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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 School of Law.



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


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Practice areas


  1. Sexual Harassment: 30%
  2. Discrimination: 25%
  3. Wrongful Termination: 25%
  4. Employment: 20%



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  • Jon Kyle Roby

    Selecting the right attorney can be the difference in winning or loosing your case. I have known Mr. Abney for a number of years and his reputation for being a tough, fair, and hard working member of the legal community would allow me to refer my clients to him without hesitation. Finding an attorney is easy, however, finding the right attorney is often difficult. If you are looking for the right attorny - Mr. Abney is it.


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  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


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Contact info

Abney & McCarty, PLLC

2950 Breckenridge Lane
Suite 13
Louisville, KY, 40220


KYAuthorized to practice law200707/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2017
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2016
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Client EvaluationMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerAbney & McCarty, PLLC2013 - Present
AttorneyAdams, Hayward & Welsh2009 - 2013
AssociateBishop & Associates, PSC2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationMember2011 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Louisville Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Kentucky Justice Association, Membership CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2011 - 2012
Kentucky Justice Association, Young Lawyer CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hammond v. Norton Healthcare, Inc., 2012 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 768 (Ky. Ct. App. Oct. 19, 2012) (discretionary review denied)Grant of summary judgment reversed and remanded
Jessica Curtis v. Edgemont Healthcare, Inc., Harrison Circuit Court, Case No.: 13-CI-256 (Oct. 29, 2014).Obtained $125,606.00 judgment against Defendant.
Betty A. Morrow v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, et al., Nelson County Circuit, Case No: 13-CI-371Reversal of an adverse ruling from the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission resulting in a reinstatement of unemployment benefits.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Abney & McCarty, PLLC Law BlogAm I Entitled to Severance Pay?2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Centre CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fundamentals of Employment Law - Louisville, KYFLSA & Wage and Hour Critical Issues2014