Lobbying Affiliate: MML&K Government Solutions
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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021, 2022 (Commercial Litigation)
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®


Kentucky, 1975
United States District Court Eastern District of Kentucky

United States District Court Western District of Kentucky
United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


Indiana University, B.S., 1972
Chase College of Law, J.D., 1976


Litigation allows me the opportunity to bring my abilities and experience to bear on behalf of my clients in a thoroughly satisfactory way. I view each client’s matter as a tantalizing problem to solve, and every case provides a new challenge in working my client out from the center of a maze with no easy answers. It’s not the fight that drives me, it’s the notion that I am responsible for guiding my client through a difficult time. I am responsible for seeing my client through the storm.  Each matter can go to the very heart of a client or a client’s business, so I make every client’s matter my own, regardless of the size or scope of the case.

It is always my goal in practicing law to resolve my client’s disputes successfully, expeditiously and efficiently. Sometimes that will lead to a trial in a courtroom, but more often I can skillfully find a resolution for my clients that provides a positive outcome before it gets that far. Litigation is not about winning at all costs – it is about ensuring that the client receives the best possible resolution to a matter.

I became a lawyer to follow in the footsteps of my father, who encouraged me to join a worthwhile profession that had provided him with a rewarding and challenging career. In over forty years in that vocation, I have never looked back.


I was an associate at Sandidge, Holbrook  & Craig PSC from 1976 to 1980. That firm became Holbrook, Gary, Wible & Sullivan PSC and I became a partner in 1980. That firm eventually became what is now known as Sullivan Mountjoy, PSC. In 1997, I joined the firm of Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice PLLC, where I have been a Member.

Kentucky Leader

Community/Civic Leadership

I was President of the Kentucky Defense Counsel from 1992 to 1993 and a State Representative of the Defense Research Institute from 1997 to 1999. I'm currently the President of the Somerset Patio Homes Association.

Professional Activities

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

News & Insights

Reported Cases

Glenn R. Womack, M.D., P.S.C. v. City of Flemingsburg, 102 S.W.3d 513 (Ky. App. 2002)
Parker v. Henry A. Petter Supply Co., 165 S.W.3d 474 (Ky. App. 2005)
Secura Insurance Co. v. Gray Constr., Inc., 717 F. Supp. 2d 710 (W.D. Ky. 2010)
Brooks v. Brooks Furniture Mfgrs., Inc., 325 S.W.3d 904 (Ky. App. 2010)
Inter-Tel Technologies, Inc. v. Linn Station Properties, LLC, 360 S.W.3d 152 (Ky. 2012)

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