Jerry Morales' practice is concentrated on labor, employment, and construction law. Representation in employment-related matters includes wrongful termination, employment discrimination, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He has extensive experience in NLRB unfair labor practice trials, labor union elections, collective bargaining, labor law issues affecting the construction industry, the Hispanic labor force and cross border employment, wage and hour compliance, corporate policy development, union and non-union operations owned by the same company (double-breasting), and administrative proceedings before state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board.
Jerry's employee benefits law practice is focused on collectively bargained employee benefit funds. He has obtained reversal of NLRB decisions, by courts of appeal in a number of cases. Jerry is a Certified Ambassador for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). Clients admire Jerry's depth of knowledge, while peers are impressed at his handling of complex labor issues: "He is one of the few really experienced, what I could call 'true,' labor lawyers."
Snell & Wilmer is the Arizona member of Lex Mundi, the world's leading association of independent law firms. Lex Mundi member firms are present in more than 160 countries, states and provinces. Our firm's membership in Lex Mundi provides us with global reach and access to legal resources that enhance our ability to serve our clients' needs around the world.
"Labor Law Enforcement in Mexico," Co-Author, National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade
Frequent contributor of articles on employment-related topics for The Practical Lawyer, and other labor law publications
Contributing author of Employee Benefits Law, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law
"How to Take a Case before the NLRB," Chapter Editor, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law
Presenter at Associated General Contractors Labor and Employment Law Symposiums, ABA Labor Section Committee on Practice and Procedure, ALI-ABA Labor and Employee Benefits Courses of Study, Arizona Employers Council Conferences
The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management (2013-2024)
Certified Ambassador, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) (2013)
Presidential Nominee to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (2008)
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment (2010-2014)
Who's Who Legal, Labour & Employment (2011-2015)
Arizona's Finest Lawyers
Southwest Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor (2007-2009, 2013-2016)
Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Ambassador
Associated General Contractors, Labor Law Council, Past President
American Bar Association, Labor Section, Practice and Procedure Committee, Editorial Board
ALI-ABA, Editorial Board
National Labor Relations Board, Field Attorney
University of Arizona College of Law, Adjunct Professor (2001-2002)
National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, Board of Directors (1992-2007)