Kraig J. Marton

Kraig J. Marton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Health Care Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Jaburg | Wilk
 | 3200 North Central Ave., Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-248-1017
Fax: 602-297-5017
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Health Care (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Civil Rights (30%)
Attorney Profile

Kraig Marton primarily practices in the areas of employment law, first amendment law (defamation), and health care law (representing physicians and other professionals), although he also often handles complex litigated matters. 

In his health care practice, he has represented over 200 allopaths and osteopaths in front of their boards, and has also represented many chiropractors, nurses, physical therapists, homeopaths, podiatrists, naturopaths, and others in front of their licensing boards. He also assists healthcare professionals with other issues from medical malpractice, peer review, regulatory compliance, insurance coverage to managed care issues.

In his defamation practice, he primarily represents Plaintiffs, but he also has defneded many wrongly sued defendants. He has brought suits against most of the major media in the state of Arizona, and is responsible for many of the noteworthy defamation decisions issued from Arizona Courts. He has also pursued the national media on occasion. In recent years he has focussed far more on internet law and internet defamation.

In his employment practice, he primarily represents employees, but he represents employers, too. He has actively litigated many employment cases, including wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, and discrimination of all kinds. He is a member of the National Employment Lawyer's Association and has served on the Executive Council of the State Bar Labor Law Section.

About Kraig Marton

Admitted: 1974, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://www.jaburgwilk.com/our-people/kraig-j-marton

Honors/Awards:

  • Named Southwest Super Lawyer in Health Care, Civil Rights and Employment Litigation - 2017
  • Named Member of the Year by State Bar of Arizona Employment & Labor Law Section, 2017
  • Named Best Lawyers in Health Care Law / Litigation - Labor & Employment / Employment Law - Individuals, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Recognition of Excellence as Litigation Council of America Fellow
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member, Arizona Employment Lawyers Association
  • Past President and former Board Member, Arizona Association of Healthcare Lawyers
  • Disciplinary Officer, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona, Membership Assistance Committee
  • Member, Arizona Medical Association, Public Health Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona, Jury Instruction Committee
  • Frequent speaker on First Amendment, health care law and employment law
  • Past member, State Bar of Arizona, Board of Governors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Stopping a runaway media (defamation): Convinced Arizona Supreme Court that Arizona's media retraction statute is unconstitutional (Boswell v. PNI); then establish the privacy standards that are applicable to Arizona public officials (Godbehere v PNI). Helped keep the media, and others, honest by suing often and by receiving many substantial verdicts in defamation trials. (e.g., Dombey v. PNI and Chilton v. CBD)
  • Protecting the rights of those who can't (employment): Forced a city to hire an employee with history of cancer; legally compelled another to reinstate an employee who had been wrongly terminated; successfully sued numerous employers for discrimination, harassment, retaliation and civil rights violations. Kraig has also convinced many employees to not make claims against employers.
  • Helping health care practitioners through sticky issues (health care): He has assisted dozens of professionals impaired by drugs and alcohol into recovery and helped them manage a variety of legal challenges facing them during the disciplinary process. He has represented well over 150 physicians and numerous other healthcare professionals in front of their licensing boards and helped many healthcare professionals when facing malpracitce or patient issues.

Videos:

  • Your reputation is an important yet fragile asset. Thanks to the Internet, word of mouth has global near instantaneous reach. If you are the victim of an online attack, it's imperative that you take care of it quickly. Otherwise, the new narrative may stick., What Can I Do If My Reputation Has Been Trashed Online?, Employment, 2015
  • Doctors and other medical professionals have a duty to their licensing boards to report the legal trouble they may encounter., Do Healthcare Professionals Have to Report Legal Trouble to Their Licensing Board?, Employment, 2015
  • Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk attorney Kraig Marton discusses the importance of a reputation and why he fights so hard to protect it, Why do you fight so hard to protect reputations?, Employment, 2015
  • Every company needs a formal drug policy for their employees in order to protect the safety of their staff and reduce legal liability. In this video, Employment attorney Kraig Marton discusses the legal considerations around formalized drug testing in the workplace., Can an Employer Require Drug Testing in the Workplace?, Employment, 2015
  • Arizona Employment law attorney Kraig Marton discusses if an employer should have a written social media policy. He also talks about whether an employee can get in trouble for what they post on Facebook or Instagram., Should an Employer Have a Written Social Media Policy?, Em, 2014
  • Employment attorney Kraig Marton explains what it means to be a whistleblower in a corporate environment., What is a whistleblower?, Employment, 2014
  • Employment law attorney Kraig Marton explains how easy it is to get sued for violating one of the many state and federal regulations governing employees., Which Types Of Employers Are More Susceptible To Get Sued?, Employment, 2014
  • Arizona is an at-will employment state which allows an employer or employee to terminate employment without requiring a reason. That doesn't give employers complete freedom to fire an employee., What is Wrongful Termination in Arizona?, Employment, 2014
  • Health insurance is vital given the costs of medical care. When an employee leaves a job, it's possible to extend healthcare coverage with COBRA. With the Affordable Care Act in place, you have more options available beyond COBRA., Has the Affordable Care Act influenced COBRA?, Employment, 2014
  • Arizona employment attorney Kraig Marton discusses several common work scenarios and explains whether the employer is obligated to compensate them for the time., Do Employers Have to Pay For All Time Worked?, Employment, 2014
  • Employment law attorney Kraig Marton discusses at will employment and how he evaluates the strength of a wrongful termination case., What is "At Will" Employment Law?, Employment, 2013

Educational Background:

  • J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University
  • B.S., Physics, Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University)

Industry Groups

  • Employment And Anyone Caring About Their Reputation
  • Health Care
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Office Location for Kraig J. Marton

3200 North Central Ave.
Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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Last Updated: 12/12/2018

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