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R. Joseph Stennis, Jr.

Associate

P 502-562-7254 F 502-589-0309 C 502-689-5303

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

 

R. Joseph "Joe" Stennis is a member of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team.  He focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation and labor & employment matters.  Mr. Stennis represents public and private sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including matters involving wrongful termination, employment based torts, and employment discrimination under Title VII.  He routinely represents clients on employment related matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, and in federal and state court.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Stennis worked in the banking industry as a banking center manager, business development officer, and licensed investment sales agent.

R. Joseph Stennis,

Location

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

Representative Matters

  • Representation of clients in defense of employment claims filed in federal and state court.
  • Routinely represents large institutional clients on a variety of employment matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and various state administrative agencies.
  • Participates in mediations and settlement negotiations that lead to successful resolutions in both civil litigation and administrative charges.
  • Advises clients to ensure that employment handbooks and company policies are compliant and current with federal and state laws.

Honors

Joe Stennis, RS

  • Recognized by his peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2013-2017

Professional Experience

  • Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, s.c., Milwaukee, WI, Associate
  • Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Louisville, KY, Associate
  • Kentucky Supreme Court, Frankfort, KY, Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Joseph Lambert
  • Fifth Third Bank KY, NA, Louisville, KY, Business Development Officer/Branch Manager/Investment Sales Representative
  • Chase Bank KY, NA, Louisville, KY, Branch Manager/Investment Sales Representative

Education

2007 - J.D., University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law (Pirtle-Washer Moot Court Competition Winner; Journal of Law and Education , 2007)

2001 - M.B.A. (Finance and Entrepreneurship) University of Louisville

1996 - B.S. (Accounting), University of Louisville

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Louisville Black Lawyer's Association (Past President and Board Member)
  • Legal Aid Society (former Board Member)

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Wisconsin
  • United States Western District of Kentucky
  • United States Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States Western District of Wisconsin

Civic Involvement

  • The Metropolitan Housing Coalition, Board Member
  • Ronald McDonald Charities of Kentucky, Board Member

Representative Matters

  • Representation of clients in defense of employment claims filed in federal and state court.
  • Routinely represents large institutional clients on a variety of employment matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and various state administrative agencies.
  • Participates in mediations and settlement negotiations that lead to successful resolutions in both civil litigation and administrative charges.
  • Advises clients to ensure that employment handbooks and company policies are compliant and current with federal and state laws.

Honors

Joe Stennis, RS

  • Recognized by his peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2013-2017

Professional Experience

  • Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, s.c., Milwaukee, WI, Associate
  • Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Louisville, KY, Associate
  • Kentucky Supreme Court, Frankfort, KY, Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Joseph Lambert
  • Fifth Third Bank KY, NA, Louisville, KY, Business Development Officer/Branch Manager/Investment Sales Representative
  • Chase Bank KY, NA, Louisville, KY, Branch Manager/Investment Sales Representative

Education

2007 - J.D., University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law (Pirtle-Washer Moot Court Competition Winner; Journal of Law and Education , 2007)

2001 - M.B.A. (Finance and Entrepreneurship) University of Louisville

1996 - B.S. (Accounting), University of Louisville

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Louisville Black Lawyer's Association (Past President and Board Member)
  • Legal Aid Society (former Board Member)

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Wisconsin
  • United States Western District of Kentucky
  • United States Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States Western District of Wisconsin

Civic Involvement

  • The Metropolitan Housing Coalition, Board Member
  • Ronald McDonald Charities of Kentucky, Board Member
R. Joseph Stennis,