Overview

Katherine Suttle Weinert advises clients on workplace law issues. Katie represents employers in employment claims, such as allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and pay law violations in state and federal courts throughout Alabama. She has tried several cases to a jury verdict. Katie also advises and represents clients regarding noncompete agreements and counsels employers in connection with terminating employment relationships.

She assists clients in dealings with the Alabama Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Katie is a member of the firm’s Workplace Violence Prevention Practice Group, where she advises and problem-solves with clients on issues relating to concerns of potential workplace violence issues and counseling clients in relation to actual threats of violence or violence impacting the workplace.

Before joining Littler, Katie’s litigation practice involved commercial disputes, professional malpractice claims, and employment law and regulatory compliance issues.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Chair

Women Lawyers Section

Birmingham Bar Association

2014-2015

Past Chair and Founding Member

Young Professionals Support Group

WBHM Public Radio

Former Member, Board of Directors

VSA Alabama, an arts organization serving individuals with disabilities

Past President and Founding Member

Young Professionals Support Group

VSA Alabama

Past Assistant Chair

Foundation Donors Committee

Junior League of Birmingham

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Alabama

Super Lawyers

2013-2019

News, Analysis & Press

Alabama Enacts Pay Equity Law

ASAP

June 13, 2019

Regulatory: A nickel tour of force-placed insurance

InsideCounsel

August 15, 2012

Books & Book Chapters

  • The Reference Handbook on the Comprehensive General Liability Policy, Chapter 2, Tort Trial and Insurance Section - American Bar Association, chapter co-authors: David Pharr and Alex Purvis, December 2010

Speaking Engagements

Force-Placed Insurance: What Attorneys Need to Know

National Business Institute

January 7, 2013

Education

  • J.D., Washington and Lee School of Law, 2005cum laude
  • B.A., Kenyon College, 2001magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

Alabama

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama