Our History- A tribute to Stan Lubin!
Lubin & Enoch was founded in 1986 by Stanley Lubin (1941-2022). Stan was raised in a union family in Brooklyn, which cultivated early on his passion for labor and employment work. Stan received his JD with honors from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1966. He began practicing at the NLRB in the Appellate Court section of the General Counsel. In 1968, he became Assistant General Counsel to the United Automobile Workers in Detroit. In 1972, Stan moved to Phoenix and began representing labor unions and employees for the law firm of Harrison, Myer, & Singer. In 1974, he partnered with John McKendree and maintained offices in Phoenix and Denver. Around this time, he co-authored the City of Phoenix Meet and Confer Ordinance, the first of its kind in Arizona, and he founded the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar, which later, in 2015, awarded him with the prestigious Member of the Year Award. In 1984, he joined the firm of Treon, Warnicke, & Roush and served as a founding member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. In 1986, he started his own solo practice and was joined in 1995 by Nicholas J. Enoch, forming Lubin & Enoch in 1997.
Stan devoted his professional and personal life to many causes in pursuit of fairness and equity, including, in part, through the Democratic Party, the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, the AFL-CIO and its affiliates, and the Arizona Industrial Relations Association (AKA the Arizona Labor and Employment Relations Association). Stan’s personal and professional impact in Arizona and across the United States is undeniable. The organizations that Stan had a hand in founding and growing have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of working people’s lives.
Not only did Stan work tirelessly to improve working people’s lives, but he did it with excellence. For over 40 years, Stan held an “AV” rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and was listed in all editions of Best Lawyers in America since 1981. Southwest Super Lawyers named Stan as one of the top 5% of all lawyers in the Southwest. Stan was a Fellow in the prestigious College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and has been recognized as a member of Arizona’s finest lawyers. More recently, Who’s Who awarded Stan with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for demonstrating unwavering excellence throughout his career.
A Timeline of our History and Growth
1994: Nicholas J. Enoch, then a recent law graduate of the University of Dayton, joined Stan as his first associate and, within three years, became a named partner. From a union
family himself and with work experience as a highway maintenance worker and assembly line worker, Nick helped shape the focus and culture of the firm which demands respect for workers
and enforcement of their rights under the law and under their bargained for contracts. Nick is licensed to practice in Arizona, Texas and Colorado.
Stan sold his interest in the firm to Nick and, until his passing in 2022, served as Of Counsel to the firm which still bears his name.
2005: Lubin & Enoch expanded to Texas with its first virtual office in El Paso. The majority of L&E’s practice in Texas has been representing teachers.
2005: Jarrett J. Haskovec joined the firm, soon becoming a partner. Jarrett became licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado. With deep Iowa roots, Jarrett became licensed to practice in Iowa where the firm maintained an office for several years. In 2018, Jarrett left the firm to work for one of our biggest clients, the Arizona Education Association as its General Counsel, and in 2023 became the Senior Litigation Counsel for Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes.
2007: Lubin & Enoch expanded to Colorado with its second virtual office in Denver.
2013: Kaitlyn A. Redfield-Ortiz- a two-time summer associate- joined Lubin & Enoch after clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In 2017, Kaitlyn also became admitted to Colorado to support L&E’s work there. She has vigorously worked to help L&E maintain its high level of legal service for a decade and chose in 2023 to leave the practice of law to devote herself fully to raising her three beautiful children.
2018: Clara S. Acosta joined our firm after clerking with us for her 3L year. She was admitted to practice in Texas in 2019, in Arizona in 2020 and in New Mexico in 2021. Clara has led our pro bono immigration work in connection with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project.
2019: William W. Holder joined Lubin & Enoch, expanding L&E’s labor and employment focus to include collections work.
2021: Lubin & Enoch expanded to New Mexico, establishing its third virtual office in Santa Fe. Clara S. Acosta was our first admitted attorney.
2021: Morgan L. Bigelow clerked with Lubin & Enoch for two years before officially joining our ranks after law school in 2021. She is licensed in Arizona and has largely taken over the firm’s collection practice.
2023: Margot Veranes joins our team after clerking with the Court of Appeals Division II in Tucson. She is licensed in Arizona and New Mexico. Margot brings over a decade of experience organizing in and researching for southwest labor unions.