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Elizabeth S. Muyskens

Member, Lexington

Elizabeth is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington office and has been with the firm since 2008. She is part of the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits practice and represents employers in Kentucky and surrounding states. She counsels clients on workplace law issues, represents employers in administrative proceedings and is prepared to litigate matters when conflicts arise. Elizabeth also serves on the board of directors for the firm. 

For her many legal accomplishments, Elizabeth has been honored as a “Rising Star” by Kentucky Super Lawyers® and named a “Leading Lawyer for Business” in her field by Chambers USA. Given her strong reputation and substantial expertise in employment law, Elizabeth is a frequent speaker at professional seminars.

Prior to joining SKO, while pursuing her undergraduate degree, Elizabeth worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits: Elizabeth coordinates with in-house counsel, human resources professionals and company leaders on employment agreements, internal investigations, personnel issues and a range of other concerns. She also represents employers in administrative proceedings and effectively argues cases in Court.

University of Kentucky College of Law
2008, J.D., summa cum laude
University of Kentucky
2005, B.S., summa cum laude
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
United States Supreme Court


  • Kentucky Rising Stars® Honoree, 2015-2022
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Labor & Employment, 2015-2016
  • Top Ranking Student in the Class
  • Order of the Coif
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  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Junior Achievement; Volunteer, 2011 - present
  • GleanKY, former Board member
  • Girls on the Run, former Board Member
  • United Way Get on Board; Graduate, 2011
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Work Highlights

Dismissal of Complaints

SKO sought dismissal of two complaints against a theological seminary, arguing that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents the Court from considering the matter. More specifically, SKO argued that because of the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses, courts do not have jurisdiction over claims arising from the employment relationship between a religious institution and its ministerial employees. The Court granted summary judgment for the Seminary, and the Kentucky Court of Appeals confirmed each judgment.

Breach of Employee Covenant

SKO filed suit on behalf of a relocation and executive housing provider to enforce the covenants in an employment agreement and to recover damages. A competitor hired a former employee of our client and conspired with the employee to steal business from our client by misappropriating trade secrets and improperly utilizing confidential information.

News Publications Seminars
Paid Leave, Mar. 31, 2016
     Arbitration Update and a #METOO World, Association of Corporate Counsel, Speaker, 2019
Drug and Alcohol Testing and Substance Abuse in the Workplace, co-presenter, KYSHRM Conference, 2017
Women @ Work Conference, FLSA Update, 2016
Special Employment Law Topics for Religiously Affiliated Employers, co-presenter, KYSHRM Conference, 2016
Employment Law / Drafting Must-Have Policies for Today's Handbooks, Kentucky Non-Profit Network, 2015
Women @ Work Conference, 2015
Drafting Must-Have Policies for Today's Handbooks, NBI Seminar, 2015
HR Boot Camp, 2015
Other Employment Laws You Need to Know, NBI Seminar, 2014
Other Employment Laws You Need to Know, NBI Seminar, 2014
Wage and Hour Mistakes Supervisors and Managers Can't Afford to Make, Bluegrass Workforce Investment Board Seminar, 2013