SunTrust Plaza
401 Commerce Street, Suite 1010
Nashville, Tennessee 37219T: 615.320.5200

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Employment Litigation

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2005
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Tennessee
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals


University of Georgia School of Law

  • J.D., 2005
  • Executive Editor, Journal of Intellectual Property Law
  • CALI Award for Excellence, Constitutional Law II

University of Georgia

  • B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, with Honors, 2002
  • Equestrian Team, two-time Intercollegiate High Point Rider


Kate Scarbrough

"Don't pick a fight, but if you find yourself in one I suggest you make damn sure you win."

--John Wayne

Kate is a skilled litigator and trusted advisor to her clients with a particular focus on prevention and strategic handling of matters from inception to completion.  Kate’s practice includes handling claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in a variety of forums; preventing and litigating wage/hour issues; and drafting, providing advice regarding, and litigating various contract issues, including issues related to employment contracts and noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements.  Kate works closely with a broad spectrum of clients, but she has a particular focus on clients in the healthcare and construction industries.  Kate is frequently called upon to provide practical advice to her clients on a variety of employment-related topics.


  • Tennessee Association of Government Finance Officials, TGFOA Fall Conference 2014, “Labor and Employment Law Update.”
  • Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers’ Association, May 2013, “It’s 2013 – Is Your Handbook Still in the Stone Age?”
  • Sterling Education Services Presenter, "Employment Law Update Seminar,"July 13, 2011 (Registration available online via link above)

Awards & Recognition

  • Named a 2013-2015 Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Professional Activities/Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association and Young Lawyers' Division
  • Lawyers' Association for Women
  • TBA Leadership Law Class of 2012
  • TBA Law Office Technology/Management Section Executive Council

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • When not working or chasing her exuberant toddler, Kate and enjoys spending time on the lake, photography, and taking trips to see family and friends.


  • Prior to joining Constangy, Kate served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Juliet Griffin, a federal magistrate judge in the Middle District of Tennessee.
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