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Robert W. Coykendall

Mr. Coykendall has served as trial counsel in civil litigation involving a host of substantive issues, from class actions to intellectual property litigation to eminent domain, representing a wide range of clients, including chemical companies, oil and gas exploration and production companies, and individuals. Bob has served as lead class action counsel in a number of class actions. He has represented clients before the Kansas Supreme Court, Kansas Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, and has argued before the United States Supreme Court. Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory has rated Bob at the highest AV®* rating for lawyers.

  • University of Kansas, B.A., 1976
  • University of Kansas, J.D., M.A., 1979
Professional Background:
  • Kansas Bar, 1979
  • Clerk of U.S. District Court of Kansas, Hon. Frank G. Theis, 1979-1981
  • Member, Wichita Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association
  • Member, Kansas Association for Justice
  • Martindale Hubbell Law Directory AV®* rating
  • Selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America publication in the area of Intellectual Property
  • Selected for inclusion in the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers publication in the area of General Litigation, 2016
  • “Too Much of a Good Thing, Kansas Law on Unwanted Water,” Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, September 1997
Noteworthy Cases:
  • Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc., 551 U.S. 877 (2007)(Antitrust decision that settled the law on vertical pricing restrictions.)
  • Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Shutts, 472 U.S. 797 (1985)(Leading class action case establishing rules for asserting jurisdiction over unnamed non-resident plaintiffs in a class action, as well as deciding choice of laws question.)
  • Fawcett v. Oil Producers Inc. of Kansas, 302 Kan. 350 (2015)(Royalty owner class action that cleaned up royalty accounting issues.)
  • In re Urethane Antitrust Litigation, 768 F.3d 1245 (10th Cir. 2014)(Liaison counsel for national class of plaintiffs that successfully tried and recovered a judgment exceeding one-billion dollars.  The case was settled while pending before the U.S. Supreme Court for in excess of $800 million.)





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