Katie Graham is a member of the firm's Litigation and Labor and Employment Departments. Katie’s experience includes handling the defense of employment matters involving allegations of age, gender, disability, race, and religious discrimination, sexual harassment, common law retaliatory discharge, and violations of the FMLA and FLSA.
Having worked exclusively in the restaurant and hospitality industry prior to joining Nyemaster, Katie is able to provide tailored advice to clients in retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. Katie has experience representing hotel management companies, corporate and franchised restaurant chains, as well as local restaurants in claims involving premises liability, negligent security claims, and employment matters.
Katie graduated from Drake University Law School with high honors after receiving her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Iowa.
Great Plains Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016-2017
Honoree, Des Moines Business Record's Forty Under 40, 2015
Rising Star Award Recipient, Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Executive Editor, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law
Student Attorney, Drake Legal Clinic, 2010-2011
Law Clerk (student practice rule), US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa, Summer, 2010
Professional and Community Affiliations
American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Retail & Hospitality Committee
Hospitality Council of the Employment Law Alliance
Board Member, Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Board Member, Des Moines Music Coalition
Grand Cru Member, Des Moines Winefest