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The Cavanagh Law Firm Adds Labor, Employment, OSHA, Immigration and Litigation Group

Well-known Attorneys Julie A. Pace and David A. Selden Join Firm.

The Cavanagh Law Firm adds Shareholders Julie A. Pace and David A. Selden, and Associates Jodi Bohr, Heidi Nunn-Gilman, Karen Reynolds, and Joy Garvey. The Cavanagh Law Firm Chairman Scott A. Rose commented, “Julie, David and their group add a vital practice area to the broad and diverse business services provided by The Cavanagh Law Firm. They are responsive, resourceful, and results-oriented.”

Julie A. Pace and David A. Selden are prominent Phoenix lawyers with national reputations as counsel to major companies. Pace focuses her practice on employment, OSHA, immigration compliance and ICE and I-9 matters, construction, litigation, government contracts, labor disputes, human resource policies and handbooks, investigations, and training. She represents companies in OSHA proceedings and specializes in fatalities in the workplace. Selden practices in the areas of class action defense, governmental affairs, labor and employment, litigation, workplace safety and health, and construction. He is also active in legislative and administrative matters. Pace and Selden are frequent speakers and both are editors of the leading publications on Arizona employment law. Pace and Selden are well known for their service to clients in numerous areas including construction, restaurant and hospitality, retail, auto dealers, healthcare and manufacturing industries.

In addition to Pace and Selden, The Cavanagh Law Firm welcomes employment and litigation Associates Jodi Bohr, Heidi Nunn-Gilman. Karen Reynolds, and Joy Garvey. These dynamic associates focus on employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblower, and other claims under federal and state employment laws, and handling labor disputes, human resource matters, handbooks, drug and alcohol policies and issues, employment agreements, employment audits, government contract issues, OFCCP, DOL, ICE, I-9 and E-Verify issues and audits, OSHA, worksite safety, fatalities at work, and numerous wage and hour related issues.

Julie and David are tremendously accomplished lawyers with sophisticated practices. Dave is one of the most knowledgeable and respected employment and trial lawyers in the state. He literally 'wrote the law' of employment-at-will and wrongful termination in Arizona. His litigation expertise is highly regarded. Julie Pace is recognized for her employment, construction, and litigation practice in Arizona, and she has earned a national reputation for her OSHA and I-9, E-Verify and immigration compliance expertise. She is a popular corporate trainer and professional speaker, and well-known for her high-energy dedication to client service.

“The Cavanagh Law Firm provides the breadth and depth needed to serve our clients and at reasonable rates,” commented Julie Pace. “In today’s economic environment, and given the challenges and increasing regulations that businesses are facing, it is important to deliver high quality legal services in a cost-effective manner. The Cavanagh Law Firm has some of Arizona's leading attorneys in the areas of corporate, real estate, tax, commercial and construction litigation, estate planning, bankruptcy, family law, products liability, general litigation, and appellate.” Pace added.

“The Cavanagh Law Firm shares our commitment to professional excellence, client service, responsiveness, and creative solutions to clients' legal needs,” said David Selden. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with such a well-respected and collegial firm that works so closely with its many long-standing clients." Selden continued.

The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A. has more than 40 lawyers, and is part of a national network of affiliated law firms. Firm clients include leading national and Arizona based companies, hospitals, educational institutions, financial institutions, defense contractors, construction companies, nonprofit organizations, insurance companies, and many other businesses. The firm also represents corporate executives, officers, directors, and managers as well as other professionals including physicians, accountants, lawyers, and public officials. The Cavanagh Law Firm has a diverse scope of practice and has deep Arizona roots with extensive local knowledge to represent companies and individuals. For more information on the firm, please visit