Along with his life-long passion for helping people, Troy Foster’s extensive career as a trial lawyer, counselor, mediator, and business partner have strengthened his ability to utilize the law as a tool to achieve significant results. He is a powerful advocate for his clients, especially in the areas of employment law, human resources, and health care challenges due to his 26 years of diverse legal experience. Currently, Troy serves as a partner at The Foster Group, PLLC in Phoenix, Arizona where he continues to provide custom solutions for clients who need assistance with employment law conflicts, human resources legal support, and healthcare compliance and certification.
With offices located in both Phoenix and Prescott, The Foster Group represents employees, employers, health care providers, human resources personnel, and other clients throughout the state of Arizona. Acknowledging that clients require more than legal advice, the firm prides itself in providing white glove service that is both transparent and result oriented. Team members strive to set goals that are objectively reasonable, and they are dedicated to responding to clients day or night. In fact, once a client signs on with The Foster Group, he or she is given a list of the legal team’s personal numbers in case of an emergency. “We want to ensure that our clients are not stressing out or having sleepless nights,” says Troy. Part of the firm’s white glove service is making sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. That is why the firm’s motto is “Putting the pieces together for you.”
Although The Foster Group was originally founded in 2010, the firm closed temporarily while Troy went in-house for a large company as general counsel. After reopening in 2018, they began to transition in order to narrow their focus on representing more employees, and the firm added two additional lawyers who are responsible for assisting with employment matters from the early stages of conflict. For example, if an employee is nearing retirement, and an employer is attempting to push the person out in order to deny retirement benefits, then an attorney will step in and negotiate. The lawyers also assist on the transactional front with employees who are facing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation situations at work. Half of the firm’s cases fall into this area as well as collective cases, which involve instances such as several hundred employees not receiving pay required under federal law.
Prior to founding his own law firm, Troy graduated magna cum laude from each of Arizona’s three collegiate institutions. His college career included North Arizona University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science; The University of Arizona, where he earned a master’s degree in public health; and Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where he finished with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Troy began his law career as a clerk for a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before he began working as a partner and chair of the employment division for the Phoenix office of Lewis and Roca. In that role, he oversaw five offices and all lawyers in their employment practices. He also served as judge pro tempore on Arizona’s Superior Court for several years. Subsequently, Troy went in-house to work as chief human resources officer before moving into the role of general counsel for the same large health care organization.
Outside of his work at The Foster Group, Troy is a published author and has also worked as an adjunct professor of law for Indiana University: Purdue University Indianapolis and Arizona State University. However, as a father of four, he enjoys being a family man above all else.
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