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Shannon Antle Hamilton

Shannon Antle Hamilton

Shannon Hamilton is the Chair of the firm's Employment Law Service Group and is a seasoned litigator and counselor on complex employment law issues. She has lead trial counsel experience in employment litigation and has tried numerous employment cases to verdict. Shannon also has significant experience as trial counsel in other litigation areas, including personal injury, commercial and business tort litigation in addition to routinely handling EEOC charges and other administrative claims relating to discrimination under both state and federal law.

Her employment litigation practice focuses on defending employers against discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, covenants not to compete, nonsolicitation and confidentiality agreements.

Recent Assignments

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

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

More Than Stites & Harbison

In addition to taking care of her daughter and son, Shannon is a University of Louisville fan ("Go, Cards!") and can often be found in the Green Parking Lot, hosting a tailgating party for her family and friends.

Professional Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Individuals, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Labor Law - Union and Labor & Employment Litigation (2013-19)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Labor & Employment Litigation (2015)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-18)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky (2015-17)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky (2007, 2013-18)

Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Labor & Employment

Louisville Magazine's "Top Lawyers" (2013, 2014, 2016)