Katherine Murphy Bogard

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Memphis, Tennessee 38103
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Katherine Bogard is an associate in the Advocacy department, where she focuses her practice on general business litigation and labor & employment. As part of her labor & employment practice, she focuses on matters related to all aspects of employment issues, including claims of discrimination and/or harassment under Title VII, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, ADEA and ADA.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Ms. Bogard clerked for the Honorable S. Thomas Anderson for the Western District of Tennessee.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Author – "Wait A Minute? Is Pregnancy a Disability Now?" Baker Donelson's Labor and Employment Newsletter (October 2014)
  • Co-Presenter – "Pregnancy Discrimination and the New EEOC Guidance - Part 1," Third Thursday Breakfast Briefing (August 2014)
  • Co-author – "Implicit Bias and Employment Law: A Voyage into the Unknown," Bloomberg BNA (March 2013)
  • Co-author – "Failure to Train A Costly Mistake in Sexual Harassment Cases," HR Professionals of Greater Memphis, Volume 2, Issue 3 (2012)
  • Co-Presenter – "Implicit Bias: Voyage Into the Unknown," EEOC Seminar (Memphis District) (2012)
  • Panelist – "Behind the Judges' Chambers: From the Perspective of the Judicial Clerks," Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division CLE (2011)

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Named a 2014 Mid-South Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Member – Memphis Bar Association
  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member – Mississippi Bar Association
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Recipient – 2012 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year


  • Tennessee (2009)
  • Mississippi (2009)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (2009)
  • Mississippi Supreme Court (2010)
  • United States District Court for Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi (2011) 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2013)


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2009 (summa cum laude) 
    • Mississippi Law Journal (Assistant Articles Editor 2008 – 2009; Associate Articles Editor 2007 – 2008)
    • Outstanding Student Award (Torts I; Property; Civil Procedure I and II; Constitutional Law I; Workers' Compensation; Criminal Procedure II) Recipient of Mitchell Ethics Award (2008)
    • Recipient of Frank W. Alexander Memorial Scholarship (2007 – 2008)
    • Recipient of Albert N. Hopkins Scholarship (2007 – 2008)
    • Recipient of William P. and Mary Annis Clayton Scholarship 
    • Recipient of Governor William Winter Scholarship (2006)   
  • Mississippi State University, B.B.A., 2006 (summa cum laude)