Kate E. Trinkle

Associate || Indianapolis

Kate Trinkle is an enthusiastic problem solver who is passionate about working with employers to find solutions to employment challenges, whether they arise in the courtroom or in day-to-day workplace operations.

Kate’s litigation experience includes representing employers in administrative proceedings and in federal and state courts, including Indiana small claims court, against a variety of employment-related allegations, such as claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. She also has experience defending employers in federal and state courts against Fair Credit Reporting Act (and state equivalent) claims. Kate also has trial experience.

In addition to her litigation practice, Kate provides practical advice and counseling to clients on a wide range of employment law issues. In particular, Kate helps clients navigate federal, state, and local background check laws and industry-specific regulatory requirements for background checks, such as Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDIA) for financial institutions. Kate also assists clients with managing employee disputes and other workplace issues that arise, as well as conducting training and workplace investigations.

Kate is a proud alumna of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, graduating cum laude. Before becoming an attorney, Kate worked as a regulatory specialist for a healthcare technology management company based in Indianapolis. Originally from Georgia, Kate moved to Indianapolis to attend college at Butler University for her undergraduate education, and she is now an avid Butler Bulldogs basketball fan.

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Admission to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


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