James D. Allen
Jim is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 1990. He is a member of the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits practice as well as the Business Litigation practice. He focuses his practice on representing and advising employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Jim has successfully litigated employment matters, including class actions, and regularly represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. He counsels employers in a wide variety of employment matters, including OSHA, FMLA, ADA, reductions in force and wage/hour matters.
Jim is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer for Labor and Employment Law. He defended the Kentucky Retirement Systems in a claim brought against it by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging age discrimination in the state's retirement plan. The case, which was litigated for twelve years, was heard by the United States Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of KRS. The result saved the state system approximately $70 million dollars.
Jim is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar associations. He is also a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association. To give back to the community, he served as director of Members Heritage Federal Credit Union and served on its supervisory committee for a number of years.
Kentucky Retirement Systems v. E.E.O.C., 128 S. Ct. 2361 (2008)
E.E.O.C. v. Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept., 467 F.3d 571 (6th Cir. 2006)
E.E.O.C. v. Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept., 424 F.3d 467 (6th Cir. 2005)
Kentucky Retirement Systems v. Halfhill, 172 S.W.3d 384 (Ky. 2005)
Fletcher v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, 163 S.W.3d 852 (Ky. 2005)
Powell v. Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission, 2005 WL 678736 (Ky. App. 2005)
Faulkner v. Link-Belt Const. Equipment Co., 2004 WL 758400 (Ky. App. 2004)
Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission v. Nguyen-Tran, 2003 WL 21418859 (Ky. App. 2003)
Yahya v. Lexmark International, Inc., 2003 WL 21299629 (Ky. App. 2003)
Kentucky Lottery Corp. v. Stewart, 41 S.W.3d 860 (Ky. App. 2001)
Dials v. SMC Coal & Terminal Co., 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 19079 (6th Cir. 1996)
Dials v. SMC Coal & Terminal Co., 891 F. Supp. 373 (E.D. Ky. 1995)
Defended the Kentucky Retirement Systems in a claim brought against it by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging age discrimination in the state's retirement plan. Case was heard by the United States Supreme Court which ruled in favor of KRS, thus saving the Commonwealth and its taxpayers approximately $70 million dollars.
Professional & Civic Activities
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Members Heritage Federal Credit Union, director
Members Heritage Federal Credit Union, member, Supervisory Committee
Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management
Kentucky Super Lawyer, Employment & Labor, 2013-2104
Northern Kentucky Law Review
Research Assistant to Professor Edward P. Goggin
Edited Chapters of Elkouri & Elkouri, How Arbitration Works
Order of the Curia