Colleen M Auer

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Contact Information

Auer Law Firm PLLC
11445 E VIA LINDA STE 2-5299, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85259-2655




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1990

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 24, 1992

Other Language(s): None


Colleen Auer is a 1990 graduate of USC law school admitted to practice law in California (inactive), Arizona (active) and North Dakota (active).  Ms. Auer has more than twenty-five (25) years of legal experience and a unique combination of litigation, transactional and corporate training and know-how that she applies to her work for clients.

Prior to founding her own firm in 2013, Ms. Auer served as corporate counsel for BASIS Educational Group, Inc. (a charter school management company) and Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Prescott Valley, Arizona.  Her transition to corporate counsel followed more than fifteen (15) years in private practice as a civil litigator in California for the law firms of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP and Arnold & Porter, LLP and in Arizona for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and three local law firms.  In 2014 Ms. Auer also served briefly as City Attorney for the City of Minot, North Dakota before returning to private practice later that year.

Ms. Auer offers legal services in the areas of corporate compliance, contracts, business litigation, municipal and education law, alternative dispute resolution, civil rights, labor and employment, personal injury and consumer rights.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Appellate Practice Civil Appeals, Criminal Appeals
Business Law Business Arbitration, Business Litigation, Business Fraud, Business Estate Planning, Business Mediation, Business Planning, Business Organization, Business Formation, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Development, Business Crimes, Business Torts, Business Transfers, Business Transactions, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Business Taxation, Business Syndication, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Start-Ups, Business Reorganization, Business Regulation, Complex Business Litigation, Closely Held business Taxation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Buy-Sell Agreements, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, International Business Law, Family Business Successions, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Emerging Growth Companies, Limited Liability Company Law, Joint Ventures, International Joint Ventures, Small Business Law, Professional Practices, Privatization, Private Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Minority Business Law, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law, Strategic Alliances, Sole Proprietorships
Corporate Law Closely Held Corporations, Corporate Banking Law, Corporate Governance, Corporate Formation, Corporate Income Tax, Corporate Insurance, Corporate Insurance Defense, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Organization, Corporate Litigation, Corporate Fiduciary Law, Corporate Finance, Corporate Dissolutions, Corporate Ethics, Corporate Control Contests, Corporate Criminal Law, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Contracts, Incorporation, International Corporate Finance, Foreign Sales Corporations, Hostile Takeovers, Family Limited Partnerships, Family Partnerships, Corporate Workouts, Family Corporations, Corporate Successions, Corporate Tax Controversies, Corporate Tax Planning, Corporate Trusts, Corporate Reorganization, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Planning, Corporate Partnerships, S Corporations, Small Business Corporations, Proxy Contests, Public Corporations, Partnership Organization, Partnership Syndication, Partnership Taxation, Professional Corporations, Partnership Dissolution, Partnership Formation, Offshore Corporations, Nonprofit Corporations, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, International Corporate Law, International Corporate Taxation, Takeovers, Tender Offers, Transfer Pricing
Commercial Law Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Constitutional Law, Commercial Crimes, Commercial Torts, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Liability, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, Commercial Trusts, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law, Negotiable Instruments, International Sale of Goods, Sale of Goods, Retail Liability, Warehousing, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code
Constitutional Law First Amendment Law, Fifth Amendment Law, Other, Media and First Amendment, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Information, Fourth Amendment Law, Fourteenth Amendment Law
Contracts Bid Protests, Contract Litigation, Contract Fraud, Commercial Contracts, Contract Drafting, Federal Contracts, Foreign Military Sales, Defense Contracts, Defense Contract Fraud, Government Construction Contracts, Government Contract Arbitration, Government Contract Fraud, Government Contract Cost Accounting, Government Procurement, International Commercial Contracts, International Government Contracts, International Contracts, Public Contract Law, Public Works Contracts, Public Bidding, Local Government Contracts
Consumer Law Consumer Protection, Consumer Rights, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Consumer Arbitration, Consumer Class Actions, Consumer Collections, Consumer Credit, Consumer Credit Compliance, Consumer Finance, Consumer Fraud, Consumer Litigation
Civil Rights Civil Liberties, Disabled Access, Disability Discrimination, Civil Rights Section 1983, Civil Rights Defense, Womens Rights, Sex Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Public Interest Law, Prisoners Rights Class Actions, Prisoners Rights, Personal Rights, LGBTQIA Rights, International Human Rights, Human Rights, Handicapped Rights, Gay and Lesbian Rights, Discrimination, Disabled Rights, Reproductive Rights
Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation, International Mediation, International Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, Collaborative Law, Arbitration
Labor and Employment Workplace Violence, Whistleblower Litigation, Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Termination Defense, Security Clearances, Sexual Harassment, Taft-Hartley Plans, Title VII Discrimination, Unfair Labor Practices, Uniformed Services Employment, Unemployment Compensation Taxation, Unemployment Compensation, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Union Contract Negotiations, Union Elections, Union Labor Law, Union Organization, Wage and Hour Class Actions, WARN Act, Wage and Hour Law, Prevailing Wage Litigation, Profit Sharing, Public Employee Retirement, Public Pension Plans, Personnel Training, Pregnancy Discrimination, Pension Taxation, Personnel Policies, Public Sector Collective Bargaining, Public Sector Employment Law, Public Sector Labor Relations, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retaliatory Discharge, Retirement Benefit Plans, Reductions in Force, Restrictive Covenants, Negligent Hiring, Noncompete Litigation, National Labor Relations Act, National Origin Discrimination, Multi-Employer Benefits, Multi-Employer Pensions, Minimum Wage Law, Management Labor Law, Outsourcing, Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, Pension Fund Investments, Pension Plans, Non-Qualified Benefits, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, OSHA, Occupational Injuries, 401(k) Plans, Employee Benefits Litigation, Employee Compensation, Employee Discipline, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Leasing, Employee Privacy, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Employee Rights, Employment at Will, Employment Arbitration, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Civil Rights, Employee Stock Ownership Trusts, Employer Intentional Torts, Employer Rights, Employer Liability, Agreements, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination in Employment, Caregiver Discrimination, Cash Balance Plans, Child Labor Law, Civil Service, Deferred Compensation, Disability Benefits, Employee Benefit Taxation, Employee Benefit Trusts, Confidentiality Agreements, Covenants Not To Compete, Collective Bargaining, COBRA, Executive Transfers, Fair Employment Practices, Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fringe Benefits, Harassment, Flexible Benefit Plans, Federal Employment Law, Executive Compensation, Executive Compensation Taxation, Executive Employment Law, Executive Severance Contracts, ERISA Class Actions, ERISA Collections, ERISA Litigation, ERISA Compliance, Equity Compensation, ERISA, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Employment Termination, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Employment Rights, Employment Litigation, Employment Mediation, Employment Claims, Employment Class Actions, Employment Defense, Employment Contracts, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Labor Strikes, Management Employment Law, International Labor law, Labor Antitrust, Labor Arbitration, Labor Law, Industrial Accidents, International Employment Contracts, Health Benefits, Human Resources Law
Litigation Airbag Injury, Automotive Crashworthiness, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Civil Litigation, Chemical Products Liability, Breast Implant Litigation, Chemical Explosions, Class Action Defense, Class Action Prosecution, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Biomedical Products Liability, Bicycle Products Liability, Blood Bank Liability, Breach of Warranty, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Warranty Law, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Design Liability, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Dalkon Shield Litigation, Complex Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Defense Litigation, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Heart Device Litigation, Gas Explosions, Food Products Liability, Food Borne Disease, Flammable Fabrics, Firearms Litigation, Federal Litigation, Drug Contamination, E-Discovery, Engineering Products Liability, Elevator Liability, Federal Civil Litigation, Explosions, Escalator Liability, Environmental Products Liability, International litigation, Industrial Products Liability, Lemon Law, Long-Arm Litigation, Office Equipment Products Liability, Personal Injury Litigation, Motorcycle Products Liability, Manufacturers Liability, Product Warning Labels, Products Liability Arbitration, Products Liability Defense, Products Liability Insurance Coverage, Product Failure, Product Defects, Product Recall, Product Safety, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation, Vaccine Injury, Tobacco Litigation, Trial Practice, Vehicle Rollovers, Recreational Products Liability, Propane Products Liability, Products Liability Subrogation, Products Liability Mediation, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Tire Defect Litigation, Seat Belt Injury, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Warranty Law, Welding Products Liability
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Attorney Fee Disputes, Attorney Grievances, Judicial Discipline, Conflicts of Interest, Law Practice Management, Legal Ethics, Attorney Errors and Omissions, Attorney Discipline
Personal Injury Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Aquatic Injuries, Bicycle Accidents, Automobile Negligence, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Accidents, Animal Attacks, Wrongful Death, Third Party Wrongful Death, Subway Accidents, Workplace Injury, Whiplash, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Spinal Injury, Slip and Fall, Product Liability, Personal Injury Appeals, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Catastrophic Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dog Bites, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Motorcycle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Head Injury, Electrical Injury
Public Lawyer Non-Profit, Public Interest
Privacy Law Right of Publicity, Privacy Litigation, Right of Privacy, Information and Privacy, Privacy and Publicity
Education Law University Finance, Title IX Discrimination, Teachers Credentials, Student Loans, Academic Employment, Fraternity Liability, Independent School Law, Public School Law, Private Education Law, Federal Education Grants, Educational Testing, College and University Law, Charter School Law, School Law, School Tenure, Student Discipline, Special Education, School District Liability School Equal Protection, School Desegregation, School Board Liability, School Board Defense
Torts Intentional Torts, Civil Liability, Mass Torts, Tort Defense, Tort Liability
Traffic Law Civil Traffic Offense, Criminal Traffic Offense, Boating, Driverless Car, Drivers License Suspension, DUI, DWI, Ignition Interlock Violation, Driverless Vehicle, Speeding, Traffic Violation, Jaywalking


  • 8th Circuit (Active), 9th Circuit (Active), Arizona (Active), California (Inactive), North Dakota (Active)

Law School

  • U of Southern California

  • Last Updated: April 19, 2021
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  • Scottsdale, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: No

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