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 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.

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

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 and Inclusion Task Force, Member (2021)

Diversity Committee, Chair

Firm Recruiting Committee, Member

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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