Barry L. Dunn
Barry is an Associate in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office and has been with the firm since 2010. He is a member of the Business Litigation, Tort, Trial & Insurance Services, Appellate, Criminal Law and Utility & Energy practices.
As a member of the Utility & Energy practice, Barry regularly assists utility companies with a variety of state regulatory matters, including Kentucky Utilities Company's and Louisville Gas and Electric Company's rate cases before the Kentucky Public Service Commission. His utility experience also includes matters involving affiliate transactions, certificates of public convenience and necessity, regulatory assets, and environmental compliance and surcharges.
Barry's litigation practice involves matters at the trial and appellate levels. This experience includes representing a large group self-insurance fund against a Big Four accounting firm from the trial court through the United States Supreme Court, prosecuting and defending election contests and recounts, handling wrongful death claims, settling collections matters, litigating estate contests and assisting with other contract-and tort-related matters. Barry currently represents swine farmers in a complex nuisance case and a telecommunications company in cases involving contract and fiduciary duty claims.
Barry received his law degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where he was named Outstanding Graduate. He also served as President of the Moot Court Board, Notes Editor for the University of Louisville Law Review, and as a two-time member of the National Moot Court Team. Prior to law school, Barry taught 8th grade social studies and interned for a United States Senator and a United States Representative.
Barry remains active with his alma mater as a member of the Brandeis School's Alumni Council and Recent Graduates Committee. He is married and has three boys, and in his free time enjoys sports, politics, and traveling.
The firm represents several land owners being sued by neighboring property owners for an alleged nuisance related to alleged odors emanating from hog barns. The plaintiffs claim that the odors are unreasonably interfering with their enjoyment of their property. The case is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.
Related Practices: Business Litigation, Business Torts, Environmental Litigation
Product Liability: Negligent Design, Manufacture, and Maintenance of Heavy Equipment
Successfully represented the estate, widow, and children of a farm employee killed while operating heavy machinery. Matter settled for policy limits prior to filing suit.
Related Practices: Tort, Trial & Insurance Services
Related Industries: Manufacturing
Application of Kentucky Utilities Company for an Adjustment of Its Electric Rates, No. 2012-00221 (Ky. Pub. Serv. Comm'n 2012)
Application of Louisville Gas and Electric Company for an Adjustment of Its Electric and Gas Rates, a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, Approval of Ownership of Gas Service Lines and Risers, and a Gas Line Surcharge, No. 2012-00222 (Ky. Pub. Svc. Comm'n 2012)
Slinker v. Green County Board of Elections, Case No. 11-CI-00092 (Ky. Cir. Ct. Feb. 21, 2012) (rejecting an election contest related to the sale of alcohol at qualified historic sites). The Kentucky Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal as untimely. Slinker v. Health, No. 2012-CA-000574-MR (Ky. App. Apr. 17, 2012).
Applications of Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Approval of Their 2011 Compliance Plan for Recovery by Environmental Surcharge, Nos. 2011-00161 and 2011-00162 (Ky. Pub. Serv. Comm_n 2011).
Verified Joint Application of Kentucky Utilities Company d/b/a Old Dominion Power Company, Louisville Gas and Electric Company, LG&E and KU Services Company, LG&E and KU Energy LLC, LG&E and KU Capital LLC, PPL Corporation, PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, and PPL Services Corporation for Authority to Engage in Affiliate Transactions and to Enter into Utility Services Agreements, No. PUE-2011-00095 (Vir. State Corp. Comm_n 2011).
Joint Application of Kentucky Utilities Company d/b/a Old Dominion Power Company, Louisville Gas and Electric Company, and LG&E and KU Services Company for Authority to Engage in Affiliate Transactions and to Enter into an Amended and Restated Utility Service Agreement, Case No. PUE-2010-00141 (Vir. State Corp. Comm'n 2010).
Ernst & Young LLP v. Clark, ---U.S.---, 2011 WL 588978 (Feb. 22, 2011) (denying certiorari on issue involving whether the McCarren-Ferguson Act reverse preempts the Federal Arbitration Act).
Watkins v. Bullitt County Board of Elections, Case No. 10-Cl-01701 (Ky. Cir. Ct. Nov. 22, 2010) (establishing the election recount procedure in a local election).
Professional & Civic Activities
Louisville Bar Association, vice chair, Young Lawyers Section
Kentucky Bar Association
Legal Aid Society Domestic Violence Advocacy Program
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Alumni Council and Recent Graduates Committee
Lindsey Wilson College Class of 2005, class agent
Focus Louisville, 2011
Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department and Edgewood Fire & EMS, former volunteer Firefighter
Mr. Dunn taught 8th grade social studies at a public middle school before attending law school. Content spanned from the early Americans through the Civil War. Mr. Dunn also coached 7th and 8th grade basketball during this time.
Mr. Dunn was a certified Kentucky Fire/Rescue Instructor and taught a variety of classes to fellow volunteer firefighters.
2010 Outstanding University Graduate for the Brandeis School of Law
University of Louisville Law Review, Notes Editor
Moot Court Board, President
Two-time Member of the National Moot Court Team
Justice Charles Leibson Award as the Outstanding Constitutional Law Student
First Place, Kentucky Bar Association Student Writing Competition
Brandeis Honor Society
Highest grade in Constitutional Law I, Contracts I, Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Issues, Federal Jurisdiction, Insurance Law, Selected Problems in Civil Procedure, and Torts II.
2005 Outstanding Social Science Graduate at Lindsey Wilson College
|Aug. 2013||“Kentucky Supreme Court Makes Peremptory Strikes a ‘Substantial Right’ in Civil Cases,” co-author, Louisville Bar Association’s Bar Briefs|
“Annual Report of the Electricity Committee,” American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law (contributing author on the Kentucky section)
|2009||"Created After Death: Kentucky Law and Posthumously Conceived Children," University of Louisville Law Review, 48, p. 167|