Donna McElory

Donna provides comprehensive representation, including counseling and compliance, and she regularly appears in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration.

She advises clients in various industries and verticals on a wide range of employment matters, such as discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, trade secret and non-competition violations, wage and hour claims, reductions-in-force and mass layoffs, and union negotiations—and the potentially costly reputational hits that can accompany them.

In today’s supercharged environment, the threat of exposing workplace issues on traditional and social media is as dangerous as courtroom litigation. Donna strives to avoid damaging situations before they happen and certainly before they hit the press and the court of public opinion.

By counseling clients on creating safe spaces where employees are valued and adequately compensated, Donna helps employers increase retention and sustain healthy cultures.

When clients first retain Donna, they are often pleasantly surprised by how aggressively she tries to forge personal relationships. She commits to getting to know clients’ businesses, meeting their teams, walking their facilities, and visiting their headquarters and satellite locations at no cost to them. Clients quickly realize Donna is a strong advocate who will fight for them as hard as she can, even if she goes down swinging, and will also be a close confidante and caring friend.