Lira A. Johnson

Lira A. Johnson


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Kentucky, U.S.A.

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Lira provides legal solutions for business questions about employees, benefits, human resource management, employment-related administrative proceedings, and employment litigation. She began her law practice in Detroit, where she represented manufacturers and construction companies in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, conducting grievance hearings, participating in binding arbitration of employee discipline and termination disputes, and defends against allegations of unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board. Lira maintains law licenses in the heavily-unionized states of Michigan and Wisconsin, along with her practice in Kentucky.

She represents unionized and union-free employers, including federal contractors, financial service providers, health care providers, manufacturers, and non-profit companies. She advises these clients on employer-sponsored health and welfare benefits, and defends employers in administrative proceedings with the Department of Labor (DOL), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP), and similar state-based agencies. She also frequently represents employers in litigation involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, non-compete agreements, and wages.

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Michigan
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D., 1993)
    • Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, managing editor
    • ABA Moot Court
  • Indiana University (B.S., 1990)
Areas of Practice

Affirmative Action Plans/OFCCP Compliance | Audits, Counseling & Training | Collective Bargaining Negotiations | Compensation & Benefits | Compensation & Benefits: ERISA Litigation & Administrative Proceedings | Compensation & Benefits: Health & Welfare Benefits | Compensation & Benefits: Retirement Plan Documents | Employment | Employment Discrimination Litigation | Employment: Affirmative Action Plans/OFCCP Compliance | Employment: Audits, Counseling & Training | Employment: Discrimination Litigation | Employment: Wage/Hour Law | Employment: Wrongful Discharge | ERISA Litigation & Administrative Proceedings | Health & Welfare Benefits | Health Care Industry | Labor | Labor Arbitrations | Labor: Arbitrations | Labor: Collective Bargaining Negotiations | Labor: NLRB Issues | Labor: Strike Preparation/Litigation | Litigation | Litigation: Employment Discrimination Litigation | Litigation: ERISA Litigation & Administrative Proceedings | Retirement Plan Documents | Strike Preparation/Litigation | Wage/Hour Law | Workplace Safety | Wrongful Discharge

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Louisville Employee Benefits Council