Kaufman and Canoles

Randy C. Sparks Jr.

Of Counsel

Office: Richmond

T (804) 771.5709
F (888) 360.9092


Randy is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group at Kaufman & Canoles. He concentrates his practice in employment litigation, representing employers in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of employment contract, non-compete, and wage and hour claims before various state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Randy also advises and trains clients on lawful employment practices and other workplace issues.

Practice Areas


Representative Matters

  • Represented government contractor in disability discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit in federal court
  • Represented restaurant franchise in age discrimination case in federal court
  • Represented various restaurant franchisees in discrimination matters before the EEOC and state civil rights agencies
  • Represented restaurant franchise in race and national original discrimination suit brought against employer in federal court.
  • Represented regional air carrier in wrongful termination claim brought in federal court.
  • Represented national office equipment sales and services company in state court action brought against former employees and competitor for breach of restrictive covenants and unfair competition claims.
  • Represented national healthcare services and equipment company in race discrimination and retaliation claim brought against company in federal court.
  • Represented Fortune 100 company in race discrimination and retaliation claims in federal court.

Recognition and honors

  • Leadership Fredericksburg Class of 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010–2017
  • Virginia Super Lawyers; Employee Litigation: Defense, 2015-2017
  • William & Mary Law Review


  • Society for Human Resource Management, Fredericksburg Regional Chapter; Legal Representative
  • Stafford Area Soccer Association; Board of Directors
  • Professional Services Council; Member


  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Claims Court


  • University of Virginia; B.A., 1993
  • College of William & Mary School of Law; J.D., 1996


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