Bench & Bar

JUL 2018

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35 BENCH & BAR | Litigation. She is listed in Kentucky's Super Lawyers; Kentucky's Super Lawyers Top 25 Women; Kentucky's Super Lawyers Top 50 Lawyers in the State; Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star;" and Top 250 Women in Litigation in the Nation. She is the 2012 recipient of the Fayette County Bar Association's highest honor, the Henry T. Duncan Award. She is also a past president of the Fayette County Women Lawyers Association and the University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association. Edelman has tried more than 50 cases in state and federal courts and has argued more than 35 cases to the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Kentucky Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District. THE HONORABLE THOMAS B. RUSSELL , Senior Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky, began his career in private practice in Paducah, Ky., at Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Russell. After 24 years in private practice, Judge Russell was appointed to his current seat on the court. He served as Chief Judge from 2008-2011. His judicial appointments include Advisory Committee on Civil Rules for the U.S. Judicial Conference, where he served as co-chair of the Committee to Restyle the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (2003-2007). He served on the Committee on the Administra- tion of the Magistrate Judges System – Judicial Conference of the U. S. from 2008-2014, and currently serves as the Sixth Circuit District Judges Representative to the Judicial Conference of the United States, where he served as president from 2015-2017. He was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2014 for a seven-year term, as well as to the U.S. Alien Terrorist Removal Court in 2015 for a five-year term. Judge Russell's honors include Judge of the Year (2005) in the Louis- ville Bar Association, Distinguished Jurist (2011) in the University of Kentucky Law Alumni Association, and Distinguished Judge of the Year (2017) in the Kentucky Bar Association. SHERYL G. SNYDER is a managing associate with Frost Brown Todd LLC, where he has practiced for 24 years, and has served on the Executive Committee, and as chair of the litigation department and appellate practice group. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd LLC, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of ICH Corporation, an insurance holding company. He is a 1971 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, graduating first in his class, and serving as editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Law Journal. He began his career clerking for the Hon. M.C. Matthes, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Additionally, he has practiced at Wyatt, Grafton & Sloss and Brown Todd & Heyburn PLLC, and served on the Executive Committee of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP. Snyder is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and is "the state's premier appellate lawyer" according to Chambers USA ® . He co-authors Appellate Practice, Volume 19, in the Kentucky Practice series published by omson West. Snyder has represented several governors of Kentucky, of both political parties, in significant litigation. He is co-author of e Separation of Governmental Powers Under the Constitution of Kentucky: A Legal and Historical Analysis of LRC v. Brown, 73 KY. L.J. 165 (1984). Snyder served as treasurer of the committee that secured passage of the Gubernatorial Succession Amendment. He was a member of the six-person Strategy Committee that secured passage of the Louisville-Jefferson County merger. He also received the Louisville Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award in 1982 as a founder of the Judicial Evaluation program. Snyder is a past president of both the Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations. He has served on the boards of the Louisville Zoo Foundation, Actors eatre, the Louisville Orchestra, Leadership Kentucky and Metro United Way. e three Hall of Fame honorees join the esteemed group of 71 other inductees honored since the Hall of Fame was established in 1996. e inductees expressed gratitude for the honor bestowed upon them, the foundation provided by UK College of Law, and for the people who have supported them during law school and throughout their careers. e UK Law Alumni Association Board of Directors also estab- lished five awards to honor graduates who have distinguished themselves by contributions to the practice of law and service to communities. Honorees recognized at the reception include Lou Anna Red Corn ('84), Professional Achievement; J. Tanner Wat- kins ('08), Young Professional; Hugh B. Hall, Jr. ('67), Community Service; e Honorable Glenn Earl Acree ('85), Distinguished Jurist; and Norma Boster Adams ('53), Legacy Award. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION IS NOW ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER! FIND US ON FACEBOOK @ KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION FIND US ON TWITTER @ KyBarNews

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