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Kathleen M.W. Schoen



  • J.D. 2002 - University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky (Member, Brandeis Law Journal, International Law Moot Court Team)
  • M.A. English 1999 - John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • B.A. English 1997, cum laude - John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio


  • Admitted to the Kentucky Bar; the United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky; United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Practice Areas

  • Kathleen's primary practice areas include civil litigation and Labor and Employment law.
  • Kathleen has experience litigating a wide range of state and federal employment laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Kentucky Civil Rights Act, Wage and Hour Act, WARN Act and reductions in force, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Kathleen is also experienced in wrongful termination, employment discrimination and harassment, retaliation, workers' compensation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and non-competition matters.

Memberships and Community Involvement

  • Member of Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, and Labor & Employment Law section of the Louisville Bar Association


  • “The Need to Close Kentucky’s Revolving Door: Proposal for a Movement Towards a Socially Responsible Approach to Treatment and Commitment of the Mentally Ill,” 29 Northern Kentucky Law Review 189 (2002).
  • “Disparate Treatment of Students in a Similar Class: The Constitutionality of Kentucky’s Method of Determining Residency Status for Admission and Tuition Assessment Purposes,” 40 Brandeis Law Journal 1037 (2002).



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