Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

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| MARCH/APRIL 2018 74 Have an item for Who, What, When & Where? The Bench & Bar wel- comes 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 ON THE MOVE WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE Carl Frazier-Sparks has been named associate general counsel for Walmart Stores, Inc. , in Ben- tonville, Ark. In his new role, he is responsible for managing discovery strategy for all of Walmart's products liability, commercial litigation, and intel- lectual property matters across the country. Prior to relocating to Arkansas, Frazier-Sparks was a partner with Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC in Lexington where his practice was primarily products liability and commercial litigation. He graduated from Transylvania University with a B.A. in political science and obtained his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frazier-Sparks was named Kentucky's Most Out- standing Young Lawyer in 2016. Chris Spedding is pleased to announce the relocation of his law office to 271 W. Short Street, Suite 100, Lexington, KY 40507. Sped- ding will continue his practice of 22 years in the area of criminal defense and representing auto dealerships in a variety of matters including transactional work and regulatory matters. He can continue to be reached at (859) 255-0050 or (859) 270-1255 and through email at chris@speddinglawoffice.com. Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP , announces that John F. Bennett has joined the firm. Ben- nett graduated cum laude from Western Kentucky University in 2010, with a major in political sci- ence and a minor in criminology. In 2014, he earned his J.D., cum laude, from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Bennett served as vice chair for the Young Lawyers' Section of the Louisville Bar Association in 2017. At Foreman Watson Holtrey, Bennett will work primarily out of the Ohio County and McLean County offices, focusing his practice on criminal defense, domestic relations, personal injury, and other civil litigation. Leah Morrison recently joined English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP , as an associate attorney. Morrison practices in the areas of tax law and trusts and estates. She earned a B.A. from e George Washington University in 2012. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Uni- versity of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 2015. She also received an LL.M., magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law. Morrison is a member of the Bowling Green-Warren County, Kentucky and American Bar associations. Embr y Mer r itt Shaffar Womack, PLLC , announces the addition Kevin Robinson to its growing practice. Robinson will practice as of counsel and he will focus in the areas real estate and condemnation. Robinson is a graduate of Morehead State University and the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Mattingly Ford, P.S.C. , announces the addition of Emily C. Moore , to their law practice. Moore is a Louisville native and received her B.S. from the University of Louisville, and her J.D. from Chase Law School. Moore has written opinions for both federal and state court judges and prac- ticed law with an emphasis in litigation. Moore will focus her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, Med- icaid & elder law, business formation, small business compliance, buy-sell agreements, and corporate succession planning. Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC is pleased to announce that Elyse T. Watkins has joined the nursing home defense practice. Watkins is a 2016 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law and is admitted to practice in Kentucky. See Page 22 for Convention Details THE WAIT IS OVER!

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