Legal Eagles: Lockaby PLLC

Kristy Wilcox


Based in Lexington, Managing Partner Matthew Lockaby and Associate Attorney Tamara Patterson of Lockaby PLLC represent employees and employers throughout Kentucky in nearly every aspect of labor-and-employment law, and they provide estate planning to individuals and families. 

“We want to make the workplace a better place—for everyone. Most employment lawyers only see one side of the story. We represent employees and employers, which gives us a nuanced and balanced perspective on workplace challenges and how to best resolve them for our clients.”

For employees, Matt and Tamara review and negotiate all types of contracts, including employment contracts, severance agreements, and non-compete agreements. For employers, they provide “compassionate yet business-minded advice on all HR issues that arise during the employment lifespan” and they defend against claims for discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination.

In addition, Lockaby PLLC also provides estate planning services. The firm’s modern, holistic approach to estate planning focuses on every aspect of a family’s wealth—their human, intellectual, spiritual, and, of course, financial capital.

One of the more celebrated aspects of the firm’s estate planning practice is its first-in-kind trustee and beneficiary training program, which helps lay trustees and, in many instances, first-time beneficiaries through the complicated issues and relationships unique to trusts, helping them understand their duties and obligations and how best to ensure the responsible stewardship of trust assets to enhance the lives of all beneficiaries.

1795 Alysheba Way, Suite 4207  | Lexington | 859-263-7884  |