Ronald J. Stolkin

Senior Counsel
Tel 602.798.5536
Fax 602.798.5595

Ronald J. Stolkin focuses on counseling management on personnel practices, employee discipline, and labor relations. He has represented clients in a broad range of employment-related issues before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Arizona Civil Rights Division, the Department of Education, and other federal and state regulatory agencies.

Ron provides preventative counseling and defends employers in litigation alleging employment discrimination, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and other employment matters. He advises on a variety of employment issues, including employment handbooks and personnel policies, substance abuse and testing, wage and hour, sexual harassment, employee disability, and leaves of absence.

Professional Activities

Member and Past Chairman, Labor and Employment Section, State Bar of Arizona

Recognitions & Accomplishments

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

The Best Lawyers in America, employment law - management and labor law - management, 1989-2021; "Lawyer of the Year," Labor Law - Management (Phoenix), 2011 and Employment Law - Management (Phoenix), 2014

Chambers USA, labor & employment litigation (Arizona), 2004-2020

Named a Southwest Super Lawyer, employment and labor, 2007-2017


Co-author, "Marijuana in Arizona: Implications for Employers," Ballard Spahr alert, November 5, 2020

Co-author, "Nevada: Unemployment Compensation Update," Ballard Spahr alert, April 21, 2020

Co-author, "Arizona: Unemployment Compensation Update," Ballard Spahr alert, April 20, 2020

Co-author, "Nevada Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act Goes Into Effect October 1," Ballard Spahr alert, September 21, 2017 

"Arizona Raises Minimum Wage, Adds Paid Sick Leave Requirement," Ballard Spahr alert, November 14, 2016

University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., 1970)

University of Arizona (B.A., 1967)


U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court