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Virginia Leigh Schell

Associate , Louisville KY


Virginia Leigh Schell

Associate , Louisville KY

Leigh is an Associate in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville office. She joined the firm in 2022 and contributes to the Healthcare, Business Litigation, and Torts, Trials, and Insurance practice groups. Her primary focus is on the defense of professional negligence claims made against physicians, healthcare personnel, hospitals, and nursing homes.

cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, Leigh worked extensively as a litigation paralegal before entering the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. During law school, she served as a research assistant, participated in an amicus curiae prep team, and completed an externship with the Kentucky Innocence Project. After receiving her J.D. (magna cum laude), Leigh worked as a law clerk and as an associate attorney, most recently with McMasters Keith Butler, Inc., a healthcare litigation law firm that has since merged with Stoll Keenon Ogden.

Leigh is committed to helping her clients reach successful resolution of their matters through conscientious representation designed to meet each client’s unique needs and goals.

Healthcare: Leigh counsels a wide range of healthcare providers and organizations on matters related to legal and regulatory compliance.

Business Litigation: Leigh assists clients in all phases of litigation, from investigation of pre-suit claims through trial and appeal. She works to minimize the distraction that litigation can cause for business leaders.

Torts, Trials, and Insurance: Leigh and her colleagues defend physicians, healthcare personnel, hospitals, and nursing homes against professional negligence claims. Their overriding goal is to achieve the best possible outcome in each case.


Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2020, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Louisville, 2017, M.S.H.R.O.D.

University of Louisville, 2003, Post-Baccalaureate A.A. in Paralegal Studies

University of Georgia, 1997, B.A., cum laude


Admitted In

  • Kentucky

Professional & Community Activities

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member

  • Louisville Bar Association, Member

  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, Member


  • Kentucky Super Lawyer Rising Star®, Business Litigation, 2024

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