Overview

As Program Director, Emily Morris coordinates with clients and attorneys throughout the firm to manage litigation defended in the Littler CaseSmart® model. Littler CaseSmart utilizes a unique client-dedicated staffing model, redesigned legal processes for greater efficiencies, case management and data analytics. 

Emily uses Littler-developed tools to oversee case workflow, monitor budget to actual metrics, and ensure that the firm’s approach to defending a case aligns with the client’s overall litigation philosophy. She routinely consults with Littler CaseSmart clients to assist them in monitoring litigation metrics and provides other forms of data analytics. Emily also supervises an experienced and diverse team of Littler CaseSmart attorneys.

Emily has held several positions within the firm, including being an associate in the Lexington, Kentucky office, Littler CaseSmart Counsel, and most recently, Littler CaseSmart Program Manager.  

Emily has advised and represented employers in a broad range of employment matters, appearing in state and federal courts. She has handled discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues arising under:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Kentucky Civil Rights Act

Before joining Littler, Emily served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Joseph M. Hood of the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky for four years.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Kentucky Bar Association

Member

Fayette County Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors

Girls on the Run of Central Kentucky

Former President, Board of Directors

Girls on the Run of Central Kentucky

Former Member

Bluegrass Alumni Board

Transylvania University

Former Member, Board of Directors

Central Christian Church Child Care Center

Recognition

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2013-2015

Named, Rising Star

Kentucky

Super Lawyers

2015

News, Analysis & Press

Lawyers Want Flexible Work Too

Working Mother

October 17, 2016

Law Firm Programs Cater to Working Moms

Daily Business Review

January 30, 2015

Using Social Media as an Employer’s Research Tool

HR Kentucky

July 2012

Valid Concerns Over Environmental Tobacco Smoke or Rights Going up in Smoke? An Analysis of Foundation for Independent Living, Inc. v. Cabell-Huntington Board of Health

J. Nat. Res. And Envt’l Law, Vol. 19:2 at 247

2005

Speaking Engagements

Social Media in the Workplace

EEOC Technical Assistance Seminar, Lexington, KY

May 15, 2013

Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace

Sterling Educational Services, Lexington, KY

July 2012

U @ 18

Young Lawyers Section - Kentucky Bar Association

May 2009 and May 2010

Education

  • J.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, 2006
  • B.A., Transylvania University, 2003cum laude

Bar Admission

Kentucky

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky