Matthew A. Hesketh
Matthew A. Hesketh

Member

Phone: 602.240.3034

Fax: 602.240.6600

mhesketh@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Diana Hanson
602.240.3075

Areas of Emphasis

Litigation, Trials and Appeals

Labor and Employment

Education

  • Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2011
    • Order of the Coif
  • Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, in Political Science and History, summa cum laude, University of Arizona, 2008
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Matt is a member of the Sherman & Howard trial group and focuses on contractual disputes, corporate and business matters, administrative law, and appellate litigation. Matt has significant experience working with government entities, and he also represents businesses and public employers in labor and employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination lawsuits.

Representative Matters

Business Litigation:

  • Advocates for Individuals With Disabilities LLC v. MidFirst Bank, 279 F. Supp. 3d 891 (D. Ariz. 2017)
  • R. England, Inc. v. Swift Transportation Co., 313 F.R.D. 650 (D. Utah 2016)

Administrative Law:

  • Cannabis Nurses Ass’n v. Ariz. Dep’t of Health Servs., 242 Ariz. 62, 392 P.3d 506 (App. 2017)
  • Parsons v. Ariz. Dep’t of Health Servs., 242 Ariz. 320, 395 P.3d 709 (App. 2017)

Labor and Employment:

  • Coleman v. Home Health Res. Inc., 269 F. Supp. 3d 935 (D. Ariz. 2017)
Professional Activities
  • Admitted Arizona, 2012
  • Admitted United States District Court for the District of Arizona, 2012
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Board of Directors, Arizona Educational Foundation
  • Member, Horace Rumpole Inn of Court
  • Member, Phoenix Community Alliance
Honors and Awards
  • Southwest Rising Stars
    Super Lawyers
    2016 – 2019
Publications and Presentations

Recent Media

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • The Big 5: What You Must Know
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2017
  • The Big 5: What You Must Know
    Sherman & Howard Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Law Conference
    April 2017
  • Workplace Violence: Lessons From Mass Shootings and Other Incidents of Violence
    Sherman & Howard Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Seminar
    April 2016
Previous Experience
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Patricia A. Orozco, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, 2011-2012
  • Extern, The Honorable Thomas Ferraro, United States District Court for the District of Arizona, August 2010-December 2010