RICK MAHRLE has been a partner with Gammage & Burnham since 1983. A significant focus of his practice has been advising both public and private employers on employment matters that cover a wide range of topics. While the first goal is to work proactively with clients to prevent disputes and litigation, Mr. Mahrle has litigated wage and hour matters, actions under the Americans With Disabilities Act, wrongful discharge claims, and non-competition and trade secrets cases. He has represented both employers and employees. He has represented employers in connection with I-9 and wage and hour audits. He also advises clients on employment agreements, handbooks, disability accommodations, and drug and alcohol testing policies.
Mr. Mahrle is on the employment and construction panels as both a mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has mediated more than 250 matters in a variety of legal fields. He also has an active commercial litigation practice.
Mr. Mahrle’s undergraduate degree from ASU is in journalism and he received his law degree from what is now the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at ASU in 1977 where he was the managing editor of the law review.