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Mark T. Hurst

Member, Louisville

Mark is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office and has been with the firm since 2006. He is co-chair of the Business Litigation practice group and also serves as the co-chair of the Trust & Estate Litigation practice. Mark is also a member of the Banking Litigation, Business Torts, Construction Law, Eminent Domain & Real Estate Litigation, Class Action and Tort, Trial & Insurance Services practices and he has served on the firm's Board of Directors. Mark's litigation experience ranges from representing Fortune 500 companies to small, locally owned businesses. His practice has included complex commercial disputes, class action litigation, fiduciary obligations, probate and estate litigation,  personal injury, non-compete enforcement and employment and discrimination law defense.

Mark is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®,  is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, was named one of Louisville's Top Lawyers for Litigation by Louisville Magazine and is honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer. He has first chaired trials in both federal and state courts, trying cases to both juries and judges.

Mark is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar associations. Mark has previously served on and chaired the Board of Directors for Zoom Group, an organization devoted to helping adults with develpmental disabilities, as well as the Board of Directors for Actors Theatre of Louisville. He was named to Business First's Forty under 40 in 2010, being recognized as an up and coming business leader in the community. Mark is also a member of Leadership Louisville's Class of 2011. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, Natasha, and their son, Freeman and Patton. Mark completed Louisville Ironman in 2011.

University of Kentucky College of Law
2001, J.D.
University of Kentucky
1998, B.B.A., magna cum laude
Kentucky Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
United States Supreme Court


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Benchmark Litigation,  Top Litigator Under 40, 2016-2017 
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2014 - present
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer, Business Litigation
  • Top Lawyer in Louisville, 2013 - present
  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer, Personal Injury Law-Plaintiff and Professional Malpractice Law (non-medical) - Defense, 2012
  • Business First's Forty Under 40, 2010
  • Moot Court Board, Member, University of Kentucky, 1999-2001
  • Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Member University of Kentucky, 1999-2001
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  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Brandeis Chapter, barrister member, 2007-2010
  • Zoom Group, Board of Directors
  • Actors Theatre, Board of Directors
  • Habitat for Humanity's Buildable House Program, firm representative
  • Legal Aid's "Ask a Lawyer" Program, volunteer
  • Leadership Louisville Class, 2011
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Work Highlights

Defense of Alleged Breach of Fiduciary Duty in an LLC

SKO defended the majority member of a medical billing company from multiple claims of usurping corporate opportunities and breach of fiduciary duty.  Counterclaims were filed against the plaintiffs alleging breach of fiduciary. The case was quickly settled on favorable terms to...

Defense of Majority Shareholder Against Breach of Fiduciary Duty Charges

SKO defended a majority shareholder against multiple claims of breach of fiduciary duty, self-dealing and fraud stemming from multiple construction and land use projects.  The case was litigated over the course of four years, with the plaintiffs eventually agreeing to settle the dispute for...

Nuisance Claims

The firm represented several land owners being sued by neighboring property owners both individually and as a class for an alleged nuisance related to odors emanating from hog barns. The plaintiffs claimed that the odors unreasonably interfered with their enjoyment of property. The case was...

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