Shannon Antle Hamilton

Shannon Antle Hamilton


Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Recognized since 2013

Louisville, Kentucky

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Labor and Employment
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Shannon Antle Hamilton chairs the Firm’s Employment Law Service Group, and is a seasoned litigator and counselor on complex employment law issues. Shannon has significant lead counsel experience in employment litigation and has tried numerous cases in both federal and state court to jury verdict. Shannon’s trial experience includes defending companies in workers’ compensation retaliation claims, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, cases brought under Title VII and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Kentucky Whistleblower Act. Shannon also frequently litigates non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secret disputes. Shannon provides counseling to her clients on compliance in all areas of employment law and is a frequent speaker and author on trending employment law issues

Location

  • 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
    Louisville, KY 40202-3352

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Louisville , J.D., graduated 1988
  • University of Louisville, BSBA, graduated 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, Kentucky Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member
  • Louisville Bar Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Souther District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Labor and Employment

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Employment Law - Management, Louisville (2022)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Louisville (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers (2007-present)
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky (2015-17)
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky (2007, 2013-19)
  • ChambersUSA America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-present)
  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2013, 2014, 2016)

Defense Jury Verdicts

Obtained defense jury verdicts in two age discrimination cases based on a reduction-in-force. Paul R. Mitchell and Paul A. Stinnett v. Duramic, LLC, Daviess Circuit Court

Wage & Hour Class Action

Co-counsel in one of the first Kentucky wage & hour class actions tried to a jury defense verdict. Diana Johnston v. The Rawlings Company, LLC, et al., Oldham Circuit Court

Covenant Not to Compete Agreement

Lead counsel for plaintiff in Gardner Denver Drum LLC v. Peter Goodier and Tuthill Vacuum and Blower Systems, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20703 (2006), to enforce a covenant not to compete agreement.

Whistleblower Action

Obtained a defense jury verdict in favor of her client in a state whistleblower action.

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