Robin McGuffin is an attorney in the firm’s Lexington office. She is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Group and an affiliate member of 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. Through her employment practice, 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.
American Bar Association, Products Liability Litigation Newsletter, August 2019
Ethics Committee, Member
Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Member
GreenHouse17, Board of Directors (2019-present)
I Care KY, Board of Directors (2019-present)
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