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Edwin Sharp Hopson

Edwin Sharp Hopson

Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    46 years, 850 cases



Hourly ($425-450/hour)

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  • Michael F. Nienstedt

    I have worked with Ed on several matters over the last ten years. Ed is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer in the field of labor and employment and is widely respected by his peers and clients alike. He is insightful and quickly determines the key issues upon which the outcome of a matter will turn. He posses excellent communication skill both verbally and in writing making a successful outcome for his client more certain. His manner is always courteous and professional. I would trust Ed to handle any employment or labor matter for any of my clients.


    Michael Nienstedt Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

500 W Jefferson St Fl 28
Louisville, KY, 40202-2823


KYAuthorized to practice law196908/02/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerKentucky Super Lawyers2007
Best Lawyers of AmericaThe Best Lawyers of America2005
FellowCollege of Labor and Employment Lawyers1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP1974 - Present
Field AttorneyNational Labor Relations Board1972 - 1974
General AttorneyU.S. Department of Labor, Solicitor's Office1969 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association (Kentucky chapter)Member1974 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1969 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dale Zanchi v. United Defense, L.P., LTD, et al.Dismissed by U.S. Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit
John Royse v. Corhart Refractories, et al.Dismissed by U.S. Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit
Carlyle Isley v. Southern Graphic Systems, Inc.Dismissed by U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kentucky Chamber of CommerceThe Kentucky Unemployment Compensation Handbook2010
The Developing Labor Law, 5th Ed. (ABA)Chapter Editor-Cumulative Supplement2009
The Federal LawyerNLRB Rules that Employer’s E-mail System Policy Trumps Employees’ Section 7 Rights2008
How Arbitration Works-6th Ed. (ABA)Chapter Editor-Cumulative Supplement2008
Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration, 2nd Ed. (ABA)Chapter Editor2008
University of Kentucky College of LawEmployment Law in Kentucky2007
The Developing Labor Law, 5th Ed. (ABA)Chapter Editor2007
Kentucky Chamber of CommerceThe Kentucky Unemployment Compensation Handbook2006
Kentucky Chamber of CommerceThe Kentucky Employer’s Guide to Preventing OSHA Fines & Citations2000
Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration (ABA)Chapter Editor1999
The Labor Lawyer (ABA)Impact of the Federal Arbitration Act on Litigation over Arbitration1997
Kentucky Chamber of CommerceUnderstanding Occupational Safety & Health Issues1995
Kentucky Bench & Bar JournalWrongful Discharge — Whatever Happened to the Employment-at-Will Doctrine?1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLabor LawLL.M - Master of Laws1971
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleN/Alaw1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WTC Client ConferenceWhat The Administration Of President Barack Obama and The NewW Democratic Congress Have In Store For Employers2009
Carl Warns, Jr. Labor & Employment Law InstituteModerator: EEOC Update, Employment Law in a Slowing Economy2008
Carl Warns, Jr. Labor & Employment Law InstituteReview of Recent Decisions of the National Labor Relations Board1998
Carl Warns, Jr. Labor & Employment Law InstituteEmployment Lawyer: Past, Present and Future1995
Eastern Mineral Law Foundation Annual MeetingThe Impact of Article II of the National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreement of 1988 on the Sale, Acquisition and Operation of Coal Property1990