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 assist 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.
Review of Kentucky Employment Law Cases
What Is It Now? An Employer's Expanding Duty to Accommodate
FMLA Update 2013
FMLA Update 2013
Non-profit employees and volunteers - do you know the difference?
Diversity Committee, Chair
Firm Recruiting Committee, Member
American Diabetes Association of Kentucky, Board of Directors (2019-present)
Leadership Louisville Center's Bingham Fellows, Class of 2014
Louisville Urban League, former member of Board of Directors
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 (2019-20)
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
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
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Lawyers of Color has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Demetrius Holloway to its inaugural Nation’s Best list for 2019 in the Southern Region.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The American Diabetes Association (ADA) of Kentucky has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Demetrius Holloway to its Community Leadership Board.
In 1984, the Kentucky Legislature enacted KRS 341.407(3), permitting employers, including corporations and partnerships, to represent themselves or be represented by counsel in administrative unemployment proceedings. Thirty-five years later, on April 26, 2019, the Kentucky Court of Appeals declared that law unconstitutional and effectively held that a lawyer must represent corporations and non-natural entities in administrative unemployment proceedings.
Stites & Harbison attorneys Demetrius O. Holloway and Rebecca A. Weis review some of the latest Supreme Court decisions as they pertain to employers and employees.