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Timothy R. Wiseman

Associate, Lexington

Tim has been in private practice since 2012. He joined SKO in 2016 where his practice focuses on Business Litigation, Business Torts, Bankruptcy & Restructuring and Torts, Trial & Insurance Services.

Before joining SKO, Tim’s practice primarily focused on civil litigation and honed his skills in complex federal litigation, bankruptcy and products liability.

His background includes serving as a clerk to the Honorable Karen K. Caldwell, Chief United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Tim also served as a judicial Intern to the Honorable John A. Gibney, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

University of Richmond School of Law
2012, J.D., magna cum laude
University of Kentucky
2008, M.A.
University of Kentucky
2006, B.A., summa cum laude
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky


  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2019
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Annual Survey Editor, Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business
  • Moot Court Board
  • CALI Award in Torts
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  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association: Board of Directors; Young Lawyers Section, past president
  • Fayette County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court, Associate
  • Arbor Youth Services, Board of Directors
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Legal Practice

My practice is as diverse as my professional background, so I am able to handle a wide range of matters for clients in a variety of industries.


My background also includes experience in Real Estate Litigation and Environmental Litigation. I have managed matters regarding premises liability, environmental permitting and eminent domain, share holder disputes, class actions as well as Federal Employers Liability Act litigation.


The opportunity to clerk for a United States District Judge provided insight into federal practice and procedure, which benefits my clients in federal proceedings. Before entering law school, I was a journalist, giving me experience with factual investigations and working against deadlines.

Having served as a federal district court clerk, I am often asked about best practices when litigation in federal court.

Looking Ahead

I see the management and storage of electronic information—particularly emails, texts and social media—as a key to litigation. Everyone must recognize that their handheld devices can contain critical evidence. Therefore, it is best to craft proper policies for data encryption and data deletion as well as social media use. Given this flood of available information, attorneys also must utilize analytics and other technology to cut through the noise and deliver results in the most efficient manner for clients.

Economic changes, including increased domestic and foreign tariffs, seem likely to impact lenders and borrowers, especially in agriculture. Both lenders and borrowers should begin preparing to address these changes, rather than waiting to react when restructuring or collection efforts become necessary.