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Robin E. McGuffin

Robin McGuffin is an attorney in the firm’s Lexington office. She is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Group and the Employment Law Service Group.

After graduating first in her class from Vanderbilt University Law School, Robin was a law clerk for the Honorable John M. Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She now handles a wide variety of litigation matters, including but not limited to product liability, toxic and mass torts, major accidents, contract disputes, and employment discrimination and retaliation claims. Robin also counsels clients on issues such as non-solicitation and non-compete agreements as well as employment policies and procedures.

Robin has experience at all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling to taking and defending depositions to drafting and arguing dispositive motions. Robin also devotes a substantial portion of her practice to appellate advocacy in both federal and state courts.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Managing Employees During a Pandemic

Panel Member, Lexington Forum, October 7, 2021

Institutional Racism in Legal Systems: Criminal Justice, Employment & Housing: Part 2 - Understanding the Impact of Race in Employment

Moderator, presented by National Bar Association, John Rowe Chapter and Fayette County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, September 10, 2020

Sixth Circuit: No Accommodation Without Documentation

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Defense Strategies for Winning on the Statute of Limitations

American Bar Association, Products Liability Litigation Newsletter, August 2019

Kentucky Enacts Medical Review Panel Law Regarding Malpractice Claims

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Office of General Counsel, Ethics Subcommittee, Member

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Memberships
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Community Involvement

GreenHouse17, Board of Directors (2019-present); Secretary (2020-present)

Lexington Forum, Board of Directors (2022-25)

Leadership Lexington, Class of 2022-23

Education
Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2022-23)

Mc Guffin Ones To Watch2023
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Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 18, 2022
Press Releases

Robin McGuffin Selected for Leadership Lexington’s Class of 2022-23

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Leadership Lexington has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Robin McGuffin as a member of the 2022-23 Leadership Lexington program.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2022
Press Releases

Robin McGuffin Elected to the Lexington Forum’s Board of Directors

LEXINGTON, Ky. —The Lexington Forum has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Robin McGuffin to its Board of Directors. She will serve a three-year term.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 15, 2022
Client Alerts

Supreme Court Rejects OSHA Vaccine Mandate on Private Employers – Allows CMS Healthcare Mandate for Facilities Receiving Medicare/Medicaid Funds

Holding that “[a]lthough Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given the agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” in a 6-3 decision the Supreme Court of the United States, on January 13, 2022, issued a stay of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) on vaccination or testing for employers with 100 or more workers.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton, Calesia Henson, Demetrius O. Holloway, Ashley Owens Hopkins, Robin E. McGuffin, and Robin D. Miller January 14, 2022
Client Alerts

Sixth Circuit’s Briefing Schedule Seems to Ensure No Ruling on Stay Before First ETS Deadline

On November 16, 2021, the Sixth Circuit was chosen by lottery to hear the consolidated challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) mandating COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing for employers with 100 or more employees. On November 23, 2021, OSHA filed a motion for the Sixth Circuit to dissolve the stay that had been entered by the Fifth Circuit before the various challenges were consolidated. Later that same day, the Sixth Circuit entered an order setting a briefing schedule on the motion to dissolve the stay that seems to ensure that employers will not be subject to at least the first deadline originally set by the ETS.

by Robin E. McGuffin November 29, 2021
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Events

Institutional Racism in Legal Systems: Criminal Justice, Employment & Housing: Part 2 - Understanding the Impact of Race in Employment

Date: 9/10/20
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

WEBINAR

Lexington office attorney Robin McGuffin will moderate a panel discussing the impact of race in employment on September 10, 2020.

Robin E. McGuffin September 04, 2020
Client Alerts

When Furloughs Become Permanent Layoffs: An Employer’s Ongoing Obligations Under the WARN Act in the Time of COVID-19

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers implemented what they hoped would be temporary furloughs. However, as the pandemic has progressed, employers may now realize that the furloughs will last longer than expected or become permanent layoffs.

by Robin E. McGuffin August 11, 2020