Jon E. Pettibone, Retired Partner


Jon Pettibone's legal practice experience included advising management on labor and employment strategies and representing it before federal and state courts and agencies, before arbitrators, and in collective bargaining.

Recognized by all of the top lawyer rating services, Mr. Pettibone was a three-time co-chair of the Employment and Labor Section of the State Bar of Arizona, had twice served as managing partner of Quarles & Brady's Phoenix office, and formerly headed up the Labor and Employment Group for all Quarles & Brady offices.

Education and Honors

  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (J.D., 1976)
  • Arizona State University (B.S., high distinction, 1973)
    • University of California, San Diego, Regents' Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1976

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona (Member, Labor and Employment Section; Co-chair, Labor and Employment Section, 1980–1983)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Labor and Employment Section, Individual Rights Committee)
  • Arizona Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • Arizona Industrial Relations Association (Executive Board, 1990–1994)
  • National Labor Relations Board (Attorney, Region 28, 1977–1980)
  • Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona (Instructor, Labor Relations, 1979–1980)
  • City of Phoenix Public Safety Personnel Retirement Boards (Member, Police and Fire Boards, 1989–1993)
  • City of Phoenix (South Mountain Park Planning Committee, 1987–1988)
  • Summit School of Law (Adjunct Professor, 2008)

Professional Recognition

  • Named 2016 Employment & Labor Law Section “Member of the Year” by the State Bar of Arizona
  • Recognized as Best Lawyers® 2014 Phoenix Administrative/Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (1985–present: Administrative/Regulatory Law; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management)
  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2003–2015: Labor & Employment)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2007–present Southwest Super Lawyers® lists (Employment & Labor)
  • Honored for his Outstanding Service to the College of Law by the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (2011)
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