Kimberly Kisner, a practicing employment law attorney, is founder of the Kisner Law Firm. With more than ten years of employment-related legal experience, she advises business owners, professional practices, and human resource managers concerning legal issues in the workplace and litigates employment discrimination cases in federal and state courts.
Kim has experience in all aspects of employment law including such areas as discrimination and harassment under state and federal statutes, employment and severance agreements, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act. She has handled employment litigation and administrative claims in courts and agencies in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Additionally, Kim helps her clients avoid litigation by reviewing their human resource policies and practices to ensure they are in compliance. To keep her clients in the workplace and out of the courtroom, Kim provides client-specific “legal audits” – identifying the most likely grounds for employment-related problems. She follows an audit with compliance and training recommendations geared towards any problem areas. Her counsel does not end with the audit. Kim also works in assisting with the creation or revision of employee handbooks, drafting policies and procedures, providing training for management and staff, and providing on-call advice for employment-related questions or dilemmas.
Prior to opening her own firm, Kim practiced employment law at both large and small Pittsburgh-based firms. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from West Virginia University where she was an Honors Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she served as Lead Topics Editor of the Law Review. Ms. Kisner is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia. She is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia Bar Associations.
In addition to being an attorney, Ms. Kisner invests in residential real estate in her area and volunteers with the Junior League of Pittsburgh, a non-profit women’s organization committed to promoting voluntarism and improving local communities. She chaired the Junior League of Pittsburgh’s 2007 Designers’ Show House, the League’s largest fundraiser for its community service projects. Under her stewardship, the League raised a record $122,000 for its playground build initiative and other mission-related projects. Kim was recognized for her professional and community-based efforts when she was selected by Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) as one of 2006’s “40 Under 40,” an honor given to talented individuals under the age of 40 who are making a positive impact on the region’s development.