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2021 Virtual Annual Workers' Compensation CLE Program - Day 3

Total Credits: 3.25 CLE, 1.0 Ethics, 3.25 Workers' Compensation Law Specialization

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2021 Workers' Compensation Bundle
Personal Injury Law |  Workers' Compensation
Denise M Blommel |  Brian Y Furuya |  Tibor Nagy |  Reid P Potter
Original Program Date:
Oct 15, 2021


Termination, Resignation, and Workers' Compensation During the Age of COVID 
Denise Blommel, Denise M Blommel PLLC
Tibor Nagy, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart PC

Work from Home Issues
Reid Potter, State Bar of Arizona

Court of Appeals Tips
Hon. Brian Furuya, Arizona Court of Appeals – Division One







Denise M Blommel Related seminars and products

Denise M Blommel PLLC

Denise M. Blommel is an attorney in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Arizona and Nevada. Her practice centers on the employer-employee relationship.

Denise is a former Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and a former Assistant Chief Counsel of the Industrial Commission of Arizona. She represents employers and employees in employment and labor matters.

Denise belongs to the State Bar of Arizona, State Bar of Nevada, the American Bar Association, the Scottsdale Bar Association, and the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association. She is President-Elect of the State Bar of Arizona’s Senior Lawyers Division.

Denise was awarded the State Bar of Arizona’s Member of the Year for 1998-1999. She was also awarded the State Bar Employment & Labor Law Section Member of the Year in 2014. Denise is one of the authors of the State Bar’s Arizona Employment Law Handbook and a co-author of articles in the January 2022, January 2021, and December 2013 State Bar’s Arizona Attorney about the State Board of Education’s expanded jurisdiction, COVID-19 in the Workplace, and the Affordable Care Act; and two articles in the April 1994 and April 1998 Arizona Attorney about Workers' Compensation, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. Denise served as Chair of the Employment & Labor Law and Co-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Law Sections of the State Bar of Arizona.

Denise holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics, with Highest Distinction (Summa Cum Laude), Honors, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, from the University of Arizona. She serves on the Advisory Board to the Honors College at the University of Arizona. Her law degree is from Arizona State University. Denise and her Moot Court teammates placed second in the nation in the National Moot Court competition – team, brief, and speaker.

Denise is a frequent presenter for government, business, educational and community groups. She taught Human Resources Law for the ASU Master of Legal Studies Program in 2014 and 2015 and was active with the former ASU Law Group.

Denise is a mediator with the U.S. Postal Service. She and her husband, Don Doerres, are regular presenters of “Soft Skills for a Hard World,” a seminar to improve workplace communication and resolve conflict. Denise and Don belong to the University of Iowa Alumni Association and Denise is a life member of both the ASU and U of A Alumni Associations.

Denise served on the Board of Directors for 20 years for Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. The Girl Scouts awarded Denise the Thanks Badge in 2000; the Thanks Badge II in 2005, and the Impact Award in 2020, their highest volunteer honors. She currently serves as Chair of the Council’s Personnel Committee. Denise and Don live in Scottsdale and are active at St. Patrick Catholic Community.

Denise's website is at Her telephone number is 480-247-7477 and her mailing address is 6945 E. Sahuaro, Suite 125, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Her email address is

Brian Y Furuya Related seminars and products


Arizona Court of Appeals - Division One

Hon. Brian Y. Furuya was appointed as a judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, by Gov. Doug Ducey effective January 25, 2021. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Furuya served as a deputy county attorney for Coconino County, in the office's civil division from 2016.  In his government practice, Judge Furuya handled a wide variety of matters, including tax valuation appeals, code enforcement matters, general civil litigation, and providing legal advice and representation to local fire districts, as well as many county officers, commissions, and boards.  From 2007 through 2015, he was in private practice, where he handled cases in the areas of real estate and business transactions, landlord-tenant, appellate, personal injury, and corporate and employment law, as well as civil litigation with the law firm of Aspey, Watkins & Diesel, P.L.L.C.  Judge Furuya was named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2015 and again in 2016.

Residing with his family in Flagstaff, Judge Furuya is active in the community.  In addition to volunteering for community focus groups for the City of Flagstaff, he has served as President of the Board of Directors for the Coconino County Bar Association, and was also selected as a member of the Flagstaff Leadership Program’s class of 2013.  From 2014 through 2021, he served as a member of the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Governors for District 1, representing Apache, Navajo, Coconino, and Mohave counties.  He also filled a term as president of the State Bar of Arizona from 2019 to 2020.  He continues his volunteer service to the legal community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education.

Judge Furuya graduated with a degree, cum laude, from Brigham Young University in 2003, studying political science and philosophy.  He attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School and was awarded a juris doctor degree in 2007.  In law school, Judge Furuya was Managing Editor of Articles for the Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law.  He also was an adjunct professor of law with the J. Reuben Clark Law School, teaching legal interviewing & counseling theory and technique until 2010.  In addition to obtaining law licenses for all State and Federal courts in Arizona and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Furuya was also admitted to practice before the courts of the Navajo Nation in 2008, where he took pro bono cases to serve indigent members of the tribe.

Tibor Nagy Related seminars and products

Tucson Managing Shareholder

TIBOR NAGY JR. is Office Managing Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins in Tucson. With decades of in-depth labor and employment law experience representing a wide range of employers, including the aerospace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, transportation, manufacturing and mining industries, Mr. Nagy has a keen understanding and perspective that few Arizona practitioners in the field can offer. His considerable employment litigation, arbitration, and appellate experience compliment and enrich the practical advice and creative solutions he provides to resolving complex human resources issues. Mr. Nagy has substantial experience litigating and successfully defending employers in matters in federal and state courts, including appellate courts and the Arizona Supreme Court, as well as before administrative agencies and arbitrators. These matters include the defense of cases arising under federal and state employment discrimination statues, wage and hour laws (including class and collective actions), the ADA, ERISA, the ADEA, and the FMLA. Mr. Nagy also has successfully defended employers against state law claims for wrongful discharge, employment torts, and defamation, and has litigated both the defense and enforcement of restrictive covenants. Many of these cases were favorably decided on motions for summary judgment. Mr. Nagy also has considerable past experience defending employers in workers’ compensation claims before the Industrial Commission of Arizona. Additionally, Mr. Nagy is one of only a handful of attorneys located in Tucson, Arizona with experience defending employers before the National Labor Relations Board, including representation elections, and hearings pertaining to representation petitions and unfair labor practice complaints.



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