Julie A. Pace

JULIE A. PACE is a partner with The Cavanagh Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Pace's practice is concentrated in the field of OSHA, litigation, and employment law, with particular emphasis in the defense of sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge lawsuits, EEOC and ACRD charges, matters involving OSHA, ICE, OSC, OFCCP, DOL, NLRB, DOT, collective bargaining, wage and hour laws, and conducting harassment and discrimination investigations. She is highly sought after nationally to conduct training in topics such as anti-harassment, anti-discrimination, anti-retaliation, wage and hour, diversity, supervision and more. She teaches in a video entitled, Respect, which won a Telly award. Ms. Pace assists companies with I-9 audits, E-Verify, SSA No-Match issues, immigration compliance strategies, ICE investigations and other government investigations. She also counsels employers on non-compete contracts, confidentiality agreements, employee discipline, drug testing, accommodation of disabled individuals, safety policies, and other human resource policies and procedures. Ms. Pace has handled more than 50 OSHA fatality cases and regularly defends companies who receive OSHA citations. Ms. Pace is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of employment topics. She has been Co-Editor-in-Chief of the third through tenth editions of the Arizona and Federal Employment Law Manual, and first and second editions of the Model Policies and Forms for Arizona Employers, published by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Pace is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She has served as chair of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Immigration Committee, as a Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals, Vice President of the East Valley Partnership, Co-President of the Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court, and was named a Super Lawyer. Additionally, Ms. Pace has served as a Director of the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona and the Construction Financial Management Association. A fourth generation Arizonan, she received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University, where she was also Symposium and Articles Editor of the Arizona State Law Journal. She received her B.S. degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Arizona State University. She is a former judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joe W. Contreras of the Arizona State Court of Appeals. Ms. Pace's past honors include the 2008 Arizona Business Journal's Center of Influence Award, as one of the ten most influential lawyers in Arizona, Mesa's 1993 Outstanding Young Woman of the Year Award, the 1994 American Institute of Architects' Rio Salado Community Vision Award, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit of Unity Award. Ms. Pace can be reached at (602) 322-4046 or jpace@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.

Arizona Human Resources Manual

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