Sandy Forbes


Sandy Forbes litigates complex employment matters. Appearing before courts and administrative agencies, she represents clients in cases arising under federal and state employment statutes and laws, advising them on issues of discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour disputes. She also handles restrictive covenant, breach of contract, and confidential information and trade secret matters.

With the goal of avoiding costly and distracting disputes, Sandy helps clients develop effective policies and procedures to keep them in compliance with rules and regulations. She educates employers on their rights and obligations in employee relations and human resources issues, and counsels workers who suffer damages due to unlawful employer practices.

Previously, Sandy served clients involved in employee litigation matters at a Newark, New Jersey firm, and later in a large Tucson firm. Additionally, Sandy worked as a solo practitioner for several years before joining our firm in 2008.

After graduating cum laude with her law degree, Sandy Forbes clerked for the Anne E. Thompson, U.S. District Judge of the District of New Jersey.

Court Admissions

New Jersey, 1980
Arizona, 1986


Professional Associations

  • Pima County Bar Association

  • State Bar of Arizona (including Employment and Labor Law Section)

  • National Employment Lawyers Association

  • Arizona Employment Lawyers Association


Seton Hall University (J.D., cum laude)
Connecticut College, (B.A., Government)


Professional Activities

Past chair of the Employment and Labor Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona
Chapter Editor for Volume 2 of the Arizona Employment Law Handbook
Frequent presenter at seminars for attorneys and for business owners and managers


Practice Areas
Labor and Employment
Civil Litigation

Awards and Recognitions

  • Sandy was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.

  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2013 and 2015 Employment Law – Individuals “Lawyer of the Year” in Tucson

  • 2015 Southwest Super Lawyer® Employment and Labor



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