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Shannon “A.J.” Singleton

Member, Lexington

A.J. is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington office and has been with the firm since 2000. He is part of the Business Litigation practice, concentrating on Business Torts and Trust & Estates. He served as the firm’s Deputy General Counsel from 2007 to 2018, when he became the firm’s General Counsel.

Among the many highlights of A.J.’s litigation experience is his work on behalf of a bank trustee client under the Kentucky Uniform Trust Code’s fee-shifting provision.

In addition to his representation of financial institutions, A.J. handles dispute resolution for individuals and corporate clients throughout Kentucky.

A.J.’s successes as a litigator are complemented by his substantial expertise in legal ethics and professional responsibility. He advises law firms and individual lawyers facing the breakup of their firms or lawyer departures and he provides counsel to attorneys and law firms being sued by their former law partners.

A.J. is a frequent lecturer on law industry issues, including conflicts of interest, client confidentiality, attorney-client privilege, law firm advertising and risk management, and law firm departures. 

Whether consulting with clients or speaking to attorneys, A.J. employs a combination of diplomacy and strategic thinking—skills that stem from his lifelong passion for history, especially military history. He draws on these strengths to provide clients with well-rounded advice that addresses their immediate concerns and helps them plan for the future.

Business Litigation: A.J. represents individuals and companies in shareholder derivative actions and a range of other matters with significant procedural intricacies. He also provides counsel to fiduciaries in trust and estate lawsuits.

University of Washington School of Law
1996, J.D.
Furman University
1993, B.A., summa cum laude
Kansai University of Foreign Language Osaka Japan
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Superior Court
Georgia Supreme Court
Kentucky Circuit Courts
Kentucky District Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2021


  • American Bar Association: member; Business Law Section Professional Responsibility Committee, Vice Chair
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Ethics Committee
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Georgia Legal History Foundation
  • Henry Clay Memorial Foundation, past President and Chair, Board Member
  • Kentucky Civil War Round Table, Secretary and Board Member
  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Ethics Commission, Member
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News Publications Seminars
Knowing the Rules: The New Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct, May 1, 2010

     Ethical Issues with Respect to Law Firm Ownership and Ancillary Practice, Program Chair, 
     Section of Business Law, American Bar Association, 2019

     Legal Ethics and Technology:  Technology May Change, But Your Obligations Under the
     Rules of Professional Conduct Remain the Same
, National Bar Association, John Rowe
     Chapter, Panelists, 2019

     Who's Who: Eithics for In-House Counsel, Association of Corporate Counsel, Speaker,
     Ethics Rules and Recent Updates on Informed Consent to Waive Conflicts,
     Prospective Waivers, Screening Procedures, and Outside Counsel Guidelines,
     Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2019
     Ethics and Conflicts in Transactional Practice: Winter is Coming, panelist,     
     American Bar Association Business Law Webinar CLE, 2018
Ethical issues for the Employment Lawyer, panelist, The University of Kentucky’s 15th Biennial Employment Law Seminar, 2016
Navigating the Ethical Maelstroms When the Law Firm Ship is Going Down,  Panelist, American Bar Association “In the Know” webinar, 2016
Paladins on Practical Ethics, co-presenter, Bell Tower National Mock Trial Tournament, Furman University, 2016
Navigating Ethical Maelstroms When the Law Firm Ship is Going Down, panelist, ABA 2015 LLC Institute, 2015
Safeguarding Your Client’s Data, co-presenter, Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, 2015
Conflicts, Waivers and Engagement Letters, presenter, Fayette County Bar Association Annual 2-Hour Ethics CLE, 2015
Ethics and Due Process Issues in Kentucky Land Use Matters, panelist, 4th Annual Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Conference, Louisville Bar Association, 2014
Ethical Issues for the Employment Lawyer, panelist, The University of Kentucky 14th Biennial Employment Law Seminar, 2014
When Good Cases/Clients Turn Bad, Kentucky Bar Association’s 2013 Annual Convention, 2013
Hot Topics in Professional Ethics: Competence, Confidentiality, Conflicts, and Candor, panelist, 34th Annual Institute, Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, 2013
Accounting Ethics:  Integrity, Honesty, Objectivity and Independence, entucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, CPE presentation, 2013