W. Gordon Kaupp, Esq.

Of Counsel

“Practicing law is not just a job — it’s an honor”

Known as a bulldog inside and outside of the courtroom, W. Gordon Kaupp has been practicing law across the country for over 10 years. Mr. Kaupp currently litigates discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful termination, retaliation, and retirement benefits claims in both individual and class action cases at the Derek Smith Law Group.

Mr. Kaupp boasts an impressive resume of jury trial, bench trial, and appellate experience. Additionally, he has drafted all of the appellate briefs in ten appeals before either the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit or the California Court of Appeals.

In conjunction with legal savvy and knowledge, Mr. Kaupp brings passion and ferocity to each case he handles. He makes a personal connection with every client, crafting individualized strategies for each client’s case. Mr. Kaupp ensures you get the best result possible for your case whether through negotiation or trial. Mr. Kaupp makes it well known to his adversaries that he is not afraid to take a case to trial and, in fact, relishes the idea.


City University of New York School of Law at Queens College

  • Juris Doctorate, Law
  • 1999 – 2002

Skidmore College

  • BA, Anthropology
  • 1992 – 1996

Areas of Practice:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliation
  • Retirement benefit claims


  • State Courts: New York and California
  • Federal Courts: SDNY, EDNY

To contact W. Gordon Kaupp, please contact the Derek Smith Law Group at 877-4NYLAWS or fill out a contact form online.

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