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
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge

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


State Bar of Tennessee


State Bar of Arkansas

Member, Board of Directors

Susan G. Komen, Memphis Mid-South Chapter


Books & Book Chapters

  • Employee Benefits Law, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, BNA Books, 2nd Ed., 2008 and 2009 Cumulative Supplements, contributing author

Speaking Engagements

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. 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
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California