Katherine Suttle Weinert works with clients on a broad range of employment law issues. She represents clients in employment related disputes, such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, enforcement of noncompetition agreements, and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues. Katie has tried several cases to jury verdict and has argued before the 11th Circuit.

In addition to her work handling disputes with employees and governmental regulators, Katie counsels clients on legal issues in the workplace by helping them address issues before disputes arise. She assists clients in addressing wage and hour concerns, structuring internal investigations, developing policies and employee handbooks, and accommodating religious practices, emotional support animals, disabilities, and pregnancy.

Katie regularly supports clients as interim in-house employment counsel. She provides continuity of service while the client backfills an in-house employment role, covers an employee's leave of absence, or otherwise adjust its in-house legal team. She generally becomes embedded with the client for a period of two to nine months, stepping into the shoes of the in-house employment lawyer on a full-time or part-time basis. As a secondee, she partners directly with the client’s human resources, operations, and legal teams for daily advice and support, responds to regulatory agencies and attorney demands, advises on compliance strategies, conducts and advises on investigations, develops policies, supports restructuring initiatives, and manages outside counsel.

Katie has been seconded to a diverse range of clients, including a large multinational technology and logistics company, a nongovernmental organization with a strong international presence, a pre-IPO financial technology company, and a publicly traded specialty apparel retailer. While seconded, she practices as part of the client's employment legal team or serves as the sole in-house employment legal support.

Katie is a member of the firm’s Workplace Violence Prevention Practice Group. She has extensive experience advising and problem-solving with clients regarding potential workplace violence and threats of violence, as well as responding to violence impacting the workplace.

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

Professional & Community Affiliations


Women Lawyers Section

Birmingham Bar Association


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


Named, Rising Star


Super Lawyers


News, Analysis & Press

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


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

Bar Admission



  • 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