P. Stewart Abney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Louisville, KY

Abney Law Office, PLLC
 | 624 West Main Street, Suite 500
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-498-8585
Fax: 502-498-8585
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Civil Rights (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
  • Free Consultation
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

A staunch advocate for workers across Kentucky, P. Stewart Abney is the founder of the Abney Law Office. He handles employment and civil rights cases on behalf of people whose employers have violated their rights.

In his more than 12 years of practicing law, Mr. Abney has helped numerous people secure justice after being harmed by their employers by holding companies accountable for wrongdoing. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Abney has secured clients seven-figure jury verdicts. He is a fierce adversary in courtrooms and behind closed doors. Former clients have noted their peace of mind knowing that Mr. Abney was on their side, responding to their concerns and pushing for their rights.

Mr. Abney has earned the Super Lawyers Rising Star designation in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021; he holds an Avvo “Superb” rating; and he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.

More important than the awards, however, is the fact that Mr. Abney goes the extra mile for his clients. He is a native of Southeastern Kentucky and understands the unique circumstances that people here often face. Losing a job or being mistreated in the workplace has serious impacts on someone’s future. An effective communicator, Mr. Abney listens when clients speak and paints a clear picture of the path they will head down when moving through the legal process.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Abney is a member of the Louisville Bar Association, the Kentucky Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, National Lawyers Guild, and the Kentucky Bar Association. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Centre College and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.


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

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


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

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About Stewart Abney

Admitted: 2007, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: http://www.abneylegal.com


  • 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

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


  • 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 assited in obtaining a $1,300,745.15 verdict, exclusive of attorney fees and costs, in a race discrimination case., 2008

Educational Background:

  • Centre College, B.A. in HIstory, Delta Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau
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Office Location for P. Stewart Abney

624 West Main Street
Suite 500
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-498-8585

Fax: 502-498-8585

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Last Updated: 2/4/2021

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