Jeffrey W. Toppel

Jeffrey W. Toppel: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • 2111 E. Highland Avenue, Suite B-250, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Jeffrey W. Toppel is a Principal in the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in a wide range of employment-related disputes, including wrongful termination and discrimination claims before various state and federal governmental agencies, as well as the entire spectrum of NLRB, general labor relations and employee relations matters.

Mr. Toppel also represents parties in restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Toppel regularly advises employers on issues that arise in the workplace, including compliance with state and federal immigration laws affecting the workplace. Mr. Toppel recently testified before the Arizona Senate’s Rules Committee on a proposed labor reform statute.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Arizona Volunteer Lawyer's Program
•Employment Law Clinic
•Teens at Work Program, Speaker
•Children's Law Center, Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem

Published Works

•“MLBPA Issues New Sweeping Regulations Governing Agents,” Sports Litigation Alert, Volume 7, Issue 17, September 2010 [Co-Author]
•“Ending with a Bang: The Current State of Employment Law,” Maricopa Lawyer, February 2010
•“Its Deja Vu All Over Again,” Maricopa Lawyer, January 2009 [Co-Author]
•“Stretching SOX: The DOL Expands Whistleblower Protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Employment and Labor Law News, State Bar of Arizona (Fall 2006)

Speeches and Presentations

•National Association of Professional Employer Organizations - The New Arizona Employee Eligibility Requirements (February 2008)
•Maricopa County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Division - Protecting Your Business: Drafting and Enforcing Post-Employment Restrictive Covenants (April 2008)
•National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, Arizona Leadership Council - Recent Amendments to Legal Arizona Workers Act (September 2008, NAPEO Annual Conf.)
•Maricopa County Bar Association - Employment Law Update 2008 (September 2008)
•Arizona Human Resources Call Center Association - Where We Are and Where We Are Going: The State of Employment Law under the New Administration (June 2009)
•Arizona SHRM Annual Conference 2009 - Reductions in Force Issues and the Foreign Workers (September 2009)
•Arizona Self-Insurers Association - Arizona Prop 203: The Potential Implications for Employers (September 2010)

In the News

August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America , a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...

May 3, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 3, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.The firm...

August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America , a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...


March 16, 2017

Arizona’s Voter-Approved Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave Law Constitutional, State High Court Affirms

In a much-anticipated decision, the Arizona Supreme Court has unanimously ruled to uphold Proposition 206, the November 2016 ballot initiative that increases the Arizona minimum wage and requires employers in the state to offer paid sick leave to employees.Chief Justice Scott Bales stated in the March 14 order that the seven-member...


Labor & Collective Bargaining
D.C. Circuit Ruling Yet Another Reminder of NLRB’s Handbook Initiative
November 30, 2015

Three policies in an employer’s handbook violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held, agreeing with the National Labor Relations Board. The Court disagreed, however, that two other policies found illegal by the NLRB violated the Act.

By Jeffrey W. Toppel

Labor & Collective Bargaining
District Court Orders NLRB Regional Director to Pay Over $55,000 in Attorneys’ Fees to Employer in 10(j) Fight
November 26, 2014

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By Jeffrey W. Toppel

Collegiate & Professional Sports Law
The Hits Keep Coming:NFL Referees Association Files NLRB Charge against NFL
June 26, 2012

It may be the NFL’s offseason, but there has still been plenty of action surrounding “the League” in the legal arena: lawsuits alleging everything from the NFL’s failure to warn players concerning the risks of concussions to defamation resulting from the Commissioner’s public statements about the New Orleans

By Jeffrey W. Toppel


Oct 25

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Employment Law Workshop

When October 25, 2018 - 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM MST
Location 2501 E. Telawa Trail - Phoenix, AZ
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Workplace Training

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(602) 714-7044  Phone
(602) 714-7045  Fax
University Attended:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1999
Law School Attended:
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., Labor and Employment Law Scholarship, Certificate in Labor and Employment Law, 2002
Year of First Admission:
2012, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2002, Arizona - D. Ariz.; 2002, Arizona; 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit; 2009, Nevada; 2015, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries
•Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Member of Labor Reform Committee, actively working with the Chamber on legislative issues
•Maricopa County Bar Association, Chair of the Employment Law Section
•State Bar of Arizona, Employment and Labor Law Section, Member of Executive Council and Chair of CLE Committee


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