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Shannon “A.J.” Singleton

Member, Lexington

A.J. practices in Business Torts and Trust & Estate Litigation in the firm’s Business Litigation group. He represents individuals and companies in commercial litigation, including shareholder derivative actions, and also represents fiduciaries in trust and estate lawsuits involving breach of fiduciary duty claims. On behalf of a bank trustee client, A.J. was part of the SKO team that secured $2.6 million in attorney’s fees and costs under the Kentucky Uniform Trust Code’s fees shifting provision.

For nearly a decade, A.J. has concentrated his practice on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues. He represents law firms and individual lawyers facing the break-up of their firms or lawyer departures from a firm. He also represents lawyers and law firms being sued by their former law partners.

A.J. is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics issues, including conflicts of interest, client confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, law firm advertising and risk management, and law firm departures. Since 2007, he also has represented SKO on these issues as the firm’s Deputy General Counsel. A.J. is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

A.J.’s appreciation for diplomacy and strategic thinking is credited to his lifelong passion for history, especially military history. “I use those skills to provide well-rounded advice to my clients – not only to address their immediate concerns, but also to help them realize their ultimate goals and to help them plan for the future.”

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®


  • American Bar Association: member; Business Law Section Professional Responsibility Committee, vice chair
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Georgia Legal History Foundation
  • Henry Clay Memorial Foundation, chairperson and board member
  • Kentucky Civil War Round Table, secretary and board member
  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Ethics Commission, member
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Publications Seminars
Knowing the Rules: The New Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct, May 1, 2010
     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, Fourth 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