Matthew Lockaby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Lexington, KY

Lockaby PLLC
 | 1795 Alysheba Way, Suite 4207
Lexington, KY 40509
Phone: 859-263-7884
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Cannabis Law (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)

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Attorney Profile

Matt Lockaby is the founder and managing partner of Lockaby PLLC in Lexington, Kentucky. He focuses his practice on employment law, representing both employees and employers throughout Kentucky in nearly every aspect of workplace law, and class action litigation, representing consumers and victims who are harmed, physically or economically, by corporate conduct.

Matt graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and earned his law degree, cum laude, from Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. As a law student, he served as executive editor of the Northern Kentucky Law Review, mentored first-year law students, and worked as an extern for a former U.S magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Matt is admitted to practice in the state courts of Ohio and Kentucky, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Matt's accomplishments have earned the respect of his peers. He has been voted as a Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2013, and the attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating*, AV Preeminent.

Matt is a member of the American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, and the Fayette County Bar Association. He regularly speaks on employment law topics at conferences and seminars for groups such as the National Business Institute. And he has authored a variety of articles for bar association and other publications.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions

Cannabis Law (10%)

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Class Actions, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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About Matthew Lockaby

Admitted: 2006, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.lockabylaw.com/attorneys/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Secretary and Vice-Chair, KBA Labor & Employment Law Section, 2018
  • Chair, KBA Labor & Employment Law Section, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, A Reminger Report regarding the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend., 2013
  • Author, A Reminger Report regarding the impact of the Supreme Court's opinion in Standard Fire Insurance Company v. Knowles, 2013
  • Author, An article pushed in the Northern Kentucky Bar Association's Lex Loci publication regarding the impact of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in Spees v. James Marine, Inc., 2011

Educational Background:

  • J.D., cum laude, NKU - Chase College of Law Executive Editor, Northern Kentucky Law Review, 2006
  • B.A., Centre College  , 2000

Industry Groups

  • Employers
  • General Contracting
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional
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Office Location for Matthew Lockaby

1795 Alysheba Way
Suite 4207
Lexington, KY 40509

Phone: 859-263-7884

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Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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