Loren Prizant is a member of the business litigation practice group. He practices primarily in the areas of labor & employment, defending individual and class action employment matters, workers’ compensation claims, unemployment claims and labor disputes in a variety of forums, including federal and state administrative agencies and courts. He also provides advice to employers on personnel policies and procedures, employee discipline, sexual harassment investigations and termination decisions.
Mr. Prizant is also a member of the firm’s health care law practice group, defending nursing home negligence claims. He also represents clients in criminal matters, administrative hearings, intellectual property issues, contract disputes and business formations.
Honors & Awards
- AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Chambers USA, labor and employment defense practice, 2013 - 2018
- Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2013 - 2020
- Top 50: 2017 Kentucky Super Lawyers
- Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Individuals; Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2015 - 2021
- "Lawyer of the Year" in Employment Law - Individuals in Louisville, 2021
- Louisville Magazine’s Top Lawyers, since 2014
Jeff Rieck v. Housing Authority of Covington, et al, 2021 WL 1240025 (W.D. Ky. 2021) The Court granted Defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing Plaintiff’s defamation claim based on the affirmative defense of truth. The Court had previously dismissed Plaintiff’s claim for interference with prospective contract claim at the Motion to Dismiss stage.
Tanisha Handley v. Mark’s Feed Store (Jefferson County, Kentucky, Circuit Court) Successfully represented Mark’s Feed Store in a slip-and-fall case in which Plaintiff claimed she slipped on a piece of bread causing her to fall down an internal staircase and injured her back. Obtained a defense jury verdict on all of Plaintiff’s claims.
- James Alvey v. David and Margie Seay (Jefferson County, Kentucky, Circuit Court) Represented Defendants/Counterclaim Plaintiffs David and Margie Seay in connection with a dispute with a contractor engaged to remodel their home. Obtained directed verdict on Plaintiff’s claims and jury verdict in favor of the Seays on their breach of contract claim.
- Hall v. Norton Hospitals, Inc. (Case No. 14-CI-05070), The Jefferson Circuit Court granted Defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing Plaintiff’s race discrimination and retaliation claims.
- Blunk v. Norton Hospitals, Inc. (Case No. 14-CI-00364), The Jefferson Circuit Court granted Defendant’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s retaliation claim.
- Tetrick v. Watson’s, et al. (Case No. 10C03-1310-Sc-001702), Obtained defense verdict in breach of contract and property damage claims.
- Mary Hentrup v. Care Clinic, P.S.C., 05-CI-007953, Defense jury verdict obtained in an employment suit filed by former office manager of a medical practice who claimed disability discrimination under the Kentucky Civil Rights Act based upon the fact that she was terminated while on medical leave for generalized anxiety.
- Yoder v Univ. of Louisville, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 7381 (6th Cir. Ky. 2011), Successfully argued appeal in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in which the Court vacated the trial court’s order granting Plaintiff summary judgment in a First Amendment free speech case.
- Sam's v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, 2010 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 889 (Ky. Ct. App. Nov. 24, 2010), Kentucky Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of claims on summary judgment in a case filed by four former employees alleging age discrimination, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
- Parker v. Pediatric Acute Care, P.S.C., 2008 WL 746677 (Ky. Ct. App. 2008), The Kentucky Court of Appeals affirmed the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment in a sexual harassment and retaliation case under Kentucky’s Civil Right Act.
- Booth v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P., 2006 WL 2178178 (W.D. Ky. 2006), The Court granted Defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing Plaintiff’s slip and fall claim based upon open and obvious defense.
- Harper v. Griggs, 2006 WL 2604663 (W.D. Ky. 2006), The Court granted Defendant’s motions in limine excluding evidence of other accidents in trucking litigation.
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Middleton Reutlinger assists Manna Inc. and its affiliates in litigation, employment and corporate advice.
- October 26, 2020
- May 21, 2020
- 27 Middleton Reutlinger Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Kentucky Super Lawyers® and Kentucky Rising Stars®November 27, 2019
- Best Lawyers® recognizes 25 Middleton Reutlinger Attorneys in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©August 17, 2019
- 21 Middleton Attorneys Recognized by Kentucky Super Lawyers and 7 Recognized by Kentucky Rising Stars for 2019December 7, 2018
- August 21, 2018
- May 2018
- 22 Middleton Attorneys Recognized by Kentucky Super Lawyers® and Nine Recognized by Kentucky Rising Stars® for 2018December 6, 2017
- August 15, 2017
- June 12, 2017Insider Louisville
- January 31, 2017Chamber & Partners
- December 13, 2016
- DOL Is Enjoined From Implementing and Enforcing New White Collar Regulations Set to Take Effect December 1, 2016November 28, 2016
- 22 Middleton Attorneys Recognized by Kentucky Super Lawyers® and Nine Recognized by Kentucky Rising Stars® for 2017November 18, 2016
- August 2016
- 12 Middleton Reutlinger Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA® and IP Practice is the Only Band 1 Firm in KentuckyAugust 2, 2016
- 27 Middleton Attorneys Recognized by Kentucky Super Lawyers® and Nine Recognized by Kentucky Rising Stars® for 2016December 1, 2015
- November 3, 2015
- May 20, 2015
Publications & Presentations
Publications & Presentations
- Are You Paying Your Employees Correctly?, Insider Louisville, June 2017
- Properly Classifying Your Workforce, Louisville Business First, May 2014
- Sexual Harassment, Voice-Tribune, December 2012
- Litigation Hold Letters, Southern Indiana Business Source Magazine, Summer 2011
- Bi-Annual UK CLE Employment Law Conference, Presenter
- Recent Developments in the Free Speech Rights of Public Employees Kentucky State Government Bar Association, August 31, 2010
- Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial, Negotiation and Settlement, (3rd ed.), 2007
- Judge Charles R. Simpson III, United States District Judge in the Western District of Kentucky, Law Clerk
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2004
Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2001