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Kate Trinkle is an Associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Ms. Trinkle devotes her practice to defending employers of all sizes against employment-related matters such as discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour, harassment, family and medical leave, and restrictive covenants. Ms. Trinkle advises clients on various complex human resource issues and conducts harassment and management training sessions. Ms. Trinkle also drafts and revises employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, severance agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, employee handbooks, and policies and procedures.  

Ms. Trinkle serves the firm’s clients across diverse industries, including health care, financial institutions, and business services.  Ms. Trinkle also assists clients with emerging employment law issues, including COVID-19 and legislative developments with hemp, cannabis, and marijuana. 

In addition, Ms. Trinkle works with the firm’s Litigation Practice Group on various complex litigation matters, including antitrust and class action defense. 

Before joining Krieg DeVault, Ms. Trinkle gained professional experience as a quality and regulatory specialist for a healthcare technology management company in Indianapolis. 

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Member)
  • Society for Human Resources and Management (Member)
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (Alumni Student Ambassador)

Publications

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2019
    • Student Ambassador
    • Dean’s Tutorial Society
    • Evening Student Union (President, 2017-2018)
    • Graduate Certificate in Corporate and Commercial Law
  • B.A. in International Studies and Spanish, cum laude, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (2020)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (2020)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (2020)

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