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

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

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

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

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 (2019-20)

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

Holloway Best Law2020
Nita Advocate Medium
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Press Releases

Demetrius Holloway named to Lawyers of Color's 2019 Nation's Best List

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 11, 2019
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Demetrius Holloway elected to American Diabetes Association's Board

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The American Diabetes Association (ADA) of Kentucky has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Demetrius Holloway to its Community Leadership Board.

by Stites & Harbsion and PLLC May 20, 2019
Client Alerts

Lawyer Up! Kentucky Imposes New Requirement for Legal Representation at Unemployment Hearings

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.

by Demetrius O. Holloway and Rebecca A. Weis May 01, 2019
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Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
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Demetrius Holloway appointed to Kentucky Law Enforcement Council

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Governor Steve Beshear recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Demetrius Holloway as a member of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council. He will serve a four-year term. Holloway, a Member (Partner) of Stites &...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 18, 2015
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Demetrius Holloway and Doug Farnsley earn 2015 U of L Alumni Awards

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law honored two Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys at their 2015 Alumni Awards Luncheon held on October 23, 2015. Demetrius Holloway was honored with the Alumni Fellow...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 28, 2015
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Stites & Harbison promotes 15 attorneys in 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that 15 attorneys have been promoted within the law firm. Thirteen have been elected to membership and two have been elected to Counsel, effective January 2015. The...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 27, 2015
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Forty-four community leaders selected for 2014 Bingham Fellows

From a very competitive pool of candidates, forty-four community leaders have been selected to participate in the Leadership Louisville Center's Bingham Fellows Class of 2014. The topic for the 2014 Bingham Fellows is: Investing...
by Leadership Louisville Center January 27, 2014
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Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 53 Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2013-14 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 19 attorneys are named on the inaugural...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 17, 2013

A "Supreme" Summer for Employers

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.

by Demetrius O. Holloway and Rebecca A. Weis October 24, 2013

OMG! My employees are on Facebook!

Stites & Harbison attorneys Shannon Hamilton, Demetrius Holloway and Karen Paulin give you an overview of social media, statistics and trends, legitimate uses of social media for employers, laws to consider, issues, cases and examples...
by Demetrius O. Holloway September 22, 2011
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Stites & Harbison names three new Members; Two attorneys promoted to Counsel

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, announced today that three attorneys have been elected to membership in the law firm, effective Jan. 1, 2011. The new Members are: Jamie L. Cox and Mandy Wilson Decker...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 04, 2011