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American Bar Association Honors SKO Attorney for Community Service

Stoll Keenon Ogden attorney, Palmer Gene Vance II, is being honored by the American Bar Association with the 2013 Difference Makers Award for his outstanding community service.

Vance, a business litigation attorney with SKO since 1995, chairs the firm’s pro bono committee and is the president of the Fayette County Bar Association. The Difference Makers Award is presented annually by the ABA’s Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo).
 
Judge Jennifer A. Rymell, ABA GPSolo chair, noted Vance’s extensive involvement throughout the ABA. Since 2001, he has served in the ABA’s House of Delegates. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Governors’ Council of the Fund for Justice and Education, chair of the House of Delegates Select Committee, revenue officer of the Section of Litigation and as a member of the board of directors of the American Bar Endowment and the American Bar Foundation.

“We are honored to present Gene Vance with this award,” Rymell said.

Vance also is a member of the Defense Research Institute, a member of the American Counsel Association, president of the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation, treasurer of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass and a member the Advisory Board of the International Book Project. He also serves on the Board of Regents of his alma mater, Transylvania University. From 2011-13, Vance was vice chair of the Lexington Fayette Police and Fire Pension Task Force.

The ABA will present Vance with the award during the Difference Makers Awards program on Oct. 4, at GP Solo’s 2013 fall meeting and the eighth annual National Solo & Small Firm Conference in Lexington, Ky.


With more than 22,500 members, the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo) is committed to providing unique resources exclusively for solo, small-firm and general practitioners, who represent half of the nation’s lawyers. For more information on ABA GPSolo, go to www.ambar.org/gpsolo.