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.