Monica Hobson Braun

Monica Hobson Braun: Attorney with Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC


Monica is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 2009. She is a member of the Business Litigation practice with a focus on Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Torts, and Class Actions, as well as the Utility and Energy Practice. Monica’s litigation practice ranges from representing Fortune 500 companies to small, locally-owned businesses. She has experience in state and federal courts, and has had the rare honor of practicing before the United States Supreme Court in a case that determined who can bring claims under the Lanham Act, a federal trademark statute. In addition to intellectual property litigation, Monica has experience with breach of contract matters, antitrust issues, construction disputes, liens, banking litigation, eminent domain, constitutional law, and bond disputes.

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

Work Highlights

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

Constitutional Law

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

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Business Litigation
  • Business Owner Disputes
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Eminent Domain & Real Estate Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Utility & Energy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
859-309-5447  Phone
859.231.3903  Phone
859.259.3503  Fax
University Attended:
University of Kentucky, B.A., 2006
Law School Attended:
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2009
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky; United States Tax Court; United States Supreme Court


•Kentucky Bar Association
•Fayette County Bar Association
•FCBA Women Lawyers Association
•American Bar Association

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Lexington, Kentucky

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