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Ransdell, Roach and Royse announce new Lexington law firm

Lexington, Ky. – Keith Ransdell, John Roach and David Royse have announced the opening of their law firm, Ransdell Roach & Royse PLLC. The firm advises and represents individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs in connection with commercial litigation and transactions, labor and employment, Thoroughbred racing and breeding, constitutional law, and serious personal injury and wrongful death.

Keith Ransdell and John Roach were law school classmates who formed their own firm in 1996, after Ransdell practiced at the Nashville firm, Bass Berry and Sims, and Roach worked at the Washington, D.C. firm Akin Gump. David Royse was a partner at Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC. Each have extensive experience as “first-chair” lawyers in major litigation who also serve as trusted advisors to a diverse base of individual and business clients.

“We are committed to offering our clients the highest quality representation and personal attention,” said David Royse, partner. “John, Keith and I have always shared a mutual respect and professional admiration for one another and we are excited to now work together and use our combined experience and abilities to assist our clients in achieving practical solutions and optimal results. We all take that responsibility very seriously.”

David Royse has served as a trusted legal advisor and handled major litigation for many of Kentucky’s top     businesses including Keeneland Association, The Jockey Club, Claiborne Farm, Louisville Gas & Electric Company, Kentucky Utilities, Kentucky American Water, Fifth Third Bank, and numerous others. He has also represented individuals and families in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, including the representation of five families of victims in the Comair 5191 crash where he was appointed by U.S. Judge Karl Forester as Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. In 2014, Royse was inducted as a Fellow in

Litigation Counsel of America, a highly-selective honorary trial lawyer society. He has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, SuperLawyers, ChambersUSA and Benchmark Litigation, earning multiple distinctions as a “Leader in Litigation,” “Local Litigation Star” and “Lexington Lawyer of the Year” in Banking & Finance Litigation and Real Estate Litigation. He is ranked “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest level of professional excellence. David focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation, estate litigation, equine litigation and serious personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

John Roach is a former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice who also served as General Counsel to Governor Ernie Fletcher. Recently, John served as General Counsel in the Transition of Governor Matt Bevin. In addition to a vigorous trial practice, John has successfully argued cases before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Kentucky Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Since returning to private practice, John has represented a diverse group of individuals and businesses including Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Bayer Properties (developers of The Summit at Fritz Farm), Dominion Enterprises, and Greer Companies (major franchisee of Cheddar’s Casual Café). With a passion for horse racing, he has participated in stallion syndications including Congrats and Pioneer of the Nile. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for many years and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. His practice primarily focuses on commercial litigation, appellate advocacy, labor and employment law and litigation, equine law, and corporate transactions for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Keith Ransdell began his law career at one of the largest law firms in Tennessee before returning to Kentucky. He has significant experience representing, among others, personal injury victims and business clients in complex matters in state and federal court. Keith’s additional practice areas include employment disputes, civil rights actions, construction disputes, ERISA litigation, and complicated commercial and intellectual property disputes. Keith’s continued representation includes Commonwealth Credit Union, Gateway Manufacturing, Inc., Johnan America, Inc. and Nesbitt Engineering, Inc. In active practice, Keith has obtained numerous notable trial verdicts and favorable settlements in both state and federal courts. Keith has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2009 for a number of practice areas, including Labor and Employment Law, Employment Law-Individuals, Management and Labor Law-Management, and in 2015 was named by The Best Lawyers in America as Lexington Lawyer of the Year in the area of Employment Law-Management.

For more information, visit www.RRRFirm.com.

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