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Farhang & Medcoff

(520) 790-5433

Ali J. Farhang


Managing Partner

Office: 520.790.5433
Fax: 520.790.5736

Practice Areas:
Business Consultation
Labor & Employment Law
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Defense

Ali Farhang is an AV Rated attorney who practices in the areas of labor and employment, business consultation, commercial litigation, and personal injury defense.  Ali has litigated, and otherwise defended, a wide variety of employment law claims under Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Arizona Civil Rights Act.  Ali has also advised and assisted management clients seeking to enforce covenants not to compete with respect to compliance issues.  He also acts as de facto general counsel to a number of significant corporate clients who conduct business across multiple jurisdictions. Ali has also served as an arbitrator on a number of matters.

Representative Cases and Publications

  • Arizona Employment Coordinator, WARN Act
  • Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, Arizona Employment Law Handbook (2013)
  • Morningthunder v. Augusta Resource Corp., 2008 WL 2555110, Ariz.App. Div.2 (June 16, 2008)
  • “Non-Compete Agreements With Step-Down Provisions: Will Arizona Courts Enforce Them?”, Arizona Attorney (December 2005), cited as authority in Compass Bank v. Hartley, 430 F.Supp.2d 973 (D. Ariz. 2006)
  • First Magnus Financial Corp. v. Summit Mortgage, L.L.C., 2006 WL 2418918, W.D.Mo. (August 21, 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Hualapai Tribal Court, 2013-current
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2009
  • Tohono O'Odham Nation Courts, 2005-2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2001
  • Supreme Court of Arizona, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1998
  • Supreme Court of Colorado, 1997

Education and Honors

  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2015-current
  • State Bar of Arizona, Labor and Employment Section, Chair, 2012-2013
  • Top Lawyers, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, 2011
  • State Bar of Arizona, Bar Leadership Insititute, 2010
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • Recipient of “40 Under 40 Award”, from Tucson Business Edge Magazine, 2006
  • University of Denver, College of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Cambridge, England, 1996
  • University of Arizona, B.A., 1993

Public Service and Community Involvement

  • Southern Arizona Leadership Committee
  • Frontier Little League, Head Coach
  • Fiesta Bowl Committee
  • Tucson Flash Youth Basketball
  • Salpointe Catholic Varsity Coaching Staff, 2015-current
  • Catalina Foothills Varsity Football Staff, 2013-2015
  • Foothills Chargers Football Organization,
    • President, 2011-2012
    • Head Coach, 2007-2015
  • Boys and Girls Club of Tucson, Pro Bono General Counsel
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