Shannon Antle Hamilton chairs the Firm’s Employment Law Service Group, and is a seasoned litigator and counselor on complex employment law issues. Shannon has significant lead counsel experience in employment litigation and has tried numerous cases in both federal and state court to jury verdict. Shannon’s trial experience includes defending companies in workers’ compensation retaliation claims, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, cases brought under Title VII and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Kentucky Whistleblower Act. Shannon also frequently litigates non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secret disputes. Shannon provides counseling to her clients on compliance in all areas of employment law and is a frequent speaker and author on trending employment law issues.
COVID-19’S Impact on the Construction Industry
Speaker, 2020 Construction Law Institute, UK/CLE, November 11, 2020
Covid-19: Employment Law Impacts for Banks
Speaker, Conference on Legal Issues for Financial Institutes Webinar, October 22, 2020
HR With the Experts: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update
Panelist, Virtual Event, Greater Louisville, Inc., September 11, 2020
by Sarah Shadburne, Louisville Business First, June 22, 2020
Dealing with the Top Issues Managers Face in the Workplace
Women Environmental Leaders of Louisville meeting, Louisville, KY, September 25, 2019
Surviving Today's Threats: Managing Legal Liability
Physical Security Expo, Advanced Global Communications, Louisville, KY, June 19, 2019
P&C Trends to Watch - Are You Vulnerable?
#Me Too Movement
Review of Kentucky Employment Law Cases
Employment Law Service Group, Chair
Diversity Committee, Member and Former Chair
S.W.I.F.T. (Stites Women Investing in our Futures Together) Committee, Member and Former Chair
Chief Talent Officer (2013-15)
Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Committee (non-Board member)
Business Counsel, Inc., Strategic Growth Committee (non-Board member)
In addition to taking care of her daughter and son, Shannon is a University of Louisville fan ("Go, Cards!") and can often be found in the Green Parking Lot, hosting a tailgating party for her family and friends.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2013-21)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Labor & Employment Litigation (2015)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-20)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky (2015-17)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky (2007, 2013-19)
Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Labor & Employment (2014-18; 2020)
Louisville Magazine's "Top Lawyers" (2013, 2014, 2016)
Shannon Antle Hamilton comes recommended as a "very accomplished employment litigator," attracting particularly praise for her strength at trial. She handles a range of employment law disputes, including FMLA, ADA and trade secrets litigation.