomas became a partner in Robaina & Kresin PLLC in 2011. Thomas counsels and represents public and private employees in a wide variety of state and federal employment matters including wrongful termination, wage and hour, discrimination and retaliation, as well as in administrative matters and cases involving retirement/disability issues within the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (APSPRS) and the Arizona State Retirement System (AASRS).
Samuel Randall – Sam, a former adult probation officer, graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University in 1998. Sam attended the University of Nebraska College of Law, where he was the Executive Editor of the Nebraska Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif. Sam received his J.D. with high distinction in 2005, and worked as a staff attorney for Ryley Carlock and Applewhite from 2006 to 2007. Sam worked as a litigation associate with Beus Gilbert PLLC from 2007 to 2012, and joined Robaina & Kresin in April of 2012, where his practice is focused on the area of employment law.
Thomas Rogers – Tom graduated with a B.A. in Public Affairs from George Washington University in 1967, graduated from U.S. Army Engineer Officer Candidate School in 1969, and received his J.D. (cum laude) from the National Law Center, George Washington University, in 1973. Tom has over 30 years of experience representing public and private employees and employers in an extensive range of administrative, trial and appellate matters. Tom has written and lectured extensively on employment law matters and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Employment Law Handbook. In 2011, Tom was named one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. In 2012, Tom was honored as a “Southwest Super Lawyer,” and became “of counsel” to Robaina & Kresin.