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Thomas G. French

Associate, Louisville

Tom joined Stoll Keenon Ogden in 2018 as an Associate and serves clients in four practice groups at the firm, concentrating primarily on Employment Law.

Prior to joining SKO, Tom spent two years in private practice with another regional law firm, where he assisted in civil rights claims, municipal liability cases and defense litigation. He also gained valuable experience as an intern in the U.S. Department of Energy, where he protected trademark rights for various department programs.

Tom credits his success over the course of his career with a constant focus on the client’s needs and objectives. Before he advises clients on a matter or argues on their behalf, he listens and asks questions. He works with clients to develop and control their narrative, so that he can tell their story effectively at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.

Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits: Tom represents businesses and local government entities in contractual disputes, taking every opportunity to successfully resolve a case without going to trial. Should litigation become necessary, he provides vigorous representation.

Business Litigation: Tom provides strategic advice to businesses and professionals involved in arbitrations and mediations, disputes, lawsuits and other conflicts.

Environmental Litigation: In this area of law that’s becoming increasingly complex, Tom acts as a steady resource, providing thoughtful consultation on a full spectrum of matters involving air, water and waste. He counsels clients on compliance with state and federal regulations, and assists with arbitration proceedings and trials.

Sports Law: Tom assists clients in sports-related industries by reviewing contracts and recommending strategies on issues ranging from employment and labor to general business operations.

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
2016, J.D.
Miami University of Ohio
2011, B.A., cum laude
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky


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