P. Stewart Abney

I am a Louisville, Kentucky employment and civil rights attorney and a founding member of the law firm of Abney & McCarty, PLLC.

I handle a broad range of employment law and employment litigation matters throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. A native of southeastern Kentucky, I am a  graduate of Centre College and the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis

I have devoted my entire legal career to representing employees whose rights have been violated by their employers.

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Employment Law and Litigation

You have the right to work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment and you have the right to be paid for the work you perform. I represent private sector employees and executives, and federal and state employees who have been wronged by their employers. I provide advice to my clients with respect to the many facets of the employment relationship, including issues relating to hiring, wrongful termination, discipline, discrimination (including race, gender, age, national origin, religious, and disability discrimination), harassment (including sexual harassment), discrimination or harassment based on sexual orientation, family and medical leave, wage and hour matters (including overtime issues), whistleblower retaliation, and restrictive covenants (including non-compete and non-solicit agreements). I have substantial experience negotiating and drafting employment and severance agreements and other employment-related documents.

If you feel like your employer has violated your rights or you have been a victim of wrongful termination, please contact me as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights and options.

Other Civil Rights

I also represent individuals from all walks of life who have been the victim of police misconduct, including excessive force, deadly force, false arrest, illegal searches, racial profiling or jail abuse.

I also represent individuals who have experienced violations of their constitutional rights including:  First Amendment (free speech), Second Amendment (right to bear arms), Fourth Amendment (search and seizure), Eighth Amendment (cruel and unusual punishment) or Fourteenth Amendment (due process and equal protection).


All Kentucky Courts
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky
United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Centre College, B.A., History
University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., with honors.

Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Kentucky Justice Association
American Association for Justice


Employment discrimination
Wrongful termination
Retaliatory discharge
Employment contracts
Wage and hour law
Appellate practice
Civil appeals
Civil rights
Disabled rights and access
Gay and lesbian rights
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
Women’s rights
Fraud and deceit
Labor and employment
Age discrimination in employment
Americans with Disabilities Act
Confidentiality agreements
Tort Liability

Employee discipline
Employee drug testing
Employee rights
Employee privacy
Employment at will
Employment breach of contract
Employment civil rights
Equal employment opportunity law
Executive severance contracts
Fair Labor Standards Act
Family and Medical Leave Act
Federal employment law
National origin discrimination
Negligent hiring and retention
Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
Sexual harassment
Title VII Discrimination
Whistleblower litigation
Workplace violence
Defamation – Libel and slander
Trial practice