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July / August 2011 Tuesday, September 13, 2011 FCBA 5:30-8:00 p.m. Buster’s Summer 899 Manchester Street $20 per person Picnic RSVP by Sept. 9 to email@example.com or 225-9897 Food! Fun! Live music by “The City” Catering by Columbia Steak House In this issue... President’s Message 3 Lawyers’ Student Scholarship Luncheon 4 Special Article: Around the Virtual Water Cooler 6 Names in the News 10 Calendar of Events 14 BarNews Leading the Bar 2011-2012 A publication of the Fayette County Bar Association Bar News Article Submission Guidelines Unsolicited manuscripts are accepted on subjects of Officers interest to the legal profession. Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word or WordPerfect in electronic form President Secretary either on disk to the attention of Mary Carr, FCBA, Christopher W. Goode Pierce Hamblin Bubalo Rotman, PLC Landrum & Shouse, LLP 219 N. Upper Street, Lexington, KY 40507 or as an attachment emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Articles President-Elect Auditor should not exceed 6 typewritten double-spaced pages. Cassidy Rosenthal Edwin H. Clark For complete set of submission guidelines visit Stites & Harbison Clark Law Office, Inc. www.fcba.com or contact the FCBA office at Treasurer Immediate Past-President (859) 225-9897. Palmer Gene Vance II Erin McMahon Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP Submission Deadlines: Sept/Oct 2011 issue: AUG 29, dist mid-Sept. Board of Directors Nov/Dec 2011 issue: OCT 24, dist mid-Nov. Elizabeth Feamster Kif Skidmore Fowler, Measle & Bell, PLLC Savage, Elliott, Houlihan, Jan/Feb 2012 issue: DEC 26, dist mid-Jan. Mullins & Skidmore Linda M. Hopgood Attorney at Law Richard H. Underwood UK College of Law, Disclaimer of Liability Sheila Isaac Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law Statements or expressions of opinions in the Bar News are those Senior Status Judge, Fayette County Circuit Court Carolyn Zerga of the authors and not necessarily those of the Bar or editors. Due LFUCG, Department of Law to the rapidly changing nature of the law, information contained Lucy Pett in this publication may become outdated. As a result, lawyers Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC Clark P. Case, Young Lawyer’s Rep Case Law Group using this material must research original sources of authority. William F. Rigsby In no event will the authors, the editors, the reviewers or the Rigsby Law Group David T. Enlow, Senior Advisor publisher be liable for any damages resulting from the use of this Enlow & Enlow, PLLC material. The publication of any articles or advertisements is not to be construed as an endorsement of the product or service offered unless the ad specifically states that there is such an endorsement or approval. Need more clients? Join the Fayette County Bar Association Central Kentucky Lawyer 219 N. Upper Street Lexington, KY 40507 Referral Service 225-9897 225-9898 Fax and we’ll send referrals to you! www.fcba.com email@example.com Contact Dana at 225-9897 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. FCBA Staff Mary Carr, Executive Director Dana Thomas, CKLRS Program Coordinator Danielle McIntyre, Membership Coordinator July/Aug 2011 2 President’s Message Christopher W. Goode Many of our members are familiar Many of us and our firms are running tight budgets with the recent budget woes of the these days and that certainly is reflected in the down FCBA Pro Bono Program. This turn in donations to the program. But as I was renew- program was created by the FCBA ing my KBA membership this past week, I was re- over 25 years ago to provide civil minded of Supreme Court Rule 3.130(6.1) legal services to low-income resi- SCR 3.130(6.1) Donated legal services dents of Fayette County. Christopher A lawyer is encouraged to voluntarily W. Goode Three years ago, the program, like render public interest legal service. A many across the state, lost its annual lawyer is encouraged to accept and ful- grant from IOLTA resulting in a fill this responsibility to the public by $35,000 annual loss. It has also seen reductions in rendering a minimum of fifty (50) federal and state funding and regretfully a decreasing hours of service per calendar year by level of financial support from our members and firms. providing professional services at no These losses represent nearly 50% of the program’s fee or a reduced fee to persons of limited annual budget. means, and/or by financial support for In addition to funding problems, the program is in organizations that provide legal service jeopardy of losing its office space which is owned to persons of limited means. Donated and managed by the LFUCG. legal services may be reported on the annual dues statement furnished by the In order to keep the lights on, the Board of Directors Kentucky Bar Association. Lawyers has made some difficult decisions lately include rendering a minimum of fifty (50) eliminating the sole paralegal position and refocusing hours of donated legal services shall the program’s mission. The emphasis of the program receive a recognition award for such will now be on pro se divorce clinics operated service from the Kentucky Bar Asso- through the Family Court and the administration of ciation. two other projects: the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program (DVAP), a partnership with Legal Aid of While volunteering with the Pro Bono Program is the Bluegrass and the Fayette County Bar; and the certainly not the only outlet for providing pro bono JAG Program which administers a grant through the legal services in our community, it is clearly a program Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program to represent in need. victims of domestic violence in child custody proceed- I encourage you to contact Tammie Haddix ings. The program will no longer be able to provide (email@example.com) if you are able and willing to direct case management services for its volunteer contribute in any way to help save this longstanding attorneys. program. July/Aug 2011 3 64th ANNUAL MEETING of the NAACP KENTUCKY STATE CONFERENCE Thursday, S ept. 2 2 — Sund ay, Sept. 2 5 ONE NATION, Visit Vendor Booths CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS Thursday, September 22, 2011 ONE DREAM... 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. throughout the Lawyers’ Scholarship Luncheon conference 7:15 – 8:00 p.m. at the Welcome Reception Ramada Inn HELPING THE LEAST, (N. Broadway/ Friday, September 23, 2011 Paris Pike) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. THE LAST & THE LOST Workshop: Essential Elements of Effective Branch Administration 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Social Justice Luncheon 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. & 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. 2 01 1 L AW Y E R S ’ S T U D E N T Workshops (Concurrent): SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON Civil Rights and Justice Equality Opportunities for Economic Development and Procurement Hosted by Lexington-Fayette County Branch NAACP Labor Movement/Community In Partnership with the John W. Rowe Chapter, National Bar Association 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. and Fayette County Bar Association Soul Food Dinner 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Please join us to honor the Law Students and Gospel Extravaganza Professionals who have made exceptional contributions Saturday, September 24, 2011 to the empowerment of underrepresented communities, social justice and equality for ALL. 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Workshop: Political Action Speaker, Hon. Kim Keenan, General Counsel for the NAACP 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Mistress of Ceremonies, Hon. Teresa Isaac, Former Lexington Mayor Workshop: Educational Empowerment: Student Success 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011 Youth (75th Anniversary) Luncheon 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 2:00 – 3:25 p.m. Fayette Circuit Courthouse Workshops (Concurrent): 1st Floor Multi-Purpose Room African-American Health and Risk Management HIV/AIDS ON THE MOVE COST: $35 per person 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. RSVP: By Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 Health (WELLNESS) Screenings firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-252-7336 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. The John Rowe Chapter of the National Bar Association sponsors Freedom Fund and Award Banquet Gala a $500 one-time scholarship award essay. During the luncheon Kentucky’s Pioneers: Past, Present and Future there will be a reading of this year’s scholarship essays and Hosted by University of Kentucky announcement of the scholarship winner. UK Student Center Ballroom CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & COSTS: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D3PBZZM FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: JoJuana Leavell-Greene, (859) 224-9626, email@example.com Around the Virtual Water Cooler Assessing, Implementing and Enforcing Company Social Media Policies in Light of Recent National Labor Relations Board Trends It is old news that working-aged people The NLRA protects, among other statutory rights, are increasingly utilizing social media, ―concerted activities.‖ The right to engage in ―concerted both in and out of the workplace. In activities‖ includes, in general terms, employees’ rights to fact, a recent Pew Research Institute act together, with or without a union (at-will employees), study found that 60-69% of Genera- to improve working terms and conditions, including tion Xers (34-45) and approximately wages, benefits, and their workplace environment. In one-half of Baby Boomers (46-64) practice, ―concerted activities‖ may include, for example, Ryan Colleen now engage in social networking. two or more employees meeting with their employer to Daugherty Late last year, by several accounts, talk about increasing their pay rate or other benefits, two Facebook even surpassed Google to or more employees speaking with their supervisor about become the most popular Internet site. an undesirable working condition or situation, or perhaps most frequently, two or more employees discussing their As a result of these trends, social media data has become pay or other work-related issues with each other. Tradi- a notable consideration for employers — as part of the tionally, these ―concerted activities‖ occurred within set- hiring process, as a marketing tool, as a productivity tings or via mediums which were obvious to, and often concern — and increasingly as a material factor in em- controlled by, the employer. The employer’s existing ployment litigation. Some social media considerations communications policies and/or general employment present new opportunities and oversight for employees, policies regarding employee communications — around while others require prudence to avoid unforeseen li- the water cooler, in their supervisor’s office, on the abilities. To deal with these novel considerations, most phone, or via company e-mail — thus clearly governed. It employers have considered, if not implemented, social appears, however, that the definition of ―concerted activi- media-specific employee policies to complement their ties‖ is expanding to include social media networks and pre-existing workplace policies and procedures. It is es- applications (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.), both sential, however, that such policies are narrowly tailored during and outside work hours and locations. to the individual company’s goals and concerns, as well as to emerging trends in employment law. Three recent NLRB actions, each unique but clearly linked to one another, have clarified that social network- Often such trends become evident from, and may even ing communications are on its radar screen, and included be fed by, initial agency decisions and apparent agency in the ―concerted activities‖ it will protect. In fact, such emphasis. Recently, one such trend has emerged via Na- communications appear to be a current agency focus. tional Labor Relations Board (―NLRB‖) actions. The NLRB governs unfair labor practices within both union- In October 2010, the NLRB filed a complaint against a ized and non-unionized workplaces. Pursuant to the Na- Connecticut ambulance company, American Medical Re- tional Labor Relations Act (―NLRA‖), 29 U.S.C. §151 sponse (―AMR‖), after it fired Dawnmarie Souza. Souza et seq., the NLRB has recently revealed that it has not was fired approximately one month after she logged onto overlooked the impact of social media on its mission. her home computer and posted derogatory comments about her boss and her employer on her Facebook page. Co-workers thereafter commented favorably on her posts. July/Aug 2011 6 Such a firing may appear, without and signaled a new area of concern for more analysis, to be both reasonable employers. Previously, the NLRB had and relatively common. However, appeared to consistently support em- the NLRB’s unfair labor practices ployers’ rights to maintain order in the complaint alleged that the firing vio- workplace, at least with respect to the lated Section 8(a)(1)7 of the National Internet and social media. In fact, by Labor Relations Act. The NLRB ar- contrast, in late 2009, the NLRB issued gued that AMR interfered with Ms. an Advice Memorandum concluding Souza’s right to engage in ―protected that Sears Holdings’ similar social me- concerted activity,‖ specifically to It is very apparent that the NLRB dia policy did not protect its employ- intends to address social media engage in discussions with co-workers ees’ NLRA Section 7 rights. Fortu- communications as part of the regarding the condition of her employ- nately for the parties, but unfortunately NLRA, and to treat them ment. Though her employer claimed for further analysis, the parties settled similarly to old-fashioned water that she was fired for acts which pre- the matter this February 2011 when cooler conversations, regardless of cipitated a number of patient com- when or where they occur. AMR agreed to, among other things, plaints against her, the NLRB main- revise its overly broad rules regarding tained that not only was she illegally employee internet communications to fired for posting comments on Facebook, but that AMR’s make sure that they did not improperly restrict employ- ―blogging and Internet posting policy‖ was overly broad. ees. Souza’s personal discharge was resolved privately. Though the NLRB’s Complaint does not represent a fi- Another social media firing, this time precipitated by nal decision, it did occur after a period of investigation, tweets, did not have the same outcome. July/Aug 2011 7 Around the Virtual Water Cooler, cont. A reporter for the Arizona Daily Star was encouraged to workers had alleged to her that certain other co-workers tweet to promote the paper and disseminate information were not doing enough to help their employer’s clients. to the public through social media applications. The Her post led to some of her co-workers commenting on newspaper was still in the process of developing its formal her post in their own defense. Shortly thereafter, the par- social media policies. He did as he was instructed, via a ticipating Facebook users were fired. The NLRB argues personal account which clearly identified his affiliation that the employer, Hispanics United of Buffalo, violated with the newspaper, and which was linked to his Face- federal law by not allowing employees to engage in book and MySpace accounts to affect his tweets to be ―concerted activities,‖ specifically discussing their jobs posted on those sites as well. After several of his tweets and working conditions with one another on Facebook. painted his city (Tucson), the newspaper, and a local In its defense, the employer responded that the employees television station in a negative light, he was warned were, instead, discharged for harassing the co-worker about the nature of his tweets, told not to tweet about who made the initial allegation. At the time this article anything work-related, and advised to use another, less was written, arguments were set to be heard by an Ad- public, avenue to air his grievances. A week later, the ministrative Law Judge. newspaper terminated his employment, citing its lack of Though the outcome of this latest case is yet unknown, confidence that he could conform to its ―expectation of and the impact of the two prior cases somewhat unclear, professional courtesy and mutual respect.‖ The NLRB it is very apparent that the NLRB intends to address so- noted the employer’s discipline — restricting all work- cial media communications as part of the NLRA, and to related tweets — was overly broad and warned that if treat them similarly to old-fashioned water cooler con- similar restrictions were proclaimed as new employee versations, regardless of when or where they occur. Fur- rules, such polices would likely violate the NRLA’s pro- ther, some state statues (perhaps including statutes in tections on ―concerted activities.‖ However, the NLRB California, New York, North Dakota, and Colorado, ultimately issued an Advice Memorandum finding the which prohibit adverse employment actions based on firing was lawful, because his tweets ―did not relate to lawful activities off the premises during nonworking the terms and conditions of his employment or seek to hours) may protect workers who engage in such social involve other employees in issues related to employ- media communications. ment,‖ and because he had been given the opportunity to address his working conditions through other chan- As such, it is important for companies to avoid thought- nels and processes. lessly implementing overly broad or generic social media policies, and to narrowly tailor such polices in light of Indicating that the Arizona Daily Star dismissal was the National Labor Relations Act, applicable state statutes, very fact specific, just last month the NLRB issued an and their company goals and peculiarities. It is also im- unfair labor practices complaint against Hispanics portant to think twice before firing an employee based United of Buffalo, alleging that the non-profit illegally upon undesirable social media communications, and to fired five employees for criticizing working conditions seek counsel when appropriate. on Facebook. This complaint addresses multiple firings which resulted from what can only be described as a vir- Ryan Colleen Daugherty is an associate and member of the tual water cooler discussion among co-workers, albeit McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC Litigation this time in a quasi-public forum within view of an un- group. She focuses on employment, real estate and other com- known number of non-employees. In sum, one em- mercial litigation, as well as other estate administration and ployee posted to her Facebook wall that one of her co- family law matters. Ms. Daugherty is a member of the firm’s Louisville office and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. July/Aug 2011 8 Names in the News L. Reed Lorch has joined the Becker Law Office as an Law in New York in 2008 and his Bachelor of Science in Associate Attorney in the Lexington office. His past ex- Mathematical Economics from the University of Ken- perience inside an insurance company provides valuable tucky, where he graduated summa cum laude, in 2004. perspective on all areas of personal injury law. Mr. Lorch earned his undergraduate degree at the University James H. Frazier, III, Managing Partner of McBrayer, of Kentucky and his law degree from Northern Kentucky McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC, has been elected University Chase School of Law. as Chairman of The Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority Board of Commissioners. Additionally, he DelCotto Law Group PLLC is pleased to announce the was recently appointed by Vice Mayor Linda Gorton to hiring of J. Wesley Harned, Esq. as an associate attorney the Redistricting Committee which will examine the in its debt restructuring firm. Mr. Harned received his 2010 United States Census numbers for Fayette County J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in and recommend new Council District boundary lines 2009. He holds an MBA from the UK Gatton School of based on the new population. Business and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in Business Administration. He is the current McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC chair of the Law Student Outreach Committee for the would like to announce that Governor Steve Beshear KBA Young Lawyers Section. has reappointed Luke Morgan, Associate in the Lexington office, to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to Littler Mendelson, P.S.C., the nation’s largest employ- serve for terms expiring July 1, 2015. Mr. Morgan repre- ment and labor law firm representing management, has sents the Kentucky Bar Association. added Christi R. Lee as an associate to the firm. Ms. Lee joins Littler’s expanding Kentucky office, located in Lex- Christy Lewis, of Dinsmore & Shohl, has been selected ington, and servicing businesses throughout the state. for the 2011-12 class of Leadership Lexington. The 10- Prior to joining Littler, she practiced with Jackson Kelly month program enables participants to meet local and PLLC, where she focused on civil litigation defense, as state leaders, gain an increased understanding of com- well as employment law. Ms. Lee also served as law clerk munity dynamics and public issues and build working to the Honorable Karen K. Caldwell, United States Dis- relationships with fellow class members. Ms. Lewis also trict Judge, Eastern District of Kentucky. She received was recently selected to serve a two-year term as Chair her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law of the University of Kentucky Law Alumni Association Board of Directors and a four-year term on the UK Col- and B.A. from the University of Kentucky. lege of Law Visiting Committee. Ms. Lewis is a member Stites & Harbison is pleased to announce that attorney of the firm's Litigation Department and focuses her Joseph M. Ruschell has joined the firm’s Lexington of- practice on products liability law. Prior to joining the fice. Mr. Ruschell joins the firm as a transactional attor- firm, she served as Legal Counsel for the Kentucky De- ney focusing on corporate finance, mergers and acquisi- partment of Financial Institutions. Lewis earned her tions and general corporate law. Prior to joining Stites & J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law Harbison, Mr. Ruschell practiced law with Wachtell, Lip- and her B.A. from the University of Louisville. ton, Rosen & Katz in New York where he worked with Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC is pleased to announce that public companies, financial institutions and private eq- attorney Carl Frazier was selected to participate in the uity clients. While there, he represented a client in its $3.1 billion acquisition of independent and assisted living 2012 Leadership Lexington class. Mr. Frazier joined the communities and another client in its $1.4 billion acquisi- firm in 2007 and is an Associate in the firm’s Lexington tion of a portfolio company from a private equity seller. office. He is a member of the firm’s Tort, Trial and In- surance Services Practice Group. Involved in the com- He also represented borrowers in public securities offer- ings and private placement of senior notes, as well as un- munity, Mr. Frazier serves on the Transylvania Univer- derwriters in public securities offerings. Mr. Ruschell sity Alumni Executive Board, as the Vice President of earned his J.D. from the Columbia University School of the Lexington Opera Society and as the Vice-Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. July/Aug 2011 10 Names in the News DelCotto Law Group PLLC is pleased to announce that tion and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. His prac- Amelia Martin Adams has been accepted into the 2011- tice includes environmental, agribusiness, toxic tort, 12 class of Leadership Lexington, a leadership develop- anti-trust and construction matters, as well as all types ment program sponsored by Commerce Lexington, Inc. of business disputes. He also counsels clients on envi- The program gives participants the opportunity to better ronmental permitting and enforcement matters. He re- understand the Lexington community and to prepare for ceived his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University the challenges it faces by meeting with and learning and his law degree from Northern Kentucky University, from today’s leaders. Salmon P. Chase College of Law. DelCotto Law Group PLLC is pleased to announce Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC is also pleased to that Amelia Martin Adams has been awarded the Betty announce that Jennifer J. Cave, a Member in the firm’s Hoopes Volunteer Service Award from the Bluegrass Lexington office, has been elected Chair of the Environ- Trust for Historic Preservation. This award is presented ment, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Ken- annually to a volunteer from the trust’s Antique and tucky Bar Association for a one-year term, effective im- Garden Show committee. Amelia served as the show’s mediately. Ms. Cave concentrates her practice on all ar- Preview Party Chair and as the Catering Liaison for the eas of environmental and natural resources law, includ- 2011 year. The Antique and Garden Show is the biggest ing advising and counseling clients on regulatory require- fundraiser of the year for the Bluegrass Trust, a non- ments, permitting, transactional issues, and enforcement profit advocacy group that works to protect, maintain, matters. She received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, enhance and promote historic buildings and locations in from the University of Kentucky and her law degree, Lexington and the surrounding areas. magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law. Douglas L. McSwain, partner with Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC and co-chair of the Kentucky Lawyer Chapter Steering Committee of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, accepted the National Networking Award on behalf of the chapter at ACS’s 10th Annual National Convention in Washing- ton D.C. on June 17. This year’s Networking Award was presented to the local ACS lawyer chapter with the largest percentage increase in membership for the 2010- 11 period. Mr. McSwain serves as co-chair of the Ken- tucky ACS Chapter alongside David Tachau of Tachau Meek PLC in Louisville. The ACS Kentucky Lawyer & Student Chapters have co-sponsored a number of public programs and debates concerning constitutional law and policy issues such as fairness in judicial elections, sepa- ration of church and state, health care reform, campaign finance and dismissal procedures in federal courts. Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC is pleased to announce that David A. Owen, Deputy Chairman of the firm’s Lexington office, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a Houston, Texas based nutritional in- gredient company. Mr. Owen also serves on Omega Protein’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Com- mittee. Mr. Owen is a member of Greenebaum’s Litiga- Names in the News Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC is pleased to orous evaluation process that included clients, highly announce that the firm has donated over 325 computers skilled lawyers and law firm representatives. and related equipment, an estimated value of $91,900, to Hanover College. Gently used desktop and laptop Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC has been selected by Corpo- computers, along with docking stations, mice and key- rate INTL Magazine as the 2011 Environmental Law boards were donated to Hanover after the firm recently Firm of the Year in Kentucky. In the area of environ- upgraded its computer equipment. This donation will mental law, SKO attorneys consult about compliance replace or supplement Hanover’s current computer in- with environmental laws and regulations, assist with the ventory and allows the College to expand computer ac- permitting process and litigate in state and federal courts, cessibility for students, faculty and staff. In turn, Hano- administrative tribunals and arbitration proceedings. ver will donate surplus equipment to charitable organi- They also focus on cases involving asset and entity acqui- zations in need such as Girls Inc. of Jefferson County, sitions, financing, and the negotiation of sales and supply Indiana; Goodwill BridgePoint Services Inc.; and Path- contracts and service agreements; and assist clients with ways Youth Shelter & Family Services. Phillip D. government relations, rulemaking proceedings, adminis- Scott, Chairman of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, is trative litigation and regulatory agency interaction. a 1964 graduate of Hanover and currently serves as Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC is pleased Chairman of their Board of Trustees. to announce that six of its members have been included Washington, D.C. attorneys Donald Santarelli and in the 2011 publication of Kentucky Super Lawyers. The attorneys and their respective areas of practice are: Marshall Berman join Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in un- veiling the firm's newest office. Santarelli and Berman Stephen L. Barker – Schools & Education, Employ- have joined with Dinsmore's 450 attorneys to establish ment Litigation: Defense; Kevin G. Henry – Business the firm's presence in the nation's capital. Joining San- tarelli and Berman in Washington, D.C. are Dinsmore attorneys Joseph Terry (Lexington), Ben Wells (Cincinnati), William Sherman (Cincinnati) and Robert Beatty, Jr. (Morgantown). Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., Dinsmore's new office in the Federal Triangle, at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. represents the next step in the firm's client-centered growth. Joseph Terry will now split his time between the firm's Lexing- ton and Washington, D.C. offices. He assumes the re- sponsibility as Managing Partner of the firm's Washing- ton, D.C. office. Mr. Terry served as the Managing Part- ner of the Lexington office for 13 years (1997-2010) and helped grow the office from seven attorneys to nearly 40. His practice is principally devoted to business plan- ning and corporate law with an emphasis on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and federal and state securities law. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC has received a first-tier ranking in the 2011-2012 U.S. News- Best Lawyers ―Best Law Firms‖ in the area of adminis- trative/regulatory law. The rankings are based on a rig- July/Aug 2011 12 Names in the News Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, Employment Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce Litigation: Defense; Ernest H. Jones – Civil Litigation that 34 of its attorneys have been recognized by their Defense, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury Defense: peers for inclusion on the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers General; Douglas L. McSwain – Civil Rights/First list. Attorneys from the Lexington office are: John P. Amendment, Employment & Labor, Health Care; Don- Brice, II – Real Estate; Robert J. Brown – Bankruptcy ald P. Moloney, II – Personal Injury Defense: Medical & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Christopher R. Cashen – Malpractice, Personal Injury Defense: General, Alterna- Personal Injury Defense: Products; Debra H. Dawahare tive Dispute Resolution; Phillip M. Moloney – Personal – Employment & Labor; George J. Miller – Employ- Injury Plaintiff: General, Construction Litigation, Busi- ment & Labor; and Jeff A. Woods – Energy & Natural ness/Corporate. Resources. Super Lawyers has named a total of 35 Stites & Harbison Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC is pleased to attorneys in the Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, announce that 34 of the firm’s Kentucky-based attorneys Ky., offices for inclusion on the Kentucky Super Lawyers are included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list. At- list. Attorneys from the Lexington office are: Robert M. torneys from the Lexington office are: Wendy Bryant Beck, Jr., Daniel E. Danford, John M. Famularo, Becker, Employment Litigation: Defense; Carolyn M. Anne E. Gorham, Buckner Hinkle, Jr., J. Clarke Brown, Environmental; Anne A. Chesnut, Civil Litiga- Keller, Thomas E. Meng, Gregory P. Parsons, J. tion Defense; Bruce E. Cryder, Energy & Natural Re- David Porter, Bruce M. Reynolds, Kenneth R. Sagan, sources; D. Craig Dance, Personal Injury Defense: and Ashley W. Ward. Products; David A. Owen, Business Litigation; Henry C.T. (Tip) Richmond III, Estate Planning & Probate; Gregory R. Schaaf, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Phillip D. Scott, Administrative Law; Jennifer CENTRAL KENTUCKY S. Smart, Tax; and Job D. Turner III, Business/ PARALEGAL SERVICES, LLC Corporate. Central Kentucky Paralegal Services, LLC is a small business with a large ability to handle whatever need you may have. We are committed to serving our LOUISVILLE LITIGATION ASSOCIATE clients with attention and care. We offer traditional paralegal services to sole practitioners and small firms The Louisville office of Frost Brown Todd LLC, one of that cannot or do not want to employ a full time para- the largest regional law firms in the Midwest and one legal. 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Phone: (859) 309-9233 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Page: www.centralkentuckyparalegal.com July/Aug 2011 13 Calendar of Events September 5 Labor Day 13 Summer Picnic Buster’s 5:30- 8 p.m. Hold the Date! 21 Domestic Relations CLE 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 27 Fayette Circuit Courthouse Women Lawyers’ Association 22 2011 Lawyers’ Student Scholarship Luncheon 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 20th Anniversary Dinner Fayette Circuit Courthouse