Technical business leads to technical legal issues. You need an attorney who understands what you do and how. At Poulton Kafka, we have attorneys with expertise ranging from physics and electronics to automotive and agricultural technology. We apply our skills outside the law to give you the most informed legal advice possible for your technical needs.
As local business owners ourselves, we understand the challenges you face in operating your own enterprise here in Arizona. All of our attorneys have worked in other industries and we help you weigh the legal implications of your business decisions so you can balance risks and maximize your long-term returns.
The individual consumer is often at a disadvantage when dealing with large companies, and some unscrupulous businesses take advantage of this. Arizona has strong consumer protection laws to ensure fairness, and Poulton Kafka can help enforce those laws to level your playing field.
Poulton Kafka represents both employers and employees in matters involving payment disputes, wage & hour law, and employment contracts. Whether you are an employee who has not been paid or a business owner with payroll questions, we can help. Senior Partner Karen Poulton has extensive experience in employment litigation.
Poulton Kafka serves the legal needs of individuals and businesses in Arizona. With four attorneys from diverse professional backgrounds, our firm offers legal representation in a variety of areas. We advise clients and resolve disputes involving consumer protection, employment law, construction, real estate, landlord-tenant, employment-based immigration, local business ownership and management, contracts, and business disputes.
Senior Partner Karen Poulton was born and raised in the Akron, Ohio area. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in special education and a Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology. She earned a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Florida, and became a professor at the University of Nebraska before attending law school. Karen is licensed to practice law in seven states. She is a career litigator who has represented clients ranging from national banks and mining companies to rural farmers and municipalities.Read More
Managing Partner Mike Poulton grew up in Kansas and Vermont, returning to the Midwest in college. Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska College of Engineering, majoring in Construction Management with minors in Physics and Business. While at UNL, he worked as a physics research technician designing and building lab apparatus for the Polarized Electron Group, including lasers, electronic instrumentation, and high vacuum electron beam equipment. Before attending law school he worked as Project Engineer for a national commercial construction contractor here in Phoenix. Mike is a metalworker, ham radio operator, and outdoorsman in his spare time.Read More
Partner Ben Kafka was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended The Orme School in central Arizona before going to Arizona State University, where he earned Bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and French. Ben worked his way through school in the restaurant and bar industry in Arizona for nearly ten years, working in both the kitchen and front-of-house. Read More
Nisha Noroian was born and raised in the small Southern California town of Blythe. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture Business with an emphasis in agricultural policy and law. Nisha is a third-generation farmer. In addition to her law practice, she is the assistant manager of her family’s Nish Noroian Farms in Blythe. Read More
These are some of the more common questions and concerns people have about hiring an attorney and navigating the legal system. Answering questions is a lawyer’s job, so if you do not find the information you need on our site, please give us a call.
Good legal representation is not cheap, and anyone who tells you otherwise is making a sales pitch. But that does not mean having an attorney is unaffordable. In fact, the reason an attorney’s work is valuable is because legal advice saves money. Making the wrong legal decisions in business or failing to handle a lawsuit properly can be financially devastating. Your attorney’s job is to provide knowledgeable, rational, and candid advice on how to best address your legal needs to ensure the most positive financial outcome.