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David C. Kresin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Yen Pilch Robaina Kresin PLC
6017 N 15th St
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: 602-682-6450
Fax: 602-682-6455
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Arizona Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employer
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice primarily on labor and employment law matters, David C. Kresin is a managing partner at Robaina & Kresin, Employee Attorneys. His firm is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and he represents people and small businesses throughout the state. Mr. Kresin majored in history and political science at Cornell College in Iowa and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1994. He then went on to pursue his legal education at the University of Kansas School of Law, and he served on the University of Kansas Law Review before obtaining his Juris Doctor and being inducted into the Order of the Coif in 1997.

A significant portion of Mr. Kresin’s clientele is made up of people who are plaintiffs in employment-related claims and lawsuits. His experience in this regard has included allegations of workplace discrimination that are covered by various federal and state laws, wrongful termination and other acts of prohibited retaliation, Family and Medical Leave Act disputes, wage and hour violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various types of harassment.

Mr. Kresin has also represented small business owners and executives in a variety of matters, including fiduciary duty breaches, the preparation and review of employment, termination, and compensation agreements, contract disputes and other matters. In addition to his appearances in court, Mr. Kresin has also argued on behalf of his clients at arbitration sessions and before state and federal agencies. His successful track record in all of these matters has earned him an “Excellent” peer review rating through Avvo and other honors. Admitted to practice in Arizona, Kansas and Missouri, he is also admitted to practice before several federal trial and appellate courts.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 30%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employer
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About David C. Kresin

First Admitted: 1997, Kansas

Professional Webpage:


  • Employee Rights Attorney of the Year in Arizona by the Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards, 2014 and 2015
  • “Arizona’s Finest Lawyers”, 2011
  • Member of the Lawyers of Distinction, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2002
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2013 – Present
  • Arizona Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2006 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, Member, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, 2003 – Present
  • Kansas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1999
  • Missouri, 1999
  • Arizona, 1999

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • University of Kansas School of Law Review, Member, 1996 – 1997
  • Co-Author, “Federal Regulations Update,” Employment Relations Today, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006
  • Presenter, “Untangling the Web of Overlapping FMLA, ADA, PDA, Workers’ Comp, and Antidiscrimination Laws,” Council on Education in Management FMLA Update, October 2005
  • Presenter, “Updates on the FMLA and ADA”, Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, February 2009
  • Presenter, “The OSHA-Administered Whistleblower Laws”, Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, February 2011
  • Co-Author, “2013 Update re: Fee Applications (Article 10.8)”, Arizona Employment Law Handbook, October 2013
  • Co-Presenter, “Employment Restrictive Covenants including Non-Competes, Non-Solicitation, and Non-Use Agreements: What’s Enforceable and What is Not”, Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, February 2016
  • Presenter, “The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act: Arizona’s Current Minimum Wage and Earned Paid Sick Time Law”, Referrals Royale Network Luncheon, December 2019

Educational Background

  • Cornell College of Iowa, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, B.A. – 1994, Major: History & Political Science
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Office Location for David C. Kresin

6017 N 15th St
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-682-6450

Fax: 602-682-6455

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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