Obituary of Stanley Lubin
Stanley Lubin of Phoenix, died on April 6, 2022 at the age of 80. Born and raised in a union family in Brooklyn, Stan focused his legal practice on labor and plaintiff-side employment work. He attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate and received his JD with honors from University of Michigan School of Law in 1966.
Stan 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, Stan 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. 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 worked tirelessly to improve working people’s lives and 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 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. Who's Who awarded Stan with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for demonstrating unwavering excellence throughout his career. Stan won the prestigious Member of the Year Award for the Employment & Labor Section of the State Bar of Arizona in 2015.
In his free time, you could find Stan watching Michigan football, Arizona Diamondbacks, or any Big 10 sport. He was a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Stan has devoted his professional and personal life to many causes in pursuit of fairness and equity, including, to name a few, the Democratic Party, the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, the AFL-CIO and its affiliates, and the Arizona Labor and Employment Relations Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Barbara Lubin, and his brother Paul Lubin. Stan is survived by his children, David Lubin and Rita Shapiro, and Jessica and James Hall, as well as his three grandchildren – Abigail, Elizabeth, and Andrew Hall. He leaves behind his brother Alan Lubin, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Stan is also survived by his colleagues and friends at Lubin & Enoch, and countless friends.
A celebration of life will take place on May 20th at 2 pm at IBEW Local 640 at 5808 N. 7th Street, Phoenix (limited capacity), and broadcast on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83691085032?pwd=TTRrQjNGRjdVaHh5THJKQUNaWFhjdz09. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider making a donation in his honor to the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, Arizona Democratic Party, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
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