Jose A. Carrillo, Associate


Jose A. Carrillo practices employment and immigration law. His experience includes:

  • Representing employers before various government agencies, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Advising employers on corporate immigration matters, including preparing and filing petitions for work visas (such as H-1B, L-1A/L-1B, and TN) and permanent resident petitions (Green Cards) through employment.
  • Providing employment advice and counseling to employers on current trends and on compliance with state and federal employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Arizona's Employment Protection Act, the Arizona Legal Workers Act, and Arizona's employment security laws.
  • Advising employers on employment issues, including I-9 and E-Verify compliance, medical leave, discipline, drug testing policies and procedures, termination, and wage and overtime compliance.
  • Drafting employment agreements, severance agreements, settlement agreements, workplace policies, and employer handbooks.
  • Conducting internal workplace investigations.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Carrillo worked as an investigator with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Arizona Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

While in law school, Mr. Carrillo served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Michael Daly Hawkins, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; as an extern for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Office of General Counsel in Washington D.C.; and as an extern for the National Labor Relations Board.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
    • Pedrick Scholar. Diversity Legal Writing Program Scholarship
    • Chicano/Latino Law Student Association
    • Law Journal for Social Justice (Executive Articles Editor)
    • 2012–2013 Los Abogados Valdemar A. Cordova Scholarship (Recipient)
  • Arizona State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005)
    • Dean’s List. Arizona State University President’s Scholarship Award
    • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Award
    • Fry’s Food & Drug Stores “Excellence in Education” Award
    • Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Scholarship Award

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2013

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Arizona Chapter (Member)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Employment Law Section (Board of Directors)
  • National Employment Law Council (Member)
  • Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (Board of Directors)
  • Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (Pro Bono Attorney)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (Volunteer)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program (Volunteer Attorney)
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association (Member)
  • Capital School Homeroom Program (Volunteer)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix (Youth Basketball Coach, 2008–2010)

Professional Recognition

  • 2015 National Employment Law Council Academy Fellow
  • 2014 National Employment Law Council Academy Fellow


  • Spanish