Stacey A. Blankenship

Partner at Keuler, Kelly, Hutchins, Blankenship & Sigler, PLLC, Paducah

Law School:  Southern Illinois University, cum laude

Undergrad:  Murray State University, cum laude

Areas of Practice:  Administrative Law, Auto Accidents, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor Law, General Practice, Insurance/PI Defense, Litigations & Appeals, Municipal Law, Personal Injury – Plaintiff, Sexual Harassment, and Wrongful Death

Personal/Professional Achievements:

·      SIU School of Law Board of Visitors, Board Member

·      Kentucky Defense Council, Board of Directors, 2011-2015

·      United Way of Paducah-McCracken County, 2009-2015

·      Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member

·      DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, Member

·      Kentucky Bar Foundation, Fellow Member

·      Kentucky Bar Association, Legislative Committee Member

·      Business and Professional Women’s Association, Woman of Achievement 2008

·      Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for McCracken County, Kentucky, 1995-1997

Charles A. Walker

Associate, Sewell & Neal, PLLC, Louisville

Law School:  University of Louisville

Undergrad:  Western Kentucky University

Areas of Practice:  General Insurance Defense, Construction Law, Products Liability, Trucking Defense

Your favorite moment practicing as a lawyer:  In 2012, I was asked to work on a case involving the death of a limestone miner who had fallen from a conveyor our client had built.  We tried the case 8 months after I joined this firm, and I was lucky enough to be able to perform meaningful work on every remaining aspect of that case prior to trial even though I was still new to the firm.  It was apparent that the miner and his employer were at fault for the tragic accident because of their failure to follow standard safety rules, and our client was being sued simply in hopes that a jury would award some portion of the $13 million in claimed damages.  After a two week trial with over 25 witnesses, my favorite moment practicing law was when the jury returned its unanimous defense verdict after less than thirty minutes deliberating.  It was refreshing to see a jury come to the right decision and to see our hard work pay off for our client.

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