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Kinkead & Stilz adds 3 new members to firm

Tonya S. Rager, left, Melanie S. Marrs, center, and David A. Trevey

The members of Kinkead & Stilz, PLLC, have added Melanie S. Marrs, David A. Trevey and Tonya S. Rager to the firm as members.

Together, Melanie, David, and Tonya bring over 50 years of experience defending healthcare professionals, healthcare institutions, and other professionals. Their litigation practice enhances the firm’s broad strengths – including municipal officer defense, business law, environmental law, real estate litigation and transactions, estate planning and litigation, and tax litigation.

“Melanie, David, and Tonya are experts in their field,” Robert C. Stilz, Jr. says.

Previously, Melanie, David, and Tonya practiced at Fulkerson, Kinkel & Marrs, PLLC, a boutique Lexington firm with a concentration in healthcare defense.

Melanie has represented nearly every physician specialty throughout the state. She also represents institutional healthcare delivery clients including hospitals, clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. In doing so, she has a high success rate before the trial courts of our Commonwealth and also before the appellate courts.

David’s practice began as medical malpractice defense, and grew to include all types of professionals – including lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, realtors, and surveyors. He also spent several years defending skilled nursing facilities and hospitals throughout Eastern Kentucky.

Tonya received an LL.M. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Health Care Law and has served as staff attorney on the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Since entering private practice she has managed large-scale medical litigation including the London Cardiac Litigation and Complicated Aviation Defense cases among others. Tonya has also represented physicians and other healthcare providers throughout the state providing professional liability defense.

“We are proud to welcome these experienced attorneys to our firm résumé,” founding partner Shelby Kinkead notes.