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Amelia A. Esber represents clients in jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, and other aspects of the dispute resolution process with a focus on labor and employment law and commercial litigation. Her employment law practice includes matters arising from claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, restrictive covenants, wage and hour disputes, and other personnel-related issues.

Amelia’s practice extends to occupational safety and health defense, including the representation of clients in federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and equivalent state agency investigations, contesting alleged safety and health violations in administrative hearings, and appealing administrative decisions to higher courts. She also drafts and revises internal company health and safety policies and procedures. When injuries or fatalities occur in the workplace, Amelia provides rapid response services such as on-the-scene investigation, evidence collection, and defensive pre-litigation actions.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Led investigation into fatality involving the employee of a large utility company, including assessment of various safety and health issues.°
  • Succeeded in getting OSHA citations deleted for multiple clients related to applicable statutes of limitations.°
  • Investigated and obtained settlement for manufacturing plant regarding safety and health citations issued by the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health alleging machine guarding and lock-out/tag-out violations.°
  • Defeated motion to dismiss related to financial service company’s suit for breach of restrictive covenants.°
  • Handled FLSA collective action to resolution related to computation of regular rate of pay for overtime purposes.°
  • Leveraged comprehensive summary judgment motion in sex discrimination and harassment case to obtain favorable settlement.°
  • Served as trial counsel for large laboratory company in an admitted-liability negligence matter in Maricopa County Superior Court.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Esber prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Adjunct Professor, Human Resource and Employment Law (Master Program), Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 2021-Present
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Jennifer G. Zipps, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2020-2021
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, 2021-2022
  • Graduate, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Ladder Down Program
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2014-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2014
    • Managing Editor, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • B.S., cum laude, The Ohio State University, 2011
Admissions
  • Arizona