Kendell R. Coates advises and represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters arising under both state and federal laws.

Prior to joining Littler, Kendell served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. William M. Conley, U.S. District Judge of the Western District of Wisconsin. During law school, Kendell participated in the Employment Law Clinic of the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic. 

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Seventh Circuit Update

Federal Bar Association Monthly Circuit Update

November 2017


  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2015
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 2012magna cum laude

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  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois