J. Randall Coffey: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

J. Randall Coffey

Partner
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone(816) 842-8770

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination and Related Litigation
  • Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
  • Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management
  • Collective and Class Actions
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Labor Arbitration
 
University Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, B.A., cum laude, 1982
 
Law SchoolWashington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA, J.D., magna cum laude, 1985 Order of the Coif
 
Admitted1985, Missouri; 2007, Kansas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri; U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Randy previously served as the Management Chair of the American Bar Association's Equal Employment Opportunity Committee and has been a management co-chair for the Labor and Employment Law Section's Annual CLE Conference trial presentations.

 
LanguagesFrench
 
Biography

Randy Coffey is a partner in the Kansas City office. He devotes his practice to the representation of management in labor and employment matters, defending employers in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Randy has litigated numerous multi-plaintiff and class-action cases, as well as cases brought by individual plaintiffs. He also provides representation before state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

His experience also includes traditional labor representation, such as labor contract negotiations, NLRB-supervised representation elections and litigation, and union avoidance efforts. He routinely consults with and counsels clients concerning employment-related matters ranging from application of the Family and Medical Leave Act to the discharge of employees.

After graduating from law school, Randy served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Pasco M. Bowman on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, he has been listed inChambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyerssince 2008 and he was selected for inclusion inThe Best Lawyers in America2013 and 2014. In 2010 Randy was inducted as a fellow into The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.

Election as a fellow is the highest recognition by an attorney's colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

In 2011, 2013, and 2013 Randy was selected for inclusion inMissouri and Kansas Super Lawyersand he was included in the 2013 edition ofThe International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers. Randy previously served as the Management Chair of the American Bar Association's Equal Employment Opportunity Committee.

Recognition
Kansas City Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Included in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2013 Edition
October 14, 2013
Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Included in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers 2012 Edition
October 15, 2012
Fisher & Phillips Partner Inducted as fellow into College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
June 10, 2010

News/Media

Protecting Trade Secrets in an Electronic Age
March 15, 2012

The Expanding Scope and Number of Retaliation Claims - How to Avoid Lawsuits and Minimize Risk
February 22, 2011

Proposal Puts Too Much Power in Unions' Hands
October 13, 2009

Cooperation Beats Confrontation
September 9, 2009

HIPAA Regulations Affect Wellness Programs
July 1, 2008

On the Defense From Employees: How to Avoid, and Deal With, Retaliation Lawsuits
Kansas City Small Business
December 2010

Quotes and Soundbites

What You Probably Don't Know About the Disability Law
May 8, 2014

Employment Cases To Watch In 2014
January 3, 2014

Fisher & Phillips Partners Quoted In Inside Counsel
January 3, 2014

Supreme Court Makes it Harder to Prove Job Bias Claims
June 24, 2013

Burned By Kaplan Loss, EEOC May Rethink Credit Check Suits
February 5, 2013

Agencies Gear Up For Obama's Second Term
November 19, 2012

New Job Openings...But for the Employed Only
July 27, 2011

Presentations

Legislative and Other Developments in LGBT Employment Rights
American Bar Association Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
August, 2013

LGBT Diversity and Inclusiveness for Law Firms
American Bar Association National Conference on Equal Opportunity Law
San Francisco, CA
April 2013

Ask the EEOC: Current Insights on Enforcement and Litigation
Webinar presented by The Labor and Employment Law Section of The American Bar Association
March 2, 2011

 
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Office Information

J. Randall Coffey

4900 Main Street
Kansas CityMO 64112




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