Total Credits: 2 CLE, 2 Ethics
Michele Feeney, Michele M Feeney LLC
Alexis Pheiffer, Law Office of Alexis Pheiffer PLLC
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Michele Feeney is the founder of Michele M. Feeney LLC where her legal practice is devoted to mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. She formerly litigated cases in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, and other tort litigation. Michele has served as adjunct faculty at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University for several years, where she teaches “Creative Writing for Lawyers” and “Effective Meeting Management.” Michele designed and implemented comprehensive associate training programs at Mohr, Hackett, Pederson, Blakley and Randolph, P.C. and Doyle, Winthrop, P.C. Michele has planned and participated in extensive Continuing Legal Education programs for the Maricopa County Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution, the National Business Institute, the Piper Writers’ Center at ASU, and others. She is a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Board of Directors 1998-2006), and the ADR section of the Arizona State Bar (Vice Chair 2010-2011 and Chair 2011-2012). Michele earned her B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and her J.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Alexis is the Founder and Managing Member of the Law Office of Alexis Pheiffer, where she serves as a mediator and facilitator for employment and commercial disputes. Alexis also conducts neutral workplace investigations as an external investigator. Alexis has been an attorney for over 20 years and has resolved hundreds of disputes, ranging from informal complaints and administrative charges to complex state and federal litigation in a variety of industries, jurisdictions, and subject matter areas. Before opening her own practice, Alexis spent four years leading the employment and litigation teams at Sprouts Farmers Market, a natural and organic grocery store chain based in Phoenix, Arizona. During her time at Sprouts, Alexis managed a wide variety of litigated matters, ranging from wage and hour class actions and harassment and discrimination cases to general liability claims, securities litigation, false advertising, and contract disputes. Alexis was named 2020’s Large Public Company In-House Counsel of the year by Arizona Business Magazine. Before joining Sprouts, Alexis spent seven years as PetSmart’s senior labor and employment attorney, where she handled employment litigation and advice for PetSmart locations in the United States, Canada, and Asia. Alexis began her legal career in Madison, Wisconsin, working in the employment law group of a large national law firm. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2007 and continued in private practice, first at a full-service law firm and later at an employment law boutique. After participating in hundreds of mediations as an advocate and client, Alexis knew the difference a good mediation could make to counsel and parties involved. Inspired by her experiences, she began dispute resolution training at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 2017 and served as a Maricopa County Judge Pro Tem in the Civil Division. Alexis joined the Executive Council for the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section of the State Bar of Arizona in 2020 and is currently Chair Elect of the ADR Section. Her term as ADR Section Chair begins in June 2023. She is also an active member of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) and the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI). Alexis is an AAA Affiliate Mediator and is also MC3 certified. Alexis grew up in central Wisconsin. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., her law degree from University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, and her Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.