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Glen Bagby UK College of Law adjunct faculty member

Glen S. Bagby teaches Advanced Estate Planning. Mr. Bagby is a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in Lexington and a 1969 graduate of the College of Law. He has extensive experience in litigation, trusts and estates, family and business law. He is a frequent speaker in continuing legal education seminars.

Frank T. Becker teaches Equine Law. He is a practitioner in Lexington, specializing in equine and commercial law and litigation, and is also an experienced and certified mediator and arbitrator. Frank is the author of the legal textbook Equine Law, and regular speaks on the topic of equine law. He has served as Chair of the Mediation Center of Kentucky and as a hearing officer of the Lexington-Fayette County Human Rights Commission. He was previously a partner in the law firms of Miller, Griffin & Marks and Dinsmore & Shohl. He is a 1979 Coif graduate of the College of Law.

kentucky college of law adjunct faculty member don cetrulo

Don Cetrulo teaches Legal Drafting. Prof. Cetrulo has taught Legal Writing and Legal Drafting at the College of Law since 2006. He is a co-author of Kentucky Instructions to Juries and the reviser of the 5th edition. He previously served as a Kentucky Commissioner of The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.  He is a partner in the law firm of Knox & Cetrulo PLLC in Lexington.

Jennifer Coffman UK College of Law adjunct faculty member

Jennifer Coffman supervises the Judicial Externship. Judge Coffman retired in 2013 from her appointment as Federal District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. She served as Chief Judge of the Eastern District from 2007-2012. She is a 1978 graduate of the College of Law and an inaugural (1996) inductee into the College’s Hall of Fame.

Rebecca DiLoreto UK College of Law adjunct faculty member

Rebecca DiLoreto is the supervising attorney for the Children’s Law Center Externship. She is the Executive Director of Institute for Compassion in Justice. Prior, Professor DiLoreto had a twenty-four year career with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) in indigent defense. She served as Post Trial Division Director for DPA for ten years and was the first director of the Lexington Public Defender’s Office. She also served as the Litigation Director for the Children’s Law Center, Inc. She has represented young people in juvenile, family and circuit court across the Commonwealth.

Andrew Dorisio UK College of Law adjunct faculty member

Andrew Dorisio teaches Patent Law. He is a member of King & Schickli, PLLC, in Lexington, where his areas of practice include patent, trademark, and copyright law. He is a 1996 graduate of the College of Law.

Charles Fassler UK College of Law adjunct faculty member

Charles Fassler teaches Partnership Tax. He is Of Counsel at Bingham Greenbaum Doll LLP in Louisville, where he has dealt with all aspects of federal income taxation from a transactional perspective, with particular emphasis on partnership and corporate taxation. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. He is a co-author of a partnership tax casebook in the Lexis/Nexis Graduate Tax series, now in its third edition. 

Bill Garmer UK Law Alumnus and adjunct faculty member

William Garmer teaches Medical Liability. He is a founding member of Garmer & Prather PLLC in Lexington, and practices in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Prof. Garmer is an experienced and talented trial lawyer and a frequent speaker on medical malpractice issues, and has been a leader in many local, state and regional bar associations. He is 1975 graduate of the College of Law and a 2014 inductee into the College’s Hall of Fame.

Janet Graham UK College of Law adjunct faculty member

Janet Graham is the supervising attorney for the Lexington City Attorney Externship. She is the Law Commissioner of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. As the LFUCG’s general counsel, she oversees the preparation of all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, and other legal documents for the Urban County Government and its related agencies, and the provision of legal advice and assistance to the Mayor, the Chief Administrative Officer, and all departments and divisions within the Government and the Urban County Council, and litigation involving the Urban County Government.

Karen Greenwell UK College of Law adjunct faculty member

Karen Greenwell teaches Energy and Mineral Law and Policy. She is a partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP in the firm’s Lexington office. Professor Greenwell has assisted coal, oil, gas and energy industry clients with all manner of transactions, including leasing matters, asset acquisitions and divestitures, corporate mergers and stock acquisitions, and bankruptcy sales. She is a frequent speaker and author for organizations such as the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Institute for Energy Law, and the Conference of Government Mining Attorneys.

Pierce Hamblin UK College of Law adjunct faculty member

Pierce Hamblin teaches Litigation Skills, and has been a member of the adjunct faculty for over 30 years. Professor Hamblin is a partner at Landrum & Shouse LLP in Lexington. In addition to a distinguished practice in all areas of litigation and dispute resolution, Professor Hamblin is a certified mediator through the Mediation Center of Central Kentucky, and has mediated over 4300 cases in the past ten years. He is a 1977 graduate of the College of Law and a 2006 inductee into the College’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, Hamblin was inducted into the University of Kentucky Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

John Hays UK College of Law adjunct faculty member

John Hays teaches Negotiating Process. Prof. Hays is a member of Jackson Kelly PLLC in the firm’s Lexington office, and is a 1988 graduate of the College of Law. He has experience representing clients in litigation matters, including personal injury defense, property damage, insurance coverage and indemnity disputes. He has also represented clients in the oil and gas industry in federal and state investigations and other matters. Prof. Hays' practice is primarily focused in construction litigation, contracts and commercial litigation. He also has extensive training and experience as a mediator in construction, commercial, employment and personal injury disputes and is on the CPR Regional Panel of Neutrals. He has also served as an arbitrator and is on the Commercial Arbitration Panel for the American Arbitration Association, and is a frequent author and lecturer on topics related to construction and alternative dispute resolution.

Paula Holbrook UK College of Law adjunct faculty member

Paula Holbrook RN, BHS, JD, CPHRM, is the co-supervisor of the UK Health Care Externship. Prof. Holbrook is the Associate General Counsel and Clinical Risk Manager for UKHealthCare. She is a former ICU nurse, who has extensive experience in healthcare as a medical malpractice defense attorney, risk manager, attorney representing state agencies and facilities within the Cabinet for Health & Family Services, and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Guion Johnstone adjunct faculty member of UK College of Law

Guion Johnstone is the supervising attorney for the Immigration Law Externship. She is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Bar Foundation. Prof. Johnstone holds JD and MSW degrees from the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the Kentucky Bar Foundation, she was the Director of the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic and worked as a forensic social worker for New York County Defender Services in New York City and as a staff attorney to Hon. Phillip J. Shepherd, Chief Judge of Franklin Circuit Court in Frankfort, KY. During law school, she interned for Immigration Legal Services at Catholic Charities where she assisted immigrant victims of domestic violence with U-Visas and VAWA self-petitions. She has also completed internships at the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, the Federal Community Defenders in Philadelphia, and the Smithsonian’s Latino Center in Washington, D.C.

Emily Jones UK College of Law Adjunct Faculty member

Emily Jones is the supervising attorney for the Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) Externship. She is the Immigration Attorney at KRM, Inc. Her work includes refugee and immigration assistance, such as applications for citizenship and legal permanent residence, family petitions (to bring family members to the United States), and employment authorization. Prof. Jones is a 2011 graduate of the College of Law. Prior to joining KRM in December 2013, she practiced in the area of foreclosure defense at Community Legal Aid in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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John McGarvey teaches Secured Transactions. He is a shareholder in Morgan & Pottinger in the firm’s Louisville office. Professor McGarvey ‘s practice concentrates on secured transactions, municipal law, the representation of banks and other lenders in litigation, and matters under the Uniform Commercial Code. He has been elected to the American Law Institute and was recently appointed chairperson of the Legislative Council of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is a 1973 graduate of the College of Law and a 2011 inductee into the College’s Hall of Fame.

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George Miller co-teaches Labor Law. He is a Partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP in Lexington, where he is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Service Team. He concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law and eminent domain law. Prof. Miller is a 1984 graduate of the College of Law. His previous teaching experience includes Legal Writing, Philosophy of Law, and Jurisprudence.

Margaret Pisacano

Margaret Pisacano, RN, JD, CPHRM, is the co-supervisor of the UK Health Care Externship. She is Associate General Counsel and Director of Risk Management for UK HealthCare, overseeing Risk operations throughout UK HealthCare. Prior to her graduation from the UK College of Law in 1989, she was as a registered nurse with experience in a variety of clinical areas. She worked as a medical malpractice defense attorney in private practice for eighteen years before joining the University of Kentucky in 2007. As Director of Risk Management for the Medical Center, she manages all medical malpractice litigation brought against the University of Kentucky Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals, clinics, and healthcare providers and provides legal counsel to the Medical Center on a wide range of enterprise and operational risk issues. She has been a frequent lecturer and presenter on medical risk issues and malpractice avoidance issues throughout her legal career.

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Damon Preston is the Deputy Public Advocate and the supervising attorney for the Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) Externship. Prof. Preston is a 1994 graduate of Harvard Law School and began his legal career in the Criminal Appeals Branch of the Legal Aid Society in New York City. After joining DPA in 1997, he worked in the Richmond, Paducah, and Cynthiana trial offices before moving to DPA’s central office in Frankfort in 2004 where he served as Appeals Branch Manager and Trial Division Director prior to being appointed Deputy Public Advocate in January 2011.

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Lou Anna Red Corn, Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney, supervises the Commonwealth Attorney Externship Program. Lou Anna was appointed Commonwealth Attorney in September of 2016, after serving as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney since 1987. Before becoming a prosecutor, Lou Anna worked as a public defender in Eastern Kentucky. Lou Anna has tried over 225 felony cases to juries, including 51 homicide prosecutions and she and her assistants provide law students the opportunity to participate in and better understand the criminal justice system as a prosecutor. Lou Anna is a 1984 graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. 

Steven Rouse teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution. He comes to Kentucky from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was a Visiting Lecturer from 2009 to 2011. Previously, he was clerk to U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn of the Northern Disrict of Alabama, and practiced with Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago in that firm’s litigation department. Prof. Rouse is a magna cum laude graduate of Northwestern University School of Law.

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Thaletia Routt is the supervising attorney for the UK Office of Legal Counsel Externship. She is Associate General Counsel for the University of Kentucky, and specializes in real estate law and transactions, construction matters, leases, probate matters, development and endowments, bankruptcy, and matters before the Kentucky Board of Claims. She is a 2000 graduate of the UK College of Law.

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Thomas E. Rutledge teaches Business Planning. As a member of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC resident in their Louisville office, his practice is devoted to organizing, buying and selling businesses and disputes between business owners. A 1990 graduate of UK Law, he is a member of the American Law Institute, is widely published on topics of business organization law, and has served as the drafter of many of Kentucky’s business organization statutes.

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Joe Savage teaches Litigation Skills. He is an experienced trial attorney with his own office in Lexington. Mr. Savage has taught this course for many years, as well as courses in insurance and medical liability law. He has been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers, The International Society of Barristers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a 1964 graduate of the College of Law, and a 2003 inductee to the College’s Hall of Fame.

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Linda A. Smith is the Supervising Attorney for the Kentucky Innocence Project, litigating claims of actual innocence in cases of wrongful conviction since 2010. Along with Investigator James “Jimmer” Dudley, Linda co-teaches externship classes in post-conviction law at all three of the Commonwealth’s law schools in addition to supervising students while they investigate cases of potential wrongful conviction. Linda is also a member of the National Innocence Network Executive Board and the International Council of Innocence Network Directors. In 2013, Linda was honored to receive the Kentucky Bar Association Donated Legal Services Award.

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Larry Sykes co-teaches Labor Law. He is a member of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC in its Lexington office, and has been with the firm since 1983 upon his graduation from the UK College of Law. He is a member of the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Practice. He has extensive experience with claims of race, age and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, breach of covenants not-to-compete and whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He has been teaching Labor Law at the College of Law since 2009.

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M. Lee Turpin is the supervising attorney for the Fayette County Attorney Externship. Professor Turpin is First Assistant County Attorney. A 1992 graduate of the College of Law, she served as a judicial clerk for Judge John Adams in Fayette Circuit Court until 1994. Except for several years as a staff attorney with the Division of Natural Resources and Department of Corrections, she has been with the Fayette County Attorney’s Office. She has served as a general prosecutor, Director of the Domestic Violence Unit, and Director of Criminal Prosecution. Additionally, she has extensive experience in teaching seminars in domestic violence and criminal prosecution to the Lexington Police Department, Kentucky State Police, and the Fayette County Public Schools.

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Andrea Welker is the supervising attorney for the Children’s Advocacy Today (CAT) Externship, and an attorney with the CAT office in the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.  She is a 2009 graduate of the College of Law and also holds an MA in Diplomacy and International Commerce from UK’s Patterson School. She was previously in practice with the law firm of Gordon J. Dill, PSC, a firm devoted to general trial practice, including medical malpractice, employment litigation, domestic relations and criminal defense. Andrea returned to Lexington in 2010 to launch her own law practice shortly before joining CAT.

Charles Wisdom teaches Federal Appellate Advocacy and Federal Criminal Law. He is Chief of the Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington.