Office Address

Phone Number

859-255-8581

Mobile Number

859-361-8338

Fax Number

859-231-0851

Email Address

sbarker@sturgillturner.com

Firm Website

www.sturgillturner.com

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Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney

Main Office Address

333 W. Vine Street, Suite 1400
Lexington, KY 40507
United States

Office Locations

Lexington

Firm Phone Number

859-255-8581

Firm Fax Number

859-231-0851

Personal Background

A trial lawyer for more than 35 years, Steve’s practice focuses on employment law and education law. He defends employers and counsels them in all aspects of the employment relationship—from hiring and termination practices, to drafting employee contracts, to state and federal regulatory compliance. Steve’s knowledge of issues that affect higher education institutions, such as faculty tenure and student civil rights, stems from his three decades as counsel to a number of colleges and universities and his involvement with the National Association of College and University Attorneys. 

Steve’s legal accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. He was named the 2011 recipient of the Henry T. Duncan Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Fayette County Bar Association to recognize annually a member of the bar whose integrity, leadership and professional conduct exemplifies the high ethical and professional standards that benefit the community. He serves as Kentucky’s only representative member in the Employment Law Alliance—a network of more than 3,000 lawyers that provides labor and employment law expertise in all 50 states and more than 130 countries—and he was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as Lexington’s 2011 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of labor and employment law.

In addition, Steve is a certified mediator, and frequently mediates cases involving civil and domestic relations property disputes. 

PRACTICE GROUPS         

  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Mediations

EDUCATION

  • University of Tennessee, B.S. (1972)
  • University of Kentucky, J.D. (1975)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Kentucky Law Journal

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky

DISTINCTIONS

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers (2007-Present), Schools & Education, Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lexington Labor and Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2011)
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Henry T. Duncan Award (2011)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2001-Present), Employment Law - Individuals; Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Kentucky Labor Letter, Editorial Board (1999-2001)
  • Fayette County Attorney, Special Prosecutor (1993)
  • Assistant Fayette County Attorney (1975-81)
  • CLE lecturer and author on litigation, employment law, education law and mediation topics

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association, President (2003-04)
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association Inquiry Commission (2005-Present)
  • Kentucky Bar Association House of Delegates (1986-92)
  • American Bar Association, Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Co-Chair (1998-2000)
  • Litigation Counsel of America

COMMUNITY & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Fayette County Legal Aid, Director (1984-2009)
  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Ethics Commission, Member (1999-2003)
  • Fayette County Law Library Trustee (2003-Present)
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lafftery Society


Firm Background

Founded in 1957, Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC is a Lexington-based law firm with a history of commitment to serving its clients, its people and its community with integrity. Sturgill Turner’s attorneys focus on business law, civil litigation, education law, employment law, equine law, governmental law, health care law, insurance law and mediation services. For more information about the firm, please visit www.sturgillturner.com.


Firm Practice Areas

Collectively, Sturgill Turner’s active trial lawyers have a significant amount of knowledge, skill, and courtroom and advocacy experience, providing the firm with the resources to resolve even the most challenging legal issues. We concentrate our efforts in the areas of:   

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law & Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Equine Law
  • Governmental Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Long-Term Care Defense
  • Mediation Services
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Legal Representation
  • Professional Malpractice Defense
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Workers' Compensation

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