Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

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79 BENCH & BAR | the Uniform Commercial Code, creditors' rights in bankruptcy proceedings, and commercial and consumer collections. ABC cer- tification recognizes lawyers who have met rigorous and objective certification standards in the fields of creditors' rights law and bankruptcy through experience, substantive knowledge and peer recognition. Salyer's practice focuses on creditors' rights, bank- ruptcy, commercial litigation, loan workouts, loan documentation and appellate law. He was appointed by the United States Trustee to the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Western District of Kentucky in 2017. He also leads M&P's Bowling Green office and was instrumental in the firm's efforts to open an office in South Central Kentucky. Salyer joined M&P in 2009 after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc., (KDC) is pleased to announce its officers for 2017-18: President - Wm. Mitchell Hall of VanAntwerp Attorneys , Ashland; President-Elect - Darrin Banks of Porter, Banks, Baldwin & Shaw , Paintsville; Vice President - Claire Parsons of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing , Cov- ington; Secretary/Treasurer - Paul T. Lawless , Bell Orr Ayers & Moore PSC , Bowling Green; Immediate Past President - Beth Lochmiller of Coleman, Lochmiller & Bond , Elizabethtown. ese individuals will also serve as KDC's Exec- utive Committee. Additionally, Jarad N. Key of Goldberg Simpson, LLC , Prospect was named KDC's YLS Chair and will serve a two-year term on KDC's Board of Directors. Kentucky Defense Counsel wishes to recognize the follow- ing KDC members and their recognition by DRI: R. Jeffrey Lowe of Kightlinger & Gray, LLP , Louisville was nominated and elected a national director of DRI - e Voice of the Defense Bar and will serve a one-year term. Lowe currently serves as a director for KDC. Casey C. Stansbury of Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder , Lexington, who served as president of KDC from 2014 to 2015, received DRI's Davis Carr Outstanding Com- mittee Chair Award at the DRI Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon. Beth Lochmiller of Cole- man, Lochmiller & Bond , Elizabethtown, who served as president of KDC from 2016-17, was selected to serve as the DRI State Representative for Kentucky and began a three-year term at the conclusion of the DRI Annual Meeting in Octo- ber. She replaces Kit Hornback of Reinhardt & Associates , Lexington, whose three-year term ended in October; Hornback served as president of KDC from 2013-14 Todd S. Page of Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC , Lexington, was named membership chair for DRI and will serve a two- year term. Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has elected attorneys R. Kenyon Meyer to its board of directors. Meyer is a partner in the litigation depart- ment and office managing partner of the firm's Louisville office. His litigation experience includes class action suits, breach of fidu - ciary duties, commercial disputes, wrongful discharges, and trade secret and restrictive covenant issues on behalf of employees and employers. In addition, 17 attorneys return to Dinsmore's Board of Directors, including: Chauncey S.R. Curtz , Lexington; Barbara B. Edelman , Lexington; Charles M. Roesch , Cincinnati; and John E. Selent , Louisville. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC , attorney Sarah Cronan Spurlock to its Board of Directors. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is recognized around the world as a center of gardening, plants and educa- tion. Yew Dell is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Preservation Partner Project of the Garden Conservancy, a national non-profit dedi- cated to saving the nation's most remarkable gardens. Spurlock is a member (partner) of Stites & Harbison based in the Louisville office. She is a member of the firm's health care service group and is co-chair of the firm's privacy & data security group. e Lawrence Firm, PSC , is proud to announce that attorney Lindsay Lawrence was recently elected to the board of governors for the Amer- ican Association for Justice. Lawrence has also been elected as the co-chair of the Tomorrow's Leaders Board for the Cincinnati Cystic Fibro- sis Foundation. Also, Lawrence was named for a second consecutive year as a 2018 Super Lawyer Rising Star in the area of personal injury litigation. Lawrence is licensed in Ohio and Kentucky and focuses her practice on repre- senting individuals and their families in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. O'Br yan, Brown & Toner, PLLC , is pleased to announce that Benjamin Weigel has been named a partner with the firm. Weigel is from Somerset, Ky., and received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Louisville. He is licensed to practice law in both Kentucky and Indiana. His practice includes defense of physicians and hospitals in medical negligence claims, defense of first party and third party insurance bad faith claims and the defense of general liability claims. Kenton Circuit Court Clerk John Middleton is serving as president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks (KACCC). As president Middleton represents 116 circuit clerks who are members of the KACCC and over 1,700 deputy clerks throughout the Commonwealth. He previously served as 1 st vice president, 2 nd vice president and secretary of the association. Prior to being elected circuit clerk, he was an attorney in private practice and was an assistant Kenton County attorney. Middleton has been Wm. Mitchell Hall Claire Parsons Beth Lochmiller Paul T. Lawless Jarad N. Key Darrin Banks

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