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Allison Cooke

Associate , Lexington KY


Allison Cooke

Associate , Lexington KY

Allison joined Stoll Keenon Ogden in 2015 as an Associate in the firm’s Lexington office and is part of the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits practice group. She brings a unique perspective to SKO from her previous experience as a clerk for the Honorable Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

After graduating from Asbury University, Allison pursued her J.D. at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she graduated with a summa cum laude distinction.

Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits: Allison works with small and large businesses in Kentucky on a variety of employment matters, ranging from enforcement of noncompete agreements to local and federal regulatory compliance. She helps employers resolve workplace issues through proactive counseling, employee training, alternate dispute resolution, and, if necessary, cost-effective litigation.


University of Kentucky College of Law, 2014, J.D., summa cum laude

Asbury University, 2009, B.A., summa cum laude


Admitted In

  • Kentucky

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Professional & Community Activities

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • Fayette County Bar Association

  • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court, Associate


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law — Individuals, 2022 – present

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2024

  • Kentucky Super Lawyer Rising Star®, Employment & Labor, 2020 – present

  • Order of the Coif, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2014

  • Kentucky Law Journal, production editor, Volume 102

  • Moot Court, National Team Advocate, 2013 – 2014

  • CALI award (highest grade): Civil Pretrial Practice, Federal Criminal Law, Legal Profession Seminar, Products Liability


    • Drug and Alcohol Testing and Substance Abuse in the Workplace, co-presenter, 2017 KYSHRM Conference, 2017
    • A Primer on Labor and Employment Law in the Manufacturing Setting, NBI Manufacturing Law A to Z, 2017
    • The New FLSA White Collar Exemptions from Overtime: Is Your Business Ready? Kentucky Society of CPAs Business and Industry Conference, 2016
    • Special Employment Law Topics for Religiously Affiliated Employers, co-presenter, 2016 KYSHRM Conference, 2016
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