Katie E. Willoughby


Phone: (205) 874-0389
Fax: (205) 871-7534
P.O. Box 530910
Birmingham, AL 35253

Katie Willoughby practices in matters arising under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, USDA regulation, the Food Safety Modernization Act, and other federal and state agriculture law. She is admitted to practice in the State of Alabama, the State of Missouri, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Katie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from Auburn University, and received her J.D. from Cumberland School of law. She then attended the University of Arkansas School of Law to obtain her LL.M. in Agricultural and Food Law.

Katie enjoys riding and caring for her horses at her family’s Trail’s End Farm, and is a parishioner at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2017
  • Missouri, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2017


  • The University of Arkansas School of Law, L.L.M. Agricultural and Food Law, Fayetteville, AR
  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., Birmingham, AL, 2015
  • Auburn University, B.S. Animal Sciences, cum laude, Auburn, AL, 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Auburn University Agricultural Alumni Association
  • Auburn University Ag Alumni Mentoring Program, Mentor
  • Alabama Farmer’s Federation (ALFA)

Community Activities

  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
  • Alabama Cattlemen’s Association
  • Alabama Horse Council

Previous Positions

  • The Law Group of Northwest Arkansas, LLP, Associate 2016-17

Speaking Engagements

  • Agricultural Labor Law – An Overview of the Role of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and Workers’ Compensation Law in Agricultural Employment, AGEC 3503, The University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, 2017