Randy C. Sparks Jr.

    Of Counsel • Co-Chair of Government & Municipal Law
    Office: Richmond
    Admissions: Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC


    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.

    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 & Honors

    • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2019-2020
    • Leadership Fredericksburg Class of 2014
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2010–2022
    • Virginia Super Lawyers; Employee Litigation: Defense, 2015-2019
    • 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
    • Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation, Inc.; Board of Directors
    • Virginia Retail Merchants Association; Board of Directors

    Court Admissions

    • 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
    • William & Mary Law School; J.D., 1996

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