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.
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Co., J.D.
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: Advises employers on human resources issues, including hiring new employees and evaluating, disciplining, and terminating existing employees.
Employment Matters: Counsels 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).
Employee Policy Manuals: Advises 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: Defends employers in 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.
Indiana State Bar Association
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Evansville Bar Association: Board of Directors, Employment Law Section
Evansville-Area Human Resource Association
“Stock the Pantry” Project for Boys and Girls Club: Co-Founder
Newburgh United Methodist Church: Member, Former Board of Trustees Member
Castle High School Girls’ Basketball: Former 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
Southern Indiana Triathlon Team: Member
Publications and Presentations
“They’re Here! New Salary Requirements for Employees Exempt from Overtime Pay,” Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn Seminar, Presenter (June 2016); Posey County Alliance (June 2016)
“Defending an EEOC Charge,” Owensboro Society for Human Resource Management Seminar, Presenter (September 2015)
Becky Skillman Leadership Institute – Panelist (June 2015)
“Current Issues in Labor and Employment Law,” Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn Seminar, Presenter (May 2015)
“Preventing FMLA Abuse: A Legal Perspective,” Owensboro Society for Human Resource Management Seminar, Presenter (September 2014); Midwest Kentucky SHRM Seminar (April 2015)
“Employee Handbooks: Pointers and Pitfalls,” Owensboro Society for Human Resource Management Seminar, Presenter (March 2011); The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana Seminar, Presenter (July 2011)
“Landlord & Tenant Issues: Resolve Them The First Time,” KDDK Lunch and Learn Seminar, Presenter
“Accident Investigation and Participant Waivers From A Legal Perspective,” Colorado River Outfitters Association Seminar, Presenter