Kara Shea

Butler Snow LLP

Kara Shea is Practice Group Leader of the Labor and Employment Group at Butler Snow LLP where she concentrates her practice in the areas of employment litigation, class and collective action litigation, and employment compliance. Kara provides practical advice to public, private, and not-for-profit employers of all sizes, in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, whistleblower and noncompete matters, and Family Medical Leave Act, ADA, and wage and hour compliance.  Kara has defended employers in agency investigations and lawsuits around the country, including cases presented to the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. She regularly assists with workplace investigations and conducts supervisory training for clients.  Kara has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® and Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for her employment law work. She has also been listed in “Best of the Bar” by the Nashville Business Journal and in “Nashville’s Top 101 Lawyers” by Nashville Post Magazine. She serves as editor of “Tennessee Employment Law Letter” published by BLR/HR Hero.  She is a longtime member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is a past Legal and Legislative Chair for both the Middle Tennessee SHRM and the Tennessee SHRM State Council.  Kara graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1996 where she served as Associate Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. She graduatedsumma cum laude in 1991 from Boston University.