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Paul C. Harnice

Member, Frankfort

Paul is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Frankfort office and has been with the firm since 2005. He is part of the Business Litigation, Tort, Trial & Insurance Services, and Criminal Law practice groups. He works with businesses throughout Kentucky, as well as various industry associations and regulatory agencies.

Active in the local community, Paul serves on the boards of Frankfort YMCA and Kentucky State University. He is a Fellow of the Kentucky Bar Association.

Business Litigation: Paul provides counsel to businesses and professionals faced with lawsuits, arbitration and other conflicts. He helps manage disputes on the front end with strategic thinking that’s focused on positive results and constant consideration for the client.

Tort, Trial & Insurance Services: Building on his comprehensive experience in resolving disputes, Paul routinely represents clients in matters relating to insurance coverage, bad faith claims and virtually all types of civil liability litigation.

Criminal Law: Paul has defended clients charged with nonviolent and violent offenses, including tax evasion, insider trading, fraud, embezzlement and others. He has successfully argued on behalf of clients in state courts throughout the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.

University of Kentucky College of Law
1992, J.D.
Wake Forest University
1987, B.S.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
United States Supreme Court


  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2021-present


  • Kentucky Bar Association, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • Independence Bank of Kentucky, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Kentucky State University, Board of Regents
  • Frankfort YMCA, Board of Directors
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Work Highlights

Insurance Companies Company Rehabilitation: Contested Settlement Agreement

Successful bench trial, resulting in approval of contested $5 million settlement agreement regarding an insurance company rehabilitation.