Burr & Forman

Kathryn M. Willis

Kathryn M. Willis
  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
  • University of Alabama
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Women in Business
  • Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management
  • US District Courts Northern Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • Birmingham Bar Associations Women Lawyers Section
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Birmingham Bar Association
  • Chambers USA, Recognised Practitioner in Labor & Employment (2018)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Employment & Labor (2016-2017)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Employment & Labor (2011-2015)

Partner | Mobile, AL

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Employer Advising, Policies & Training Employment Litigation Labor & Employment OSHA

Katy Willis has a wide array of experience in all labor and employment matters.

Katy practices in the firm’s Labor & Employment Law section.  Katy regularly advises employers on leave issues, employee counseling, and policies and procedures.  She has delivered presentations on hiring issues, disability management, FMLA, and worker’s compensation.  She defends clients against a variety of claims, including those brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and USERRA.  Katy has successfully defended employers against OSHA citations and regularly advises clients about OSHA compliance.  She also assists companies with OFCCP audits and compliance.

Katy serves as a Board Member on the Birmingham Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Section and has served as co-chairman of the Programs Committee.  She is also the Co-Vice President for Legal and Legislative Affairs for BSHRM.  She is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Birmingham Bar Association and also Alabama Women in Business.  She has served as a Better Basics volunteer.