Alden Thomas

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Phoenix, Arizona

Jaburg | Wilk
Alden Thomas
Jaburg | Wilk

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Schools & Education

Licensed in Arizona since: 2014

Education: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

Jaburg | Wilk

1850 N Central Ave
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: 602-248-1000 Email: Alden Thomas Visit website


Alden chairs Jaburg Wilk's Employment and Education Law Departments. She assists employees and employers with wage and hour disputes, harassment and discrimination claims, restrictive covenant disputes, whistleblower claims, and federal and state compliance issues. In her education practice, she assists students and educators with residency, tuition, disability accommodation, discrimination and retaliation, disciplinary matters, and tenure and promotion disputes. Alden has substantial experience representing clients in state and federal court, private arbitration, mediation, and in administrative proceedings. Her wide array of experience affords her unique insight into how to best protect her clients’ interests.

Alden has been recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star, Best Lawyers One to Watch, and Phoenix Magazine Top Attorney. Before entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable Patricia Orozco (Ret.) at the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Alden enjoys giving back to her community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Audrey’s Angels and volunteers for the Times Up Legal Defense Fund. She has also coached multiple undergraduate and law school moot court teams. In 2017, the ASU Law Moot Court Board named her the Coach of the Year after her Representation in Mediation team placed third at the ABA’s national competition. Alden won the national championship as a competitor in law school.

First Admitted: 2014, Arizona

Professional Webpage:

  • Phoenix Magazine - Top Lawyer, Education, Labor & Employment, 2022, Top Lawyer, Phoenix Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2023, 2024, Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Gold, 2021, 2022, 2023, Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated Superb, 2020, AVVO
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Silver, 2020, Client Champion , Martindale-Hubbell
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Audrey’s Angels, Board of Directors, 2020
  • ASU Law, Moot Court Coach of the Year in 2017
  • Coach, ASU’s ABA Representation in Mediation Competition teams
  • Active Advisor Vice-Chair, Junior League of Phoenix
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board Member, Phoenix Texas Exes, the University of Texas
  • State Bar of Arizona: Employment and Labor Section, State Bar Convention Committee, 2021-present
  • Ladder Down, Member 2017
  • Arizona State Bar, Member
  • Arizona Women's Lawyers Association, Member
Educational Background:
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • JD, Arizona State University, 2014
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Ladder Down, 2017
  • CALI Award Recipient Lodestar Mediation Clinic
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Office location for Alden Thomas

1850 N Central Ave
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

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