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Kif H. Skidmore

Counsel , Lexington KY


Kif H. Skidmore

Counsel , Lexington KY

Kif is Counsel to the Firm in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington office and rejoined SKO in 2016, following eight years as partner at another regional law firm. She is part of the Labor & Employment and Tort, Trial & Insurance Service practice groups.

Working on behalf of corporate and health care clients throughout Kentucky, Kif has litigated cases in administrative hearings and in federal and state courts. She has litigated matters ranging from medical negligence claims to class action employment disputes, and has thorough knowledge of privacy laws and regulations. Since organizations face intense scrutiny regarding their privacy policies and practices, particularly in the field of health care, Kif has honed her expertise in this area.

Active in the legal community, Kif is a past president of the Executive Board of the Fayette County Bar Association. She also assumes a leadership role at a nonprofit organization.

Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits: Concentrating mainly on litigation, Kif represents employers’ cases involving all manner of disputes, including alleged discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour claims, and contractual disputes.

Tort, Trial & Insurance Services: Kif litigates cases involving allegations of medical negligence, long-term care abuse and neglect, and product liability. Kif handles all aspects of a case, including drafting pleadings, preparing and defending motions, working with experts to address complicated medical, scientific and economic issues, handling evidentiary proceedings and appellate briefings.


University of Kentucky College of Law, 2002, J.D., cum laude, Kentucky Law Journal

Berea College, 1995, B.A.


Admitted In

  • Kentucky

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Professional & Community Activities

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Past President

  • American Bar Association

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • Lesotho Youth Foundation, Vice President


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2020 – present

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law — Individuals, Employment Law — Management, Labor Law — Union, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions — Defendants, 2021 – present

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Labor Law — Union, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions — Plaintiffs, 2023 – present

  • Kentucky Super Lawyer®, Employment & Labor, 2024


  • Techno Tools for Organizing and Presenting Your Case, Bench & Bar CLE, 2015

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