Bench & Bar

JUL 2018

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| JULY/AUGUST 2018 62 a Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Nalbandian was nominated to the Sixth Circuit by President Donald J. Trump. e Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the United States District Courts in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee. Nalbandian has concentrated his practice on appellate and complex litigation in state and federal courts within a wide range of areas, including antitrust, products liability, intellectual property, environmental, employment, white collar crime and class actions. He also has extensive experience in administrative and international law. Nalbandian, a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, is an Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Law. He has also served as a Special Justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court. Managing Intellectual Property magazine has named several Stites & Harbison, PLLC, attor- neys to the 2018 "IP Stars" list. e publication recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S. e star attorneys are nominated by their peers and in-house coun- sel. "IP Stars" further separates honorees into two categories: Trademark Stars and Patent Stars. Stites & Harbison has been recommended for Intellectual Property in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia since the inception of the "IP Stars" list in 2013. e following is a listing of Stites & Harbison's Trademark Stars and Patent Stars who are members of the Kentucky Bar Association: Ken- tucky (Patent Stars): Joel T. Beres , Mandy Wilson Decker and David W. Na g l e, J r. K e n t u c k y (Trademark Stars): Joel T. Beres and David W. Nagle, Jr. Managing Intellectual Property magazine also recently selected Decker to the 2018 edi- tion of Managing Intellectual Property's "Top 250 Women in IP." e "Top 250 Women in IP" list recognizes the leading women IP lawyers at the international level. e Cincinnati law firm of Keating Mueth- ing & Klekamp PLL welcomes attorney James C. Kezele as an associate with the firm's real estate and environmental groups. Kezele represents public and private com- panies and municipalities to ensure their compliance with state and federal environ- mental laws and regulations. Kezele also advises clients on mineral leasing. Kezele earned his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2012. He earned his B.A. degree from Claremont McKenna College. Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC, is proud to announce that attorney L. Scott Miller has been selected for the Leadership Ken- tucky Class of 2018. Miller, a retired trooper and legal counsel for the Kentucky State Police, now helps police departments and police officers by defending them against claims of excessive use of force, malicious prosecution, unlawful search and seizure, and other federal civil rights actions. He also provides expert review of police policies and makes recommendations for best practices. As a member of Leadership Kentucky, Miller is one of a select group of 55 professionals from across the states that pos- sess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities. He is a 1994 graduate of Tusculum College and a 2005 graduate of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. e Lawrence Firm, PSC, is proud to announce that attorney, Lindsay Lawrence , has been selected to participate in the prestigious Leader- ship Academy of the American Association for Justice. Lawrence was one of 16 attorneys chosen to participate in the 2018 Leadership Academy – Class 6. Lawrence is licensed in Ohio and Ken- tucky and focuses her practice on representing individuals and their families in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. Put our ERISA experience to work for your clients! Do you have clients eligible to receive benefits under an ERISA plan? Early representation is key, so call us today. We can help. • Long-term Disability • Short-term Disability • Life/Accidental Death Insurance 800-249-3731 201 West Short Street, Suite 800 • Lexington, KY 40507 This is an advertisement Services may be performed by other lawyers ERISA WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

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