As leader of the Labor and Employment Practice Group in Dickinson Wright’s Phoenix office, Samuel Coffman has over 30 years of experience counseling employers in all areas of employment law, including management and labor practices, hiring, discipline, terminations, terms of employment, and the review and drafting of employment policies, manuals and employee contracts.
His strong employment-related litigation background includes representing clients in Title VII claims, breach of contract of employment, wrongful discharge, fraud, defamation and other employment-related torts, and restrictive covenants.
Mr. Coffman also focuses his practice on municipal law, commercial litigation, and tribal law. He serves as General Counsel for the Maricopa Association of Governments and has defended lawsuits brought against municipalities in development, employment and commercial litigation matters.
He has litigated development agreements, defended title claims, defended and prosecuted landlord tenant cases and has represented Indian tribes, tribal enterprises, and gaming operations.
Mr. Coffman is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Arizona and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Grand Canyon University, B.A., History , 1980
- University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., 1987
- Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
- State Bar of Arizona, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
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