Kentucky Defense Counsel is an organization of civil defense attorneys that promotes and supports its members through professional education and development, collegiality and diversity to enhance the quality of service its members offer their clients and to ensure access to justice for defendants.

Kentucky Defense Counsel believes that a diverse membership makes us a stronger organization.  Kentucky Defense Counsel encourages diversity in all aspects of our activities and is committed to nurturing a culture that supports and promotes diversity.


KDC's 2019 Award Recipients

KDC's 2018 Award Recipients:

Diplomat - Hank Jones of Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC, Lexington

Defense Lawyer of the Year - Jeff Mando of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC, Covington

Young Lawyer - Kristen Worak of Keuler, Kelly, Hutchins & Blankenship, LLP, Paducah

 Executive Committee Award - Jason Coltharp of Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, Paducah 


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 President:  Darrin Banks
 President-Elect:  Claire Parsons
 Vice President:  Paul Lawless
 Secretary-Treasurer:  Jason Coltharp
 Immediate Past President:  Mitch Hall

KDC Board of Directors

Michael Bishop

Brad Case

Andrew DeSimone

Kristen Fowler

Andrew Garverich

Kit Hornback 

Guy Hughes

Jarad Key

Beth Lochmiller

Jeff Lowe

Jeff Mando

Ryan McLane

Stephen McGinnis

Pat Moloney

Bill Orberson

Todd Page 

Park Priest

Jay Ridings

David T. Riley

David Stratton

Casey Stansbury

Adam Towe

Katherine Vesely

Kristen Worak

Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc.

P.O. 127

Harrods Creek, KY  40027-0127

Office:  (502) 228-9256


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