Kimberly M. Shappley advises and represents employers in a wide range of employment matters, including claims based on:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Wage and hour laws

She practices in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in the arbitral forum.  

Prior to joining Littler, Kim worked in the ethics and compliance department of a Fortune 500 medical device company where she handled internal investigations and was involved in various aspects of the company’s compliance program.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Orange County Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of Arizona

Member, Board of Directors

Susan G. Komen, Memphis Mid-South Chapter



Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Books & Book Chapters

  • Gender and Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, Employment Law Yearbook, Practising Law Institute, 2023, contributing author
  • Employee Benefits Law, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, BNA Books, 2nd Ed., 2008 and 2009 Cumulative Supplements, contributing author

Speaking Engagements

2021 Arizona Virtual Regional Employer Conference

Phoenix, AZ

October 12, 2021

Keys to Successful and Lawful Diversity Programs

Phoenix, AZ

May 26, 2021

Arizona Virtual Employer

October 20, 2020

Background Checks and Pre-Employment Tests: Sound Hiring Practices to Protect Your Business

Memphis, TN

April 21, 2016


  • J.D., University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., Pepperdine University, 2002

Bar Admission

District of Columbia


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas