Kimberly A. Holdiman is a dedicated management-side employment law attorney. She represents employers on a broad range of employment law matters including discrimination and harassment, retaliation, discipline and wrongful termination, and wage and hour concerns under both federal and state laws.
Since joining Littler, she has gained significant experience in litigation and hearings. Kimberly defends employers against claims by employees at every stage of litigation from pre-suit negotiations through trial and appeal. Recent experience in this area includes work on several different single plaintiff discrimination arbitrations where she applied her adept understanding of both state and federal law regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, accommodation, and leave claims to achieve realistic goals agreed to by her clients, and defend clients' interests. She has also worked on an appeal from a multimillion dollar workers’ compensation tax assessment, and has become an integral resource for the Seattle office on workers' compensation tax law.
Kimberly’s extensive litigation experience means she can handle cases from inception to hearing. At each stage in the process, Kimberly works with her client to ensure her work is tailored to meet their goals. In initial stages, Kimberly works to gather the needed evidence to tell the company’s story; whether that is focusing on preparation for a plaintiff deposition to get necessary testimony for dispositive motions, coordinating significant eDiscovery review to produce evidence of the company’s story, or simply conducting early investigation of document review and interviews. At later stages, Kimberly focuses on navigating the plethora of possible resolution mechanisms, including dispotive motions, mediation or negotiated settlement, or taking the matter to trial. Kimberly’s approach is always tailored to her clients' needs.
In addition to her litigation experience, Kimberly works with clients to provide timely advice and counsel on a broad spectrum of employment laws. Recently, she has been on the frontlines of drafting advice and giving presentations to educate clients on compliance recommendations on wage transparency requirements under the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. She has developed significant knowledge of the so-called Washington “Silence No More Act” regarding nondisclosure and nondisparagement requirements.
Prior to joining Littler, Kimberly had experience litigating employment law cases on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs including class action wage and hour claims, and single plaintiff discrimination claims which gives her additional perspective in litigation as a management side attorney. Kimberly’s experience as a human resources professional before she was an attorney informs her work, and allows her to work closely with her clients to achieve their desired outcomes.
During law school, Kimberly targeted employment law through elective courses and a relevant internship to develop valuable experience. She served as a law clerk for a Spokane area firm, performing legal research and writing for attorneys in diverse areas of law including employment and labor, administrative, appeals, business, class action, and litigation. She also drafted pleadings for trial courts, appeals courts and administrative actions.
Kimberly majored in management with a focus in human resources for her undergraduate degree. This, combined with serving as president of the university's local Society for Human Resource Management chapter, provided her with a solid base to begin her law career.