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Paul C. Harnice

Member , Frankfort KY


Paul C. Harnice

Member , Frankfort KY

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, and is admitted to practice before all Kentucky state and federal courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. In recognition of his expertise, he has been named one of the  Best Lawyers in America® for 2021.

Paul is a member of the Franklin County, Kentucky, and American Bar Associations. He gives back to the community by serving on the Board of Regents for Kentucky State University and on the Board of Directors for the Frankfort YMCA.

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 and ably guides his clients through litigation or arbitration by developing effective pre-litigation strategies through zealous appellate advocacy.

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.


Admitted In

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

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

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

  • Kentucky

  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional & Community Activities

  • 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


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2021 – present

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.

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