Kevin Koelbel

Of Counsel

Kevin Koelbel earned a B.S. in mathematics and a teaching certificate from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 1984. After graduation, he became a licensed home-improvement contractor and worked with his father on Long Island as a custom woodworker.

In 1992, Kevin moved to Arizona. He earned his J.D. degree from Arizona State University in 1995. He is admitted to the Arizona Bar, the Arizona District Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

He was recognized by Super Lawyers in 2007 in the area of employee benefits. He served on the State Bar committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law from 2010 to 2016, is a member of the Board of the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association, and is on the Executive Team of MedFlight 911.

Reported Cases

Hunt v. Pasternack, 192 F.3d 877 (9th Cir. 1999) (Architectural Works Copyright Act)
Johnson v. Tempe Elem. Sch. Dist., 199 Ariz. 567 (App. 2000) (Open Meeting Law)
Morgan v. Admin. Comm. of Wal-Mart Stores, 214 F. Supp. 2d 1047 (D. Ariz. 2002) (ERISA)
Logan v. Forever Living Prods. Inter’l, Inc., 203 Ariz. 191 (2002) (Wrongful termination)
Benally v. United States, 216 F.R.D. 478 (D. Ariz. 2003) (ex parte contact with treating physician)
Feldmeier v. Watson, 201 Ariz. 444 (2005) (ballot initiative)
Ames v. Jefferson Pilot Financial Co., 515 F.Supp.2d 1050 (D. Ariz. 2007) (ERISA)
Shoemaker v. Sentry Life Ins. Co., 484 F. Supp. 2d 1057 (D. Ariz. 2007) (ERISA)
Pannebecker v. Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston, 542 F.3d 1213 (9th Cir. 2008) (ERISA)
Douglas v. Window Rock Consol. Sch. Dist., 221 Ariz. 104, 210 P.3d 1275 (App. 2009) (school law)
Paczosa v. Cartwright Elem. Sch. Dist., 222 Ariz. 73, 213 P.3d 222 (App. 2009) (school law)
Agullard v. Principal Life Ins. Co., 685 F. Supp. 2d 947 (D. Ariz. 2010) (jurisdiction/ERISA)
DeBenedictis v. Hartford Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 701 F. Supp. 2d 1113 (D. Ariz. 2010) (ERISA)
Anderson v. Valley Union High Sch. Dist., 229 Ariz. 52, 270 P.3d 879 (App. 2012) (school law)
Bilyeu v. Morgan Stanley Long Term Disability Plan, 683 F.3d 1083, 1089 (9th Cir. 2012) cert. denied, 133 S. Ct. 1242 (2013) (ERISA)
McKee v. Peoria Unified Sch. Dist., 963 F.Supp.2d 911 (D. Ariz. 2013) (civil rights)
Tuttle v. Varian Medical Sys., Inc,. 15 F.Supp.3d 944 (D. Ariz. 2013) (ERISA).
McKee v. Peoria Unified Sch. Dist., 236 Ariz. 254, 338 P.3d 994 (App. 2014) (public records)

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