Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

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| MARCH/APRIL 2018 80 partnership effective Jan. 1. Mattingly is a member of the litigation department and focuses his practice on commercial litigation and tort matters, with an emphasis on trial practice. His litigation expe- rience includes commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, wage and hour litigation, and the defense of complex personal injury and health care negligence cases. Mattingly has appellate experi- ence before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Morgan & Pottinger has named Mindy Sun- derland managing director of the firm's Louisville office. Sunderland will be the first woman to serve as managing director since the firm was founded in Louisville in 1974. e firm's shareholders also elected Tom Coffey as the newest member of the executive committee. Scott Rickman will con- tinue as managing director of the firm's Lexington office. Sunderland replaces Tom Fenton , who has served as the firm's managing director in Lou- isville since 2014. Fenton will continue his law practice in banking and finance law, commercial litigation and business planning and transactions. Sunderland is a shareholder and the first woman to serve on the firm's executive committee, a posi- tion she has held since 2013. Her law practice includes banking and finance law, commercial real estate and matters under the Uniform Commercial Code. She attended the University of Kentucky College of Law after completing her undergraduate degree at Transylvania University. Coffey, a trial and personal injury lawyer, will replace John McGarvey on the executive committee. Coffey attended Providence College, Harvard Divinity School and Notre Dame Law School. He currently serves as president of the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky. active in his community serving as president of Redwood Rehabili- tation Center, president of the Covington Optimist, president of the NKY Board of the American Heart Association and on the Planned Gifts Committee of St. Elizabeth Hospital. He has a B.A. from the University of Kentucky and a J.D. from Chase College of Law. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP announces that the Sarah Clay Leyshock has been elected to the firm's partnership. Leyshock represents employers in all types of matters involving state and federal employment laws. With significant experience in the higher education, hospital, restaurant and staffing industries, she regularly defends employ- ers in state and federal courts, conducts employee misconduct investigations, provides personnel and risk management advice, drafts employment policies and legal documents and resolves charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC. Leyshock received her B.A. in communication arts and psychology, magna cum laude, from Georgetown College and earned her J.D. from Northern Ken- tucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Stites & Harbison, PLLC , recently announced that Brian Pollock has been promoted to member (partner) within the law firm effective January 2018. Pollock's practice focuses on representation of creditors in bankruptcy court, commercial and residential foreclosures, lender liability matters, defense of avoidance and preference actions, real estate litigation, and commercial litigation. He edits and contributes to Creditors' Sidebar, a legal blog focused on bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues. Rebecca Simpson became a partner at English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP , (ELPO) on Jan. 1, 2018. Simpson has been a licensed attorney for more than 18 years. Simpson pre- viously practiced family law with firms in Louisville and Bowling Green. At ELPO, she practices in family law and offers mediation services. Her family law practice encompasses adoption, child support, custody issues, divorce litiga- tion, co-parenting issues and grandparent visitation. Simpson serves as the chair-elect of both the Family Law and the Alternative Dispute Resolution sections of the KBA, and she serves as the chair of the ELPO Diversity Committee. Simpson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Kentucky Uni- versity, summa cum laude and a J.D. from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, cum laude. Dinsmore & Shohl LLP announces that Stephen Mattingly has been elected to WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE Mindy Sunderland Tom Coffey

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