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David I. Weissman

Senior Counsel
Office

Phoenix

14850 N. Scottsdale Rd
Suite 500
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Fax: +14808226708
Education
J.D., magna cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1997, Editor at Large for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal; West Publishing Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Book Award
B.A., Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1990
State Bar Licenses
Arizona
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Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., District of Arizona
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

David I. Weissman

Senior Counsel

In an effort to help his clients create business practices that comply with local, state, and federal regulations, David Weissman counsels them on employment laws, policies, and procedures. Realizing that issues will still arise, even with the most up-to-date policies in place, David is there to defend them against claims for employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, unpaid wages, and other employment-related disputes.

David has experience in all aspects of employment litigation in federal and state courts, administrative agency proceedings, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He works proactively with employer clients both to avoid and resolve employment issues by providing day-to-day advice on hiring, discipline, termination, and other employment matters. David’s practice also includes preparing and reviewing employee confidentiality agreements, post-employment restrictive covenants, severance agreements, and employee policy manuals, assisting with internal investigations, providing reduction-in-force analyses, and training company managers and supervisors on employment best practices.

David’s background as general counsel for two Arizona-based home furnishings retail companies means that he understands the challenges facing growing companies and offers practical, efficient legal solutions. David’s oversight included all legal matters and various business-side activities including human resources, benefits, insurance, and real estate operations. The experience working in-house is a benefit he brings to all of his client relationships.

In addition to his experience in the retail industry, David has also represented companies in employment law and business litigation representing companies in the manufacturing, automotive, telecommunications, medical, and human services industries.

Awards/Achievements
Fiesta Bowl Committee 2014-15 George Leonard Rookie of the Year award
Listed in Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011
Memberships
The Hertel Report, Advisor
Debbie Gaby Charities, Founding Director
Sandra Day O'Connor American Inn of Court, Two-Term Past President
Fiesta Bowl Committee
Experiences

Counseled Arizona employers and employees on employment discrimination matters relating to individuals’ status as medical marijuana cardholders, including drafting policies, advising on specific situations regarding applicants and employees, and representing clients in disputes involving alleged discrimination based on physician-approved use of medical marijuana. 

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On behalf of landlords and tenants, reviewed commercial leases for medical marijuana dispensaries. 

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Practice Areas
Labor & Employment
Industries
Cannabis