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Burl McCoy

Counsel to the Firm, Lexington

Burl is Counsel to the Firm in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office. He is a member of the Business Litigation practice. Burl, who has been practicing law more than 35 years, concentrates his practice primarily on Criminal Law and white collar crime criminal defense.

Burl has received an AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating and is recognized as a Best Lawyer and a Kentucky Super Lawyer for his many legal accomplishments. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a federal prosecutor and director of the litigation for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Burl is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar associations as well as the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the Lexington Rotary Club. Burl is married with three children and enjoys reading and collecting military antiques during his free time.

University of Miami
1973, LL.M.
University of Kentucky College of Law
1972, J.D.
University of Kentucky
1969, A.B.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 1995 - present
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer, Criminal Defense: White Collar


  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Rotary
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Work Highlights

Wrongful Death: Domestic Violence

Estate of Amanda Ross v. Steven R. Nunn, Fayette Circuit Court, Civil Action No. 09-CI-05104. Obtained a judgment against Steven R. Nunn in the amount of $24,253,298.85 for the wrongful death of Amanda Ross. The trial team has pursued foreclosure of Nunn's real property, garnishment of...

Directed Verdict in Criminal Case

SKO obtained a directed verdict of all criminal charges filed against a client following a jury trial in Circuit Court.

Prosecutorial Misconduct

Rogers et al v. O’Donnell et al, No. 10-00373 (E.D. Ky. 2011), aff'd 737 F.3d 1026 (6th Cir 2013). Represented state prosecutors in a case arising from a criminal prosecution of local police officers for assault, intimidating a participant in a legal process, and tampering with a...

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