Jerry is Counsel to the Firm and a member of the Utility & Energy practice. He brings to Stoll Keenon Ogden more than 25 years of experience working at the Kentucky Public Service Commission, where he served as a staff attorney, deputy general counsel and executive advisor. He frequently appeared before the Commission in administrative proceedings involving electric, natural gas, water and sewer utility issues and represented the Commission in state and federal courts. Jerry also served as the Commission’s representative in a number of interagency groups addressing water and wastewater issues. Between 2009 and 2013, he was the Commission’s representative on the Board of the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. Jerry developed and implemented the Commission’s training program for water utility officials and served as an instructor for that program. He is frequent speaker on utility and local government issues before such organizations as the Kentucky Rural Water Association, Kentucky League of Cities, the Kentucky Association of Counties, and the Utility Management Institute.
Jerry served for 27 years in the United States Army as a judge advocate before retiring at the rank of Colonel in 2011. His service encompassed numerous roles on active duty and in a reserve status.
Jerry received his J.D. from Emory University in 1984, and earned his B.A. in History with Honors in 1981 from Johns Hopkins University. Jerry also serves as a member of Board of Trustees of the Woodford County Library and has previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.