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Kimberley J. Mathis

Kimberley J. Mathis

Of Counsel
St. Louis
office: 314.345.6456
fax: 314.480.1505
Overview

Kimberley has successful trial and appellate experience representing a variety of clients in employment litigation. She has obtained summary judgments and defense verdicts and has handled successful appeals in complex federal and state employment lawsuits.

Kimberley regularly defends civil rights claims based on age, sex/gender, race, disability, retaliation and sexual harassment; whistleblower claims; public policy wrongful discharge claims; constitutional, due process and free speech claims; and employment contract claims. Her breadth of experience extends to large and mid-sized public and private corporations, limited liability companies, high-level corporate executives, partnerships, municipalities, non-profit organizations, healthcare providers and management companies, private and public schools, and faith-based organizations. Kimberley’s practice includes representing clients in proceedings before state and federal courts, Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Labor (DOL), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and multiple state employment law enforcement agencies. 

Kimberley also regularly represents clients in employment agreements, defending claims of unfair competition, restrictive covenants and executive compensation matters. 


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Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
  • B.S.B.A., Saint Louis University
    • with honors

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Experience
  • Achieved sexual harassment, sex discrimination and retaliation defense jury verdicts in St. Louis County Circuit Court.
  • Obtained summary judgment in multiple employment cases in federal and state court, both before and after the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision in Daugherty.
  • Successfully obtained dismissals of numerous claims before state and federal agencies that enforce civil rights, FMLA, NLRA, EPA, FLSA and comparable state laws.
  • Engaged in significant pretrial practice, including taking and defending key depositions, writing and arguing discovery and dispositive motions, and representing clients in formal mediation.
  • Conducted pre-litigation internal investigations of discrimination and harassment allegations, serving as third-party investigator.
  • Prepared agreements related to employment, severance, separation, garden leave, non-competition, non-solicitation and executive compensation.
Community Leadership
  • Children’s Trust Fund Board, Board Member and Legal Representative, 2007-2009
  • City of St. Louis, Election Commissioners, Chairman of the Board, 2006
  • St. Gabriel the Archangel, Parish Council, 2003-2004; Parish Board of Education, 2004-2007