LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Bar Association’s (LBA) Diversity & Inclusion Committee recently announced Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Demetrius O. Holloway as the recipient of the 2023 Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. Trailblazer Award. He will be honored at the annual Trailblazer Award Ceremony to be held in February.
The Trailblazer Award was established in 2003 to honor Justice William E. McAnulty Jr., the first African American to serve on the Kentucky Supreme Court. The award recognizes those who have made exceptional efforts to promote racial and ethnic diversity within the legal profession.
“We are incredibly proud of Demetrius and everything he has done, not only for this firm but for this community when it comes to diversity,” stated Marjorie A. Farris, Chair of Stites & Harbison. “He has provided much of his time and leadership to various organizations in the Louisville community, including the Louisville Urban League, the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Citizens for Better Judges, Junior Achievement and much more. Seeing the Louisville Bar Association honor his efforts with the William E. McAnulty Jr. Trailblazer Award is a testament to his dedication to future generations and our community.”
Holloway is a Member (Partner) based in Stites & Harbison’s Louisville, Ky., office. He is a member of the Employment Service Group and affiliated with the Business Litigation and the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Groups. As a seasoned litigator with over 22 years of experience, Holloway represents employers in the defense of employment-based claims asserted under both Kentucky and federal law. His experience includes defending civil actions filed in both state and federal court and defending against administrative actions before state and federal administrative agencies.
Holloway stays active in a variety of leadership roles. He serves as Chair of Stites & Harbison’s Diversity Committee and is a member of the Firm Recruiting Committee. Outside of the firm, he serves on numerous boards, including the Louisville Urban League and Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana. He is also past Chair of the LBA’s Labor & Employment Section and a member of the LBA Diversity Committee.
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