With a wealth of experience in handling litigation matters, particularly in the realm of labor and employment, Katie has established herself as a trusted advisor and skilled litigator. Her expertise spans across all facets of litigation, including providing counsel, arguing and drafting motions, managing discovery, and conducting trials. Katie’s clients benefit from her representation before state and federal courts, arbitrators, the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, the EEOC, the NLRB, and the DOL. Additionally, she is well-versed in handling nationwide wage and hour and FLSA class actions.

Katie serves as an outside general counsel assisting her clients with all legal issues that arise, including finding the proper attorney to quickly resolve their issues. She also serve’s as the Firm’s Employment Counsel.

Katie’s proficiency extends to conducting internal investigations, such as Title IX, sexual harassment, and workplace conflicts. She works closely with clients, including their in-house counsel and human resource groups, to identify and address existing and potential issues. Katie’s guidance proves invaluable for companies and supervisors...

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  • Recognitions
    • Selected as The Employment Lawyers recommended West Virginia employment law attorney, 2022
    • Difference Maker Award in Honor of Alice J. Neeley
    • Generation Next 40 Under 40 award, The State Journal (2014)
    • West Virginia Rising Stars®, 2017-2023
  • Presentations
    • NBI, Internal Workplace Investigations
    • NBI, How to Bring West Virginia Employee Handbooks Into Compliance
    • 3rd Annual Wage & Hour ExecuSummit, Hot Button Wage and Hour Issues
    • Inaugural Wage & Hour ExecuSummit, Paid Family Leave and Sick Pay Laws
    • Employment Litigation After COVID Webinar Series
  • Community Involvement
    • West Virginia Board of Law Examiners, President
    • Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation, Board of Directors
    • Roanoke College Alumni Association, Vice Chair
    • YWCA, Chair, Human Resources Committee; Prior Member, Board of Directors
    • Leadership West Virginia, Class of 2022
    • Women for Leadership and Economic Development, Prior Member, Board of Directors
    • Rotary Club of Charleston, West Virginia, past president
    • Appalachian Reading Center, Board of Directors, past president
    • Craik-Patton, past member of Board of Directors
    • Washington and Lee Alumni Association, Charleston Chapter
    • Childhood Language Center, past member Human Resources Committee
    • Leadership Kanawha Valley, Class of 2013
    • Ronald McDonald House, past member, Board of Directors
    • Regional Presbytery, prior member of Trustee Committee
  • Education
    • Order of the Coif, magna cum laude
    • Lead Articles Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review
    • Thomas Damewood Evidence Award



Washington, D.C.

Katherine Capito

Partner | Firm Employment Counsel | Chair, Employment Subgroups Corporate & Litigation

[email protected]




West Virginia

District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia



Washington and Lee University School of Law

Prior Law Firm Experience

Dinsmore and Shohl LLP

Frost Brown Todd PLLC

Practice Areas