Mary Ellen is an Associate in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington office and has been with the firm since 2016. She focuses on Utility & Energy law and has over five years of experience representing utility companies throughout Kentucky and Virginia.
She assists electric, gas, and water utilities in a range of regulatory matters, including rate cases, certificate of public convenience and necessity proceedings, change of control proceedings, fuel filings, and environmental surcharge cases. Mary Ellen also has significant experience representing utilities in eminent domain lawsuits to secure property rights to construct utility infrastructure.
Before she began her practice at SKO, Mary Ellen was a student at the University of Kentucky. Her bachelor’s degree in finance and economics allows her to look at complex legal challenges from a business perspective and offer clients quick, actionable advice. Mary Ellen earned her J.D. at UK College of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. During her time in law school, she served as a staff editor of the Kentucky Law Journal, was the president of the Women’s Law Caucus and volunteered with the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program.