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J. Randall Coffey

Partner, Kansas City
Kansas City
t: 816.842.8770
f: 816.842.8767


Randy Coffey is a partner in the firm's 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 alleging discrimination and wage and hour violations, as well as cases brought by individual plaintiffs. He has tried over 30 cases. Randy also provides representation before state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

His experience also includes traditional labor representation, such as labor arbitrations, NLRB proceedings, 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 (FMLA) 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 is listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers and in The Best Lawyers in America, including being named as Lawyer of the Year for Labor and Employment Litigation in 2016 and 2018.

In 2010 Randy was inducted as a Fellow into The College of Labor and 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. 

Randy previously served as the Management Chair of the American Bar Association’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, and currently serves as a Council Member for the ABA's Labor and Employment Law Section. He also is a member of the Advisory Board for the American Employment Law Council.

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA 
  • Selected for Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers 
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America

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. He presently is a Council Member for the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section.



Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "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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