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

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, 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

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.

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Client Alerts

Sixth Circuit: Perfect Attendance Policies Must Not Disadvantage Employees Who Take FMLA Leave

Many employers have policies that reward perfect attendance in some fashion. A recent ruling from the Sixth Circuit makes clear that, in many cases, such policies must not consider leave taken pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) as something that “resets” the employee’s attendance streak.

by Ashley Owens Hopkins and Robin E. McGuffin August 13, 2019
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys in 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2019.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 04, 2019
Client Alerts

Supreme Court Ruling and Your Pregnant Employees

Does your business have a pregnant employee? Has that pregnant employee ever had a work restriction? If you answered “yes” to either question, this article is for you. In March 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court...
by Ashley Owens Hopkins August 28, 2015