Amy C. Johnson

Founding Member

About Amy

AMY C. JOHNSON is a native of Lexington and founding member of the Lexington, KY law firm. Ms. Johnson’s practice focuses primarily on labor and employment law, and a wide variety of family law issues.

Ms. Johnson brings compassionate honesty and professional experience to her family law cases. Her business background is well-suited to complex and high-asset divorce cases. Ms. Johnson’s family law practice focuses on divorce, custody, child support and spousal maintenance, timesharing, paternity, relocation, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and grandparent’s rights. She is dedicated to helping her clients navigate these difficult and confidential issues.

Ms. Johnson’s employment law experience spans over 25 years. She has a background representing employers but has also used that experience to take on credible plaintiff cases on a selective basis. Her experience includes FINRA arbitrations, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the ADEA, the Family Medical Leave Act, Wage and Hour claims, EEOC charges, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, hostile work environment, retaliation, non-compete and trade secret cases, mediations, and employment law training and advice on topics such as harassment in the workplace. She frequently assists employers in developing and reviewing employment policies and procedures. She also reviews severance packages and employment contracts.

Ms. Johnson is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations. She is also FINRA arbitrator and a Past President of NAWBO. She has served as Co-Chair of the Employment Law Section of the Fayette County Bar Association and the Legislative Director of the local SHRM Chapter. When she is not practicing law, Ms. Johnson can be found with her husband, cheering for her two boys who are both avid swimmers.

Education

  • University of Kentucky B.B.A. and B.A., 1993
  • Southern Illinois University M.B.A., 1996
  • Southern Illinois University J.D., 1996

Court Admissions

  • Fayette Circuit Court
  • Fayette District Court
  • Kentucky Court of Appeals
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Publications

  • Limitations on Discovery Sought by Plaintiffs in Employment – 1998 Supplement to Employment Discrimination Law Third Ed. – Chapter 38 Discovery
  • Other Common Law Tort Theories – 1999 Supplement to Employment Discrimination Law Third Edition – Chapter 26 Related Causes of Action
  • UK/CLE Chapter 8 Privacy, Employment Law in Kentucky Second, Third and Fourth Editions

Education & Background

  • Education

    • University of Kentucky B.B.A. and B.A., 1993
    • Southern Illinois University M.B.A., 1996
    • Southern Illinois University J.D., 1996

  • Court Admissions

    • Fayette Circuit Court
    • Fayette District Court
    • Kentucky Court of Appeals
    • Kentucky Supreme Court
    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

  • Notable Cases

    • Wilson v. Lowe’s Home Center, 75 S.W.3d 229 (Ky. App. 2001)
    • Lamb v. Bell County Coal, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 22201 (6th Cir. 1999)
    • Powell v. KY Unemployment Ins. Cmn., 2005 WL 678736 (2005)

  • Seminars

    Presenter at numerous employment law seminars through organizations such as Lorman, CEIM, Integrity/HR, and the KBA. Seminar topics include recordkeeping and posting requirements, hiring and firing do’s and don’ts, essential documentation, workplace violence and hostile work environment, the FMLA and ADA.

Contact info

  • Office (859) 963-2241
    Direct (859) 963-2243
    Fax (859) 280-2246
  • amy.johnson@brittonjohnsonlaw.com
  • 200 West Vine Street,
    Suite 800
    Lexington, KY 40507
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Awards & Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, 23rd edition, for work in the practice areas of:

  • Employment Law
  • Management and Litigation
  • Labor & Employment

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