Bench & Bar

SEP 2018

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59 BENCH & BAR | Valenti Hanley PLLC is pleased to announce that B. Ballard Rogers has joined the firm as of counsel. Rogers focuses his practice on business and employment law and litigation, and has over 20 years of experience representing clients in a variety of business and other disputes. Rogers started his career as an associate attorney at Winston & Strawn in Chicago before moving back home to Lou- isville to continue his career. He received his J.D. from Washington University's School of Law in St. Louis and his undergraduate degree from Duke University. O'Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC , is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Chris O'Bryan was elected as a board member on the Baptist Health Foundation. e Kentucky Horse Park Foundation recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC , attor- ney Andy Jacobs as vice-chair of its Board of Directors. Jacobs is a member (partner) of Stites & Harbison based in Lexington. He serves as the Lexington group leader for the business & finance service group. Jacobs concentrates his practice in the areas of employee benefits, executive compensation and tax exempt nonprofit organizations. In addition to his role at the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, he also serves as director of the International Museum of the Horse. Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC , welcomes two associates to the firm's employ- ment law and education law practice groups. Jessica R. Stigall graduated with a J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2012, and a B.A. in political science from Eastern Kentucky University in 2009. Her litigation experience comes from her time in private practice and as an assistant county attorney. Stigall is a member of numerous legal organi- zations, including Central Kentucky American Inn of Court, the Kentucky Defense Counsel, the Kentucky and Fayette County Bar Associa- tions, the FCBA Women Lawyers' Association, the National School Board Attorneys/Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys, and the Defense Research Institute. Donald C. Morgan graduated with a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2016, and a B.B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 2013. He has experience helping clients achieve regulatory compliance with various government entities. Morgan is a member of several legal organizations, including the Central Kentucky Inn of Court, and the Kentucky, Fayette County, and American Bar associations. Tac h a u M e e k P LC i s pleased to announce that Matt Swafford has joined the firm as an associ- ate. Swafford 's practice areas will include general commercial litigation, insur - ance litigation, and prosecuting and defending employment disputes. For the past five years, he practiced primarily in insurance defense with a concentration on defending insurers from allegations of bad faith. Before joining Tachau Meek, Swafford clerked for Justice Will T. Scott of the Supreme Court of Ken- tucky and was a staff attorney for Jefferson Circuit Judge Barry Willett. He graduated magna cum laude from NKU Chase College of Law in 2011. Benchmark Litigation recently named Stites & H a r b i s o n , P LLC , attorney David Owsley to the 40 & Under Hot List for 2018. is is the second time that Owsley has earned this honor. Owsley is a member (partner) of the firm

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