Katherine Dudley Helms

Office Managing Shareholder || Columbia

Ms. Helms has extensive experience representing clients in employment matters as varied as the practice offers.  She has represented companies and individuals in both the private and public sectors ranging from production line supervisors to company executives.  Having represented clients in forums from mediation to the United State Supreme Court allows Ms. Helms the perspective and knowledge to work closely with her clients to offer creative solutions to age old problems.  Ms. Helms frequently guides clients to take what is learned through administrative complaints and litigation to address and correct systemic problems that may have resulted in the allegations.  Her intent is to use the experience to better help the client avoid repeated problems.  Partnering with her clients to understand their business better enables Ms. Helms to address their legal needs, keeping in mind the realities of the client’s business demands.  Ms. Helms represents her clients not only in litigation but in active preventative maintenance, interaction, and intervention designed to create a workplace in which litigation is the exception, rather than the rule.

Although Ms. Helms represents a wide spectrum of employers, she has a particular emphasis in the health care industry including employment matters involving medical residents, physicians, and the range of health care and particularly hospital employees.

Ms. Helms is also a frequent speaker and provides training on a wide range of employment related issues including FMLA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, Social Media, retaliation, discipline, and hiring and firing.

Ms. Helms had the honor of serving as an intern to the late Justice Charles Weltner of the Georgia Supreme Court.

She is active in her community and a co-founder of Children’s Chance—a non-profit organization that supports children with cancer and their families.

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Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • ASHHRA/SHRM (serving on national education committee for ASHHRA)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • South Carolina Association of Women Lawyers
  • Women Lawyers Alliance
  • Litigation Counsel of America

Speeches


Best Lawyers Award Badge

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Ranked in Chambers USA

Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition

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