Lockaby PLLC

Lockaby PLLC

Lockaby PLLC represents employees, employers, and management in nearly every aspect of workplace law, plaintiffs and defendants in complex trial and appellate litigation, and plaintiffs and victims in wrongful death and personal injury matters.

Firm Overview

Main Office
1795 Alysheba Way
Suite 4207
Lexington  KY  40509
Phone
  • (859) 263-7884
Fax
  • (844) 270-3044
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Yes
Hourly Rates
Variable

Office Information

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Languages Spoken
English
Employment
Lockaby PLLC represents employees, employers, and management in nearly every aspect of workplace law.
We have represented clients in every federal court and nearly every county in Kentucky. Our entrepreneurial approach allows us to take on a variety of cases and provide counsel on a variety of issues. We are on the front lines of the development of workplace law, and we can assist you with any of the following issues, and so much more:

* Day-to-day HR advice and counsel on a wide range of issues, including recruiting, hiring, background checks, disciplinary action, termination, and state and federal administrative, statutory, and regulatory compliance.

* Perform and oversee, and defend employees against, sexual harassment investigations and other internal investigations.

* Prosecute and defend race, sex, gender, national origin, age, and disability discrimination and retaliation claims arising under the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

* Prosecute and defend overtime, minimum wage, meal and rest break, and other related claims arising under the Kentucky Wage and Hour Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

* Prosecute and defend claims for interference and retaliation arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

* Prosecute and defend workers' compensation retaliation claims.

* Prosecute and defend qui tam / whistleblower claims.

* Prosecute and defend breach-of-contract claims relating to trade secrets as well as non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.

* Prepare for employers, and evaluate for employees, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and separation and severance agreements.

No matter the client, our singular focus is the same: to be the preeminent and most trusted counsel in Kentucky by providing vigorous yet transparent, cost-effective representation, specifically tailored to resolve each client's problem, and achieve each client's goals, as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Wrongful Termination
Lockaby PLLC represents employees, employers, and management in nearly every aspect of workplace law.
We represent employees, employers, and management with respect to wrongful discharge and wrongful termination claims of every stripe, including those premised upon discrimination (race, sex, gender, national origin, ethnicity, and sexual orientation), retaliation, and constructive discharge.

We have successfully represented clients in wrongful discharge claims arising under the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Kentucky Whistleblower Act, and others.

Call us today for a free initial consultation.
Sexual Harassment
Lockaby PLLC represents employees, employers, and management in nearly every aspect of workplace law.
We represent employees who have been sexually harassed at work. We can walk you through the initial requirements for reporting and complaining about the harassment, and we can also defend you against sexual harassment allegations and internal investigations. Finally, we prosecute claims for sexual harassment in both state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

For employers and management, we can perform and oversee sexual harassment internal investigations, and we also regularly defend such claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Matthew Lockaby

Matthew Lockaby

Since 2006, Matt has successfully represented employees and employers in nearly every aspect of workplace law. He has defended employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies against a wide variety of workplace claims, including race, national origin, age, sex, and disability discrimination and retaliation claims, workers' compensation retaliation claims, alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and whistleblower statutes, and breach-of-contract actions. Matt also provides day-to-day advice and counsel to human resources professionals, ranging from recruiting, hiring, and firing decisions, preparing employment contracts and severance agreements, and updating personnel policies and procedures, and he conducts and oversees sexual harassment and other internal investigations.

Matt is also committed to representing disaffected employees. He maintains a thriving practice fighting for those who have been the subject of unlawful discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.

In addition, Matt is one of the very few attorneys in Kentucky with significant experience both defending and prosecuting class action claims. His experience spans the gamut of class litigation, from initial discovery to briefing certification issues to pursuing Rule 23(f) appeals to negotiating and managing multimillion dollar settlements. Matt has successfully defended class actions involving claims for discrimination, negligence, product liability, trespass, and nuisance. Matt currently prosecutes consumer class actions and mass tort actions.

Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2017
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2014-Present

American Bar Association (member, Litigation Section and Class Action and Derivative Suits committee; member, Labor & Employment Law section)
Kentucky Bar Association (member, Labor & Employment Law section)
Fayette County Bar Association
Barrister, Central Kentucky American Inn of Court
Thoroughbred Club of America

"Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Litigation" (March 2016 National Business Institute seminar; Lexington, Kentucky)

"A Title IX Primer: Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination in Colleges and Universities" (October 2015 Appalachian College Association Risk Management Symposium; Richmond, Kentucky)

"Human Resources Issues for Local Governments" (May 2015 National Business Institute seminar; Lexington, Kentucky)

"Human Resources Law from Start to Finish" (February 2015 and February 2014 National Business Institute seminars for human resources professionals; Lexington, Kentucky)

"Top Five Ways ERISA Third-Party Administrators Can Limit Liability" (February 2014 National Pension Consultants annual seminar; Sarasota, Florida)

Beyond Lockaby PLLC -- Matt resides in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife, Amanda, and their daughter, Lily. Outside the office, you can usually find him outdoors: he has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa; Mt. Rainier in Washington; and Quandary Peak in Colorado, and he escapes to Lake Cumberland to go boating every chance he gets.
License
  • Bar Number: 91696
    Kentucky , 2007
  • Bar Number: 0081205
    Ohio , 2006
Education
  • Centre College
    B.A. , 2000
  • Northern Kentucky University - Salmon P. Chase College of Law
    J.D., cum laude , 2006
    Northern Kentucky Law Review --
    Executive Editor, 2005-2006; Associate Editor, 2004-2005

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