Kathleen D. Weron

Kathleen D. Weron

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Practice Areas

Labor & Employment Alternative Dispute Resolution Legal Advisor to Non-Profit

Kathleen D. Weron practices employment law, representing major state and national employers. Ms. Weron advises clients regarding federal and state employment laws.  Beginning in 2014, she has been annually recognized in Chambers USA as an employment litigator with “considerable expertise” and “a highly proficient mediator.” Ms. Weron has been regularly recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Law. She has been voted by her peers as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in Labor Employment Law in Utah Business magazine and has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating.

Ms. Weron represents employers and management in areas involving employment contracts, non-compete agreements and severance agreements. She has counseled clients in virtually every area of employment law and litigated issues involving all Title VII protected classes, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as employee privacy issues and employment-related state law tort claims, including defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and tortious interference with economic relations.

In addition, Ms. Weron has successfully arbitrated and mediated several employment cases. She also serves as a mediator and arbitrator and is a panelist with Utah ADR Services.

Ms. Weron graduated as a Leary Scholar from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law where she served as a member of the Utah Law Review. After graduation, Ms. Weron completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Ewing Werlein in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Weron was an associate specializing in employment law with the Houston office of Littler Mendelson. Ms. Weron has authored several articles advising both employees and employers alike on issues ranging from hiring policies to wrongful discharge. She is also a well-known speaker and experienced trainer on employment issues, such as Title VII sexual harassment, proper interview, discipline and termination procedures, as well as drafting employee handbooks, employment contracts, non-competition and severance agreements and the FMLA, ADA and ADEA.

Education

  • J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah (1994)
    • Utah Law Review (1993-1994)
    • William H. Leary Scholar
  • B.A., University of Utah, cum laude (1991)

Clerkship

  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Ewing J. Werlein, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1996-1997)

Licenses and Admissions

  • Utah (1999)
  • Texas (1995)
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Labor and Employment Law
    • Animal Law Committee
  • ALDF Animal Law Program Pro Bono Network
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Utah Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section of Utah State Bar
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Society of Human Resource Managers (Salt Lake City, Utah Chapter)
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas

Professional Recognitions and Honors

  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Chambers USA‘s The Client’s Guide, Utah Labor and Employment (2014-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment (2014-2018)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Utah, 2018, 2019
  • Utah Business magazine, Utah’s Legal Elite, Labor and Employment Law (2004-2018)

Publications

  • Current Supreme Court Term Promises to Offer Long-Awaited Guidance on Sexual Harassment, Texas Lawyer
  • Retaliation: Disciplining the Employee Who Holds You Hostage, Annual Personnel Update
  • Employment Discrimination Update in Utah, National Business Institute
  • The Five Most Common Mistakes Made by Employers and How to Avoid Them, Personnel Law Update
  • Family Medical Leave Act in Utah, Lorman Education Services
  • Employee Handbooks in Utah, National Business Institute
  • Wrongful Discharge Law in Texas, Texas Employer

Seminars and Presentations

  • “Avoiding Employment Litigation and Liability: Practical Solutions” – Salt Lake City, Utah,  February 21, 2001
  • “Employment Discrimination Update in Utah” – Salt Lake City, Utah, August 29, 2000
  • “Personnel Law Update 2000: Avoiding the Most Common and Surprising Legal Pitfalls in Your Reference Checking Practices” – Salt Lake City, Utah, May 1, 2000
  • “Progressive Discipline, Coaching & Termination Law” – Salt Lake City, Utah, February 22, 2000
  • “Family and Medical Leave Act in Utah” – Salt Lake City, Utah, February 10, 2000
  • “EEOC Hiring Compliance” –  Salt Lake City, Utah, January 27, 2000
  • “Employee Handbooks in Utah: Drafting and Enforcing Sound Procedures and Policies” – Salt Lake City, Utah, June 4, 1999
  • “Annual Texas Employer Seminar and Employment Law Update” – Houston, Texas, September 1998
  • “Annual Texas Employer Seminar and Employment Law Update” – Houston, Texas, September 1997

Community Activities

  • President, Nuzzles & Co. Pet Rescue and Adoption (2014-present)
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, The McGillis School (2009-2016)
  • Bar Examiner Committee for the Utah State Bar (2003)
  • Executive Board Member for the Utah Young Lawyers Division of the Utah State Bar (1999-2000)