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Bubalo Goode Sales & Bliss: Investing in Justice See page 7

Mascagni Law Offices See Page 5

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B UBALO G OODE S ALES & B LISS

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hen it comes to going head-to-head in the courtroom with some of the largest and most powerful corporations, manufacturers and auto companies in the world, the attorneys at Bubalo Goode Sales & Bliss have it covered. After all, trial experience is a cornerstone of the Kentucky firm, which has made a name for itself in local and national press because of its work on high-profile products liability and personal injury cases involving dangerous drugs, catastrophic accidents, and others. “Attorneys who have actually presented complex cases to a jury are not that common because many cases settle,” says managing partner Greg Bubalo. “Our unique experience in presenting civil jury trials from A to Z is the essence of our qualification as attorneys.” In fact, Bubalo is one of the few attorneys in Kentucky to be Board Certified in both Civil Trial and Pretrial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (“NBTA”). The NBTA is accredited by the American Bar Association to perform such evaluations. The firm’s reach isn’t limited to just Kentucky. Its wellcredentialed attorneys (many of whom are AV®-rated and have been recognized by Best Lawyers for years) have appeared in countless state courts as well as federal district courts, with

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appearances nationwide in various Multi-District Litigations. New partner Kenneth Sales—a veteran attorney with more than 35 years of experience—has argued in front of the United States Supreme Court. “We’re willing to go the distance and do what is needed to achieve the best results for our clients,” says Bubalo, “We don’t just spend time filing motions.” The firm’s dedication to the profession is reflected in the gratitude of its clients, many of whom faced life-altering circumstances and would not have recovered financially without the assistance of Bubalo and his colleagues. But there’s something even bigger at stake. “Thousands of lives have been saved because of the work the trial bar has done over the years to push safety issues,” says Bubalo. “We’re honored to be a part of that.”

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The Guide to Kentucky’s Top Attorneys

t’s inevitable—at some point in your life, you’re going to need a lawyer, and you won’t always be able to forecast when that need will arise. Whether you’re getting married or divorced, patenting your invention, starting a business or selling one, litigating a contract, or buying a home—there is a talented and competent attorney listed in Best Lawyers® who would be available to help. Perhaps you or a family member is involved in an accident or accused of a crime. These are all serious matters for which you need first-rate legal representation. Kentucky’s Best Lawyers® helps take the mystery out of locating a platinum standard advocate to protect you, your family, your business and all other assets. The exceptional attorneys listed in this guide are listed in The Best Lawyers in America®. These attorneys were nominated by and voted in by their peers. Lawyers cannot buy their way into this guide. Attorneys must earn a spot in Best Lawyers through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. To remain in the guide, they must be at the top of their game, year after year. Best Lawyers, the leading referral guide in the legal profession, is for the first time self-publishing this invaluable resource for readers, whatever your legal needs may be. We hope this publication is easier to use and more valuable than ever. Lawyers in this guide are arranged by their legal specialty—from Administrative/Regulatory Law to Workers’ Compensation Law—which makes it easy to find the professional advice you need. Keep this comprehensive guide available for those times when you need a first-rate advocate to assist you. The lawyers listed in Kentucky’s Best Lawyers are eager to help. n

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his list is excerpted from the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. Published since 1983, Best Lawyers lists attorneys in 124 specialties, representing all 50 states, who have been chosen through an exhaustive survey in which thousands of the nation’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 2013 edition of Best Lawyers is based on more than 3.9 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The method used to compile Best Lawyers remains unchanged since the first edition was compiled more than 25 years ago. Lawyers are chosen for inclusion based solely on the vote of their peers. Listings cannot be bought, and no purchase is required to be included. In this regard, Best Lawyers remains the gold standard of reliability and integrity in lawyer ratings. The nomination pool for the 2013 edition consisted of all lawyers whose names appeared in the previous edition of Best Lawyers, lawyers who were nominated since the previous survey, and new nominees solicited from listed attorneys. In general, lawyers were asked to vote only on nominees in their own specialty in their own jurisdiction. Lawyers in closely related specialties were asked to vote across specialties, as were lawyers in smaller jurisdictions. Where specialties are national or international in nature, lawyers were asked to vote nationally as well as locally. Voting lawyers were also given an opportunity to offer more detailed comments on nominees. Each year, half of the voting pool receives

fax or email ballots; the other half is polled by phone. Voting lawyers were provided this general guideline for determining if a nominee should be listed among “the best”: “If you had a close friend or relative who needed a real estate lawyer (for example), and you could not handle the case yourself, to whom would you refer them?” All votes and comments were solicited with a guarantee of confidentiality—a critical factor in the viability and validity of Best Lawyers surveys. To ensure the rigor of the selection process, lawyers were urged to use only their highest standards when voting, and to evaluate each nominee based only on his or her individual merits. The additional comments were used to make more accurate comparisons between voting patterns and weight votes accordingly. Best Lawyers uses various methodological tools to identify and correct for anomalies in both the nomination and voting process. Ultimately, of course, a lawyer’s inclusion is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow attorneys. While it is true that the lists may at times disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, the breadth of the survey, the candor of the respondents, and the sophistication of the polling methodology largely correct for any biases. For all these reasons, Best Lawyers lists continue to represent the most reliable, accurate and useful guide to the best lawyers in the United States available anywhere. Best Lawyers lists are available at www.bestlawyers. com. “Best Lawyers,” and “The The Best Lawyers in America” are registered trademarks of Woodward/White, Inc. n For more information go to www.bestlawyers.com | 3


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Introduction & Methodology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Mascagni III: Criminal Law Architect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bubalo Goode Sales & Bliss: Investing In Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kentucky’s 2013 Lawyers of the Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Frank Mascagni III: Criminal Law Architect

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ere’s what you learn about Frank Mascagni III from the moment a conversation begins: he tells it like it is and with zero apologies. He’s the type of person—status as one of Kentucky’s best criminal defense attorneys notwithstanding—who answers every question with the kind of intense honesty and swagger that could come across as more than a little intimidating to the uninitiated. But don’t be fooled: it isn’t for show. The six-foot-four-inch Mascagni didn’t become the feared and respected trial attorney he is by being the nice guy. He’s in it to win it—and along the way has perfected the craft of building impenetrable defenses in seemingly unwinnable cases for clients who are in serious legal trouble. “I’m an architect,” Mascagni says. “I build defenses. I’m in the business of making sure that the government proves its case by competent, admissible evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. I enjoy the intellectual challenge of catching a policeman in a lie or a prosecutor in a misstatement; it’s my job to convince a judge to dismiss a case, or suppress evidence, or win the case before a jury.” Make no mistake, Mascagni Frank Mascagni III does it time and again for clients who come from all walks of life: in DUI jury trials, in difficult death penalty cases, and in cases in which he defends drug dealers and accused murderers. Then there are the shoplifting cases, assaults and drugpossession cases. He was once even able to convince a federal judge to suppress wiretap evidence on a technicality in a case involving a group of codefendants charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine—no small feat in Mascagni’s federal district. “You as a layman would say that they’re dope dealers,” he says. “I would say they are not dope dealers until the government has proven its case, and if it’s dismissed pre-trial, there will be no jury determination.” In many cases, success for Mascagni’s clients means beating the prosecutor’s offer. “If my client goes to prison and I get him five years instead of 20, that’s a win,” he says. “It’s legal

gamesmanship…it’s planning your chess moves seven moves ahead. That’s what I do for a living except the board pieces are human lives.” Frank Mascagni III, the grandson of Italian immigrants, grew up in the ‘40s and ‘50s on a dairy farm in Greenville, MS, and spent his childhood in the Mississippi Delta. He came from humble beginnings: his daddy didn’t finish high school due to service in World War II and his mamma began working at the dime store and later at the bank in town. Mascagni bootstrapped his way up and out (“I came from nothing,” he says with characteristic bluntness), entering law school in 1974, after which he prosecuted white-collar crimes and career offenders before entering private practice in 1979. Today, Mascagni, a seasoned lecturer and author who has penned several articles on criminal law and defense strategy, is recognized by his peers on both sides of the table as an attorney with complete knowledge of the law and an unwavering sense of responsibility toward his clients. That’s not to mention his tireless preparation, something Mascagni himself counts as one of the major weapons in his stockpile. “There’s nobody who can outwork or out-prepare me,” says Mascagni, a married father of four, three of who are attorneys and one who works alongside him in his practice. “If my opponent has a better case than me, I still may win because I’ve worked harder.” This rock-solid ethic pays off well for Mascagni’s clients. While he has no illusions about the work he is doing—these are people accused of serious criminal wrongdoing after all— Mascagni knows there’s a greater purpose in what he does. “We’re the last protectors of freedom and the Constitution,” he says. “My job is to make sure that my clients get a fair trial, and that is something that’s incredibly important in our society. What motivates me is a lying police officer, an unprepared prosecutor or a judge who needs a well-reasoned challenge to do the right thing. Bad things happen when good people don’t speak out. If I can protect the rights of one person, I know I’ve done the work I set out to do.” n For more information go to www.bestlawyers.com | 5


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Cole & Moore John David Cole, Sr. Dinsmore & Shohl Mindy G. Barfield, Barbara B. Edelman, Richard H. C. Clay, Frank P. Doheny, Jr., Jon L. Fleischaker, Colin Hugh Lindsay, David R. Monohan Donald Duff Donald Duff Dressman Benzinger LaVelle James A. Dressman III English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley E. Kenly Ames, Charles E. English, Sr. Frost Brown Todd E. Lambert Farmer, Jr., Barry D. Hunter, Denise H. McClelland, Paul E. Sullivan, Theresa A. Canaday, John R. Crockett III, David L. Hoskins, Winston E. Miller, Charles M. Pritchett, Jr. Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens Scott T. Dickens, R. Gregg Bet-the-Company Hovious, Victor B. Maddox, Litigation Phillip A. Martin Hughes & Coleman Bingham Greenebaum Doll Joe B. Campbell Phillip D. Scott, Janet P. Jakubowicz Jackson Kelly Robert F. Duncan Dinsmore & Shohl Barbara B. Edelman, David R. Johnson Newcomb Monohan William E. Johnson English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley Johnson, True & Guarnieri E. Kenly Ames, Charles E. J. Guthrie True English, Sr. Landrum & Shouse Frost Brown Todd R. Kent Westberry Denise H. McClelland, Sheryl Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman G. Snyder Donald L. Cox Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Donald L. Cox Kirkland Miller, Griffin & Marks Lexington, KY Thomas W. Miller Stephen G. Amato, Doug Logsdon, W. Terry McBrayer, Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice Luke Morgan John S. Reed 859.554.4414 | page 10 Savage, Elliott, Houlihan, Mullins Middleton Reutlinger & Skidmore Hiram Ely III, Charles G. Robert F. Houlihan, Jr. Middleton III, Michael F. Tigue Stites & Harbison Miller, Griffin & Marks Philip W. Collier, Robert M. Thomas W. Miller Connolly, Charles J. Cronan IV, Joseph L. Hamilton, John Oldfather Law Firm L. Tate Richard V. Evans, Ann B. Oldfather Stoll Keenon Ogden P. Douglas Barr, Perry M. Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice Bentley, W. Gregory King John S. Reed Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Richardson, Gardner & K. Gregory Haynes, Byron E. Alexander Leet, Virginia Hamilton Snell Bobby H. Richardson Savage, Elliott, Houlihan, Mullins Business Organizations & Skidmore (including LLCs and Robert F. Houlihan, Jr. Partnerships) Stites & Harbison Daniel Danford, Anne E. Stoll Keenon Ogden Gorham, Buckner Hinkle, Jr., J. Kent Hatfield Clarke Keller, Thad M. Barnes, Andrew G. Beshear, Philip W. Collier, Robert M. Connolly, Closely Held Companies Charles J. Cronan IV, Marjorie and Family Businesses A. Farris, Robert W. Griffith, Law Joseph L. Hamilton, Marc S. Murphy, John L. Tate, T. Stoll Keenon Ogden Morgan Ward, Jr. John G. Treitz Stoll Keenon Ogden P. Douglas Barr, Perry M. Commercial Litigation Bentley, Erica L. Horn, Steven Loy, David T. Royse, Palmer G. Adams, Stepner, Woltermann Vance II, Douglas C. Ballantine, & Dusing John W. Bilby, Craig C. Dilger, Gerald F. Dusing Culver V. Halliday, Samuel D. Hinkle IV, W. Gregory King, Arnzen, Molloy & Storm Thomas E. Rutledge Beverly R. Storm Sutton Rankin Law Bingham Greenebaum Doll W. Keith Noel Anne A. Chesnut, Brian M. Johnson, Margaret A. Miller, Tachau Meek David A. Owen, Phillip D. Scott, Brian Haara, David B. Tachau Melissa Norman Bork, John Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs K. Bush, Eric L. Ison, Janet W. Craig Robertson III, Gregory P. Jakubowicz, Margaret E. S. Berman, Frank F. Chuppe, Keane, Mark S. Riddle Cornelius E. Coryell II, Tyson Boehl Stopher & Graves Gorman, K. Gregory Haynes, David T. Klapheke Walter M. Jones, Donald J. Kelly, Byron E. Leet, Mark Bowles Rice Stephen Pitt, Virginia Hamilton Thomas Rawlings Snell, John W. Woodard, Jr. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland Lexington, KY Doug Logsdon** 859.554.4414 | page 10 Seiller & Waterman David M. Cantor Stites & Harbison Elizabeth L. Thompson Stoll Keenon Ogden Jamie Brodsky, Lea Pauley Goff**, James S. Goldberg**, Samuel D. Hinkle IV* Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney Kevin G. Henry* Sullivan, Mountjoy, Stainback & Miller Michael A. Fiorella Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs John P. Brice*, Robert J. Brown, Mary L. Fullington**, John P. Reisz

Communications Law Dinsmore & Shohl John E. Selent Stites & Harbison Mark Overstreet Stoll Keenon Ogden Douglas F. Brent, C. Kent Hatfield, Kendrick R. Riggs

Construction Law * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing Gerald F. Dusing* Bingham Greenebaum Doll David A. Owen*, Jeffrey A. McKenzie Boehl Stopher & Graves Robert M. Brooks* Bowles Rice Timothy C. Wills** Dinsmore & Shohl Colin Hugh Lindsay* Dressman Benzinger LaVelle Joseph A. Cleves, Jr. Frost Brown Todd Steven M. Crawford* Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens Brian Zoeller Graydon, Head & Ritchey William G. Geisen* Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman Gerald L. Stovall** Jackson Kelly Robert F. Duncan*, John W. Hays McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland Frankfort, KY William D. Kirkland* 502.223.1200 | page 10 McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland Lexington, KY Jon Woodall 859.554.4414 | page 10 Middleton Reutlinger Hiram Ely III* Parker & O’Connell George P. Parker** Stites & Harbison Anne E. Gorham**, Buckner Hinkle, Jr.**, Gregory P. Parsons**, Carol Dan Browning*, Joseph L. Hardesty*, David B. Ratterman** Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs W. Craig Robertson III*, John W. Woodard, Jr.*

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

Corporate Law Bingham Greenebaum Doll Phillip D. Scott, Job D. Turner III, P. Richard Anderson, Jr., Robert L. Brown, Ivan M. Diamond, Michael M. Fleishman, June N. King, Peggy B. Lyndrup, Jeffrey A. McKenzie, Patrick R. Northam, Tandy C. Patrick, Edwin H. Perry, Patrick J. Welsh Dinsmore & Shohl Whitney Calvert, Joseph H. Terry English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley Charles E. English, Sr., Michael S. Vitale Frost Brown Todd Gregory S. Shumate, Jeffrey L. Hallos, Warren J. Hoffmann, Paul E. Sullivan, Scott W. Dolson, James A. Giesel, C. Edward Glasscock, Debbie Reiss Hardesty, Alan K. MacDonald, R. James Straus, William G. Strench Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens Daniel E. Fisher, Carmin Grandinetti Harper Law Office David W. Harper Johnson Newcomb William E. Johnson McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland Lexington, KY Terri Stallard 859.554.4414 | page 10 Middleton Reutlinger Gregory E. Mayes Stites & Harbison Bruce F. Clark, Robert M. Beck, Jr., Stephen M. Ruschell, Kenneth R. Sagan, C. Craig Bradley, Jr., Brian A. Cromer, W. Thomas Halbleib, Jr., William Hellmann, T. Kennedy Helm III, James C. Seiffert Stoll Keenon Ogden P. Douglas Barr, R. David Lester, Richard Mains, Dan M. Rose, J. David Smith, Jr., Scott W. Brinkman, James S. Goldberg, Thomas E. Rutledge, John G. Treitz, Ernest W. Williams Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs H. Alexander Campbell, Stewart E. Conner, Kevin J. Hable, Robert A. Heath, Franklin K. Jelsma, Patrick W. Mattingly, Francis J. Mellen, Jr., Richard Northern, Cynthia W. Young

Criminal Defense: NonWhite-Collar

Busald Funk Zevely Wilbur M. Zevely Cox & Mazzoli C Corporate Compliance Law Scott C. Cox G Corporate Governance Law David A. Lambertus David A. Lambertus Bingham Greenebaum Doll June N. King (C, G) James Barton Adams & Associates Dinsmore & Shohl James Barton Adams, Jr. Robert L. Maddox III (C, G) James I. Lowry IV Frost Brown Todd James I. Lowry IV William G. Strench (G) John Tim McCall Stoll Keenon Ogden John Tim McCall R. David Lester (C, G), Richard Mains (G), Thomas E. Rutledge Johnson Newcomb (C, G) William E. Johnson Johnson, True & Guarnieri J. Guthrie True Mascagni Law Offices Louisville, KY Frank Mascagni III 502.583.2831 | page 12 Richardson, Gardner & Alexander Bobby H. Richardson Romines Weis & Young Steve Romines


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Bubalo Goode Sales & Bliss: Investing in Justice

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ast April, in true David versus Goliath fashion, Kentucky plaintiffs’ attorney Greg Bubalo scored nothing short of a major victory for the proverbial little guy. That’s when a jury in Connecticut found that Wyeth—a division of Pfizer, Inc., the world’s largest drug company—was liable for causing breast cancer in a client who had taken Prempro, a popular postmenopausal drug. Margaret Fraser, a retired school principal, recovered $4 million in damages after a three-week trial in federal court, a figure that could double once the judge in the case decides on the amount of punitive damages authorized by the jury verdict. As large as the Prempro verdict may seem, this was not the highest verdict for Bubalo, who in 2001 recovered almost $17 million in Evansville, Indiana, for a severely injured neurosurgeon. Make no mistake, the Prempro case was hard-fought on both sides and garnered national press, says Bubalo, managing partner of Bubalo Goode Sales & Bliss, a boutique Kentucky plaintiffs’ personal injury firm that’s known both locally and nationally for packing quite a punch. “But the jury found that Wyeth misrepresented the risks and benefits of Wyeth’s drug to doctors and patients,” he says. “Wyeth’s drug caused breast cancer, which my client should never have suffered.” The victory is all the more impressive considering some previous Prempro trials ended in Wyeth’s favor—despite the fact Gregory J. Bubalo and Kenneth L. Sales that breast cancer cases in the United States saw a precipitous drop once the true risks of Wyeth’s Prempro were finally revealed. But tough cases—with seemingly insurmountable odds—are de rigueur for Bubalo and his partners, who handle a wide variety of cases in addition to work regarding prescription drugs. Earlier this year, the firm, which has offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, as well as one in Boston, Massachusetts, further expanded its capabilities with the addition of new partner, Kenneth Sales, a veteran trial attorney with more than three decades of courtroom experience. “I’ve had a multi-pronged practice for well over 30 years, from asbestos litigation to products liability, personal injury and commercial litigation,” says Sales, a nationally known litigator who has worked with some of the country’s top lawyers and firms. “I’ve been involved in cases all over the United States.” Sales has recovered millions of dollars in settlement and trial for victims of asbestos exposure, often leading to deadly cancers, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. One of his most memorable verdicts was against Ford Motor Company, in a $6.3 million recovery that

ballooned to over $9 million after being affirmed in the United States Supreme Court. Sales’ relationship with Bubalo itself stretches back more than 25 years, and the two say joining forces was something of a nobrainer. “Ken is one of the best trial lawyers in the state, and so to have him in the name and as part of the practice is a tremendous strength for us and a great match,” says Bubalo. “It’s a fortuitous alignment. We do products liability on a national level and he has done that for years.” But that’s not where Sales’ practice ends. He has defended a radio personality against a defamation claim, takes on catastrophic injury cases and handles commercial litigation. “It’s safe to say that together we’ve done every type of litigation there is,” says Bubalo. Sales’ and Bubalo’s experience in the courtroom (experience to the extent that few attorneys can claim) is the obvious asset they offer their clients. The firm’s other partners are legal heavyweights in their own right; partner Chris Goode just finished a term as president of the Fayette County Bar Association, while Paula Bliss (who headlines the Boston office and was co-counsel in trial against Wyeth in the Prempro case) has been recognized as a top lawyer under 40 and has done significant work representing victims of domestic violence and in the pharmaceutical mass-tort arena representing victims injured by defective drugs and devices. Bubalo started out his practice as a defense attorney defending doctors in malpractice claims and as corporate litigator before switching sides in 1999. “I actually served as the vice president of an insurance company for a while before I became a plaintiff’s trial lawyer,” he says. “It’s an advantage because I can think like the other side thinks. But I learned early on that to do this type of work, you really have to believe in yourself, and more importantly, you have to believe in your client.” That sense of confidence—that Sales, Bubalo and their partners are doing important work for people who otherwise would not get their shot at justice—is an undercurrent at the firm and is at the heart of what it is all about. “This hormone therapy litigation is a great example of that,” says Bubalo. “If we had not financed our client against the biggest pharmaceutical company in the world, my client would not have had her day in court. The defense fought tooth and nail, hiring some of the biggest New York based law firms in the country. For us, the ultimate challenge is to be able to invest with our clients in the justice of their cause. That’s why I get up, blessed to go to work every day.” n For more information go to www.bestlawyers.com | 7


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Stoll Keenon Ogden Burl McCoy Taliaferro, Carran & Keys Robert W. Carran W. Robert Lotz W. Robert Lotz

Criminal Defense: White-Collar Cox & Mazzoli Scott C. Cox, Michael R. Mazzoli David A. Lambertus David A. Lambertus James Barton Adams & Associates James Barton Adams, Jr. James I. Lowry IV James I. Lowry IV John Tim McCall John Tim McCall Johnson Newcomb William E. Johnson Johnson, True & Guarnieri J. Guthrie True Landrum & Shouse R. Kent Westberry Mascagni Law Offices Louisville, KY Frank Mascagni III 502.583.2831 | page 12 McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland Lexington, KY Luke Morgan 859.554.4414 | page 10 Richardson, Gardner & Alexander Bobby H. Richardson Romines Weis & Young Steve Romines Stites & Harbison Marc S. Murphy W. Robert Lotz W. Robert Lotz

DUI/DWI Defense Busald Funk Zevely Wilbur M. Zevely Fred E. Peters Fred E. Peters Jerry J. Cox Jerry J. Cox Kamenish Law Firm Keith E. Kamenish

Education Law Bingham Greenebaum Doll Melissa Norman Bork Brooks, McComb & Fields Arthur L. Brooks Middleton Reutlinger Mark S. Fenzel

Elder Law Brian Borellis Brian Borellis Fernandez & Haynes Maria A. Fernandez Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Jefferey M. Yussman

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Stoll Keenon Ogden David T. Royse

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Mary G. Eaves, Benjamin J. Evans

Frost Brown Todd Deborah Holland Tudor, Debbie Reiss Hardesty, Alison M. Stemler Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman Sheldon G. Gilman Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice Alan D. Pauw, Ivan J. Schell Stites & Harbison Bruce M. Reynolds, John A. Bartlett**, George B. Sanders, Jr. Stoll Keenon Ogden C. Joseph Beavin, Jennifer S. Smart, Sharon A. Mattingly Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Mark C. Blackwell, G. Alexander Hamilton**, Gordon B. Wright

Energy Law Baird & Baird Charles J. Baird Bingham Greenebaum Doll Bruce E. Cryder, Martin J. Cunningham, Patrick R. Northam Dinsmore & Shohl Chauncey S. R. Curtz, John R. Rhorer, Jr. Frost Brown Todd Warren J. Hoffmann Rajkovich, Williams, Kilpatrick & True Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr. Stites & Harbison Bruce F. Clark, Mark Overstreet, W. Blaine Early III, William T. Gorton III, Thomas E. Meng Stoll Keenon Ogden Lindsey W. Ingram, Jr., Lindsey W. Ingram III, Robert M. Watt III, C. Kent Hatfield, Kendrick R. Riggs Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Joseph J. Zaluski

Environmental Law * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

Baird & Baird Charles J. Baird Bingham Greenebaum Doll John C. Bender**, Carolyn M. Brown**, Anne A. Chesnut*, Martin J. Cunningham, David A. Owen**, Bradley E. Dillon, Mark S. Riddle* Dinsmore & Shohl Carl W. Breeding**, Lloyd R. Cress, Jr.**, Chauncey S. R. Curtz English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LaJuana S. Wilcher** Frost Brown Todd Philip J. Schworer**, Dennis J. Conniff**, Timothy J. Hagerty** Goss Samford Mark David Goss Jackson Kelly Kevin McGuire Middleton Reutlinger Hiram Ely III* Rajkovich, Williams, Kilpatrick & True Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr. Stites & Harbison W. Blaine Early III, William T. Gorton III, Laura D. Keller, Thomas E. Meng**, W. Patrick Stallard Stoll Keenon Ogden Craig C. Dilger*, Samuel D. Hinkle IV* Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs George L. Seay, Jr., H. Carl Horneman**, Donald J. Kelly*, Mark Stephen Pitt*

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Frost Brown Todd Joseph L. Ardery, Vickie Yates Brown Fultz Maddox Hovious & Bingham Greenebaum Doll Dickens Janet P. Jakubowicz Daniel E. Fisher, R. Gregg Hovious Family Law Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman Britton Osborne Johnson Rene Remek Savarise Anita M. Britton, Crystal L. Osborne Jackson Kelly William A. Hoskins III Diana L. Skaggs + Associates Diana L. Skaggs McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland Dinsmore & Shohl Lexington, KY Glen S. Bagby Lisa Hinkle, W. Terry McBrayer, Gess Mattingly & Atchison Christopher J. Shaughnessy Lori Shelburne 859.554.4414 | page 10 Goldberg Simpson Sheffer Law Firm Mitchell A. Charney Ronald G. Sheffer Harris & Johnson Stites & Harbison W. Stokes Harris, Jr. Janet A. Craig, Charles J. Kershaw & Baumgardner Cronan IV, Jennifer Elliott Suzanne Baumgardner, Valerie Suit, McCartney, Price, Price S. Kershaw & Ruark Miller, Griffin & Marks Frank H. McCartney Catesby Woodford Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Pregliasco Straw-Boone Doheny Mike D. Baker, Erin Brisbay Laurel S. Doheny McMahon, Douglas L. McSwain, J. Larry Cashen, Carole D. The Law Office of Martha A. Christian, Kathie McDonaldRosenberg McClure, Theodore T. Myre, Jr., Martha A. Rosenberg Stephen R. Price, Sr.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Family Law Mediation Kershaw & Baumgardner Valerie S. Kershaw Miller, Griffin & Marks Catesby Woodford

First Amendment Law * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

Immigration Law O’Brien Law Group Russell L. O’Brien Russell Immigration Law Firm Ron Russell Wetterer & Clare J. Gregory Clare Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Glen M. Krebs

Dinsmore & Shohl Information Jon L. Fleischaker** Technology Law Savage, Elliott, Houlihan, Mullins & Skidmore Frost Brown Todd Robert F. Houlihan, Jr. Charles R. Keeton, Cynthia L. Stewart Gaming Law Stites & Harbison Joel T. Beres McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Stoll Keenon Ogden Kirkland Lynn H. Wangerin Lexington, KY W. Terry McBrayer 859.554.4414 | page 10 Insurance Law

Government Relations Practice Berger, Cox & Nienaber Thomas R. Nienaber Dinsmore & Shohl Carl W. Breeding, Lloyd R. Cress, Jr. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland Lexington, KY W. Terry McBrayer 859.554.4414 | page 10

Health Care Law Barnett Benvenuti & Butler Jeffrey T. Barnett, Robert J. Benvenuti III, Wesley R. Butler Bingham Greenebaum Doll Phillip D. Scott, John R. Cummins, Barbara Reid Hartung Cull & Hayden Marie Alagia Cull, Marian J. Hayden Dinsmore & Shohl Bradley A. Case, Thomas A. Hoy, Colin Hugh Lindsay Dressman Benzinger LaVelle Gerald E. Benzinger, James A. Dietz, Mathew R. Klein, Jr., Robert G. Stevens English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley Murry A. Raines Enlow & Enlow David T. Enlow

Intellectual Property Law C Copyright IP Intellectual Property P Patent T Trademark * Litigation

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Amy B. Berge (C), John K. Bush (IP*), James C. Eaves, Jr. (P), Janet P. Jakubowicz (IP*) Dinsmore & Shohl Joseph H. Terry (C), Colin Hugh Lindsay (IP*, P*) Frost Brown Todd Cynthia L. Stewart (IP*) King and Schickli J. Ralph King (T) Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman Donald L. Cox (IP*) Middleton Reutlinger Scot A. Duvall (T), Hiram Ely III (IP*), James R. Higgins, Jr. (IP*, P*), Charles G. Lamb, Jr. (P), John F. Salazar (P*) Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice John S. Reed (IP*, P*) Stites & Harbison Joel T. Beres (C, IP*, P*, T), Jack A. Wheat (IP*) Stoll Keenon Ogden P. Douglas Barr (IP*), Douglas C. Ballantine (IP*) Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs W. Craig Robertson III (IP*, P*), Lisa C. DeJaco (IP*), William H. Hollander (C, IP*, T), Byron E. Leet (IP*)

International Trade and Finance Law Bingham Greenebaum Doll Robert L. Brown

Labor and Employment Law EI Employment Law – Individuals EM Employment Law – Management LE Labor and Employment LM Labor Law – Management LU Labor Law – Union * Litigation

Arnold & Miller Christopher D. Miller (EI) Barber, Banaszynski & Hiatt Bingham Greenebaum Doll Oliver H. Barber, Jr. (EI, EM, Barbara Reid Hartung LE*, LM, LU) Boehl Stopher & Graves Bingham Greenebaum Doll Rod Payne Wendy Bryant Becker (EM, Fowler Bell LE*), Brent R. Baughman (EM, Guy R. Colson LE*), Philip C. Eschels (EM, LE*, Frost Brown Todd LM), Margaret E. Keane (LE*) Greg E. Mitchell, Douglas Bowles Rice Langdon, Gene F. Price Timothy C. Wills (EM, LE*, LM) Hughes & Coleman Britton Osborne Johnson Joe B. Campbell Amy Johnson (EM, LE*) McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Brooks, McComb & Fields Kirkland Arthur L. Brooks (EI, EM, LE*, Greenup, KY LM, LU) Robert T. Watson Dinsmore & Shohl 606.473.7303 | page 10 R. Kenyon Meyer (LE*), O’Bryan, Brown & Toner Donna King Perry (EM, LE*, Tracy S. Prewitt, David S. Strite LM), Kathryn A. Quesenberry Phillips Parker Orberson & (EM, LE*) Arnett Fisher & Phillips William Orberson George D. Adams (EM, LE*, Stites & Harbison LM), Thomas J. Birchfield (EM, Janet A. Craig LM), Cynthia Blevins Doll (LE*), Raymond C. Haley III (EM, LE*, Stoll Keenon Ogden LM), Jeffrey A. Savarise (EM, Eileen O’Brien LM), Craig P. Siegenthaler (EM, Sturgill, Turner, Barker & LE*, LM) Moloney Ernest H. Jones II Tachau Meek David B. Tachau

Frost Brown Todd Robert D. Hudson (EM, LM), Denise H. McClelland (LE*), Keith Moorman (EM, LE*), Richard S. Cleary (EM, LM), James D. Cockrum (EM, LM), Tony C. Coleman (EM, LM), David L. Hoskins (EM, LE*, LM), Susan C. Lonowski (LE*), John T. Lovett (EM, LM), Winston E. Miller (LE*), D. Patton Pelfrey (EM, LE*, LM), C. Laurence Woods III (EM, LM) Landrum & Shouse Leslie Vose (EI, EM) Littler Mendelson Susan C. Sears (LE*, LM) Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman Donald L. Cox (LE*) McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland Frankfort, KY William D. Kirkland (LE*), Kembra Taylor (LE*) 502.223.1200 | page 10 McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland Lexington, KY Steven G. Amato 859.554.4414 | page 10 Middleton Reutlinger Kenneth S. Handmaker (EM, LE*) Priddy, Cutler, Miller & Meade Irwin H. Cutler, Jr. (EI, LE*, LU), Everett C. Hoffman (EI, LE*), Don C. Meade (EI, LE*, LU), Scott M. Miller (EI), Alton D. Priddy (EI, LU) Ransdell and Roach W. Keith Ransdell (EI, EM, LM), John C. Roach (EI, EM, LM) Smith and Smith James U. Smith III (EM, LM), W. Kevin Smith (EM, LM) Stites & Harbison Mauritia Kamer (EI, EM, LM, LU), Shannon Antle Hamilton (EI, EM, LE*, LM) Stoll Keenon Ogden James D. Allen (EM, LM), Richard G. Griffith (EM, LE*, LM), Richard C. Stephenson (EM, LM), Larry A. Sykes (EI, EM, LE*, LM, LU), Craig C. Dilger (LE*), Walter L. Sales (EM, LM), John O. Sheller (EM, LE*, LM), Thomas M. Williams (EM) Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney Stephen L. Barker (EI, EM, LE*), Kevin G. Henry (LE*) Tachau Meek Dustin E. Meek (LE*), David B. Tachau (LE*) Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Debra H. Dawahare (EM, LE*), Douglas L. McSwain (EI, EM, LE*), George J. Miller (EM, LM), Angela McCorkle Buckler (EM, LE*), Edwin S. Hopson (EM, LE*, LM), Mitzi D. Wyrick (EM)

Land Use & Zoning Law * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing Gerald F. Dusing* Bardenwerper Talbott & Roberts William B. Bardenwerper** Bingham Greenebaum Doll Anne A. Chesnut*, Job D. Turner III Frost Brown Todd Glenn A. Price, Jr.** Goldberg Simpson Paul B. Whitty**


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2013 Lawyers of the Year Best Lawyers has named individuals as “Lawyers of the Year” in Kentucky, based on their particularly high level of peer recognition.

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2 0 1 3 L AW Y E R S O F T H E Y E A R KENTUCKY ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW Bruce F. Clark C. Kent Hatfield ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Harry D. Rankin ANTITRUST LAW John S. Reed APPELLATE PRACTICE Mark G. Arnzen Brent R. Baughman Joe C. Savage BANKING AND FINANCE LAW

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s a workers’ compensation attorney who represents insured and self-insured employers, Doug U’Sellis knows his work is cut out for him. On the one hand, he’s dealing with injured claimants—he’s seen everything from minor sprains to severe head injuries—who feel like they’re not being compensated enough under Kentucky’s liberal workers’ comp statute. On the other, U’Sellis is representing employers who think they have to pay too much for their coverage and too much when someone gets injured. But it is a balance that U’Sellis has spent a career perfecting. “My job is to make sure that claimants are only getting what they are entitled to under the law,” says U’Sellis, who founded U’Sellis & Kitchen, PSC a decade ago after working at a large defense firm. “If an employee is legitimately injured they should be compensated, but fairly. My clients feel the same way.” What complicates U’Sellis’ practice is the fact that the law is constantly evolving, but it’s an exciting progression—and is something U’Sellis can personally be a part of. “The courts are constantly reinterpreting the statutes,” he says. “We’ll have cases that will go up on appeal to the Kentucky Supreme Court to ultimately decide issues, which can make an enormous difference in how the law is applied. It’s a pretty wonderful feeling when the Supreme Court returns a favorable opinion in a case we’ve worked hard on.” n

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ver the course of a career that has spanned nearly 35 years, Fowler Bell attorney Robert Ryan’s practice can be summed up in one word: evolution. Ryan started out principally handling litigation involving the insurance industry, then moved into bankruptcy work and handling creditors’ rights issues. In the background, however, Ryan always maintained a strong business, commercial and real estate practice, the industries that he primarily serves today. “Over the years I’ve learned to be adaptable in my practice,” says Ryan, who has been with the firm since 1985 and served as the firm’s managing partner from 2001-2007. These days, Ryan works on behalf of clients to structure and conclude real property purchases, assist in sales and development, form or acquire businesses, resolve and litigate their disputes, and handle other real estate matters, including homeowner associations. In addition to being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Ryan has been listed as a Super Lawyer® and rated AV® in Martindale-Hubbell®. He serves on the Management Committee and is Chair of the Marketing Committee for the firm, while being active in the community. “Working with clients to help them realize their business goals is intensely satisfying,” says the civic-minded Ryan, who is highly active in Rotary International. While recently serving as Rotary’s District Governor, he took a lead role in organizing and staffing the public concessions of the World Equestrian Games when they were held in Lexington in 2010, raising nearly $150,000 for polio eradication. Ryan characterizes his civic endeavors as a means of giving back to the community. n

Stewart E. Conner Kevin G. Henry Byron E. Leet BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW John S. Egan Mary L. Fullington Charles R. Keeton Robert S. Ryan BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION Charles J. Cronan IV Barbara B. Edelman CONSTRUCTION LAW

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW C. Joseph Beavin Alan D. Pauw

Karen J. Greenwell NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

ENERGY LAW

Thomas E. Meng

Bruce E. Cryder

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Carolyn M. Brown Anne A. Chesnut Dennis J. Conniff Hiram Ely III FAMILY LAW Martha A. Rosenberg

Larry C. Deener Gerald F. Dusing Richard W. Hay David T. Klapheke Charles E. Moore Tyler S. Thompson PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION

HEALTH CARE LAW

Perry M. Bentley Edward H. Stopher

Carole D. Christian Frank H. McCartney

PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW

INSURANCE LAW

Gerald R. Toner

Janet A. Craig David B. Tachau

PUBLIC FINANCE LAW

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Alex P. Herrington, Jr.

RAILROAD LAW James R. Higgins, Jr. William H. Hollander James E. Cleveland III LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW Stephen L. Barker Arthur L. Brooks Donald L. Cox Irwin H. Cutler, Jr. Richard G. Griffith Alton D. Priddy Jeffrey A. Savarise James U. Smith III Larry A. Sykes

Joseph A. Cleves, Jr. Buckner Hinkle, Jr. LAND USE & ZONING LAW Gregory P. Parsons David B. Ratterman Samuel D. Hinkle IV Alfred S. Joseph III CORPORATE LAW Patrick R. Northam Kenneth R. Sagan

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITECOLLAR

Patrick W. Gault

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