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.
Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable for Mid-Size Law Firms
Panelist, presented by Thomas Reuters, September 9, 2020
Louisville Business First, March 24, 2020
The Lack of Diversity in Law
Speaker, LBA Young Lawyers Section's Monthly Networking & Lunch Meeting, February 27, 2020
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
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
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 (2019-21)
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