Bench & Bar

JAN 2018

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67 BENCH & BAR | an organization and is actively committed to best practices. Horn's passion for addressing food waste and hunger led her to join with two others to found GleanKY in 2010. She's since served as board president and as an all-hands-on-deck volunteer for the organiza- tion who gathers and redistributes excess fresh fruits and vegetables to nourish Kentucky's hungry. An attorney and C.P.A., Horn is the associate director of tax services in the Lexington office of Dean Dorton and was previously with Stoll Keenon Ogden. Dinsmore & Shohl LLP's Felix H. Sharpe, II, is one of four attorneys that have been recognized as a 2017 Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteer from the Legal Aid Society. As a member of Dinsmore's litigation department, Sharpe focuses his prac- tice on commercial litigation and torts. Sharpe represents business clients involved in a variety of complex litigation matters including claims of product liabil- ity, personal injury, negligence and premises liability. e Legal Aid Society pursues justice for people in poverty throughout the Louisville community. Legal Aid provides free legal services to low-income families and individuals facing serious threats to their physical and economic well-being. e organization represents cli- ents from vulnerable populations, including children, the elderly, and victims of domestic violence. e Louisville Bar Association (LBA) recently recognized Stites & Harbison, PLLC, attorney Charles J. (Mike) Cronan IV with the 2017 Judge Benjamin F. Shobe Civility & Profes- sionalism Award. e Judge Benjamin F. Shobe Civility & Professionalism Award is presented to an attorney who demonstrates the highest standards of civility, honesty and courtesy when dealing with clients, opposing parties and counsel, the courts and the public. e honoree also exhibits excellence through leadership in the legal profession. Cronan is a senior member of the firm. Having tried numerous cases, his practice focuses on civil litigation, with emphasis on business and complex litigation, health care law, and alternative dispute resolution. Cronan's leadership experience at Stites & Harbison has included serving as managing partner as well as chair of the firm's health care service group. Outside of the firm, Cronan is the immediate past president of the LBA. Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, announces that Tad Myre has been named to the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Board of Trustees. ARH serves over 350,000 residents in nine Ken- tucky counties and two West Virginia counties. Its 11 hospitals have more than 1,050 beds and nearly 5,000 employees. is charitable healthcare system is the largest healthcare provider and the largest employer in southeastern Kentucky. Myre is the co-chair of the firm's health care service team. He concentrates his practice in the areas of health care, nonprofit organizations, taxation and general business law. He has served as adjunct professor of health law at the University of Lou- isville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and most recently has assisted the law school in the development of an online health law course for non-lawyers. e Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC, attorney, Bill Geisen to its Board of Directors. CFMA's mission is to increase the knowledge of its members through networking, education and social activity. Geisen is a member (partner) of Stites & Harbison based in the Covington, Ky., office. As chair of the firm's con- struction service group, his practice focuses on construction law including contract negotiation, dispute resolution and litigation. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (current president) and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. O'Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC, is pleased to announce that Tracy S. Prewitt , partner, has recently been elected to membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). e Federation of Defense & Corpo- rate Counsel (FDCC) "is composed of leaders in the legal community. Federation members have been judged by their peers to have achieved professional distinction, and are committed to promoting knowledge, fellowship, profession- alism and the course of justice. FDCC members are experienced attorneys in private practice as well as general counsel and insurance claims executives from throughout the world." Prewitt is a trial lawyer and is licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana. Her civil practice includes the defense of clients in the areas of professional negligence and tort claims, professional licensure board actions, product liability, general personal injury, and insurance coverage. Dinsmore announces attorney Travers Manley has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Horse Council, a group dedicated to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. Manley, whose term expires in 2020, also serves on the horse council's Marketing and Development Committee. An associate in Dinsmore's labor and employment department, Manley focuses his practice on representing both public and private employers in issues related to the workplace. Manley is also a member of Dinsmore's Equine Law Group. Manley joins Dinsmore associate Kerry Irwin on the horse council's board. e Kentucky Horse Council is the official affiliate of the American Horse Council in Washington, D.C., a national organization representing all segments of the horse industry. e University of Louisville recently honored Stites & Harbison, PLLC, attorney Rebecca Weis with the Recent Alumna Award at the 2017 Law Alumni Council Awards Luncheon held on Oct. 12, 2017. e Law Alumni Council honors members of the Brandeis School of Law

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