Donald S. Prophete

by Justin Cates
Donald S. Prophete
Partner, Chair of the Whistleblower & Retaliation Practice Group
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Donald S. Prophete joined Constangy in 2015. He became the first African American attorney to take a spot as a “name on the door” partner at an NLJ350 law firm. Don is a trial lawyer who excels at representing large clients in complex, multi-plaintiff race employment discrimination cases.

Prophete has handled many high-profile and high-damage cases in the sports, military contractor and retail industries.

Prophete also serves as chair of the firm’s Whistleblower & Retaliation practice group, an area where he has tried several cases. In addition to his litigation activities, Prophete’s daily practice revolves signifi cantly around providing advice and counsel to C-suite executives. He has been honored by numerous organizations, including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America.

In 2008, the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights, in conjunction with the White House, appointed Prophete to serve a two-year term as chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Commission.

In 2002, President George W. Bush announced his intention to nominate Prophete as general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. While honored, Don ultimately withdrew his name from consideration to remain in Kansas City, where he still resides with his family.

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