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8 Kentucky attorneys recognized among nation’s Top 250 Women Litigators

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2017) – Eight women attorneys in Kentucky earned a place on the sixth annual Benchmark Litigation Magazine compilation of the nation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation, including Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC attorney Lea Pauley Goff for the fifth consecutive year.

Top 250 Women in Litigation recognizes the accomplishments of America’s leading female litigators representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Top 250 Women in Litigation publication’s extensive research process, which encompasses six months of investigation into the individual litigators’ professional activities as well as client feedback surveys and individual interviews, culminated in the selection of what the magazine describes as the most distinguished women in the world of litigation.

Attorneys named to the 2017 publication were chosen through several phases of research: namely, the review of their recent case work, peer review in which we consider how attorneys at peer legal institutions might rank them, and a consideration of client feedback on their performances.

Mindy Barfield, Dinsmore & Shohl – Barfield is a partner in the Litigation Department. She practices in the area of complex commercial litigation with a focus on defending clients in contract-related and business torts litigation (breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, misrepresentation, conversion, interference with prospective advantage or contractual relationship) and in complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation arising from the handling of claims under all variety of insurance coverages.

Theresa Canaday, Frost Brown Todd – Canaday is chair of the business litigation practice group, the largest of the firm’s practice groups. Her legal practice has an emphasis in complex business matters, including energy-related contract disputes, business torts, franchise disputes and related matters, construction disputes and unfair competition cases. She represents Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations, as well as closely-held companies, start up businesses and entrepreneurs.  She also has substantial experience representing energy-sector entities in state and federal litigation.

Barbara Edelman, Dinsmore & Shohl – Edelman has extensive complex litigation experience. She focuses on commercial litigation and many types of business disputes. The matters litigated include contract disputes, fiduciary duty claims, lender liability, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, trade secrecy and financial class actions in state and federal courts.  She also advises clients in employment-related matters, and has litigated many Title VII, wrongful discharge, non-competition and employment-related cases.

Virginia Hamilton Snell, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs – Snell chairs the firm’s Appellate Advocacy Practice.  Snell regularly represents clients in appellate courts and in cases before lower courts that primarily involve questions of law and are likely to proceed to the appellate level. Her experience encompasses issues including constitutional, contract, statutory, class action, regulatory, legal malpractice, trusts and estates, wrongful death, tax, healthcare provider, employment and business disputes over fraud, fiduciary duty, lender leasibility, shareholder rights, or covenants not to compete.

Janet Jakubowicz, Bingham Greenebaum Doll – Jakubowicz is chair of the firm’s Partnership Board and a member in the Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on business and commercial litigation. She has successful prosecution and defense of a variety of commercial, securities and RICO litigation, intellectual property, class action and arbitration matters involving the banking and insurance industry, brokerage firms, manufacturing, service and retail industries.

Margaret E. Keane, Bingham Greenebaum Doll – Keane is a member of the Litigation department. Her practice focuses on defense of products liability actions, general commercial litigation, defending employers in various employment actions and representing parties in family law actions. She has been nominated for the Jefferson County Circuit Court bench three times. This is her fourth inclusion among the Top 250 Women in Litigation.

Anne Oldfather, Oldfather Law Firm – Oldfather’s pratcie concentrates in plaintiffs’ personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, appellate matters, commercial litigation and complex family law. She has multiple multimillion-dollar verdicts for plaintiffs for personal and class action injury.

Lea Pauley Goff, Stoll Keenon Ogden – Goff chairs SKO’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice and a member of the Business Litigation practice, where she co-chairs the Banking Litigation practice. She earned the Benchmark Litigation honor for her work in bankruptcy and commercial litigation. This is her fifth inclusion among the Top 250 Women in Litigation.