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Robert W. Kellerman

Member, Frankfort

Bob is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Frankfort office. He is a member of the Business Litigation practice with a focus on Business Torts, Banking Litigation, Construction Law and Eminent Domain & Real Estate Litigation. His practice focuses on business, contract and civil litigation, transactional real estate and zoning, administrative law and general business law. He has represented clients before state and local administrative bodies, as well as appellate courts.

Bob is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and listed in Best Lawyers in America® for his many legal accomplishments. He has defended breach of fiduciary duty, negligent representation and fraud cases against institutions, directors and officers. He also has experience with successful multimillion dollar workouts representing lenders of various commercial and residential development projects.

Bob is currently a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. He has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Kentucky to serve on the IOLTA Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Bar Association as the representative for the Fifth Supreme Court District and was formerly an Ex-Officio member of the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors and the Kentucky IOLTA Board. In addition, he is the former president of the Kentucky Bar Foundation Board. He gives back to the community by serving as a trustee for the Paul Sawyier Public Library.

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
1979, J.D.
University of Kentucky
1976, B.A., Distinction
Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky
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

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2016 - present
  • Litigation Attorney of the Year in Kentucky, Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award, 2014

Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, member
  • IOLTA Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Bar Association, representative for the Fifth Supreme District Court
  • Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors, ex-officio member
  • Kentucky IOLTA Board
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation Board, past president
  • Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Company Director, Loan, Trust and Audit Committees, 1998 - present
  • Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, director
  • Two Creeks Property Owners Association, past president
  • Paul Sawyier Public Library, trustee
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Work Highlights

Banking Litigation

Successfully secured settlement on behalf of investor recovering $2 million from institutional investment firm arising from overcharges of investment administration fees.

Lender Liability Litigation

Successfully represented creditor in obtaining successful recovery of commercial development property and dismissal of claim by borrower who had alleged lender liability and sought recovery of sums in excess of $5 million.

Fiduciary Litigation

Successfully represented trustee in securing dismissal of action alleging breach of fiduciary duty seeking sums in excess of $5 million, and recovering attorney’s fees expended by trustee in defending action.

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