As part of her Utility and Energy practice, Monica has represented investor-owned electric, water, and gas utilities in complex regulatory proceedings before the Kentucky Public Service Commission and Tennessee Regulatory Authority. Monica has extensive experience with rate proceedings and certificate of public convenience and necessity matters.
Monica is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer for Business” by Chambers USA in the area of Utilities Law, and as a Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Energy & Resources. Additionally, she is a member of Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List.”
Monica is a member of the Fayette County and Kentucky Bar associations, in addition to being a member of the Fayette County Women Lawyers Association. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the Greater Bluegrass March of Dimes and enjoys spending time with her husband, Lucas, and her twins, Harrison and Claire.
•Benchmark Litigation, Top Litigator Under 40, 2016-2018
•Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Utilities, 2014-2017
•Kentucky Super Lawyers , Rising Star, 2016-present
•CALI Awards in Intellectual Property, Healthcare Organizations & Finance, Conflicts of Laws
•Kentucky Law Journal Outstanding Third Year Staff Member
•Luke Woodward Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
•Marshall Club Best Brief, Best Oral Argument, Best Overall Ad vocate awards
Patent Infringement, False Advertisement & Antitrust
Static Control Components, Inc., et al. v. Lexmark International, Inc., et al., Case No. 04-84-GFVT (E.D. Ky) (multiple published decisions)
This multi-party, complex litigation involved claims for, among other things, patent infringement, antitrust violations, and false...
Related Practices: Intellectual Property , Business Litigation , Antitrust, Trade Regulation & Franchise
Shareholder Class Action
Margie Elstein v. Lexmark International, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 16-CI-02380 (Fayette Circuit Court)
Steven represented Lexmark in successfully dismissing a proposed class action lawsuit claiming Lexmark’s merger was unfair to shareholders. A mere three days before...
Related Practices: Class Action , Business Litigation
Jerry Jamgotchian v. Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, et al., Civil Action No. 11-CI-01047 (Franklin Circuit Court)
SKO represented the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in a dormant commerce clause challenge filed against it by a thoroughbred owner regarding an industry-standard...
Related Practices: Equine Litigation , Business Litigation
Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 52 Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys, Dec. 11, 2018
Five of Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys named to Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List, July 9, 2018
SKO Named Litigation Firm of the Year for the Seventh Time, Feb. 16, 2018
Three SKO Attorneys Listed Among Under 40 Hot List, Aug. 3, 2017
Five SKO Attorneys Recognized Among Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers, Nov. 18, 2016
Three SKO Attorneys Listed Among Under 40 Hot List, Sep. 12, 2016
SKO Elevates Nine Attorneys to Member Status, Feb. 25, 2016
Chambers USA Recognizes 24 SKO Attorneys, Feb. 22, 2016
Lea Pauley Goff and Richard G. Griffith named among Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers, Nov. 30, 2015
28 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2015, Apr. 1, 2015
25 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2014, Mar. 12, 2014
Five New Attorneys Join Stoll Keenon Ogden, Oct. 26, 2009
Rock of Ages: Why Kentucky’s Use of the Abandonment Test in Deciding the Ownership of Mineral Refuse is Inadequate, Feb. 1, 2008
“Legal Issues for Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors,” Halfmoon Education Seminar, Lexington, KY, April 2016
•Kentucky Bar Association
•Fayette County Bar Association
•FCBA Women Lawyers Association
•American Bar Association