Kimberly J. Lehman

Associate || Raleigh

An Associate with the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins, Kim Lehman is a dedicated counselor and advocate for employers and management in employment law matters.

As a counselor, Ms. Lehman advises clients on matters, including hiring, discipline/discharge, complex ADA/Family and Medical Leave Act issues, navigating administrative actions, and policy creation. To further assist clients with preventive measures, Ms. Lehman calls upon her broadcasting background to deliver effective and engaging training for management and employees.

As an advocate, Ms. Lehman regularly defends clients in litigation and arbitration matters involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA violations, wage and hour issues, and public policy discharge.

Ms. Lehman also routinely prepares administrative agency responses and represents clients during on-site investigations and proceedings before government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, North Carolina Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, and the North Carolina Division of Employment Security.

Ms. Lehman received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. After working in television and film production, she transitioned to broadcast news where she worked as a reporter and evening news anchor in Oregon, Idaho, Michigan and North Carolina. In 2008, Ms. Lehman took her experience researching, writing, and communicating to the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University where she participated in trial advocacy competitions for two years and was a member of the 2011 AAJ Regional Championship Trial Team. Ms. Lehman graduated cum laude in 2011.

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  • J.D., cum laude, Campbell University, 2011
  • B.S., Northwestern University, 1993

Admittance to Practice

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar
  • 2016 Graduate of Leadership Raleigh 32


  • Capital Associated Industries - "In Search of the Truth: Foolproof Interview Techniques for Workplace Investigations" - Raleigh - May 2017
  • Capital Associated Industries - "Headline News" - Raleigh - May 2016
  • 2014 NCSHRM Conference - "Everything I Ever Wanted to Learn about Employment Law I Learned at the Movies" - Greensboro - September 19, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire: Lessons to be Learned from the Paula Deen Scandal" - Raleigh - January 28, 2014
  • Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition
  • Recipient, Robert A. Jenkins Award
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Phi Kappa Phi honor society

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