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.
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.
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.
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.