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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.

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.

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
2008, J.D., summa cum laude
University of Kentucky
2005, B.S., summa cum laude
Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Recognition

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2015-present
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Labor & Employment, 2015-2016
  • Top Ranking Student in the Class
  • Order of the Coif
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Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • GleanKY; personnel committee, 2016 - present
  • Junior Achievement; volunteer, 2011 - present
  • Girls on the Run; board member, 2012 - 2014
  • 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...

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...

News Publications Seminars
 
     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