Kayla N. McDaniel concentrates her practice on employment, civil rights, and government liability defense for both public and private entities. In her employment practice, Kayla has effectively represented private and municipal entities facing claims for wrongful termination, retaliation, hostile work environment, breach of contract, and discrimination under Title VII, REDA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, and FMLA. She has experience defending employment claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as in state and federal courts in North Carolina. Kayla frequently works with municipal officials and their local counsel to defend a wide range of other civil matters, including public records disputes, zoning and land use cases, and other constitutional issues.
She also defends clients facing claims involving issues of professional liability, personal injury, intellectual property, premises liability, defamation, and breach of contract, as well as defending construction cases and business disputes.
Kayla works closely with clients to understand their needs and goals, and to provide effective representation in mediation as well as litigation. Her main priority is to tailor her representation to fit the needs of each individual client, whether that entails delivering strategies to minimize risk and avoid litigation, or defending a matter all the way to trial.
Prior to graduating from Campbell University School of Law with honors, Kayla attended Western Carolina University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, painting, yoga, and reading.
Most Recent Posts
Mica Nguyen Worthy and Kayla McDaniel have been featured in the latest edition of Business North Carolina. Their article, “The Power of the New York Convention,” was featured in the November 2022 edition.… Read More
On June 24, 2022, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Reddy v. Buttar concerning enforcement of… Read More
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Cranfill Sumner LLP (CSH Law) announced today that Coltrane Henderson, Kayla McDaniel, Austin Sistrunk, Ani Whittington and Ella Zulman have joined the firm’s Charlotte and Wilmington offices as associate attorneys.… Read More
Article written by Kayla McDaniel President Biden held a press conference Thursday evening where he outlined a series of new… Read More