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Amanda D. Cooper


Amanda has significant experience litigating cases, as well as obtaining summary judgment on discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims. She also provides clients advice, counselling and risk management strategies related to employee discipline and termination, drug testing, FMLA and ADA compliance, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and preparation of employee handbooks.
Speaking Engagements
  • “Recreational Marijuana in the Workforce,” Springfield Contractors Association Monthly Meeting, January 10, 2023.
  • “Inclusive Leadership Training,” Junior League of Springfield, MO Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, November 2022 (panelist)
  • "Minimizing Employer Liability During Reopening and Recovery," Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Virtual Event, June 2020 (speaker)
  • "Workforce Development Trends Panel," BKD CPAs & Advisors' Innovation Summit 2019, October 2019 (panelist) 
  • "Legal Updates in Employment Law and Social Media Issues," Nursing Home Administrator Conference, Lake Ozark, MO, February 2019 (speaker) 
  • "Managing Social Media in the Workplace," Missouri League for Nursing conference, Branson, MO, October 2017 (speaker)
  • "'Me-Too' Evidence in Employment Discrimination Cases," 2017 Advanced Trial Skills: Evidence, CLE Training, Trial Judge Education Committee, Lake Ozark, MO, March 2017 (panelist)
  • "Common and Not So Common Employee Issues," Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) 26th Annual Institute for Nursing Home Administrators, Camdenton, MO, March 2017 (speaker)
Community Involvement
  • City of Springfield, Missouri Personnel Board, January 22, 2024-present   
  • Junior League of Springfield, Missouri, 2021-present
  • Sikeston Altrusa Club, 2009-2011
  • Sikeston Lions' Club, 2010-2011
  • Girl Scout leader, 2005-2010

  • Leadership Springfield, "Signature Class," 2018
  • Lawyering Skills Advocacy Honors Award
  • Southern Illinois University Law Journal