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Damon R. Talley

Of Counsel, Hodgenville

Damon serves as Of Counsel and is a member of the Utility & Energy practice. He practices out of the Louisville, Lexington and Hodgenville, Kentucky offices. Damon brings to SKO more than 35 years of experience working in private practice focusing on public utility work.  He serves as General Counsel of the Kentucky Rural Water Association and has served in this capacity since 1979.

He is a frequent speaker at training sessions sponsored by the Kentucky Rural Water Association, Public Service Commission, Division of Water, Utility Management Institute, and other Utility Industry Groups.

Damon received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1975, and earned his B.S.M.E. in 1972 from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering.  He served as a board member of the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority for 15 years (2000-2015), and was a charter member, a long-time board member and Board Chairman for two terms of the KY FFA Foundation, Inc.  He also serves as a board member for a variety of other non-profit organizations.

Practices
Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
1975, J.D.
University of Kentucky College of Engineering
1972, B.S.M.E.
Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
United States Supreme Court

Recognition

  • Sullivan Medallion, presented to Outstanding Graduating Student, University of Kentucky
  • Moot Court Board, president, University of Kentucky College of Law
  • Outstanding Student, University of Kentucky College of Engineering
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, president, University of Kentucky
  • Kentucky Association of Future Farmers of America, president
  • Outstanding Citizen Award, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, 1990
  • Outstanding Citizen Award, Cave City Chamber of Commerce, 1981
  • Outstanding Citizen Award, Horse Cave Chambers of Commerce, 1979
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Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, Board Member, 2000-2015
  • KY FFA Foundation, Inc, Chairman and Board Member, 1987-2005
  • FarmHouse Foundation of Kentucky, Inc., Former Board Chairman and trustee, 1976-present
  • The Lincoln Museum, Inc., Chairman & charter member, 1988-1994
  • Hodgenville Rotary Club, President, 1986-1987
  • LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, President, 1985-1986
  • FFA Alumni Association, President, Kentucky chapter, 1985-1986
  • Cave City Chamber of Commerce, President, 1981
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News Seminars

 

     Personnel Policies - an Overview, Utility Management Institute, Morehead, KY, 2018

     Obtaining PSC Approval of Construction and Financing of Water and Wastewater Projects,
     Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, Frankfort, KY, 2018

     Utility Law Update, Hardin County Water Law Seminar, Elizabethtown, KY, 2018

     Utility Law Forum, Utility Management Institute, LaGrange, KY, 2018

     Recent Developments in Utility Regulation, Northern KY Water Training Seminar, Erlanger,
     KY, 2018

     Resolving Service Territory Disputes, Utility Management Institute, Gilbertsville, KY, 2107

     When Is a Water Purchase Agreement Deemed to be a Franchise?, Water Law Series, Utility
     Leadership Institute, Bowling Green, KY, 2017

     Utility Law Update, KRWA Annual Conference, Lexington, KY, 2017

     Obtaining CPCN from PSC, KY/TN Water Professionals Conference, Lexington, KY, 2017

     Emergency 911 Funding Alternatives – Pitfalls to Avoid, County Officials Leadership Institute
     Conference, Frankfort, KY, 2017

     Utility Law Forum, Utility Management Institute, Morehead, KY, 2017

     Recent Developments in Utility Regulation, Northern KY Water Training Seminar, Erlanger,
     KY, 2017

     How to Conduct Board Meetings, PSC Water Personnel Training Seminar, Frankfort, KY, 2016

     Utility Litigation Update, Water Law Series, Utility Leadership Institute, Bowling Green, KY,
     2016

     All Things Meter – Extending Meter Service Life, PSC Water Personnel Training Seminar,
     Prestonsburg, KY, 2016

     Utility Law Update, KRWA Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2016

     Water Purchase Contracts, KRWA Management Conference, Bowling Green, KY, 2016

     Why Did They Do That? – Lessons Learned from Municipal Utility Cases, Water Law Series,
     Utility Leadership Institute, Bowling Green, KY, 2015

     All Things Meter, Water Law Series, Utility Leadership Institute, Bowling Green, KY, 2015