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SEP 2018

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| SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 56 Stites & Harbison, PLLC , welcomes attor- ney Laura Edelen to the Louisville office. She joins the torts & insurance practice service group. Edelen's practice focuses on products liability litigation, mass actions, professional malpractice, and coverage disputes. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, she was an attorney with a litigation firm in Louisville where she gained experience in insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, and general civil litigation. Edelen is a regular volunteer with Catholic Charities of Louisville Migration and Refugee Services Program. Bingham Greenbaum Doll (BGD) is excited to announce that Janet Jakubowicz has been named to Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2018. e women selected are some of the most prominent litigators in the country, participating in a variety of impactful litigation matters and earning the respect of their peers. In her work as a member of the firm's litigation department, Jakubowicz has won this award every year since 2012, illustrating her success in a multitude of areas under the corporate litigation umbrella. She also serves as the Partnership Board chair at BGD and is a Litigation Counsel of America Fellow. Pete Pullen has joined and is of counsel to the Breit Law Office . Pullen specializes in handling personal injury and wrongful death claims regarding health care and long-term care litigation and compliance, auto and trucking litigation, premises liability, products liability, construction litigation, and insurance and bad- faith law. Pullen is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2017, 2018 and 2019. He received his B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 2001 and his J.D. from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 2006. He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Kentucky and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP , is pleased to announce that Jeff A. Woods has been appointed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin as a member of the Mine Safety Review Commission for a four-year term. e Mine Safety Review Commission is a three-member commission that conducts hearings and issues orders relating to alleged violations of mine safety laws by coal oper- ators, licensees and other persons involved in the mining of coal. Woods is a member of the firm's natural resources & environmental service team. He has concentrated his practice in complex litigation matters and has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating coal supply agreements, construction contracts, mineral property dis- putes and other claims affecting the coal industry. He is a trustee of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, former member of the Board of Directors of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Blue Grass Airport and a Leadership Bluegrass graduate. Woods earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky and his undergrad- uate degree from Michigan State University. e National Conference of Bar Presidents has awarded Bruce Kleinschmidt of Louisville a Diversity Scholarship to attend the American Bar Association's 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago and the 2019 Mid Year Meeting in Las Vegas. Kleinschmidt is currently chair of the LGBT Law Section of the KBA and serves on the KBA's Diversity in the Profession Committee. Middleton Reutlinger is pleased to announce that Andrew Stosberg has joined the firm's business law and litigation groups. Stosberg has over 18 years of experience and focuses his practice on the areas of federal bankruptcy law, creditors' rights litigation and business trans- actions. He received his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Kentucky. He then went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Kentucky. Stosberg is also an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and, as a co-editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, has authored several articles for national publication in the ABI Journal. Have an item for Who, What, When & Where? The Bench & Bar welcomes brief announcements about member placements, promotions, relocations and honors. Notices are printed at no cost and must be submitted in writing to: Managing Editor, Bench & Bar, 514 West Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 or by email to sroberts@kybar.org. Digital photos must be a minimum of 300 dpi and two (2) inches tall from top of head to shoulders. There is a $10 fee per photograph appearing with announcements. Paid professional announcements are also available. Please make checks payable to the Kentucky Bar Association. 4W WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

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