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Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney

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333 West Vine Street, Suite 1500
Lexington, KY 40507
United States

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Personal Background

Josh has established a successful education law and employment law practice, both as general counsel and as a litigation defense attorney. As an education law attorney, he represents and advises school districts, colleges, and universities in litigation, governance, and employment matters, including discipline, employee policies, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title IX, Open Meetings and Open Records, contracts, and immunity challenges. Josh’s practice as an employment law attorney includes the representation of a number of employers in both the public and private sectors. Further, Josh has served as a special investigator of employee misconduct when circumstances require the investigation be handled by an outside party.

Firm Background

For almost 60 years, the attorneys of Sturgill Turner have focused on helping businesses, government entities, non-profits and individuals solve and prevent problems. In doing so, we strive to deliver exceptional legal solutions through superior client service. Sturgill Turner measures success by both results and relationships–we are committed to our mission of “serving with integrity.”

While the firm has celebrated numerous legal victories for its clients, we know that the true hallmark of Sturgill Turner is its people. We place great emphasis on employee satisfaction because we recognize that success in any endeavor requires knowledgeable, professional and dedicated personnel. We credit our people with creating a culture where the client comes first.


  • 11 U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms Rankings
  • 11 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in America
  • 6 Attorneys named Lexington Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America
  • 10 Kentucky Super Lawyers
  • 3 Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • 11 Attorneys rated Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • 4 Litigation Counsel of America Fellows
  • Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky for 12 consecutive years


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:   

  • Arbitration
  • Business Services
  • Business Disputes
  • Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Schools
  • Long-Term Care Defense
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-Profit & Religious Organizations
  • Public Entity Law
  • Special Investigations
  • Torts & Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Workers’ Comp