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Sam is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell , is listed in The Best Lawyers in America , recognized by Chambers USA, honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer and recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star for his legal accomplishments. He was also honored by Louisville Magazine as a Top Lawyer. He has successfully defended clients against claims of lender liability and breach of fiduciary duty, actions alleging fraud and other violations of securities law. His clients include major chemical companies, financial institutions, energy companies, equine interests, trade organizations and creditors involved in bankruptcy proceedings. He also has extensive experience in land use, planning, zoning and subdivision regulation matters. He is experienced with the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, RCRA, the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act in addition to state regulatory matters.
Sam is a member of the Louisville and American Bar associations. He currently serves on the Kentucky Board of Education and previously served on the Shelby County School Board as a member and Chair. Sam is a past participant of Leadership Shelby County and Leadership Louisville Bingham Fellows. He is also a member of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, Bankruptcy; Energy & Natural Resources; Environmental; Equine; General Commercial, 2013-2017
•Best Lawyers in America , Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
•Best Lawyers in America , 2006-present
•Kentucky Super Lawyers , 2007-present
•Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer, Environmental Law, 2013; Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2012-2014 and 2016
•Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, 2014-2017
Complex Litigation of Superfund Cleanup Site
Louisville Industrial Park, LLC v. ExxonMobil Oil Corporation, et al., Case No. 3:14-CV-278-CRS (W.D. Ky., 2017). See also, FCBKy Holding, LLC v. Louisville Industrial Park, LLC, et al., Case No. 13-CI-402829 (Jefferson Circuit Court, 2013).
Related Practices: Banking Litigation , Environmental Litigation , Eminent Domain & Real Estate Litigation , Business Litigation
Successfully represented local lender regarding a defaulted loan secured by collateral that was contaminated and subsequently un-archived as a Superfund site.
Related Practices: Banking , Banking Litigation , Environmental Litigation , Business Litigation
Rights of Nonprofit Members to Inspect Corporate Records
SKO represented certain members of a Kentucky nonprofit equine corporation in litigation against the nonprofit. When “significant deficiencies” were identified in the nonprofit’s $2 million annual budget, the organization refused to produce accounting records to the members who requested...
Related Practices: Equine Litigation , Business Litigation , Appellate , Business Torts
Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 52 Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys, Dec. 11, 2018
SKO Attorneys Recognized Among 2019 Best Lawyers in America, Aug. 15, 2018
SKO Named Litigation Firm of the Year for the Seventh Time, Feb. 16, 2018
SKO Attorneys Recognized Among Best Lawyers in America, Aug. 16, 2017
Five SKO Attorneys Recognized Among Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers, Nov. 18, 2016
Seven SKO Attorneys Named 2017 Local Litigation Stars, Nov. 14, 2016
Best Lawyers in America Chooses 61 SKO Attorneys for 2017 Publication, Aug. 30, 2016
Twelve SKO Attorneys Named 2017 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers , Aug. 29, 2016
30 SKO Attorneys Named “Top Lawyer” by Louisville Magazine, Mar. 2, 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
SKO Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Benchmark Litigation Stars, Oct. 1, 2015
SKO Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers , Aug. 17, 2015
SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2016, Aug. 17, 2015
28 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2015, Apr. 1, 2015
Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 57 Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys, Nov. 24, 2014
SKO Recognized by Benchmark Litigation for Outstanding Service, Sep. 17, 2014
SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2015, Aug. 18, 2014
33 SKO Attorneys Named “Top Lawyer” by Louisville Magazine, Mar. 25, 2014
25 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2014, Mar. 12, 2014
Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 42 Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys, Nov. 26, 2013
SKO Recognized by Benchmark Litigation for Outstanding Service, Oct. 28, 2013
SKO Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, Sep. 24, 2013
SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2014, Aug. 19, 2013
22 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2013, June 5, 2013
34 SKO Attorneys Names “Top Lawyer” by Louisville Magazine, Mar. 5, 2013
22 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2013, Feb. 10, 2013
SKO attorney, Sam Hinkle, joins Prichard Committee, Dec. 17, 2012
SKO Recognized by Benchmark for Litigation and Appellate Services, Oct. 2, 2012
SKO Attorneys Named “Lawyer Of The Year” by Best Lawyers, Sep. 19, 2012
61 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2013, Sep. 7, 2012
Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 31 Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys, July 20, 2012
22 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2012, June 7, 2012
SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2012, Feb. 28, 2012
SKO Attorneys Named “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers, Oct. 12, 2011
SKO Recognized by Benchmark: Litigation as a Leading Litigation Firm in KY, Oct. 10, 2011
53 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2012, Sep. 6, 2011
Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 25 SKO Attorneys, July 25, 2011
SKO Litigation Practice Receives Tier 1 Ranking by Chambers USA 2011, June 20, 2011
SKO Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA 2011, June 10, 2011
SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2011, Mar. 16, 2011
SKO Named Kentucky Antitrust Firm of the Year, Jan. 31, 2011
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC Recognized by Benchmark Litigation, Oct. 17, 2010
SKO Receives 27 Top-Tier Rankings in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings, Sep. 15, 2010
53 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2011, Aug. 6, 2010
26 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Kentucky Super Lawyers, July 28, 2010
SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA, June 14, 2010
SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2010, Apr. 15, 2010
Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 27 SKO Attorneys, Aug. 15, 2009
49 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Aug. 6, 2009
SKO Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2009, June 15, 2009
Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 26 SKO Attorneys, July 29, 2008
Lawyers Honored by Chambers USA, June 19, 2008
39 SKO Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Sep. 19, 2007
Kentucky Super Lawyers Recognizes 24 SKO Attorneys, June 19, 2007
Louisville Magazine Recognizes SKO Attorneys as Best Lawyers in America, Mar. 15, 2006
Towards the Heart of the Sport: A Sporting Perspective on Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture v. American Quarter Horse Association, Feb. 12, 2015
Antitrust: Cloning Issues in the Equine World: Life After the AQHA Decision for Breed Registries, 29th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, University of Kentucky College of Law 2014
Legal Issues for New Owners, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, presenter 2009
Leadership Louisville Foundation
Legal Issues for New Owners, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Presenter, 2009
Successfully represented a number of clients in Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA, RCRA and related state law matters.
Successfully represented clients in land use, planning, zoning and subdivision regulation matters.
Successfully represented clients in a number of actions alleging fraud and other violations of securities laws.
Successfully represented clients against claims of lender liability and breach of fiduciary duty.
Successfully represented a number of clients in equine matters involving both Thoroughbred and Saddlebred horses. Clients include major racetracks, trade organizations and individual owners and breeders. Has also advised concerning compliance with applicable regulations relating to licensing matters.
Successfully advised clients in administrative proceedings before a number of state and federal agencies, including the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Federal Trade Commission.
Successfully represented clients in matters related to antitrust claims under the Sherman Act, Clayton Act and state antitrust statutes.
Successfully represented clients in numerous proceedings in bankruptcy, including claims of preference and fraudulent conveyance.
Louisville Magazine, Top Lawyers
Pollution: In Insurance Policies, It May Not Mean What You Think It Means, Kentucky Bar Association Bench and Bar, November 2011.
Member: American Bar Association (Member, Antitrust Law, Environment, Energy and Resources, Health Law, Litigation and, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Sections); Louisville Bar Association (Member, Environmental Law and Litigation Section).
•American Bar Association
•Louisville Bar Association
•Kentucky Board of Education, member
•Shelby Co., Ky. School Board, past member and Chair
•Leadership Shelby County
•Bingham fellow, Leadership Louisville Foundation
•Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
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