Carrie M. Harris
Winston-Salem, NC
office 336.631.1051
Roanoke, VA
mobile 540.353.2744
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Ms. Harris' primary area of practice is litigation with an emphasis on labor and employment law, consumer finance, and public utility and energy law.


  • Roanoke College, B.A., Political Science and Criminal Justice, summa cum laude, 2005
  • The College of William & Mary, J.D., 2008


  • Representing clients in all types of employment litigation matters in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Virginia Employment Commission
  • Providing strategic advice and counseling to companies dealing with labor and employment issues, including EEOC policies and practices
  • Conducting workplace investigations and advising employers in all aspects of the investigative and disciplinary processes
  • Representing large electricity consumers in matters pending before state public service/utility commissions, including the Virginia State Corporation Commission
Consumer Finance Labor & Employment Law Litigation Utility Law West Virginia Energy Users Group


  • Listed by Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2013 - present


  • Virginia State Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Ohio State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing Author, “Eligibility of Employees for Leave,” Chapter 3: The Family and Medical Leave Act, Second Edition, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2017
  • Author, “Getting the Dreaded Plaintiff’s Letter: Businesses Being Sued for the Accessibility of their Websites,” SuperVision,  2017
  • Presenter, “Outside the Classroom: Balancing Work and the “Off-Duty” Conduct of Your Employees,“ and “Investigations 101: Effective Workplace Investigations for Employment Issues (Leadership/Management),” Florida Health Care Association Annual Conference, 2017
  • Presenter, “Off-Duty Conduct: Best Practices for Balancing Work & Off-Duty Conduct of Your Employees,” 2017 Virginia SHRM State Conference, 2017
  • Presenter on various labor and employment topics for Spilman SuperVision Seminar Series in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, 2011– present
  • Presenter, “The Must Haves for an Effective (and Defensible) Workplace Investigation,” Spilman SuperVision Webinar, 2016
  • Presenter, “Navigating the Landscape of Employee Leave,” Branch Banking & Trust Company’s Human Systems Team
  • Presenter, “The Landscape of Employee Leave: Untangling the Complex Interplay Between the ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation and Pregnancy Leave,” Virginia State SHRM Conference, 2016
  • Author, “The Fourth Circuit Asks What For, Answers with But For: The Determination that a Landmark United States Supreme Court Decision Does Not Change Employment Discrimination Law in Circuit,” SuperVision Today, 2015
  • Author, “The Return of the Unpaid Labor Force: A Refresher on Unpaid Summer Interns,” SuperVision Today, 2015
  • Author, “Is Summary Judgement Unavailable for Sexual Harassment Claims? The Impact of the Walker v. Mod-U-Kraf Ruling on Sexual Harassment Claims in the Fourth Circuit,” SuperVision Today, 2015
  • Author, “Think Third Party Harassment Can’t Harm You? Think Again,” SuperVision Today, 2014
  • Author, “Interns this Summer? Evaluating Your Unpaid Internship Programs Under the FLSA,” SuperVision Today, 2014
  • Presenter, “Employees Always Have a Need for Leave: Understanding the Interplay of State and Federal Statuses Governing an Employee’s Right to Take Time Off from Work,” Virginia State SHRM Conference, 2013
  • Author, “DOL Purposes New Rules for Home Health Care Service Providers,” SuperVision Today, 2012

Getting the Dreaded Plaintiff's Letter: Businesses Being Sued for the Accessibility of Their Website SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 3, 2017 Breaking News - Senate Approves Trump Nominee for General Counsel of NLRB Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2017 Federal Court Blocks Implementation of Overtime Rule Federal Court Blocks Implementation of Overtime Rule The Construct: Fall 2016 Labor & Employment Hot Topics Impacting the Construction Industry SuperVision Today: Third Quarter 2016 A Contentious Presidential Election, #BlackLivesMatter and Bathroom Laws: Addressing Polarizing Curr Associational Retaliation Claim Dismissed