Kathleen Wade focuses her practice across a broad range of employment issues, advising primarily municipalities, schools, and private employers. Skilled at handling complex employment matters, Kathleen regularly appears before a variety of administrative agencies on behalf of clients.
Kathleen was drawn to employment law because she enjoys working directly with clients to help solve problems, especially assisting them to navigate complex legal issues including employee leave, compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, and conducting employment-related investigations.
Kathleen also proactively counsels her clients, staying on the leading edge of legal and regulatory developments that might affect them. Kathleen advises across the full spectrum of employment issues including discrimination, sexual harassment, leave requests, pay issues, and employee discipline. A sought-after thought leader in the employment space, Kathleen reviews clients’ employment handbooks and policies, and delivers customized training sessions and seminars on a wide range of topics.
Kathleen was recognized as part of Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” Labor and Employment Law – Management – for her notable work. She’s also a regular contributor to the School Law Advisory and a frequent presenter at seminars and trainings.
In her free time, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her husband and their cat, baking, and walking outdoors.
Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., cum laude, 2017
Colgate University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2014
Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” – Labor and Employment Law – Management
Super Lawyers, Rising Star
Maine Bar Association
From December 9, 2020 12:00 pm
2020 HR Year in Review and a Look Ahead at 2021
From December 8, 2020 12:00 pm
New Earned Paid Leave Law Takes Effect January 1
From October 30, 2020 8:30 am
47th Annual Maine School Management Association Conference
From October 9, 2020 12:00 pm
Maine School Business Officials 7th Annual Law Seminar
From September 9, 2020 12:00 pm
All Hands on Deck: Dealing with Employment Issues in a Pandemic
From June 10, 2020 8:30 am
HR in the Time of COVID-19
From March 11, 2020 9:00 am
Assessing and Resolving Workplace Conflict and Allegations
From December 6, 2019 12:00 pm
Collective Bargaining for School Board Members
From December 4, 2019 12:00 pm
Significant Cases and Highlights From 2019
From September 11, 2019 12:00 pm
The Levee Breaks: New Laws Flood Employers
From June 5, 2019 8:00 am
Hiring the Best Seamlessly and Without Incident: Attracting the Right Applicants, Interviewing, Onboarding, and I-9s
From March 20, 2019 8:00 am
Dealing with Reasonable Accommodation: What to do when an Employee Needs or Requests an Accommodation
From December 5, 2018 8:00 am
Looking Back at 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019
From October 18, 2018 8:00 am
5th Annual Maine School Business Officials Seminar
From September 12, 2018 12:00 pm
Workplace Investigations: Handling Employee Complaints
From June 6, 2018 8:00 am