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Damon R. Talley

Of Counsel , Hodgenville IN


Damon R. Talley

Of Counsel , Hodgenville IN

Damon joined Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Utility & Energy practice as Of Counsel in 2015 and serves clients through the firm’s Hodgenville, Lexington, and Louisville offices.

Before his time at SKO, Damon worked for decades in private practice and has provided legal representation to public utilities throughout Kentucky. He has focused primarily on water utilities, and his deep expertise in drinking water has earned him a reputation statewide as a go-to legal resource in this area. Damon is general counsel of the Kentucky Rural Water Association and has served in this capacity since 1979.

Given his substantial experience, Damon is frequently called upon to speak at training sessions sponsored by the Kentucky Rural Water Association, Division of Water, Utility Management Institute, and other utility groups in the state.

Damon is highly active in the local community and serves as a board member of several nonprofit organizations. He is a past board member of the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. He was a charter member, long-time board member, and two-term board chairman of the Kentucky FFA Foundation.

Utility & Energy: Damon represents public utility clients before federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. He handles matters such as rate adjustments, transfers of control, financing and construction applications, and consumer complaint proceedings.


University of Kentucky College of Law, 1975, J.D.

University of Kentucky College of Engineering, 1972, B.S.M.E.


Admitted In

  • Kentucky

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional & Community Activities

  • 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


  • Best Lawyers® 2023 Utilities Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Lexington

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Utilities Law, 2021 – present

  • 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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