John J Balitis


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Contact Information

Jennings Strouss & Salmon PLC
1 E WASHINGTON ST STE 1900, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004-2554




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1988

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: May 21, 1988

Other Language(s): None


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, U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, 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.

In additional to his civil practice, John serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association. He participates in proceedings in these capacities in Arizona and in other jurisdictions.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Business Mediation, Business Litigation, Business Arbitration
Construction Law Construction Litigation, Construction Defects
Health Care Physicians Contracts, Nursing Home Litigation, Nursing Home Liability, Nursing Home Negligence, physician Practices, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Labor and Employment Labor Relations, Labor Arbitration, Labor Law, Human Resources Law, Employment Law, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Claims, Employment Class Actions, Employment Contracts, Employment Defense, Employment Rights, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Employment Litigation, Employment Mediation, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Employment Termination, Fair Employment Practices, Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Employment Law, Harassment, Executive Employment Law, Confidentiality Agreements, Covenants Not To Compete, Americans with Disabilities Act, Agreements, Age Discrimination in Employment, Affirmative Action, Employer Liability, Employer Rights, Employer Intentional Torts, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Civil Rights, Employment at Will, Employment Arbitration, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Discipline, Employee Privacy, Employee Rights, Noncompete Litigation, Negligent Hiring, National Labor Relations Act, National Origin Discrimination, Management Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Retaliatory Discharge, Restrictive Covenants, Reductions in Force, Personnel Policies, Pregnancy Discrimination, Personnel Training, Sexual Harassment, Title VII Discrimination, Unfair Labor Practices, Uniformed Services Employment, Unemployment Compensation, Wage and Hour Law, WARN Act, Wage and Hour Class Actions, Union Labor Law, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Termination Defense, Whistleblower Litigation, Workplace Violence
Litigation Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Breach of Warranty, Defense Litigation, Trial Practice, Federal Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation
Real Estate/Real Property Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Unlawful Detainer


  • Arizona (Active), Colorado (Active)

Law School

  • U of Virginia

  • Last Updated: July 28, 2021
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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