Kristy L. Peters represents and counsels employers regarding all types of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state laws, including:

  • Discrimination issues
  • Unfair competition
  • Trade secrets
  • Restrictive covenants
  • The Legal Arizona Workers Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Arizona Medical Marijuana Act

Kristy appears in courts in Arizona and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Labor Relations Board. She also drafts employer policies and handbooks, conducts employee training, and implements workforce audits.

Some of Kristy's notable decisions include the following:

  • Obtained a temporary restraining order against a former employee and her new employer for violation of a non-solicitation agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Prevailed on summary judgment in case where former employee alleged race and age discrimination
  • Obtained adverse inference in trade secret case based on destruction of evidence, leading to favorable settlement for client
  • Prevailed on summary judgment against former employee alleging wrongful termination under the Arizona Employment Protection Act and defamation
  • Summary judgment affirmed in case alleging numerous counts of discrimination as well as violation of other state and federal laws
  • Obtained summary judgment against 19 “class” members in sexual harassment case filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Arizona Attorney General’s Office

In law school, Kristy was articles editor for the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology and in college she was a sports writer for The Daily Cardinal.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors

Federal Bar Association, Phoenix Chapter


Member, Executive Council

Young Lawyers Division

State Bar of Arizona

2006 - 2011


Arizona Women Lawyer's Association


Law and Legislative Action Committee

SHRM of Greater Phoenix (SHRMGP)

Member, CLE Committee

Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of Arizona


Society of Human Resource Management



Member, Board of Directors

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired



Central Phoenix Women


Named, Rising Star

Arizona Southwest

Super Lawyers

2014 and 2015

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


Publications & Press

Paying Unused Vacation to Arizona Employees

Phoenix Business Journal

November 2014

The Ninth Circuit Holds Section 303 of the Labor Management Relations Act Does Not Completely Preempt State Law Claims That May Constitute Secondary Boycott Activity

Record Reporter

October 2014

Personnel Files Access to Arizona Employers

Phoenix Business Journal

September 2014

Regional Challenges: Southwest--May 2011

PEO Insider

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations

May 2011

Speaking Engagements

You Can’t Make Me Come To Work: Case Studies Under the ADA, Reasonable Accommodation and Protected Leaves of Absence

Arizona SHRM 2015 State Conference, Phoenix, AZ

August 27, 2015

Past, Present, & Future of Employment & Labor Law: Lessons Learned, Critical New Developments & Future Challenges - The 2015 Employment Law Update

Central Arizona Human Resource Management Association Monthly Meeting, Casa Grande, AZ

August 12, 2015

Top Employment Issues Faced by In-House Counsel

State Bar of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

November 5, 2014

The 2014 Arizona Employer Conference

Phoenix, AZ

October 2, 2014

Employee Document Essentials – What to Keep, What to Trash and What Could Land Your Business in the Courtroom

SHRM of Greater Phoenix, University Club, Phoenix, AZ

September 23, 2014

Defending Title VII Litigation: Rethinking Strategies After Recent Employee-Friendly Federal Court Rulings

Strafford National Webinar

June 18, 2014

Let the Whistle Blow: Understanding and Responding to Retaliation Claims

State Council Law & Legislative Conference - Arizona SHRM, Phoenix, AZ

February 2014

Employment Law Update

Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE), Phoenix, AZ

November 30, 2012

Employment Law Update

Central Arizona Human Resource Management Association, Casa Grande, AZ

November 14, 2012

Employer Obligations Under The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act

Northwest Arizona Human Resource Association, Kingman, AZ

November 9, 2012

Three Legal Stumbles to Avoid in Your Small Business

Annual Conference - Arizona SHRM

August 2012

Conducting Workplace Investigations

Legislative Action Committee - Valley of the Sun Human Resources Association

May 2012

Employment Law Update

Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE), Phoenix, AZ

November 2011

Employment Law Update

Central Arizona Human Resource Management Association

November 2011

Public Employer, Employment Law Update

Annual Conference - Arizona SHRM

August 2011

Healthcare Reform and Medical Marijuana

Central Arizona Human Resource Management Association

April 2011

Annual Public Sector Employment Law Update

February 2011

Employment Law Update

Central Arizona Human Resource Management Association

November 2010

Top Ten Human Resources Mistakes

October 2010

Lock It Up: Protecting Your Trade Secrets and Preventing Unfair Competition

Better Business Bureau Legal Services

October 2008


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2006 cum laude
  • B.B.A., University of Wisconsin, 2003 With Distinction

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona