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Mary Ellen Wimberly

Associate, Lexington

Mary Ellen focuses her practice on Utility & Energy law, representing utility companies in regulatory proceedings before the Kentucky Public Service Commission and other state and federal agencies. Mary Ellen has represented clients ranging from large investor-owned electric, water, and gas utilities to small, rural water districts throughout Kentucky. She has experience in a range of regulatory matters, including rate proceedings, certificates of public convenience and necessity, and environmental surcharges.

Mary Ellen is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. While earning her J.D., Mary Ellen served as a Staff Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal, was the President of the Women's Law Caucus, and volunteered as a tax preparer for VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Mary Ellen’s bachelor’s degree in finance and economics provide her an extensive background in many issues facing companies. She uses her experience in business and numbers to "distill complex legal challenges into solutions for clients."

University of Kentucky College of Law
2016, J.D., magna cum laude
University of Kentucky
2013, B.S.B.E., summa cum laude


  • Singletary Scholar
  • Wethington Fellowship
  • John Todd Shelby Memorial Merit Scholarship
  • Staff Editor, Kentucky Law Journal, 2014-2016
  • Order of the Coif
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  • Kentucky Bar Association

     Extending Meter Service Life,
Kentucky Rural Water Association Management Conference, 2018

     Extending Meter Service Life, Utility Leadership Institute Water Law Series, 2017