Amy Coopman's number one priority is to help her clients achieve fairness and justice in the workplace. She is a civil litigator, principally representing plaintiffs in employment related disputes, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, FMLA, FLSA, Title IX rights and employment agreement violations and employment agreement violations, as well as False Claim Act and qui tam cases. Amy also offers counseling and training to employers on employment law issues.
Amy has successfully litigated numerous employment cases in federal and state court, including a nationwide race discrimination class action lawsuit against Walgreens that was resolved for $24 million and a $5 million verdict for a Muslim client who sued AT&T subsidiary Southwestern Bell for religious discrimination.
Amy was selected as a 2013 Legal Champion by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly. The award recognized the "importance of the principle or policy at stake" in Bashir v. Southwestern Bell Company, Jackson County, MO Circuit Court, Case No. 1016-CV38690. Amy has been selected as a Missouri Super Lawyer since 2012 and is a frequent speaker at seminars for attorneys and human resources personnel on current employment law topics. She is also a staunch supporter and leader of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).
Amy serves on the Board of Directors of the following organizations: The M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation, a nonprofit charitable foundation in Southlake, Texas; United Inner City Services, a social service and community organization in Kansas City, Missouri; Greenworks in Kansas City, a non-profit organization that engages urban youth in environmental stewardship and internships; and the KU Honors program advisory board. Amy firmly believes in the importance of service to others and agrees that "[W]e make a living by what we do, and we make a life by what we give." (Winston Churchill).