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Eileen M. O’Brien

Member, Lexington

Eileen is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office and has been with the firm since 1981. She is a member of the Trusts, Estates & Family Law practice as well as the Arbitration & Mediation and Tort, Trial & Insurance Services practices. She also organizes the firm's annual Women in Business conference and has served on its management and finance committees.

Eileen's practice focuses on family law, including business and asset valuation and division, pre- and post- nuptial agreements and related issues.  In addition to long term care defense, she also practices in the area of  insurance defense, including employment issues, product liability, personal injury and workers compensation.

Eileen is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and has served as Chair of the Kentucky Bar's Family Law Section.  Eileen is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer for her many legal accomplishments. She has presented various seminars for clients regarding employment issues, family law matters, and health and wellness initiatives. She is also an experienced mediator for family law, personal injury and civil dispute resolution. She received her mediation training at Harvard Law School and through the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts.

Eileen is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations. She has served on the Editorial Board for Kentucky Bench and Bar since 2000, is a volunteer counselor for the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program, serves on the KYLAP Commison and is active with the Fayette County Pro Bono Board. She currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Kentucky Bar Association and is a past president of the Kentucky Bar Foundation Board. To give back to the community, Eileen serves on, and is president of, the Board of the Chrysalis House and is a past president of the Board of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. She is also a member of the board of the Wilderness Road Girl Scout Council and a member of the Kentucky Nonprofit Networks board or directors.

In 2010, Eileen was appointed by the President of the American Bar Association to serve as one of 10 national members of the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs.

Education
Harvard Law School
2004, Certificate in Mediation
University of Kentucky College of Law
1981, J.D.
Transylvania University
1977, B.A., summa cum laude
Admissions
Fayette Circuit Court
Fayette District Court
Kentucky Court of Appeals
Kentucky Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year,” Lexington, Insurance Law, 2015
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer, Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Women in Business Champion of the Year 2009 for the Small Business Association (SBA) Kentucky District Office and Regional Women in Business Champion of the Year 2009 for the SBA's Region IV selected from state winners in the Southeast region consisting of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi
  • Bluegrass Alliance for Women Impact Award, 2011
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America Advocate of Trial Advocacy, 2002
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Policy Advocate, 2004 and Woman of Achievement, 2001
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Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Foundation, president, 2012-2013
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, president, 2012-2013
  • Kentucky Bench & Bar editorial board
  • Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program, volunteer counselor, 1998-present
  • Chrysalis House, Inc., Board Member since 1987, immediate past president
  • Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, board member since 2005, immediate past president
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, past president
  • SKO Women@Work Annual Conference, founder, 1999 -2017
  • Wilderness Road Girl Scout Council, member, 2010-present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, life fellow
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Seminars
SKO Women@Work, presenter; 1999-2017