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Damon R. Talley

Of Counsel, Hodgenville

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 spent 35 years in private practice working with public utilities throughout Kentucky. He 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, Public Service Commission, Division of Water, Utility Management Institute and other utility groups in the state.

Damon is also 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 the Kentucky Public Service Commission, as well as before federal and state trial and appellate courts. He handles matters such as rate adjustments, transfers of control, financing and construction applications, and consumer complaint proceedings. 

 

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, 2018

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

     Utility Law Update, Hardin County Water Law Seminar, 2018

     Utility Law Forum, Utility Management Institute, 2018

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

     Resolving Service Territory Disputes, Utility Management Institute, 2107

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

     Utility Law Update, KRWA Annual Conference, 2017

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

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

     Utility Law Forum, Utility Management Institute, 2017

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

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

     Utility Litigation Update, Water Law Series, Utility Leadership Institute, 2016

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

     Utility Law Update, KRWA Annual Conference, 2016

     Water Purchase Contracts, KRWA Management Conference, 2016

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

     All Things Meter, Water Law Series, Utility Leadership Institute, 2015