Ashley Owens Hopkins
Location: Lexington, KY
Ashley Hopkins is an experienced litigator and counselor on employment law issues, in addition to years of practice in tort and insurance defense. She has trial experience in employment cases involving discrimination and retaliation under several federal statutes, including the ADA, FMLA and FLSA. In addition, she frequently counsels clients on non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, employee handbooks and other day-to-day employment issues.
- Represented at trial a large healthcare recovery industry leader in case tried to a verdict in federal court in the Western District of Kentucky.
- Represented international recycling manufacturer in the trial of employment claims in Kentucky state court.
- Successfully drafted, argued and won motions for summary judgment in multiple employment law cases.
- Successfully drafted Sixth Circuit appellate brief that resulted in the district court's summary judgment opinion in our client's favor being upheld.
Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements
- "2015 Employment Law Update," speaker and drafter, UK Employment Law CLE, June 2016
- "Supreme Court Ruling and Your Pregnant Employees," Stites & Harbison Client Alert, August 31, 2015
More Than Stites & Harbison
Prior to joining the firm, Ashley worked for Deloitte Consulting in Dallas. She was also a summer clerk for the Hon. Joseph M. Hood, Eastern District of Kentucky. Ashley is a graduate of the 2010-11 Leadership Lexington class. In addition, she was recently nominated as a member of the American Inns of Court. She is also an active member of Stites & Harbison’s Wellness Committee, which promotes healthy living in the workplace. Ashley enjoys being outdoors, reading books, and spending time with friends and family.
- American Inns of Court
- Leadership Lexington, class graduate (2010-11)
- Alzheimer’s Association Walk, Stites & Harbison team member and fundraiser
- Stites & Harbison Wellness Committee
- Young Friends of the Bluegrass Conservancy
- American Diabetes Association, former Community Leadership Board member