Alina Klimkina

Biography

Alina is a member of the Labor & Employment Department, where she represents a variety of clients in all areas of employment law, including pre-litigation investigations, litigation and appeals. She also routinely handles agency investigations, including proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity, the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and the Kentucky Division of Unemployment Insurance. She works with clients ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to local entrepreneurs to public sector employers in handling complex issues involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and other state and federal employment statutes at every stage of the litigation process. Alina has experience counseling and defending corporate directors and officers.

Knowing that labor and employment law is constantly evolving, Alina makes it a priority to offer proactive counsel and ensure compliance. She has conducted training for her clients relating to a variety of issues, including Title VII and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She has also authored several articles for various publications on issues involving employment and labor law.

Prior to joining the firm, Alina served as a law clerk to Hon. Edward B. Atkins, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Alina is also fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 2010)
    • Kentucky Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • Centre College  (B.A., 2007)
    • English & Philosophy

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Western District of Kentucky
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Volunteer Attorney, Domestic Violence Advocacy Program 
  • Junior League of Louisville, Maryhurst Committee Member & Volunteer 
  • Exploited Children’s Help Organization, Board of Directors 
  • Tri Delta Alumni Association
  • American Inn of Courts, Brandeis Chapter
  • RMH Board Governance Committee, Kentuckiana Chapter

Distinctions

  • Selected for the Kentucky Rising Stars® List

Languages

  • Russian
  • Ukrainian