Katherine   W. Fry


Phone: 302.351.0902
Fax: 302.351.0915
Mailing: 222 Delaware Avenue ,
Suite 1105 , Wilmington , DE   19801
Linkedin: Katherine Fry


Ms. Fry has 25 years' experience of litigation and administrative law experience in every Delaware court, the U.S. Court for the District of Delaware, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. She has also represented clients in proceedings before the Delaware and U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Employee Relations Board, and other administrative bodies. She counsels executives and companies in employment matters of all types. Her employment practice focuses on discrimination; non-compete defense and enforcement; Department of Labor audits; employment termination; Fair Labor Standards Act issues; creation and review of employee handbooks and policies; employment and severance agreements; executive compensation; and harassment training. She teaches at the Lerner School of Business at the University of Delaware. She speaks frequently on employment topics and has been a repeat guest on WILM’s radio show, “Money and Politics in Delaware.”

Ms. Fry also practices education law, involving the laws and regulations that govern federal and state education, including the administration and operation of educational institutions, school athletics, instruction methods, programs, and materials. She advises clients on issues relating to school faculty, staff, and students, including school discipline and discrimination involving the Equal Educational Opportunities Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title IX of the Federal Education Amendment of 1972. She has represented a public school district as well as several charter and parochial schools. Her areas of focus are special education matters; contract disputes with private schools; student bullying; and school discipline for students from pre-school through college.

Ms. Fry is a court certified mediator qualified to mediate employment, commercial litigation, and education matters. She is also DSBA certified as an arbitrator of labor and employment disputes.

Education & Admissions

  • New York University School of Law, 1994, Moot Court Board
  • Duke University, B.A., cum laude, 1989
  • Delaware, 1995
  • U.S. Court for the District of Delaware, 1995
  • U.S. Circuit Court for the Third Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015


  • Adjunct professor, University of Delaware Lerner School of Business
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Current Vice-Chair
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (Previous Secretary and Chair)
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (Rights and Responsibilities Committee)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Women and Law Section
  • Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (Employer Advocacy Committee)


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