James D. Allen - Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

James D. Allen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 859-231-3081

Mr. Allen is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office, and has been with the firm since 1990.  He is a member of the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Practice as well as the Business Litigation Practice.  He focuses his practice on representing and advising employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  Jim has successfully litigated employment matters, including class actions, and regularly represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.  He counsels employers in a wide variety of employment matters, including OSHA, FMLA, ADA, reductions in force and wage/hour matters.  Jim is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Law.  He defended the Kentucky Retirement Systems in a claim brought against it by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging age discrimination in the state's retirement plan.  The case, which was litigated for twelve years, was heard by the United States Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of KRS. The result saved the state system approximately $70 million dollars.  Jim is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations.  He is also a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association. To give back to the community, he served as Director of Members Heritage Federal Credit Union and served on its Supervisory Committee for a number of years.

University of KentuckyBBA 1986Northern Kentucky UniversityJ.D. 1990

Case History

Kentucky Retirement Systems v. E.E.O.C., 128 S. Ct. 2361 (2008) — He defended the Kentucky Retirement Systems in a claim brought against it by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging age discrimination in the state's retirement plan.
The case, which was litigated for twelve years, was heard by the United States Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of KRS.
The result saved the state system approximately $70 million dollars.

Office Location

300 West Vine Street, Suite 2100
Lexington, KY 40507-1801
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Lexington Metro Area
James D. Allen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Male