Kimberly F. Williams


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Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams is a “full service” labor and employment attorney, representing employers across the spectrum of labor and employment litigation and counseling. Drawing from nearly two decades of labor and employment legal experience, she regularly advises clients on various complex employment matters, including hiring, firing, and other disciplinary action, wage and hour issues, leave issues, and compliance with federal and state employment-related laws and regulations. Kimberly also handles workplace investigations, including into claims of discrimination, pay disparity, harassment and retaliation. She regularly conducts employment law-related training, including anti-discrimination and anti-harassment ‎training and employment law “best practices.

An experienced litigator, Kimberly has defended employers in employment litigation matters involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. Kimberly regularly represents colleges and universities in a variety of matters, including Title IX litigation.


Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star (2014-2019)
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2018)
  • BTI Client Service All-Star (2018)
  • Up-and-Coming 100: 2017 Texas Rising Stars Top List
  • Up-and-Coming 50: 2017 Women Texas Rising Stars List


Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Submissions

  • US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 
  • US District Court for the Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas


  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2005: with honors; Associate Editor, Baylor Law Review
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2002

Professional Activities


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Human Resource Management Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Board Member

  • The Summerlee Foundation
  • Defended individual and collective action claims for unpaid overtime and misclassification of employees in numerous industries, including food services and oilfield services
  • Defended various clients in US Department of Labor FLSA and FMLA investigations
  • Counseled numerous clients on wage and hour compliance and conducted internal wage and hour audits involving independent contractor issues, exempt vs. non-exempt classifications, travel time, work from home, pay-related policies, flexible workweek method of payment, and other minimum wage and overtime issues
  • Defended employers in a variety of industries before the US Department of Labor, the Office of Administrative Law Judges and the Administrative Review Board involving claims for whistleblower retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Represented employers in a variety of industries, including insurance, consulting, manufacturing, distributing, healthcare, retail, higher education, and construction, in cases involving claims of age, sex, race, national origin and disability discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and various state law claims