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Chris Houk

Attorney (480) 569-2377 Employment & Labor Law

Since 2005, Chris Houk has focused on defending the rights of Arizona’s workers, managers, and employers. From small town discrimination cases all the way to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Chris has fought time and again to make sure that you are treated fairly–with the dignity and respect you deserve.

Chris has worked for the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, giving him unique insight into Arizona laws and regulations.

Chris is an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, serves on the board of the National Employment Lawyers Association, is a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section, is a member of the Diocese of Phoenix Finance Council, and is a Fellow with the American Bar Foundation.

Chris, his wife, and three children are active members of the Arizona and Metro Phoenix communities.



About Education

  • Graduate with honors Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona
  • Graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU 

Bar Admissions

  • State of Arizona 

Professional Affiliations

  • Owner- Houk Law Firm 2019 to Present
  • Partner- Gillespie, Shields, Goldfarb, Taylor & Houk 2019-2019
  • Attorney Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb 2015-2019
  • Trial Attorney- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2009-2015
  • Assistant Attorney General- Attorney General’s Office 2005-2009
  • Associate Attorney- Gillespie and Associates 2001-2005
  • Law Clerk - Office of Honorable Jack B. Kirsten 2000-2001

Honors and Awards

  • Dr. Charles R. Campbell Outstanding Alumnus Award - Given by: Black Board of Directors Project. 2016
  • Most Shelter Visits- New Attorney Volunteers - Given by: ASU Homeless Legal Assistance Project. 2001


  • Southwest Arizona Bank (Proposed)  Vice Chairman- Board of Directors 2018- Present
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix - Finance Council - Compensation Committee Member 2017-Present
  • Diocese of Phoenix- Finance Council Member 2017- Present
  • Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Executive Board Member 2016- Present
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow 2016- Present







Houk Law Firm

The information provided is informational only, does not constitute legal advice, and will not create an attorney-client or attorney-prospective client relationship. Christopher R. Houk is licensed to practice law in Arizona. © 2023

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1850 N. Central Ave
Suite 2010
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 480-569-2377
Se Habla Español



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