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Colopy, Katie J.
2727 North Harwood Street Dallas, TX
Phone: 1.214.969.5298 (Business Phone)
Fax: 1.214.969.5100 (Business Fax)


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Lawyer Overview

Katie Colopy has extensive experience representing corporate clients in employment matters. Her practice includes defending management in employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, benefits, wage and hour, and tort litigation involving individual, multiplaintiff, class, and collective claims. Katie also counsels clients regarding employment-related issues, assists with internal investigations, and conducts both employee and management training.

Katie has been lead counsel in numerous jury trials and arbitrations in employment and nonemployment-related cases. Representative clients include Halliburton Company, Ernst & Young, Bridgestone/Firestone, and J.C. Penney.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment
  • Trial Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Disputes

Representative Cases

  • Van Meter, et al. v. CALPAC, et al., Case No. 05-00037 (D. Guam) , (2009)
  • A.E. "Buff" Douthitt, et al. v. Willard Samples and Rotan Mosle, Inc., Case No. CA3-87-0332-R (N.D. Tex. 1992) aff'd (5th Cir. 1993)
  • Cumming v. J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Arbitration
  • Everett v. Verizon Wireless Texas, LLC, No. CC 06-07480-C
  • Harlan Carroll v. Axelson, Inc. and Dresser Industries, Inc., Case No. CJ-95-698 (Carter County, Oklahoma 2000); reversed (Okla. Ct. App. 2002); Cert. Denied (Okla. Sup. Ct. 2003)
  • James Forester v. WilTel Communications, Inc., Case. No. 305958 (Pima County, Arizona 1997)
  • Kathy D. Kern v. GE Capital Information Technology Solutions, Case No. CA-3:01-CV-02109-P (N.D. Tex. 2003)
  • Martin Milatz v. Frito-Lay, Inc., Case No. CIV 94-668-C (W.D. Okla. 1995) aff'd (10th Cir. 1997)
  • Natarajan v. Alpha Thought Global, Inc., Case No. 3:04-CV-475-B (N.D. Tex., Dallas Div.)
  • Patricia W. Buckmaster, Individually and on Behalf of Others Similarly Situated v. Xerox Capital Services, LLC, C.A.N. 4:03CV486, (E.D. Tex., Sherman Div.)
  • Rocky Breaux, et al. v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:01-CV-00331 (E.D. Tex. Beaumont Div.)
  • Sontana Heckert v. Firestone, Case No. CIV-89-1280-R (W.D. Okla. 1990) aff'd (10th Cir. 1991)
  • Thompson v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.(W.D. Okla.:CIV-98-163-R), Brackett v. Bridgestone/Firestone, (W.D. Okla.:CIV-98-1342M), Gulley v. Bridgestone/Firestone, 2000 US App. LEXIS 24877(8th Cir. 2000)

West Practice Categories

Bankruptcy Litigation, Business & Commercial Law, Class Actions, Collections & Repossessions, Collective Bargaining, Commercial Leasing, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Debtor/Creditor, Federal Appellate Practice, Federal Claims Court, Federal Trial Practice, Franchising, International Trade Litigation, International Transactions, Joint Ventures, Labor Arbitration, Labor Disputes, Labor Law, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations Boards & Proceedings, Lemon Law, Litigation & Appeals, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Military & Veterans Appeals, Multidistrict Litigation, Patent Litigation, Secured Transactions, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Tax Litigation, Transactions, Unfair Labor Practices, Uniform Commercial Code, Unions, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Supreme Court, Wage & Hour Laws, Warranties, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act


Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma
  • Texas


  • U of Tulsa