Kimberly R. Ward concentrates her practice on employment litigation, particularly claims arising under Title VII, Section 1981, the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, as well as state law retaliatory discharge claims, and noncompete matters.

Kimberly also investigates and assists entities to effectively respond to complaints pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of Education, the Office of Civil Rights, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She is skilled at providing clients strategic advice to avoid litigation regarding issues including employee leave, employee discipline and termination, and requests for accommodation. Additionally, she regularly drafts and reviews employee handbooks for compliance with state and federal laws. Kimberly also partners with employers to provide EEO training to managers and staff in an effort to proactively avoid litigation.

Kimberly has served as law clerk to Judge Joel Dubina, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Justice Champ Lyons Jr., Alabama Supreme Court.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law Section, Young Lawyers Executive Committee 2005-2007

Alabama Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law Section

Georgia Bar Association


Vice President 2006-2007

Alabama Lawyers Association


Birmingham Bar Association


Treasurer 2004-2006

Capital City Bar Association


Society for HR Management (SHRM)


Vice President of Legal and Legislative Affairs 2015-2017

Birmingham Society of Human Resource Management


National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)


Greater Birmingham Chapter

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

Employee Handbooks: What Updates May Be Needed After 2020

BSHRM Legal Update

April 2021

EEO Training: Employee Discipline, Leave, and Accommodation Issues

Montgomery SHRM

April 2018

Sexual Harassment in the Post-Weinstein Era

BSHRM Legal Update

April 2018

Pregnancy in the Workplace: Recent Developments in the Law

BSHRM: Navigating the Pitfalls of Workplace Law

April 2016


  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., Auburn University, 1997

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia