David A. Selden

DAVID A. SELDEN is a partner with the Phoenix office of The Cavanagh Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Selden received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was also an editor of The Tax Lawyer. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Selden's practice is concentrated in representing management in a wide variety of employment law matters, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, workplace torts, OSHA, EEOC, ACRD, DOL, NLRB, ICE, OSC, DOT, collective bargaining, and other employment litigation. He served as the Chairman of the Employee Relations Committee of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 20 years, representing the interests of Arizona employers before the Arizona Legislature. He drafted the 1996 Arizona Employment Protection Act and the 1997 Constructive Discharge Law. He has been Co-Editor-in-Chief of the second through tenth editions of this Arizona Human Resources Manual and the first and second editions of the Arizona Model Policies and Forms for Arizona Employers, published by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Editorial Review Board of the Arizona Labor Letter and the Board of Editors of the Arizona Employment Law Handbook, which is published by the State Bar of Arizona. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 15 years and has been listed in every edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Selden is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Selden also serves on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has served as General Counsel to both the Arizona Chamber and the Phoenix Symphony. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Phoenix School of Law, teaching courses in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination Law. He is a frequent speaker before professional groups. Before practicing law in Arizona, Mr. Selden worked in Washington, D.C. from 1971 through 1982 as a legislative and administrative assistant to several members of Congress. Mr. Selden may be reached at (602) 322-4009 or dselden@cavanaghlaw.com. The website is www.cavanaghlaw.com.



The Cavanagh Law Firm P.A.

THE CAVANAGH LAW FIRM was founded in September of 1999 by a core group of attorneys who had been practicing with the 40-year old law firm of O'Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Killingsworth and Beshears. This select group of attorneys from a number of practice areas shared a vision of forming a firm that would continue to abide by the principles of hard work, quality, integrity and superior client service espoused by the Firm's namesake, Harry Cavanagh. As a group, the attorneys possess a wealth of experience and expertise in their chosen areas of practice. They include bar certified specialists in a variety of practice areas, and a number of firm attorneys have received an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer, and have been named to Chambers USA, Southwest Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

THE CAVANAGH LAW FIRM is committed to excellence in a number of complementary practice areas. These include:

  • Antitrust
  • Estate planning and probate
  • Appellate law
  • Immigration compliance
  • Civil litigation
  • Insurance
  • Commercial litigation
  • Labor and employment litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • OSHA
  • Domestic relations
  • Government contracts
  • Environmental litigation
  • Medical malpractice
  • ERISA and employee benefits
  • Real estate, including foreclosures and workouts
  • Government relations and election law
  • Tax planning and litigation.

About The Cavanagh Law Firm's Employment, Labor, Immigration and OSHA Practice

The employment practice of the Cavanagh Law Firm in Arizona and other states helps clients achieve their business objectives in compliance with the law, thereby avoiding employment claims. In addition to handling all forms of agency and court proceedings, as well as EEOC, ICE, DOL, and OSHA investigations, Cavanagh's employment lawyers team with their clients to draft handbooks and policies, conduct investigations, perform employment audits, and provide counseling and training for managers, supervisors, human resources personnel, and employees on a variety of issues, and provide assistance with I-9 and immigration compliance, E-Verify, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, diversity, constructive counseling, performance management, terminations, employee leaves, drug and alcohol testing, safety and other aspects of employment law. The Cavanagh Law Firm provides OSHA services nationwide to help companies comply with standards and defend OSHA inspections and citations. We emphasize client service and responsiveness to resolve matters efficiently and effectively and to provide a successful and cost-effective defense to claims.

THE CAVANAGH LAW FIRM serves clients locally and nationally. Attorneys within the firm litigate cases in the state and federal courts on all levels including the Supreme Court of the United States. We represent clients before a variety of administrative authorities at the city, county and state levels. Several of our attorneys are also admitted to practice in states other than Arizona, enabling the Firm to represent clients in a number of venues.

The Firm is a long-time participating member in The Harmonie Group, a national association of insurance risk defense lawyers.

For more information, please visit www.cavanaghlaw.com.

Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify