Board Certified Specialization: None
Professional Liability Insurance: Yes
Admitted to Practice Law: 1976
Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 23, 1976
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Rita A. Meiser has practiced law in Phoenix for over 30 years in the areas of adoption and employment defense law with special emphasis on indepdenent investigations.
In her adoption practice, Ms. Meiser provides a full range of legal counseling and representation on behalf of prospective adoptive families, birth parents and adoption agencies. Her practice includes a special emphasis on private adoptions and interstate adoptions. She has experience in relative adoptions, including step-parent and grandparent adoption, as well as single parent and foster care adoptions.
In her employment practice, Ms. Meiser's emphasis is on independent investigations. She has been involved in both public and private entity investigations, including Azscam, high profile school district investigations, as well as investigations for private employers. Ms. Meiser is also a skilled mediator.
Ms. Meiser helped found and is a Fellow of the American Acadmey of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA), a national coalition of highly skilled adoption attorneys. She is also a 2004 recipient of an Angels in Adoption Award presented by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Ms. Meiser currently serves on the Board of Directors of Childhelp U.S.A. and on the Board of Directors of Hospice of the Valley.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Juvenile Law||Juvenile Education, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Criminal Law|
|Labor and Employment||Whistleblower Litigation, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Termination Defense, Security Clearances, Sexual Harassment, Taft-Hartley Plans, Title VII Discrimination, Unemployment Compensation, Unemployment Compensation Taxation, Unfair Labor Practices, Uniformed Services Employment, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Union Contract Negotiations, Union Elections, Union Labor Law, Union Organization, Wage and Hour Class Actions, Wage and Hour Law, WARN Act, Management Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, Multi-Employer Benefits, Multi-Employer Pensions, National Labor Relations Act, National Origin Discrimination, Negligent Hiring, Noncompete Litigation, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Non-Qualified Benefits, Occupational Injuries, OSHA, Outsourcing, Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, Pension Fund Investments, Pension Plans, Pension Taxation, Personnel Policies, Personnel Training, Pregnancy Discrimination, Prevailing Wage Litigation, Profit Sharing, Public Employee Retirement, Public Pension Plans, Public Sector Collective Bargaining, Public Sector Employment Law, Public Sector Labor Relations, Qualified Retirement Plans, Reductions in Force, Restrictive Covenants, Retaliatory Discharge, Retirement Benefit Plans, 401(k) Plans, Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination in Employment, Agreements, Americans with Disabilities Act, Caregiver Discrimination, Cash Balance Plans, Child Labor Law, Civil Service, COBRA, Collective Bargaining, Confidentiality Agreements, Covenants Not To Compete, Deferred Compensation, Disability Benefits, Employee Benefit Taxation, Employee Benefit Trusts, Employee Benefits Litigation, Employee Compensation, Employee Discipline, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Leasing, Employee Privacy, Employee Rights, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Employee Stock Ownership Trusts, Employer Intentional Torts, Employer Liability, Employer Rights, Employment Arbitration, Employment at Will, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Civil Rights, Employment Claims, Employment Class Actions, Employment Contracts, Employment Defense, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Employment Mediation, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Employment Rights, Employment Termination, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Equity Compensation, ERISA, ERISA Class Actions, ERISA Collections, ERISA Compliance, ERISA Litigation, Executive Compensation, Executive Compensation Taxation, Executive Employment Law, Executive Severance Contracts, Executive Transfers, Fair Employment Practices, Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Employment Law, Flexible Benefit Plans, Fringe Benefits, Harassment, Health Benefits, Human Resources Law, Industrial Accidents, International Employment Contracts, International Labor law, Labor Antitrust, Labor Arbitration, Labor Law, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Labor Strikes, Management Employment Law|
- Arizona (Active)
- U of Arizona
Last Updated: August 20, 2019
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Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
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Free Consultations: No
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