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.
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
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,
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