P. Stewart Abney

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Louisville, Kentucky

Abney Law Office, PLLC
P. Stewart Abney
Abney Law Office, PLLC

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Kentucky since: 2007

Education: University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
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Abney Law Office, PLLC

1000 Cherokee Rd
Suite 7
Louisville, KY 40204 Visit website


The founder and managing partner of Abney Law in Louisville, Kentucky, P. Stewart Abney is an employment and civil rights lawyer, serving clients across the Louisville metro and the state of Kentucky. He assists clients with various issues, including:

·       Wrongful termination

·       Harassment

·       Discrimination

·       Wage and hour law

·       Retaliation

·       Tort liability

·       Police misconduct

·       Civil litigation

·       Search and seizure

·       Due process and equal protection

As a defender of employees who had their rights disregarded, Mr. Abney represents federal and state workers as well as executives and private-sector employees. He helps them fight against several forms of unfair treatment they face on the job, based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age and more. His civil rights expertise includes defending victims whose constitutional rights have been violated, especially the First, Second, Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. 

A 2004 graduate of Centre College with a major in history, Mr. Abney pursued his legal studies at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, where he was a part of the Health Law Moot Court. Earning his law degree cum laude in 2007, he was licensed to practice in Kentucky the same year. Later, he gained admission to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

The recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Champion Gold award in 2022, Mr. Abney is a compassionate attorney who uses his knowledge of the law to get justice for his clients whose rights have been infringed upon. He holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo and is well-respected in the legal community for his staunch advocacy and ability to get favorable results for his clients. 

With his legal career spanning more than 14 years, Mr. Abney plays an active role in several prominent organizations. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association, the Kentucky Justice Association and the American Association for Justice.­

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 80% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Rights
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 2007, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://abneylegal.com/our-legal-team/p-stewart-abney-louisv...

Educational Background:
  • Centre College, B.A. in HIstory, Delta Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • An overview of the interplay between the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008., Presenter, Kentucky Law Update: Understanding Recent Developments in ADA Jurisprudence., 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Obtained dismissal of SLAPP-style defamation suit on behalf of a full-time student., 2022
  • Settlement: Settled claim under Kentucky Wage and Hour Act for full unpaid wages, full liquidated damages, and full attorney's fees for employer's violation of bereavement leave policy., 2022
  • Isham, et al. v. Louisville-Metro Govt., Jefferson Circuit Court, 12-CI-6579 (Jan. 9, 2020): Kentucky Wage and Hour Act claim against Louisville-Metro Government for failure to pay city tow truck drivers their agreed-upon wage.  $788,368.86 final judgment obtained for Louisville Metro tow truck drivers for unpaid wages, liquidated damages, pre-judgment interest, and attorney fees.  , 2020
  • Harper v. Elder, 803 F. App'x 853 (6th Cir. 2020): Obtained reversal of District Court's Summary Judgment on client's hostile work environment and retaliation claims at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals., 2020
  • Turner v. Norton Healthcare, Inc., Jefferson Circuit Court, Case No. 11-CI-06125 (June 15, 2018) $1,275,041.25 judgment obtained for Plaintiff. Largest disability discrimination verdict in Kentucky, 2018
  • Anderson v. Nature's Expressions Landscaping, Inc., Case No.: 5:16-cv-00098 (E.D. Ky. July 26, 2018): Recovered $277,666.22 in unpaid overtime and attorney fees in Wage and Hour Collective Action settlement for employees of a landscape architecture business., 2018
  • Jessica Curtis v. Edgemont Healthcare, Inc., Harrison Circuit Court, Case No.: 13-CI-256 (Oct. 29, 2014) Obtained $125,606.00 judgment against Defendant in Kentucky Patient Safety Act claim., 2014
  • Mattie L. Cohen, et al. v. Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services, Inc., Jefferson Circuit Court, Case No. 01-CI-00235 (Dec. 22, 2008) Served as co-counsel and assisted in obtaining a $1,300,745.15 verdict, exclusive of attorney fees and costs, in a race discrimination case., 2008
  • , Employment Law - Individuals and Litigation - Labor and Employment, The Best Lawyers in America, 2024
  • , Kentucky Super Lawyer - Plaintiff's Employment Litigation, Super Lawyers, 2023
  • , Kentucky Super Lawyer - Plaintiff's Employment Litigation, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • , Kentucky Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • , Kentucky Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • , Kentucky Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • , Kentucky Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • , Kentucky Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017

Office location for P. Stewart Abney

1000 Cherokee Rd
Suite 7
Louisville, KY 40204

Phone: 502-873-3780


3 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

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