Overview

As a brief writer for Littler CaseSmart – Litigation™, Katherine Lewis Parker formulates and executes briefing strategy for cases. She evaluates and selects legal authority that supports the facts and circumstances of each case and prepares substantive briefs and motions, including complex dispositive motions, discovery motions and briefing concerning discovery and other strategic issues. She is based in Virginia.

Prior to joining the firm, Katy litigated employment cases for a leading North Carolina firm. Katy also previously served six years as the legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, where she directed the ACLU’s legal program for the entire state of North Carolina. Dur­ing her tenure at the ACLU-NC, Katy argued and won several cases at the state and federal level, including the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

After law school, Katy served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge John F. Nangle in Savannah, Georgia. She then practiced for five years in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida, where her practice focused on employment law, media law and commercial litigation.

*Not licensed to practice law in Virginia.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Commissioner

North Carolina Indigent Defense Services

2013-present

Board of Governors

North Carolina Advocates for Justice

2010-2014

Board of Directors

North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys

2012-2014

President and Founder

Coastal Women Attorneys

2013-2014

Former Chair

Constitutional Rights Section

North Carolina Bar Association

Recognition

Named, Super Lawyer

North Carolina

Super Lawyers

2015-2016

Named, Top 50 Women

North Carolina

Super Lawyers

2016

Named, Legal Elite

Business North Carolina

2015-2016

Recipient, Leaders in the Law Award

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

2015

Recipient, Women of Justice Award

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

2014

Recipient, Two Steps Forward in the Carolinas Award

National Law Journal

2014

Named, Inaugural Class of 40 Under 40

University of Georgia

2011

Named, UGA’s Outstanding Woman Law Student of the Year

University of Georgia School of Law

Education

  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1999cum laude
  • B.A., University of Georgia, 1994cum laude

Bar Admission

North Carolina

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina