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Harry Dadds

Member , Lexington KY


Harry Dadds

Member , Lexington KY

Harry is the former Co-Chair of Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Healthcare practice and has been with the firm since 2012. He also contributes to the Arbitration & Mediation and Business Services practice groups at the firm, bringing more than 30 years of experience to his work. He holds a J.D. degree, along with an LL.M. in taxation.

Prior to joining SKO, Harry was the Senior Associate General Counsel for the University of Kentucky. In Tennessee, he was the Chief Legal Counsel for the Erlanger Health System.

Among his many professional and civic engagements, Harry has served as Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Health Law Section, secretary of Central Kentucky Management Services, and was a member of the steering committee for the Kentucky Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology. He is an Adjunct Professor at Bellarmine University, teaching Health Law. Harry also was a captain in the U.S. Army and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Healthcare: Harry is a trusted advisor for legal recommendations that help diverse healthcare clients manage risk while maximizing opportunities. He focuses his practice on transactional and regulatory matters. Harry has consulted with academic medical centers, hospitals, medical services providers, and others in the industry on strategies for achieving business goals while staying in compliance with applicable laws.

Arbitration & Mediation: Harry is a member of the panel of arbitrators for both the American Arbitration Association and the American Health Law Association. He also mediates healthcare disputes. 

Business Services: Leveraging his substantial experience, Harry offers strategic counsel to clients on employee benefits, public contracts, higher education, general business transactions, taxation, and a broad range of other activities.


Emory University, 1989, LL.M.

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

University of Kentucky, 1972, B.A.


Admitted In

  • Kentucky

  • Tennessee

Professional & Community Activities

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Health Law Section, secretary, 2011-2013; chair elect, 2013-2014; chair, 2015-2017

  • American Bar Association

  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • Board of Cardome Renaissance Center, LLC

  • St. Francis & John Parish, Strategic Planning Committee, Chair, 2017-2017

  • University of Kentucky Newman Center Leadership Council, 2017-present

  • Commercial Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, 2013-present

  • Central Kentucky Management Services, Inc., Director and Secretary, 2004-2012

  • Panel of Arbitrators, FINRA, formerly NASD, 2007-present

  • Saint Catherine College, Adjunct Professor, Health Law and Policy, 2011-present

  • Georgetown Rotary, Board of Directors, 2013-2017

  • Phi Gamma Delta House Corporation, President, 2014-2021; Vice President, 2021

  • Kentucky Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology, Steering Committee Member


  • American Arbitration Association, Commercial Panel of Arbitrators, 2013 – present

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Panel of Arbitrators, 2014 – present

  • Bellarmine University, Adjunct Faculty, 2016 – present

  • Best Lawyers® 2020 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Lexington

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2017 – present


    • Health Law Ethics, Kentucky Health Law Institute; UKCLE, 2016
    • Kentucky Law Update; (KBA) Five Health Law Issues for General Practitioners, 2016
    • Kentucky Law Update; (KBA), Affordable Care Act Update, 2014
    • Hot Topics, Kentucky Health Law Institute; UKCLE, 2013
    • Hot Topics in Health Care Law, Kentucky Law Institute, University of Kentucky, Office of Continuing Education, 2013
    • The Increased Importance of Contract Management, Mid Central Regional Compliance Conference, Health Care Compliance Association of America, Louisville, Kentucky, 2013
    • Kentucky Health Law Institute, 2009
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