Katherine Lewis Parker is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in Virginia. As a brief writer assigned to single plaintiff litigation matters, she 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, motions to compel arbitration, discovery motions and briefings concerning other strategic issues.

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


North Carolina Indigent Defense Services


Board of Governors

North Carolina Advocates for Justice


Board of Directors

North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys


President and Founder

Coastal Women Attorneys


Former Chair

Constitutional Rights Section

North Carolina Bar Association


Named, Super Lawyer

North Carolina

Super Lawyers


Named, Top 50 Women

North Carolina

Super Lawyers


Named, Legal Elite

Business North Carolina


Recipient, Leaders in the Law Award

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly


Recipient, Women of Justice Award

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly


Recipient, Two Steps Forward in the Carolinas Award

National Law Journal


Named, Inaugural Class of 40 Under 40

University of Georgia


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

University of Georgia School of Law


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

Bar Admission

North Carolina


  • 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