Kim Flanery Coats represents employers regarding a broad range of employment matters arising under state and federal laws at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels, including claims for discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination.
Kim focuses her practice on claims arising under:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- The Fair Labor Standards Act
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
She also has experience in claims involving covenants not to compete and trade secrets. Kim advises management clients about various employment law issues and provides preventative employer training and counseling.
Prior to working at Littler, Kim was a faculty member at the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she taught classes in legal writing, contract drafting, pre-trial litigation, and appellate advocacy. While there, she coached numerous moot court teams and served as an administrator for the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition. After graduating from law school, she practiced law at a commercial litigation firm in Oklahoma City and worked as an in-house counsel for a large privately-held company in Tulsa. During law school Kim was a staff editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Member Arkansas Bar Association, 1996-present
- Member, Washington County Bar Association, 1996-present
- Member, American Bar Association, 1982-present
- Member, Board of Directors - Ozark Literacy Council, 2010-present
- Adjunct Faculty Member, NorthWest Arkansas Community College, 2012-present
- Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, 1990
- Recipient, Kerr Foundation Scholarship - Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1990