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Robert Joseph Coursey III

Robert Joseph Coursey III

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination

About Me

After ten years as a lawyer in one of the country's oldest and largest labor and employment law firms, culminating in making partner in 2007, I decided to take a break to explore another path. I spent two years as a certified personal trainer, loving every minute of it, but eventually missing many things about practicing employment law and looking for the right way to get back to it. Fate stepped in at just the right moment and I began an amazingly fulfilling job with Employers Council in mid-2010.

I do this job for two reasons: (1) I love the intellectual stimulation and challenge; and (2) I love working with people to help them solve their companies' employment law and human resources issues. I consider myself very lucky that I am able to come to work every day and do what I do.

I'd love to tell you more about how Employers Council can help your company navigate the ever-increasingly complex field of employment law, in a way that strengthens your bottom line. Contact me anytime.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    16 years
  2. Sexual Harassment: 20%
  3. Discrimination: 20%
  4. Wrongful Termination: 10%



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Contact Info

Employers Council

175 West 200 South
Suite 2005
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101



GAInactive Member in Good Standing 199808/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2005
Law ReviewGeorgia State University College of Law1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyEmployers Council2010 - Present
PartnerFisher & Phillips LLP1998 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Salt Lake Society for Human Resource ManagementLegal Affairs Co-Director2013 - Present
HR Certification InstituteSPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)2012 - Present
SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)Member2010 - Present
Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyTeam in Training Marathon participant/fundraiser2009 - 2009
Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyCorporate Chair of the Atlanta Light the Night Walk2007 - 2007
Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyTeam in Training Triathlon participant/fundraiser2007 - 2007

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
HUNTER v. LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP., as Administrator and Fiduciary of the LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP. RETIREMENT PLAN9th Circuit affirmed District Court's dismissal of ERISA claim
Jackson v. Hennessy Auto11th Circuit affirmed District Court's grant of summary judgment to Defendant

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
George Mason UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
SeminarKey Utah Employment Rules2012
SeminarFLSA Essentials: What You Must Know to Protect Your Company2012
Utah County SHRM LuncheonSocial Media Concerns in the Workplace2011
LuncheonLatest Trends in Wage-Hour Law2011
Legal Breakfast BriefingEmployee Privacy in the Social Media Age2011
Immigration Compliance: Trends & ChallengesHandling No-Match Letters from the Social Security Administration2011
Employers Council SeminarEmployment Law Basics for Supervisors2011
SeveralVarious Employment Law topicsN/A