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Justin D. Clark

Counsel to the Firm, Louisville

Justin returned to Stoll Keenon Ogden Louisville office as Counsel to the Firm in 2018 following his service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky as General Counsel for the Cabinet of Health and Family Services. He credits his rural, small-town upbringing, and the common sense that instilled in him, for his ability to achieve major wins for clients involved in complex business disputes and litigation. He has a calm, focused manner that allows him to hone in quickly on the critical piece of a case that can lead to a favorable resolution.

Insurance Services

Justin has represented insurers and policyholders alike in a wide spectrum of insurance matters, including complex regulatory issues, coverage disputes, defense of bad faith claims, personal injury defense, and professional negligence. As testament to his expertise in this practice area, Justin has been appointed as Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court to hear and decide the matter of a wrongful death action case involving issues of first impression.

Appellate

Justin has done extensive appellate work at the state and federal level, and his arguments have been cited by and consistently relied upon by federal courts. He has handled cases mainly on behalf of commercial clients, but has also successfully prepared comments for individuals and government entities.

Business Litigation

Acting as a lead counsel and legal advisor, Justin covers a broad range of litigation areas, including construction law, environmental law, and antitrust law. In the courtroom and at the negotiation table, Justin has delivered results that have included multimillion-dollar awards.

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
2002, J.D.
Western Kentucky University
1999, B.A.
Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
United States Supreme Court

Recognition

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America®
  • Louisville Magazine, Top Lawyer

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Commissioner, Kentucky Boxing & Wrestling Commission (2016 – 2017)
  • Member, Leadership Louisville’s “Bingham Fellows” Class of 2009 Member
  • Leadership Louisville’s “Ignite Louisville” Class of 2006
  • American Inn of Court, Brandeis Chapter
  • Kentucky Law Journal Association, Board of Directors
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Work Highlights

Insurance Company Rehabilitation and Liquidation

Representation of the Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Insurance in her capacity as the Rehabilitator of AIK Comp, an unincorporated association and group self-insurance fund in rehabilitation. Ernst & Young, LLP v. Clark, 323 S.W.3d 682 (Ky. 2010); Curtis Green &...

Breach of Stock Purchase Agreement

Procured multi-million dollar arbitration award following a two week trial against a Fortune 250 company for funds due and owing under a complex Stock Purchase Agreement arising out of the acquisition of a natural gas company. Timothy T. Allen v. Constellation New Energy – Gas Division,...

Robinson-Patman Act

Counsel to Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc., d/b/a Scag Power Equipment in complex antitrust litigation initiated by New Albany Tractor, Inc. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed trial judgment in Scag Power Equipment’s favor under the Robinson-Patman Act. The Sixth Circuit also adopted my...

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