Demetrius O. Holloway

A seasoned litigator with over 18 years of experience, Demetrius represents employers in the defense of employment-based claims asserted under both Kentucky and federal law including, but not limited to, claims asserted under the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Title VII, and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. His experience includes defending civil actions filed in both state and federal court, as well as defending against administrative actions before state and federal administrative agencies.

He is also an affiliated member of the Business Litigation and the Torts & Insurance Service Groups having successfully defended civil suits involving personal injury, defense of product liability claims, breach of contract and common law tort claims. In addition to his litigation practice, Demetrius assists clients with drafting and implementing employee handbooks and other workplace policies, and also conducts on-site training on the issues of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

20 People to Know in Law: Demetrius Holloway

Louisville Business First, May 14, 2021

Attorney: Businesses in Kentucky can require proof of vaccination for employees, customers

by Lexie Ratterman,, May 25, 2021

Louisville Businesses Prepare to Loosen COVID Restrictions

by Buzz staff,, May 25, 2021

Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable for Mid-Size Law Firms

Panelist, presented by Thomas Reuters, September 9, 2020

COVID-19 Ushers in Mandatory Paid Leave – What Employers Need to Know

The Lack of Diversity in Law

Speaker, LBA Young Lawyers Section's Monthly Networking & Lunch Meeting, February 27, 2020

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Review of Kentucky Employment Law Cases

34th Annual Carl A. Warns and Edwin R. Render Labor & Employment Law Institute, June 15, 2017

What Is It Now? An Employer's Expanding Duty to Accommodate

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Thirsty Thursday networking event, Louisville, Ky.

A "Supreme" Summer for Employers

FMLA Update 2013

29th Annual Kentucky SHRM Conference, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Louisville, Ky., September 26, 2013

FMLA Update 2013

25th Annual Human Resources Update, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Louisville, Ky., May 15, 2013

Non-profit employees and volunteers - do you know the difference?

Kentuckiana Association of Volunteer Administrators, Louisville, Ky., May 10, 2012

OMG! My employees are on Facebook!

Bar Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Diversity Committee, Chair

Firm Recruiting Committee, Member

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Member (2021)

American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, Chair
Community Involvement

Commonwealth of Kentucky, Personnel Board (2020-24)

Junior Achievement, Regional Board Member (2020-present)

American Diabetes Association of Kentucky, Board of Directors (2019-present)

Leadership Louisville Center's Bingham Fellows, Class of 2014

Louisville Urban League, Board of Directors

More Than Stites & Harbison

Demetrius participated in the Leadership Louisville Center's Bingham Fellows Class of 2014. He is the Chairman of the Board of Deacons and Finance Board at his church.


Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management (2019-22)

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Business First of Louisville, 20 People To Know in Law (2021)

Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, 2015 Alumni Fellow

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, NITA Advocate

Alpha Media & Kentucky Lottery's Power 29 Award (2016)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-14)

2012 Top Lawyers in the Louisville Area for Employment Law

Holloway Best Lawyers 2022
M Hicon 2020
Nita Advocate Medium
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Client Alerts

Supreme Court Rejects OSHA Vaccine Mandate on Private Employers – Allows CMS Healthcare Mandate for Facilities Receiving Medicare/Medicaid Funds

Holding that “[a]lthough Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given the agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” in a 6-3 decision the Supreme Court of the United States, on January 13, 2022, issued a stay of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) on vaccination or testing for employers with 100 or more workers.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton, Calesia Henson, Demetrius O. Holloway, Ashley Owens Hopkins, Robin E. McGuffin, and Robin D. Miller January 14, 2022
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021

Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable for Mid-Size Law Firms

Date: 9/9/20
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Demetrius Holloway joins a panel of speakers to discuss what is working and not working in the area of diversity and inclusion at mid-size law firms.

Demetrius O. Holloway September 02, 2020
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020

Back on Track: Post-Pandemic Re-Opening Guidance for Kentucky Employers

Stites & Harbison employment attorneys Shannon Antle Hamilton, Demetrius Holloway, and Rebecca Weis discuss re-opening plans for Kentucky employers in this webinar presented May 21, 2020.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Demetrius O. Holloway May 22, 2020
Client Alerts

COVID-19 Ushers in Mandatory Paid Leave – What Employers Need to Know

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the Families First Corona Virus Response Act. This broad-reaching legislation addresses several workplace issues related to the emergency circumstances brought about by COVID-19.

by Demetrius O. Holloway March 20, 2020

LBA Young Lawyers Section's Monthly Networking & Lunch Meeting

Date: 2/27/20
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Louisville Bar Association Bar Center, 600 West Main Street, Suite 110, Louisville, KY 40202

Demetrius Holloway, chair of the firm's Diversity Committee, will be a speaker at this luncheon discussing the lack of diversity in law.

Demetrius O. Holloway February 21, 2020
Press Releases

Demetrius Holloway appointed to Kentucky Personnel Board

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Governor Andy Beshear appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Demetrius Holloway to the Kentucky Personnel Board to serve a term expiring January 1, 2024.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 11, 2020