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J.D., Boston College Law School
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Ty Frankel, Associate
Tel: (602) 274-1100
Fax: (602) 274-1199
tfrankel@bffb.com
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Support Staff: Karen Vanderbilt (602) 776-5958


Ty Frankel is a Class Action and Employment Law attorney. He represents clients before federal and state courts and agencies in a wide array of class action and employment law matters and has extensive experience litigating and providing counsel related to wage and hour, wrongful discharge, retaliation, discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and related claims. He has represented numerous clients in individual, collective, and class action lawsuits for recovery of unpaid overtime and wages due under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state unpaid wage statutes. Mr. Frankel has also investigated and litigated class action matters on behalf of individuals unlawfully impacted by discriminatory and predatory business practices. He has been a contributor to the American Bar Association Treatise on the Fair Labor Standards Act and Phoenix Business Gazette for employment law. Mr. Frankel has been selected as a Super Lawyers’ Southwest Rising Star for employee litigation, after having been nominated by his peers.

Mr. Frankel is also active in the community. He periodically serves as a pro bono attorney for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, which is the only organization in Arizona that provides pro bono legal services to vulnerable immigrants in removal proceedings. He became a member of the Board of Directors for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in 2016, and he became the Vice President of the Board in 2017.

Mr. Frankel earned his law degree from Boston College Law School, graduating cum laude. While there, he was a LEND Fellow at the Boston Children's Hospital, where he studied legal and public policy concerning children with developmental disabilities. He was also a Student Attorney at the Boston College Immigration and Asylum Project, representing clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Immigration Court. Mr. Frankel attended his first year of law school at Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans where he earned positions on the Loyola Law Review and Moot Court Staff, as well as the Legal Excellence Award in Property II and Torts II.

Mr. Frankel earned his bachelor of arts degree from Boston College in political science and communications. During his undergraduate education, he was an Immigration Intern in the Senate office of the Honorable Edward M. Kennedy for several years.