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Jeffrey A. Bernick

Office Managing Principal

P 602-714-7070
F 602-714-7045


Jeffrey A. Bernick is the Office Managing Principal of the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For nearly three decades, he has represented employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies on a variety of litigation matters.

Mr. Bernick advises both private and public employers on day-to-day issues affecting the workplace, including employee discipline and discharge, wage and hour issues, workplace privacy, internal investigations, employee handbooks/manuals, employment and confidentiality agreements, medical leave policies and practices, accommodation of disabled individuals, and many other human resources policies and procedures. Throughout his career, Mr. Bernick has maintained an active appellate practice. He has handled more than 35 appeals in the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Mr. Bernick has served as the Arizona State Personnel Board’s Special Counsel for the past decade. In this role, he has represented the Board in all of its litigation, as well as provided the Board and its hearing officers with day to day counsel. Mr. Bernick regularly conducts management and employee training on a wide variety of employment law topics. He also frequently speaks on employment law developments before professional and business organizations.

While attending the University of Arizona School of Law, he received the 1988 Ares Fellowship.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine, Arizona “Top Rated Lawyers” in labor and employment law (2013-Present)
  • Arizona Magazine, Arizona “Top Attorneys” in labor and employment law (2012-Present)
  • Phoenix Jewish Community Center, Kavod Award Recipient (2005)
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USA Chambers 2018 - Jeffrey A. Bernick

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Centers for Habilitation, Board of Directors (Chairman 2015-2017)
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, Past Board of Directors Member
  • University of Arizona James E. Rosers College of Law, Board of Visitors
  • University of Arizona Phoenix Alumni Association, Past Board of Directors Member

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August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

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... Read More

May 3, 2018
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Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

May 3, 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... Read More

September 29, 2017
Phoenix Business Journal

Jeffrey Bernick Comments on Implications of Political Speech in the Workplace

September 29, 2017

Jeffrey Bernick comments on legal ramifications for political speech in the workplace in "Trying not to talk politics," in the Phoenix Business Journal. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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August 1, 2016

New Laws Define Independent Contractor Status in Arizona

August 1, 2016

Effective on August 6, 2016, Arizona law on employment relationships will allow employers contracting with an independent contractor to prove the existence of such a relationship by having the independent contractor sign a declaration. Under the new law, the execution of a declaration creates a rebuttable presumption that an independent... Read More