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Biography

Katie has significant experience handling litigation matters, particularly in the area of labor and employment. Katie’s experience includes handling all facets of litigation, including providing counsel, arguing and drafting motions, managing discovery and conducting trials. Katie represents her clients before state and federal courts, arbitrators, the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, the EEOC, the NLRB, and the DOL. Katie also frequently handles nationwide wage and hour and FLSA class actions.

She works closely with clients, including their in-house counsel and human resource groups, to identify and address existing and potential issues. She advises companies and supervisors on National Labor Relations Act-related issues and handles collective bargaining and labor arbitrations. Katie also drafts employee handbooks, employment policies, non-competes, and non-solicitation agreements.

Katie serves as a mediator in a variety of litigation matters, including employment cases. Her broad litigation experience and history representing both plaintiffs and defendants provides her with a unique and objective perspective that makes her an ideal choice for mediating cases.

Katie also counsels and trains clients and their employees on how to prevent claims. Katie regularly authors and edits papers and articles for national publications and speaks at leading conferences. Katie’s goal is to achieve her client’s goal—whether that is arguing a case through trial or settling a case early to maximize the outcome for the client and minimize risk.

Other Info About Katherine

Education

Law School

J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Lawmagna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Lead Articles Editor and Staff Writer, Washington and Lee Law Review; Thomas Damewood Evidence Award

Undergraduate School

B.A., Roanoke Collegecum laude

Bar Membership

Katherine is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

West Virginia

Courts

Katherine is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

West Virginia

S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Difference Maker Award in Honor of Alice J. Neeley

Generation Next 40 Under 40 award, The State Journal (2014)

West Virginia Rising Stars

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

West Virginia Board of Law Examiners, Member

Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation, Board of Directors

Roanoke College Alumni Association, Vice Chair

YWCA, Chair, Human Resources Committee; Member, Board of Directors

Leadership West Virginia, Class of 2020

Women for Leadership and Economic Development, Member

Rotary Club of Charleston, West Virginia, past president

Appalachian Reading Center, Board of Directors, past president

Craik-Patton, past member of Board of Directors

Washington and Lee Alumni Association, Charleston Chapter, Board of Directors

Childhood Language Center, past member Human Resources Committee

Leadership Kanawha Valley, Class of 2013

Ronald McDonald House, past member, Board of Directors

Regional Presbytery, prior member of Trustee Committee

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