Catherine S. Wright

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Nicholasville, KY

Irvin Rigsby PLC
 | 110 N Main St, Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone: 859-535-0260
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%)
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    Attorney Catherine S. Wright is a member of Irvin Rigsby PLC law firm, which has law offices in Lexington and Nicholasville, Kentucky. Regarded nationally as among the leading attorneys in the country, Ms. Wright provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Lexington metro and surrounding areas who have legal involving labor and employment law.

    As an employment law attorney, Ms. Wright defends the rights and entitlements of employees who have suffered any serious violations of their rights on the job, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour disputes, employer retaliation, and other grievances. In addition, she also advises business owners, employers and human resources professionals with issues pertaining to employment policies and procedures, contracts and agreements, regulatory compliance, reasonable accommodations, hiring and termination practices, and other similar matters.

    Regardless of her clients' needs, Ms. Wright provides highly personalized counsel, and she aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible for her plaintiff employee clients. Honored for her remarkable success, she earned a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating along with many other top rankings and endorsements from her peers. She has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

    A 1991 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Ms. Wright obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1996. She is admitted to practice before all Kentucky state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

    Active in her legal community, Ms. Wright is a member of the Kentucky and Fayette County Bar Associations, and she regularly conducts lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics related to employment law.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 50%Employment Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Employment Law - Employer


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    About Catherine Wright

    Admitted: 1996, Kentucky

    Professional Webpage:


    • Order of Coif

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Western District of Kentucky
    • Member of Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association
    • 1996, Kentucky 
    • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Eastern District of Kentucky
    • Chair, Labor and Employment Section, Kentucky Bar Association, 2013

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Chair of Board of Directors, Board Member for Bluegrass SHRM, 2014


    • Crockett v. CHA HMO, Inc., 2008 Ky. App. LEXIS 103 (Ky. App. 2008)(summary judgment affirmed)
    • Russell v. Jewish Hospital, 2004 Ky. App. Unpublished LEXIS 890 (Ky. App. 2004)(summary judgment granted) 
    • Dunaway v. EnerSys Delaware, Inc., Case No. 5:11-cv-00153-JBC (E.D.Ky. July 27, 2011)(motion to dismiss granted)
    • Baumann v. Media General Operations, Inc. et al.  2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97259 (E.D.Ky. 2006)(summary judgment granted)
    • Brett v. Media General Operations, Inc., 326 S.W. 3rd 452(Ky. App. 2010)(summary judgment upheld)
    • Stargle v. Pamida, Inc., 2007 U.S. District LEXIS 50579 (W.D. Ky. 2007)(summary judgment granted)
    • Singleton v. Select Specialty Hospital-Lexington, Inc. 391 Fed. Appx. 398, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 16175 (6th Cir. 2010) (summary judgment upheld)
    • Monica Hall, et al. v. Select Specialty Hospital-Lexington, Inc., Case No. 5:07-cv-00230-JMH (E.D.Ky. Jan. 27, 2009)(summary judgment granted in part)
    • Wilson v. Pearl Interactive Network, Incorporated, 2018 WL 1916345 (E.D.Ky., 2018)(summary judgment granted)
    • Planck v. EnerSys Delaware, Inc., Case No. 14-CI-134, Madison Circuit Court, Kentucky  (2017)(summary judgment granted)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Kentucky, B.A., Honors Program Degree, 1991
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    110 N Main St
    Nicholasville, KY 40356

    Phone: 859-535-0260

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