Firm Overview

Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A., is a dynamic, full-service, civil practice law firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded more than thirty years ago by two of the State's leading litigation attorneys, the firm has evolved into one of Arizona's largest firms with more than fifty lawyers and a total staff of approximately 120. While litigation remains a focus of our practice, approximately twenty lawyers are now assigned to the firm's transactional practice group. The focus of our transactional practice is on real estate development, financing, acquisition and leasing, business organization and financing, tax, estate planning and asset protection. Our diverse litigation practice continues to emphasize complex commercial and real estate litigation, including federal, state and administrative proceedings (in Arizona and elsewhere) involving securities, antitrust, bankruptcy, construction, insurance, employment, land use, municipal, eminent domain, personal injury, environmental and family law issues.

For more information, please see my law firm's website and my personal website.

Example cases

My first non-compete case was in 1994 entitled TAD Temporary Services v. Sittu. In that case, I successfully convinced the court to dissolve the temporary restraining order that had barred my employee-client from competing with his former employer and successfully recovered the bond posted by the employer to cover a significant portion of the employee's attorneys fees. I have handled scores of similar cases in the 13 years following that initial victory.

Main Office

Main
2901 N Central Avenue
Suite 200
Phoenix  AZ  85012

Phone
  • (602) 285-5033
Fax
  • (602) 285-5100

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

$250 (see above)

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

$250 for initial review and analysis of employee non-compete and meeting with client.

Hourly Rates

$250

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Office Manager

Kim Monk

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

French

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I found that employee-employer non-compete litigation is one of the few areas of litigation where you can obtain meaningful relief for a client very quickly. I enjoy the fast-moving nature of the practice. This fast pace is certainly the exception and not the rule for most litigation practices.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I prefer working with clients who have taken the trouble to educate themselves on the legal issues at hand.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I have had many employer-clients that have drafted their own employment agreements and employee non-compete agreements. I am happy to review these documents and to provide my input as to how to make them most effective and most likely enforceable under Arizona law.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Generally speaking, in litigation matters, I am not willing to work behind the scenes. I can be most effective only when engaged by the client to represent him or her in a litigation matter. Also, many of my clients are small businesses. In Arizona a corporate entity cannot represent itself in a litigation matter but must be represented by a licensed attorney.

David G. Bray

Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. 2001-2007 (partner)
Quarles & Brady Streich Lang, LLP (1992-2001)

Training at a top 10 law school, 16 plus years of practical experience almost exclusively in Arizona.

Because I have had so many non-compete cases during the last 14 years, I have insights as to individual judges' attitudes toward particular kinds of non-competes and a wealth of practical knowledge as to how to best prosecute and defend these cases which goes far beyond what you can learn from simply reading the relevant Arizona appellate caselaw.

With my clients, I am accessible and relaxed. With the court and opposing counsel, I am efficient, firm, and professional.

Personal interests:

Travel, skiing, photography, taking time to enjoy a good bottle of wine with friends, and, most importantly, hanging out with my nine year old son.

License
  • Bar Number: 14346
    Arizona , 1992
Education
  • Cornell Law School
    J.D. , 1992
    Ithaca, NY
    Cornell International Law Journal
  • Indiana University
    B.A. , 1988
    Bloomington, IN
    Political Science & History

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