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 served as a Board Member on the Birmingham Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Section and has served as co-chairman of the Programs Committee. She was also the Co-Vice President for Legal and Legislative Affairs for BSHRM. She has served as a Better Basics volunteer.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Named, Chambers USA, Labor & Employment (2018-2024)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Employment & Labor (2016-2017)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Employment & Labor (2011-2015)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law- Management since 2023, Employment Law - Individuals since 2024, Litigation- Labor and Employment since 2023


Speaking Engagements



Professional & Community

Professional Activities

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Women in Business
  • Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management
  • Birmingham Bar Associations Women Lawyers Section
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Birmingham Bar Association
  • Mobile Society for Human Resource Management
  • South Alabama Work Development Council


Legal Practice Assistant

Vickie Childree
(251) 345-8231

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