Bench & Bar

JAN 2018

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| JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 68 community. Weis is a member (partner) of Stites & Harbison based in the Louisville office. She is a member of the employment law service group and her practice is primarily devoted to labor and employment litigation and counseling. Her practice also includes general civil and business litigation. Outside of the firm, she serves on the Economic Development Committee for Greater Louisville, Inc. She also serves as a board member for Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Foundation and the Kids Center for Pediatric erapies. Additionally, she is a founding member of Give 502. Frost Brown Todd LLC (FBT) congratulates John R. Crockett , III, on the announcement of his new position as general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary of Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities Company. e utilities recently announced that Crockett, who has been FBT's chairman for the past nine years, will join the company in early January. Crockett joined Brown Todd & Heyburn in 1990. Crockett became the firm's chairman in 2009, succeeding Glasscock. During Crockett's tenure as chairman, the firm expanded to Indianapolis, Dallas and Pittsburgh, in addition to continuing to grow in its existing markets. Buckman & Farris, PSC, announces Joe M. Mills has been named as a partner and the firm will begin doing business as Buckman Farris & Mills. For over 35 years, Buckman & Farris, PSC, has served the Bullitt County area through a general law practice that includes, real estate, zoning and development, civil and criminal litigation, educa- tion and administrative law, and wills and estate settlement. Mills will continue to focus on civil litigation, education law, and govern - ment. Senior Associate, Amber L. Cook , will continue her focus in the areas of family and criminal law (including DUI defense) and business transactions. Senior Partner, Eric G. Farris , continues his focus in the areas of education law, zoning and land development, corporate formation and transactions, and estate settlement. Mark Guilfoyle , partner of DBL Law, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Guilfoyle will serve on the 60-member board, which represents a cross-section of key business and industry leaders from across Kentucky. At DBL Law, Guilfoyle's practice focuses on administrative, health care and employment law. He previously served as general counsel to the Governor, budget director and secretary of the Governor's Executive Cabinet under Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones. Vince Aprile , who practices with Lynch, Cox, Gilman and Good- man P.S.C. in Louisville, in 2017 celebrated the 25th anniversary of writing his Criminal Justice Matters column in Criminal Jus- tice magazine, the quarterly publication of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section. e Fall 2017 issue of Criminal Justice magazine congratulated him on his column's 25th anniversary. The Voice-Tribune, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Louisville, recently recognized Stites & Harbison, PLLC, attorney Ozair Shariff in the inaugural class of New Voices in Philanthropy 2017. Shariff was among the five young professionals honored with this award presented by Delta Dental. ey each received a $1,000 grant to be given to their chosen nonprofit. Shariff selected the Muhammad Ali Center as his grant recipient as he was nominated for his role as a board member of the Muhammad Ali Center. Nominees had to be between 21 and 35 years old; commit signifi- cant time, talent or treasure to a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Louisville; and demonstrate innovation, courage and inclusivity in volunteering and leadership in philanthropy. Shariff is an attorney based in Stites & Harbison's Louisville office. He is a member of the health care service group. e law firm of Bradley, Freed & Grumley, P.S.C., is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2017, David T. Riley and Ben E. Stewart have become shareholders of the firm L. Miller Grumley . Riley joined the firm as an associate in 2013, after serving as judicial law clerk to Hon. omas B. Russell, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky. He will continue his practice in the areas of Federal Employers Liability Act, medical liability, professional liability, and school law. Riley is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. Stewart joined the firm as an associate in 2014. He will continue his practice in construction law, Federal Employers Liability Act, medical liability, professional liability, and general liability. Stewart is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. e firm also announces that effective July 1, 2017, Jonathan Freed and Gorman Bradley, Jr. , will remain with the firm as of counsel. Jane H. Herrick was named the Kentucky Bar Association's (KBA) chief bar counsel by the KBA Board of Governors in November 2017. Herrick previously served as interim chief bar counsel beginning in May 2017. She has worked at the KBA since 1996, serving as a deputy bar coun- sel from 1996 to 2004; assistant continuing legal education director from 2004 to 2008; and deputy bar counsel/ administrative manager 2008-2017. She is an honors graduate of Centre College and the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she was a staff member of the Kentucky Law Journal. Her works on attorney ethics have been published in a variety of pub- lications, and she is a frequent speaker at CLE events. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Organiza- tion of Bar Counsel (NOBC), and the National Client Protection Organization (NCPO). In 2017-2018, Herrick is serving as the secretary for NCPO. Prior to her service at the KBA, she was a law clerk for Fayette Circuit Judge James E. Keller and was an associate at Brock, Brock, and Bagby in Lexington. WHO, WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

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