Melissa L. Shingles represents and counsels management in traditional labor law matters as well as in all aspects and stages of employment litigation, arbitration, and mediation, including claims involving:

  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Arizona Civil Rights Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Retaliation/whistleblowing
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Wage and hour class and collective actions
  • Unfair competition, trade secrets, and restrictive covenants

During law school, Melissa was president of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. She interned in the labor relations department of the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, as well as for the general counsel’s office of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Previously, she served as a real estate development consultant, working on large-scale mixed-use development projects.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Executive Board

Richie Ashburn-Harry Kalas Foundation



American Bar Association


Employment and Labor Section

Arizona State Bar


Sports Lawyers Association

Board Member

Arizona Human Resources Executive Forum (AzHREF)



Law and Legislative Action Committee

SHRM of Greater Phoenix (SHRMGP)



Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers


Speaking Engagements

2023 Arizona Regional Employer Conference

Phoenix, AZ

November 1, 2023

Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities

Global to Local: Workforce Trends That Will Shape Arizona, Global Ties AZ

September 19, 2023

2021 Arizona Virtual Regional Employer Conference

Phoenix, AZ

October 12, 2021

Keys to Successful and Lawful Diversity Programs

Phoenix, AZ

May 26, 2021

2021 Workplace Safety and Employment Update

Arizona HR Executive Forum (AZHREF)

February 17, 2021

Arizona Virtual Employer

October 20, 2020

2019 NLRB Update

Arizona SHRM State Conference, Glendale, AZ

August 2019

What Can We Expect From The New NLRB: Is The “Snap-Back” From Expansive Obama Era Policies Here?

2017 Littler Arizona Employer Conference

October 17, 2017

Investigation How-To: Conducting an Employee Relations/Discrimination or Workplace Investigation

2016 Arizona Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

October 25, 2016


  • J.D., University of Arizona, 2014
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1997magna cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico