PROFESSIONALS: ROBERT

Robert S. Reder

Partner

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Robert was raised in New York City before becoming a permanent resident of Phoenix in 2005. After completing his Juris Doctorate at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts and Master of Laws at University College London in London, England, Robert practiced law for ten years in Arizona with two of the largest law firms in the country before forming Blythe Grace PLLC, a firm he named after his sisters.

For over 15 years, Robert has represented individuals, small businesses, and large companies located in Arizona and nationwide. With respect to his litigation and dispute resolution practices, Robert has represented clients in cases ranging from small breach of contract actions to complex commercial disputes. With extensive trial experience, he frequently appears in Arizona’s courts and regularly conducts arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings.  

Robert also assists businesses with a variety of employment matters related to human resource management, creating and implementing policies, prevention and defense of discrimination and ADA lawsuits, EEOC charges, and investigations by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Department of Labor.

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With his entrepreneurial spirit, Robert’s practice also includes representing hundreds of individuals and small businesses. Robert handles all aspects of corporate formation, contract preparation, employment law audits, business advisory work, and litigation prevention.

Robert is involved in numerous community activities including supporting the Girl Scouts and Desert Botanical Gardens and he works with the Volunteer Lawyer’s Program on adoptions and guardianships for deserving families, earning awards for his work. Living an active lifestyle, Robert regularly enjoys hiking, running, cycling, swimming, biking, snowboarding, and traveling. Robert also competes in triathlons and other athletic competitions.

Areas of Expertise

 

  • Business and civil litigation

  • Employment law counseling and litigation

  • Corporate and limited liability company matters

  • Select business transactions

  • Real estate transactions and litigation

  • Sports law

  • Cannabis law

  • Mediation and arbitration

  • General counsel services

 

 

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona (2005)

  • Massachusetts (2004)

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona (2005)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2006)

  • U.S. Supreme Court (2013)

 

 Education

  • Master of Law (UM), University College London, London, England (2004)

  • Juris Doctorate (UD), Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA (2003)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Clark University, Worchester, MA (1999)

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona (Trial Practice Section; Employment and Labor Law Section)

  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Litigation Section; Employment Law Section Board Member)

  • Massachusetts Bar Association

  •  AZELA (Arizona Employment Lawyers Association)

 

Community Involvement

  • Board Member (2020 - Present) Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine, Join the Journey Sponsor (2015 – Present);

  • Volunteer Lawyer’s Program, Volunteer Attorney (2006 – Present)

  • Board Member and Trustee (2020 - Present)  Desert Botanical Gardens, Monarch Council and Operations Support Committee (2016 – Present)

  • Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court (2013 – 2016)

  • State Bar of Arizona, Bar Leadership Institute (2009 Program)

 

Recognitions

  • BestLawyers.com Best Lawyers in America - Employment Law - Management (2021)

  • Southwest Superlawyers – Rising Stars (2014 - 2018); Superlawyers (2019 - Present

  • Volunteer Lawyers Program – Attorney of the Month (December 2009)

  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Service & Education – Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona Award (2009)

  • Volunteer Lawyers Program – Adoption Attorney of the Year (2009)