Kathlyn Graves

Kathlyn Graves

Phone:(501) 688.8831
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas


  • Representing management in all areas of labor and employment law and litigation.
  • Serving as lead counsel in all phases of litigation, including appellate argument.
  • Successfully represented national client in a regional class action discrimination lawsuit.
  • Regularly represents employers in the investigation and defense of charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Representing employers in whistleblower retaliation actions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Acts.
  • Counseling employers in making employment decisions, including hiring, promotion and discharge, and in complying with various federal and state statutes and regulations affecting the employment relationship.
  • Assisting employers in developing sound personnel policies.


  • Southern Methodist University J.D. (1975)
    Order of the Coif
  • Rhodes College B.A. (1972)
    Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Ranked Band 1 in Labor & Employment Law in Arkansas (2017)
  • Chambers USA:  Ranked as Band 1 by for Labor & Employment (2015)
  • The Best Lawyers:  in Little Rock since 1995 in the area of Labor and Employment Law
  • The Best Lawyers: Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment, in Little Rock (2011-2018)
  • Super Lawyers: Labor & Employment, Employment Litigation, Business Litigation (since 2006)


  • Fellow, American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Section
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Fellow, Arkansas Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Arbitration Association Employment Dispute Resolution Panel
  • American Bar Association
    • Committee for Federal Judiciary (1989-91)
    • Eighth Circuit Member
    • Southwestern Law Journal (1973-74)
  • Member, Arkansas Women Leadership Forum
  • Member, American Employment Law Council