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Sam joined Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington office as an Associate in 2016, after serving as a summer associate at the firm. He focuses primarily on Business Litigation and Tort, Trial & Insurance defense, and is also a part of the Health Care litigation practice.
Working with clients in Kentucky and across the Midwest, Sam provides counsel that keeps pace with ever-changing federal, state and local laws. His collaborative approach combines strategic planning and passionate advocacy to help protect clients’ businesses.
As a litigator, Sam has experience drafting and arguing motions for summary judgment, taking and defending depositions, and bringing cases to a jury verdict. He has routinely appeared in federal and state courts throughout the Commonwealth.
Business Litigation: For clients ranging from local small businesses to major corporations, Sam counsels clients tactically through matters spanning from contractual disagreements to complex trade secrets violations.
Tort, Trial & Insurance Services: Sam represents businesses and individuals from initial investigation through discovery, trial and appeal, when necessary. Depending on the nature of a conflict, he looks for opportunities to negotiate a settlement through mediation and arbitration.
Health Care: Concentrating mainly on litigation, Sam handles issues ranging from medical malpractice actions to disputes over billing. He assists hospitals, physicians groups, medical billings companies and various other organizations and providers.
Obtained a favorable defense jury verdict in Fayette Circuit Court on behalf of operator of motor vehicle, despite the court instructing the jury that the operator was liable as a matter of law. The plaintiff alleged that the operator was distracted by her cell phone and slammed into the rear of plaintiff’s vehicle, causing bodily injury. The plaintiff sought in excess of $100,000 for past and future pain and suffering. However, the jury awarded only a small amount for past pain and suffering and $0 for future pain and suffering.
Successfully defended manufacturer of automatic door against design and manufacturing defect claims. The case resulted in complete summary judgment in favor of SKO’s client.
Successfully prosecuted claims of claims of breach of contract, negligence, gross negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent misrepresentation arising out of the defendant’s failure to file business tax returns over the course of several years.