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Harry Dadds

Member, Lexington

Harry chairs SKO's Healthcare practice and is a member of the Arbitration & Mediation and Business Services practices, bringing more than 30 years of experience to his work. In his practice, Harry has provided legal advice and representation in a variety of fields including healthcare, public contracting, business transactions, regulatory compliance, taxation, employee benefits and risk management. Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March 2010, Harry has worked with healthcare providers and others in the health care industry to meet PPACA requirements and prepare for its impact.

Previous to SKO, Harry was the Senior Associate General Counsel for the University of Kentucky. He was also Chief Legal Counsel for Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn.  Harry is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where his received his B.A. and J.D. in 1972 and 1975, respectively.  He received his LL.M. in taxation from Emory University in 1989.

Among several professional and civic engagements, Harry served as secretary of Central Kentucky Management Services from 2004-2012 and as a member of the steering committee for the Kentucky Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology.  Also, Harry was a captain in the U.S. Army from 1975-1979 and in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1979-1995 attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Emory University
1989, LL.M.
University of Kentucky College of Law
1975, J.D.
University of Kentucky
1972, B.A.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


  • Kentucky Bar Association, Health Law Section, secretary, 2011-2013; chair elect, 2013-present
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Commercial Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, member, 2013-present
  • Central Kentucky Management Services, Inc., director and secretary, 2004-2012
  • Panel of Arbitrators, member, FINRA, formerly NASD, 2007-present
  • Saint Catherine College, adjunct professor, Health Law and Policy, 2011-present
  • Georgetown Rotary, board of directors, 2013-present
  • Phi Gamma Delta House Corporation, director
  • Kentucky Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology, Steering Committee member
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News Publications Seminars
“Hot Topics in Health Care Law”, Kentucky Law Institute, University of Kentucky, Office of Continuing EducationNov. 2013
“The Increased Importance of Contract Management”, 2013 Mid Central Regional Compliance Conference, Health Care Compliance Association of America, Louisville, KentuckyNov. 2013
Kentucky Health Law Institute2009