Bench & Bar

SEP 2018

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| SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 58 Louisville native James "Jamie" McKiernan, III , joined the litigation team in McBrayer's Louisville office. McKiernan is transitioning to private practice after four years with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, where he managed civil litigation cases, and wa s hired directly from a clerkship with their office. McKiernan enjoys his engagement in the Louisville community as a member of e Elks Lodge #8 where's he is both on the scholarship board and the presiding justice of the lodge. He is also an active parishioner of St. Agnes. Embr y Merritt Shaffar Womack, PLLC , is proud to announce the addition of Kevin Groseclose to its growing practice. Grose- close joins the firm as an associate in its Leitchfield, Ky., office. He will focus in the areas of criminal law, family law, bankruptcy, personal injur y and workers' compensa- tion. Groseclose is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law. Isaacs & Isaacs is pleased to announce that David M. Scott and Nicholas Haynes have recently joined the firm. Scott is a 2008 grad- uate of the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law ( J.D. 2008). He began his legal career as felony prosecutor on jury trials for victim involved criminal cases. Since 2012, Scott has been representing clients in personal injury cases. Scott was named "Plaintiff Attor- ney of the Year" for 2015 by e Kentucky Trial Court Review. Haynes practice includes car and trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, premise liability (slip and fall) and medical and nursing home negligence including wrongful death. Haynes has handled complex litigation matters in state and federal court, with a focus in medical negligence. He received his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law and a B.A. from Butler Uni- versity. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Kentucky Justice Association and the Louisville Bar Association. Bingham Greenbaum Doll is excited to announce April A. Wim- berg's appointment as a member of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. Wimberg will serve for a term expiring July 14, 2020. e Commission seeks to fulfill its mission of promoting ethical conduct of employees and elected officials in the executive branch and assists in the interpreting the ethics code by issuance of advisory opinions and recommending legislation to the General Assembly. Wimberg is a member of the firm's bankruptcy and restructuring group. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy matters and creditors' rights as well as commercial litigation. An active member of the community, she serves as the attorney for the City of Glenview Hills, pres- ident of the Louisville Federalist Society Chapter, vice-chair to the Louisville Bar Association's Bankruptcy Law Section and as a volunteer for the Legal Aid Society. She received her undergrad- uate degree from the University of Kentucky and her J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteered in West Africa. Stites & Harbison, PLLC 's Construction Ser- vice Group is pleased to announce the addition of two construction attorneys: Megan George and Aaron Klein . George will join the Lexing - ton office while Klein will join the Louisville office. George counsels clients on construction matters and routinely drafts, negotiates and reviews contracts for clients. George serves as a member or board member of many organi- zations including, Lexington Public Library Board of Advisors, Kentucky Conservatory eatre Board of Trustees and Junior League of Lexington. George earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Klein's practice focuses on advising clients on all types of construction related matters. He provides construction clients with experience in both transactional and litigation practice. Klein is a Buddy Program volunteer for Uspiritus and serves on the Advise- ment Board for a local nonprofit focusing on addiction services. Klein earned his J.D. from Belmont University College of Law. omas Law Offices is proud to announce its expansion with the opening of a new office in Cincinnati. The firm's Cincinnati office will be located at 250 East Fifth Street, Suite 440, Cincinnati, OH 45202. e firm has also announced that two of its attorneys, Lindsy Lopez and Lindsay Cordes , have been named partner. Lopez has been with the firm since 2013 and practices primarily in the area of per - sonal injury litigation with a focus on motor vehicle collisions and premises liability. Cordes, who is a past president of the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County, has been with the firm since 2014 and focuses her practice on products liability, nursing home neglect and abuse and Title IX. Cordes has also been named partner-in-charge of the Louisville office. omas Law Offices is also pleased to announce the addition of attorney, Louis C. Schneider , who will manage the firm's Cincinnati office. Schneider, who practices in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, will supervise the firm's Ohio personal injury cases but will also expand the firm's representation of medium and small businesses. Schneider has experience handling not only personal injury litigation from both the plaintiff and defense sides, but also has extensive experience in business litigation, contract disputes, employment discrimination and trademark claims. WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

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