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Ali J. Farhang


Managing Partner

Office: 520.214.2000 
Fax: 520.214.2001

Practice Areas:
Business Consultation
Commercial Litigation
Labor & Employment Law
Tort Law 

First and foremost, Ali is a community activist and high school football coach who believes that making positive contributions in one's community is an enormous aspect of living a successful and fulfilled life. Ali is also an AV-rated attorney who practices in the areas of labor and employment, business consultation, commercial litigation and tort law. Ali has litigated a wide variety of employment, traditional labor, corporate and general liability matters. Additionally, Ali has advised and assisted management clients seeking to enforce restrictive covenants and with respect to a multitude of federal and state compliance issues. He also acts as de facto general counsel to a number of significant corporate clients who conduct business across multiple jurisdictions.

Bar Admissions

  • Hualapai Tribal Court, 2013-2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2009
  • Tohono O'Odham Nation Courts, 2005-2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2001
  • Supreme Court of Arizona, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1998
  • Supreme Court of Colorado, 1997

Education and Honors 

  • University of Denver, College of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Cambridge, England, 1996
  • University of Arizona, B.A., 1993

Professional Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Father of the Year, Father's Day Council Tucson, 2019 
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2015-Current
  • State Bar of Arizona, Labor and Employment Section, Chair, 2012-2013
  • Top Lawyers, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, 2011
  • State Bar of Arizona, Bar Leadership Institute, 2010
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • Recipient of “40 Under 40 Award”, from Tucson Business Edge Magazine, 2006

Public Service and Community Involvement

  • Sun Corridor, Board of Directors
  • Tucson Sugar Skulls (Indoor Football League), Co-Owner
  • Arizona Bowl, Founder and Chair
  • Southern Arizona Leadership Committee
  • Salpointe Catholic Varsity Football Coaching Staff, 2015-current
  • Catalina Foothills Varsity Football Staff, 2013-2015
  • Foothills Chargers Football Organization,
    • President, 2011-2012
    • Head Coach, 2007-2015
  • Boys and Girls Club of Tucson, Pro Bono General Counsel

Representative Cases and Publications

  • Alcozar-Murphy v. ASARCO, 744 Fed. Appx. 411 (9th Cir. 2018)
  • FDIC v. Nova Financial and Investment Corporation, 2015 WL 2195062 (N.D. Ohio 2015)
  • Arizona Employment Coordinator, WARN Act
  • Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, Arizona Employment Law Handbook (2013)
  • Rhodes v. Raytheon Company, 555 Fed. Appx. 665 (9th Cir. 2014)
  • FDIC v. Nova Financial and Investment Corporation, 2015 WL 2195062 (N.D. Ohio 2015)
  • Trammell v. Raytheon Missile Systems, 721 F. Supp. 2d 876 (D. Ariz. 2010)
  • Morningthunder v. Augusta Resource Corp., 2008 WL 2555110, Ariz.App. Div.2 (June 16, 2008)
  • “Non-Compete Agreements With Step-Down Provisions: Will Arizona Courts Enforce Them?”, Arizona Attorney (December 2005), cited as authority in Compass Bank v. Hartley, 430 F.Supp.2d 973 (D. Ariz. 2006)
  • First Magnus Financial Corp. v. Summit Mortgage, L.L.C., 2006 WL 2418918, W.D.Mo. (August 21, 2006)
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About Our Firm

We are a minority owned, Tucson based law firm. We are frank and responsive in providing intelligent services which afford the best possible outcomes for our clients.