Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

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75 BENCH & BAR | insurance coverage disputes. He is a graduate of Marshall Univer- sity and the University of Louisville School of Law. Travis & Herbert is pleased to announce that Brian Stempien has joined the firm as a part- ner. Stempien is an experienced litigator, who focuses his practice in the areas of complex busi- ness and insurance litigation, bad faith, insurance fraud and subrogation. He also serves as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and has been selected to take command of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 in May of 2018. Travis & Herbert has become Travis, Herbert & Stempien, PLLC, following Stempien's addition to the firm as a partner. Sylvia Quaye is announcing the launch of SSQuaye Law, PLLC , a Louisville-based firm specializing in immigration and family law. Quaye earned a law degree at e Ghana School of Law, University of Ghana in Ghana before immigrating to the U.S. in 2000. Like many immigrants, when Quaye arrived in the U.S., she discovered that her educational credentials didn't transfer. After earning a Master's degree in public administration from the Uni- versity of Louisville, she passed the Kentucky Bar exam, and was admitted. She spent three years with e Center for Women and Joshua D. Hicks and Gregor y M. Funfsinn announce the opening of Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC , a boutique civil litigation law firm with offices located at 431 South Broadway, Suite 331, in Lexington, Ky., and 111 Short Street, Law- yer's Row, in Harrodsburg, Ky. Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC, will prosecute and defend catastrophic accident and other claims involving injuries due to negligence or wrongdoing. Other practice areas will include financial disputes and workplace law- suits. Hicks is a former United States Marine Corps Sergeant, serving from 1999-2003. Hicks then worked as a police officer for Maysville Police Department for five years before attending the University of Kentucky Law School, where he graduated in 2008. Hicks most recently worked as an attorney for Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC in its Lexington office. Funfsinn was most recently a partner at Walters Meadows Richardson, PLLC, and also worked as an attorney at Landrum & Shouse LLP. Prior to moving to Lexington from Chicago in 2012, Funfsinn worked for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office as a criminal prose- cutor. He graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2007. VanAntwerp Attorneys, LLP , is pleased to announce that two attorneys have joined the firm. Samantha Fields Sycks has more than 12 years of experience in a broad range of litigation and transactional work. Sycks was in private practice for a number of years in Ironton, Ohio, where she worked in the areas of construction, employment, divorce and custody, criminal defense, juvenile law, real estate, wills and probate, and appellate advocacy. She earned her J.D. in 2005 from the University of Cin- cinnati College of Law and her Bachelor's degree from Ohio University. Her practice will primarily include civil litigation, real estate transactions, and family law. Scott W. Andrews has joined the firm as a senior associate, specializing in litigation. He has over 25 years of experience as a litigator and was previously a partner at Offutt Nord, PLLC, in Huntington, W.Va., and was a founding partner of Hoover Andrews, PLLC, in Barboursville, W.Va. Andrews has worked for insurance defense handling a wide variety of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, products liability, mass tort litigation, industrial and workplace accidents, and bad faith and

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