Ashley Owens Hopkins

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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

COVID-19 and the Workplace in 2021

KPCA (Kentucky Primary Care Association) Annual Conference, Lexington, KY, October 28, 2021

Sixth Circuit: No Accommodation Without Documentation

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

2015 Employment Law Update

speaker and drafter, UK Employment Law CLE, June 2016

Supreme Court Ruling and Your Pregnant Employees

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
American Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, committee member
Leadership Lexington, 2010-11 Class
Community Involvement

American Inns of Court

Leadership Lexington, 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

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.


Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor & Employment (2021-22)

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