Carrie Mount Roelle

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501 Main Street, Suite 305
P.O. Box 3646
Evansville, IN 47735-3646
T: (812) 423-3183
croelle@KDDK.com
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Carrie’s Assistant

Rosemary Barger
T: (812) 423-3183
rbarger@KDDK.com

Associate

Carrie’s practice focuses primarily in the area of employment law. She defends employers before state and federal courts, as well as various administrative agencies in matters involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, interference, and retaliation. In addition to litigation, she participates in counseling employers on employment issues they face each day, including wage and hour compliance, disability issues, workplace policies, and litigation avoidance. Before joining KDDK, Carrie defended ski resorts, river rafting outfitters and ski and bicycle rental shops in sports injury related litigation in Colorado and Wyoming.

Experience

FMLA Litigation

Obtained complete summary judgment in the Southern District of Indiana in favor of a large manufacturing company in suit brought by former employee alleging violations of his rights under the FMLA.

Human Resources

Advised employers on human resources issues, including hiring new employees and evaluating, disciplining, and terminating existing employees.

Employment Matters

Assisted in counseling employers in all areas of employment law, including wage and hour compliance, classification of exempt status, leave of absence issues and compliance with federal, state and local laws; including Claims arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Employee Policy Manuals

Advised employers on best practices for avoiding litigation, including drafting legally compliant employee handbooks, workplace policies and procedures and providing training on such policies.

Wrongful Termination Defense

Defended employer in successful resolution and litigation involving wrongful termination and breach of employment contract claims.

Insurance Defense

Successfully defended driver in clear liability auto accident litigation; obtained jury verdict for less than pre-trial offer of settlement.

Collections, Creditors’ Rights and Subrogation

Obtained successful judgments for clients in over 100 bench trials involving collection and subrogation matters.

Business and Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Evansville Bar Association: Employment Law Section
  • Evansville-Area Human Resource Association

Community/Civic Affiliations

  • “Stock the Pantry” Project for Boys and Girls Club: Co-Founder
  • Newburgh United Methodist Church: Board of Trustees
  • Castle High School Girls’ Basketball: Volunteer Assistant Coach
  • Leadership Evansville: Program Alumnus (June 2007)
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana:  Former Board Member
  • Impact Christian Health Center: Former Board Secretary

Recognitions

  • Selected, Rising Star in Employment and Labor Law, Indiana Super Lawyers® Magazine (2009, 2012)
  • Nominated, Leadership Evansville Celebration of Leadership Award (2014)
  • Academic All-Big Ten Team for Women’s Basketball (1992 – 1993)
  • Blue Key National Honorary Fraternity
  • Selections Chair for Mortar Board

Seminars, Presentations and Publications

Practice Teams

Industries

  • Education
  • Manufacturing

Education

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (B.S., 1995)
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado (J.D., 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • State of Colorado

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado